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Echiejile: Eagles Won’t Underrate Corsica  

Echiejile: Eagles Won’t Underrate Corsica  

Super Eagles left-back, Elderson Echiejile, has stated that the Super Eagles will not underrate their Corsica opponents when they clash In an international friendly match at the Stade Francois Coty, Ajaccio on Friday.

Echiejile who is expected to captain the side in Friday's encounter in the absence of skipper John Mikel Obi and his assistant Ogenyi Onazi, revealed that Corsica parade good players plying their trade in the French Ligue 1 and they will not be pushovers.

The 29 year old defender who featured for Standard Liege in Belgium and Sport Gijon in Spain this season also added that the Super Eagles are gradually improving under coach Gernot Rohr with the healthy competitions the new player coming in to the squad offer.

"I know a bit about them, when I was here in France. Most of their players play in the Ligue One, so I expect a tough challenge from them. We cannot afford to, and will not underrate them," Elderson told thenff.com 

"The team is improving after every game, but there are places in the team the coach thinks need more competition which to me is a welcome development. 

"Every good team needs a good backup and I think that is what has informed the reason for the new faces in the team for these friendlies," he opined.

 

 

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