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5 September 2018

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Rotherham United defender Semi Ajayi has joined up with his Nigeria teammates ahead of their 2019 AFCON Qualifier fixture against Seychelles.

The 24-year-old, who received his first call-up to the Super Eagles squad recently, joined UK based teammates on a flight out to Seychelles, where they will play on Saturday 8th September.

With a long day of travelling behind them, the players spent the majority of the first day recuperating ahead of the weekend’s match before a training session today and Ajayi says he is enjoying life with his national team.

“Day One was mainly a recovery day from all of the travelling, but it has already been a really good experience so far,” he told

“We went out and stretched our legs with a light stroll and some head tennis on the beach.

“After that it was a case of going back for a gym session which mainly consisted of stretching.

“Today we trained in the morning and again, went back in the afternoon for some more work in the gym.”

Ajayi has represented Nigeria at youth level but could make his senior debut as the Super Eagles take on Seychelles this weekend and the former Arsenal trainee is relishing the prospect of being involved.

“I’m just delighted to be out here because it’s such an honour to be called-up to represent your country,” he continued.

“It will be a different experience and one that can only make me better as a player, so I’m already looking forward to the weekend.

“I think we’ll step up preparations in training again tomorrow and then it will be match preparation on Friday, so hopefully I can impress and be involved in the game."

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