By Johnny Edward:
Super Eagles defender Elderson Echiejile will play no part in Monaco’s UEFA Champions League first leg third qualifying round clash against Swiss side BSC Young Boys on Tuesday.
The 26-year-old was not listed in the 21-man squad that touched down at Berne Monday afternoon for the game, according to a report on Monaco’s official website.
No reason was given for the exclusion of Echiejile, who featured prominently in Monaco’s pre-season matches.
There were places in the squad for new signings Stephan EL Shaarawy and Mario Pasalic.
Echiejile who starred in all five pre-season games for the Les Rouge will see his place taken up by French star Layvin Kurzawa.
Monaco squad for Young Boys clash
Danijel Subasic, Badiashile Loïc, Nardi Paul
Carvalho Ricardo, Fabinho, Kurzawa Layvin, Raggi Andrea, Toure Almamy, Wallace
Bakayoko Tiemoué, Dirar Nabil, Lemar Thomas, Moutinho Joao, Pasalic Mario, Toulalan Jérémy, Traoré Adama
Bahlouli Fares, Cavaleiro Ivan, Carrillo Guido, EL Shaarawy Stephan, Martial Anthony