By James Agberebi:
Belgian top division side, Standard Liege, have sent a congratulatory message to their player, Elderson Echiejile following the Super Eagles 3-1 home win against Algeria on Saturday in Uyo.
"Congratulations to Elderson Echiejile who played the while game. His country won 3-1 against Algeria," the club wrote on their official Twitter handle.
Echiejile featured for 90 minutes in the Russia 2018 World Cup qualifying match and gave a good account of himself throughout the encounter.
Victor Moses opened the scoring for the Eagles after bursting into the Algerian half and slotting the ball into the bottom right corner of the Algerian goal.
Skipper John Mikel Obi made it 2-0 after beating the offside trap to shoot past Rais M'Bolhi in goal for the Algerians.
Former Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Nabil Bentaleb got a goal back for the visitors with a long range strike before Moses sealed the win for the Eagles late in the game off a brilliant counter attack.Watch The Premier League Live!! with EXPRESSVPN the #1 Trusted Name in VPN