Nigeria include Rotherham United's Semi Ajayi in provisional squad

Nigeria include Rotherham United's Semi Ajayi in provisional squad

By David Beddows | 15/05/2019

Nigeria include Rotherham United's Semi Ajayi in provisional squad

ROTHERHAM United's Semi Ajayi has been called up to Nigeria’s provisional squad for the Africa Cup of Nations.

The utililty man has been named in a 25-strong party by coach Gernot Rohr.

The squad will take part in a training camp in Asaba from June 2-9 before a pre-tournament friendly against Senegal on June 16 in the Egyptian city of Ismaila.

Nigeria, who have won the Africa Cup of Nations three times, are in Group B alongside Guinea, Madagascar and Burundi.

The Super Eagles' opening match is against Burundi on 22 June at the Alexandria Stadium, Alexandria.

One of the Millers' strongest performers in the 2018/19 campaign, Ajayi received his first call-up last August.