Super Eagles Head Coach Stephen Keshi has
served another suprise having opted for petite
winger Ejike Uzoenyi to replace injured left-back
Elderson Echiejile in his final squad to the Brazil
2014 World Cup.
Echiejile had been under close observation in the
past days after cupping a harmstring injury and
medics have stated that he is only 40% fit and
would need between 10 days and as much as
three weeks to get back near fulll fitness.
It was in this light that many had predicted the
possible return of Turkey-based defender Taye
Taiwo to the Eagles set-up but the Big Boss has
opted otherwise as he has gone for the CHAN
2014 MVP Uzoenyi whose intial drop from the final
roster was in itself a surprise to many.
….More to follow
Ejike Uzoenyi will be recalled to the Nigeria World
Cup squad after Elderson Echiejile was ruled out
Team sources informed KickOffNigeria.com that
Echiejile’s muscle tear will side-line him for at
least two weeks, and officials were unwilling to
take the risk of travelling with an injured player to
The Rangers man, who wept in the team bus on
the way back to the hotel in Philadelphia after
being informed that he had been cut, will now
have a chance to show that he is good enough.