By Johnny Edward: Elderson Echiejile will make his official debut for Cercle Brugge KSV on Saturday when they take on Royal Union St Gilloise in a Belgian second division clash at the Roi Baudouin Stadium in Brussels, Completesportsnigeria.com reports.
The 30-year-old Super Eagles defender, who joined Cercle Brugge on a six-month loan deal with an option of an outright buy from AS Monaco, is however hoping for regular playing time at the club to boost his chances of making the squad for the World Cup in Russia.
“I joined the club to play regularly nothing more,” Echiejile told CSN.
“After recovering from my injury it was not looking like I was going to get a chance to prove myself in the team (Sivasspor where he was on loan).
“So I had to move to stay competitive for the World Cup.”
The former SC Braga defender believes the Belgian second division league leaders stands a good chance of getting a good result.
Cercle Brugge’s only defeat this season in the league was against Lierse in November, 2017.