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Plateau United Ajiboye, Goalkeeper Eyes CHAN Call-up





With Nigeria’s next fixture in the Africa Nations Championship approaching, former Golden Eaglets and Plateau United goalkeeper, Dele Ajiboye is eagerly looking forward to make the Nigerian team.

The competition, often called CHAN, which final match will hold early next year in Kenya is designed for the players in the domestic league of the various countries, even though the new CAF executive body is taking another look at the competition.

Nigeria will on August 11 be away to either Togo or Benin Republic in the second round of the qualifying series. The two Nigerian western neighbours are yet to conclude their first round fixtures.


A week later, the home-based Nigerian side will play the reversed fixture at home.  Ajiboye sees the breaking into the home-based side as a possible launch pad into the mainstream Super Eagles.

“It’s been a while I represented my country. The pride of a player is playing for father land. Although Nigeria currently has a lot of good goal keepers in the league, I am confident of my worth.

“Our national team are on their quest of redeeming past image. I will be glad to partake in such and I think the starting point should be from the forthcoming CHAN.”, said Ajiboye

The former Kwara United goalie is having a good season so far under coach, Kennedy Boboye in Plateau United. He is hoping his club would be crowned champions at the end of the season.


Kunle Solaja is the author of landmark books on sports and journalism as well as being a multiple award-winning journalist and editor of long standing. He is easily Nigeria’s foremost soccer diarist and the country’s most capped FIFA World Cup journalist, having attended all FIFA World Cup finals from Italia ’90 to Qatar 2022.

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