Al Ahly’s Nigerian forward Junior Ajayi has won the CAF Champions League Player of the Week award, Futbalgalore.com.ng reports.
After returning from the Club World Cup, Al Ahly almost immediately kicked-off their CAF Champions League title defense campaign.
The Reds came up against Sudanese champions Al-Merrikh and managed to come out victorious, with a 3-0 scoreline.
One of the top performers of the game was Junior Ajayi, who assisted the Reds’ second of the game, which was scored by Mahmoud Kahraba.
This was the 25-year-old only second game of the season after appearing in the Club World Cup third-placed playoff against Palmeiras, scoring a crucial penalty.
Ajayi was up against MC Alger keeper Abdelkader Salhi, Ocansey Mandela of Horoya, and Sundowns’s Mosa Lebusa.
The 36 Lion graduate won the award with 96% of the votes.