Elderson Echiejile to captain the Super Eagles in friendly

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Monaco defender Elderson Echiejile will captain the Super Eagles in their international friendly against Corsica on Friday night, the Nigeria Football Federation has announced.

With the absence of substantive skipper Mikel Obi, Echiejile is the most experienced player in the squad, having made his Super Eagles debut eight years ago.

Speaking at a press conference on Thursday, the left fullback and manager Gernot Rohr say they expect Corsica to put up a good fight to serve as preparation for the upcoming African Cup of Nations qualifier with South Africa.  Echiejile said: ”We expect a physically competitive game to serve as preparation for our upcoming matches.”

Rohr added: ”I have played against Corsica here before with other national teams. I expect good game and atmosphere.”

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