Ajiboye unfazed by Eagles snub

Dele Ajiboye insists his exclusion from Super Eagles’ latest squad does not bother him, and remains focused on his responsibilities as goalkeeper of 3SC.


The former youth international was called up for the last match against Kenya, but was dropped before the final phase of the camping.

Then he has been overlooked for next round of World Cup qualifying games and the Confederation Cup billed for June, but rather than dwell on the exclusion, Ajiboye is looking forward to helping 3SC make a good impression this season.

“I have been in good form for my club, and if that isn’t good enough to get me invited to the Super Eagles then I believe it isn’t yet my time to be there,” Ajiboye told supersport.com.

“The coaches know the qualities they want in a goalkeeper and perhaps I donÔÇÖt have them, so it’s not a problem.

“Having represented Nigeria at all the age-grade levels, it is my dream to play for the Super Eagles and there’s still a lot of time for that to happen.

“The most important thing at the moment is to continue doing well for 3SC, as we have resolved to do our best to take the club back to its place as one of Nigeria’s top sides,” he added.

Ajiboye was an integral part of the national youth teams between 2007 and 2009, and also played for the Under-23 side that failed to qualify for the 2012 Olympic football tournament.

He played for Prime and Wikki Tourists and in Spain’s third tier with Pontevedra before joining 3SC in 2011.