He won 11 championships and scored 41 goals.. A historic journey for “Junior Ajay” with Al-Ahly before parting


A source in Al-Ahly Club revealed that the officials of the Red Square had completed the procedures for terminating the contract with the Nigerian Junior Ajayi, the team player, and the source said in exclusive statements to “The Seventh Day”: “Al-Ahly ended the procedures for rescinding the contract with Junior Ajayi by mutual consent a few hours ago due to the desire of the team’s technical staff to lead Musimani said that the player would not continue with the club in the new season, after his level declined.

Junior Ajayi has moved away from his level since his return from injury, which put him outside the accounts of South African Pitso Musimani, during the Al-Ahly team’s recent matches, preferring to push Mahmoud Kahraba and Taher Mohamed Taher over the Nigerian.

Al-Ahly decided to dispense with Junior Ajayi and another foreign player, and the closest is the Congolese Walter Bwalya, who has more than one offer to leave the Red Castle, in order to register the new duo, Percy Tau, from Brighton, England, and Louis Mikisoni, from Simba, Tanzania, who Al-Ahly’s administration succeeded in contracting with during current period.

Junior Ajayi, born January 29, 1996, played for the Nigerian club Lyon before attracting the attention of scouts from the Tunisian club Sfaxien, who contracted with him on September 15, 2016, and participated with him in 28 matches in the league competition at an average of 2388 minutes, during which he scored 10 goals and made 7 other goals.

With the beginning of the 2016/2017 season, Al-Ahly club announced his contract with Ajayi to be the second player to join the ranks of the Red Team, coming from Tunisian Sfaxien after Ali Maaloul, in exchange for 2 million and 500 thousand dollars that the Red Club paid to buy it in a deal that extends for 4 years.

The Nigerian striker was one of the most important elements that the red team relied on in the left wing position due to the skill of Junior Ajay, when Ajayi joined Al-Ahly and during his first weeks with the team he was very shy and unable to enter the atmosphere with the rest of his colleagues, but once he adapted to the situation He exploded in the face of his opponents, scored a lot of goals and shined brightly.

Altogether, Ajay played with Al Ahly 161 matches in all tournaments, with a total of 11304 minutes, he played, scored 41 goals, made 30 goals, and received 14 warnings. With Al-Ahly, he won 4 league championships, two Egypt Cup championships and two local super championships, in addition to winning the African Champions League twice and the bronze of the World Cup for Clubs and the African Super.

Ajay, who played his fifth season with Al-Ahly, remembers the red fans for a large number of his goals because of their different method and aesthetic form of scoring.

Who forgets Ajay’s first goal with Al-Ahly in the nets of Al-Ittihad of Alexandria after a wonderful pass from Walid Suleiman and receiving the ball while giving the goal his back and then shooting the ball directly (on the fly) to enter the net in a wonderful way.

Or his goal against Zamalek during his first top match with Al-Ahly, with a wonderful header against Ahmed El-Shennawy. And his goal was also in the white net in the second round of the 2016/2017 Egyptian League, after he received the ball wonderfully in the middle of the field and passed it directly, then went into the penalty area and received it again and shot accurately in the net of Omar Salah, the goalkeeper of Zamalek at the time.

Who can forget Ajay’s wonderful goal against Smouha during the 2017 Egypt Cup semi-finals, after he put the ball from the top of the goalkeeper.

Or when he received the ball with his back to the goal during the Al-Ahly and Wydad match in the group stage of the African Champions League and then rotated around himself in his usual way to pass the Moroccan team’s defenders and hit a strong ball that was answered by the goalkeeper and followed by Moamen Zakaria in the net.

Ajayi’s goals with Al-Ahly continued in his second season. He enters a substitute in front of Esperance, and the result indicates a 1-1 draw and does not serve his team. From the first touch, he scores with a header that is more than wonderful and leads the Red Genie to win and snatch qualification for the Champions League semi-finals from Rades Stadium.

A wonderful shot with the sole of the foot from a difficult position and a difficult place inhabits the Enppi net in the league, then shines against the clearing and scores the equalizer by receiving and taming the ball inside the penalty area and placing it in the goal, then a run and a pass that puts Walid Suleiman in front of the empty net to score the winning goal.

Ajay scored with a direct shot (on the bird) in front of the clearing, and turns Maaloul’s cross into the goal in front of Simba after (wink of the ball) that ended a wonderful artistic sentence, the best end in the net.

Ajay scored Al-Ahly’s first goal against Zamalek in the Super, where he received the ball and rotated around himself and put the ball in the net of Mohamed Awad again with a third goal for the Red Castle, which led his team to crown the Super No. 11 title.


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