Egyptian giants Ahly have parted ways with Nigerian forward Junior Ajayi after a five-year spell at the club.
According to Egyptian newspaper, Ahram, Ahly Marketing Director Amir Tawfik told the club’s official website that Ajayi’s departure was by mutual consent after settling all the financial and administrative details.
On the other hand, the 36 Lion graduate posted a farewell message on his social media account and thanked the club and fans for his spell.
“With deep gratitude to God, I announce the end of my contract with Ahly Club, to the management who were nothing but family to me, to my teammates who were my brothers and to the fans, you were all supportive. Thank you for your solidarity with me during those years, you guys are the best in the game, I love you all,” Ajayi said.
The 25-year-old winger joined Ahly in 2016 coming from Tunisian side CS Sfaxien, he played with the Cairo giants 161 matches where he scored 41 goals and created 30 other goals.
During his spell, he won four league titles and two Champions League trophies.
He has been a key player for Ahly but fell down the pecking order since the arrival of coach Pitso Mosimane last season.
He was put on the reserve team this season to make way for a foreign player as Ahly signed South Africa’s Percy Tau and Mozambique’s Luis Miquissone.