Junior Ajayi hopes to face Zamalek in CAF Champions League final

Al Ahly’s Nigerian forward Junior Ajayi stated on Monday that he’s longing to face local rivals Zamalek in the CAF Champions League final. The two sides had met before and know each other quite well.

All sporting activities across Africa are still currently suspended over the coronavirus pandemic and that includes the CAF Champions League and the CAF Confederation Cup, which were initially scheduled to be played on 1 May.

Egypt’s heavyweights Al Ahly and Zamalek were set to face Champions League semi-finalists from Morocco Wydad de Casablanca and Raja de Casablanca respectively.

“If I had the decision, I would prefer to face Wydad de Casablanca in the Champions League semifinal, as we met them before and we know how they play,” Ajayi stated in a television program early on Monday.

“In the Champions League final, I prefer to face Zamalek for the same reason, a team we know well,” the Nigerian star added.

“I think playing the Champions League final with one game, not home and away, is the best choice,” Ajayi also added.

Ajayi established himself as a key member in Al Ahly’s squad, helping the Cairo giants to two Egyptian league titles in 2017 and 2018, a Super Cup in 2018, and reaching the final of the CAF Champions League twice in 2017 and 2018.


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