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Plateau United and Super Eagles goalkeeper, Dele Ajiboye has expressed his readiness and willingness to fight for a spot in the Super Eagles final squad to the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.

Ajiboye was included in the 30-man provisional World Cup list made available by the team’s Technical Adviser Gernot Rohr on Monday.

The 27-year old will fight for a spot alongside three other goalkeeper – Enyimba FC’s Ikechukwu Ezenwa, Deportivo La Coruna’s Francis Uzoho and Chippa United’s Daniel Akpeyi.

Speaking with Complete Sports on Tuesday, Ajiboye said: “I’m extremely happy to be in the preliminary squad for the World Cup. It is a big recognition for me and I will work hard to make the final squad.

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“The other three goalkeepers (Francis, IK and Daniel) are my good friends and it is going to be a tough competition for us in camp.

“We all have to work hard to convince the coaches that we merit a place in the team.

“I believe that will bring out the best in all of us which is good for the team. I’m looking forward to this experience and hope to be on the plane to Russia at the end of the day.”

The Eagles have three friendlies lined up before finally jetting out for the World Cup finals in Russia. They face DR Congo in Port Harcourt, England at Wembley and Czech Republic in Austria.

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