Echiejile, Musa Out Of USA Clash

Echiejile, Musa Out Of USA Clash

Elderson EchiejileSuper Eagles winger Ahmed Musa and defender Elderson Echiejile will miss the side’s final Brazil 2014 World Cup warm-up against USA due to injuries, Complete Sports has been informed.

The Eagles face the US Men’s Team on Saturday in Jacksonville as both sides intensify preparations for the World Cup.

Musa felt pains on his knee and had to be replaced by Michael Uchebo in Wednesday’s international friendly against Greece which ended goalless, while the Monaco left-back Echiejile limped off after just 40 minutes of action.

Echiejile’s early withdrawal with him clutching his hamstring raised doubts he may miss the opener against Iran in ten days’ time. But the 26-year-old has assured that there is no cause for alarm as he will be fit for the World Cup opener against Iran at the Baixada Stadium in Cuiaba.

“It’s nothing serious but I’m not sure I’d want to risk it. I’ll be fit for the World Cup,” he said.

“It was necessary to take precautions.” Complete Sports can report that Nigeria will arrive in Brazil on Tuesday where they will battle Bosnia, Argentina and Iran for a place in the next round of the competition.




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