Echiejile remains our best for now – Coach Gernot Rohr backs Super Eagles under fire defender

Echiejile remains our best for now – Coach Gernot Rohr backs Super Eagles under fire defender

Elderson Echiejile is the best option for Nigeria in the left back position of the senior national team of Nigeria according to the coach of the team Gernot Rohr.

Echeijile has been roundly viewed by many as the weak spot in the team but Rohr insists he still remains the best in the position, for now, citing his regular run of games at Turkish side Sivasspor as one of the reasons.


There have been calls for the manager to drop the 29-year old for recently capped defender Ola Aina, but Rohr said as long as he stays fit he remains the best option for the team at left back.

” We (Nigeria) have to admit that he ( Elderson) has not done badly so far as our left fullback. He did well against Zambia and Cameroon especially against Christian Bassogog, who was the best player at the AFCON “, he said in Lagos.

Echiejile has featured regularly under Coach Gernot Rohr over the qualifiers series, starting almost every game, until the match against Zambia in Uyo when he was subbed off after sustaining a slight injury.

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