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AFCON: CAF picks Super Eagles' Ajayi for drug test after win over South Africa

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Super Eagles defender, Semi Ajayi has disclosed that he was not present for head coach Jose Peseiro’s post-game team talk after Nigeria defeated South Africa in the semi-final of the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations tie on Wednesday because he was being drug tested by Confederation of African Football, (CAF) officials shortly after the match.

Recall that the West Brom star was one of the standout players as Super Eagles defeated the Bafana Bafana via penalty shootout after the game ended in a 1-1 draw after 120 minutes.

Speaking to reporters in the mixed zone after the game, Ajayi said:

“I was not there [Peseiro’s team talk], I was getting tested so I missed everything,” he remarked.

He added, “Amazing. We came here to win, we are one step away from that now.

“As much as we need to enjoy today we need to fully focus on Sunday because we’ve got one last push to bring the Cup home to Nigeria.”

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