Nigeria’s costliest forward, Ola Aina, sent a message to Leicester City striker Kelechi Iheanacho and Rotherham United defender Semi Ajayi after coach Gernot Rohr dropped the pair from the Super Eagles final with 239 2019 African Cup. of the nations, AFCON, squad.
GISTOK had reported on Sunday that Kelechi Iheanacho and Semi Ajayi were the two players who were eliminated. Both players did not show up on Saturday as Nigeria had a 0-0 draw against Zimbabwe in an international friendly played in Asaba, the capital of the Delta state.
Aina, who is ready to join Chelsea’s Torino, urged Iheanacho and Ajayi to hold their heads up, have a good rest, recharge and be prepared for next season, adding that the duo had no luck.
“It’s miserable, unfortunate because they [Kelechi Iheanacho and Semi Ajayi] probably deserve to be here as much as any of us, you know, it’s just unfortunate,” Aina said, according to Complete sports. “Yes, I told them, I said to them that they were unlucky not to go to the Nations Cup. “But they should keep their heads up, have a good rest, recharge and be ready for the next season.” “This is just one thing (tournament), there is still more to come,” he said.