Nigeria forward Junior Ajayi put up a fine performance as Al Ahly claimed third position in the FIFA Club World Cup following a 3-2 penalty shootout win against Palmeiras in the third-place match on Thursday, reports Completesports .com.
Ajayi, who was making his first appearance in the competition for the African champions took the place of
Congo Democratic Republic striker Walter Bwalya in the 58th minute.
The 25-year-old had a chalked off for offside in the 67th minute.
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The game finished 0-0 after 90 minutes of energy sapping football action.
Ajayi took Ahly’s last kick in the shootout to put the North Africans 3-2 ahead before Felipe Melo missed for Palmeiras.
Ahly made history as the first African and second non-European/South American team to win two medals in the FIFA Club World Cup.
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