Kikelomo Ajayi Seeks Super Falcons’ Recall

Pogon Szczecin FC of Poland defender, Kikelomo Ajayi, has expressed her desire to return to the country’s women senior national team fold after nearly six years of absence.
Ajayi, 37, nicknamed ‘Small Mama’, who led the Super Falcons to win five African Women Championships, said she is willing to prove herself if given the opportunity and hopes to earn her return on merit ahead of the 2015 Fifa World Cup in Canada.
The former Pelican Stars and Rivers Angels defender believes her spectacular form with the Polish outfit and experience will be a huge bargain and boost of confidence for the Super Falcons at the World Cup finals.
She praised the recent glorious feat recorded by the team since coach Edwin Okon took over and believes the team has what it takes to succeed in Canada.
“I am going to make it back to the national team very soon. I have been working very hard lately so that I can make a come back to the team,” Kikelomo was quoted by SoccerStar.
“We have a young team now and they have put up brilliant performances. The coach has done a good job in moulding the team into a strong unit.
“But I believe as the Falcons are going to the World Cup in Canada they need experienced players like me,” she concluded.
Nigeria will begin their campaign at the 7th Fifa Women’s World Cup against Sweden on June 8 in Winnipeg. The tournament holds from June 5 to July 6.
The seven-time African Women’s Championship winners, who are placed in arguably the toughest group along with Sweden, Australia and the United States, will hope to better their best ever quarter final finish at the 1999 edition.