The centre-back, alongside Paderborn left-back Jamilu Collins, was one of the few surprises in Gernot Rohr’s 24-man squad for the Super Eagles’ African Cup of Nation qualifying match against Seychelles billed for September 8.
And the former Arsenal youth prospect, whose only run with the country came in June 2013 while playing for the U20s in the Toulon tournament, is delighted with the invite.
“Always dreamt of representing my country at senior level,” Ajayi tweeted.
“Honoured to receive my first call-up for the Super Eagles today. Thank you
Before the international break, Ajayi will hope to help ️struggling Rotherham find their rhythm in the English Championship.
This season, Ajayi, 24, has played five games and scored once in all competitions.