Int’l friendly : Eagles won’t underrate Corsica, Echiejile insists


Ahead of tonight’s international friendly international, Super Eagles and AS Monaco wing-back Elderson Echiejile has insisted the Super Eagles will not underrate the Corsica Senior National Team when both sides lock horns at the Stade Francois Coty, Ajaccio.
According to information made available to Daily Sunsport by the Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, the team which trained under the guidance of Gernot Rohr are ready for the encounter.
The Super Eagles play the tiny island of Corsica in a warm up game ahead of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against South Africa’s Bafana Bafana on the 10th of June and despite Corsica’s non- affiliation with either UEFA or FIFA, Echiejile says they expect some kind of challenge from the team.
“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
A number of first –team players are not in Corsica either as a result of visa hitch or injury, but Nigeria’s camp in Ajaccio boast a number of young, ambitious fresh legs called up to jostle for positions in the team. The former Sporting Braga FC defender believes healthy competition for first team places in the team is a welcome development.
“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 back up and I think that is what has informed the reason for the new faces in the team for these friendlies,” he opined.
The Eagles tackle Corsica Senior Team on Friday at the Stade Francois Coty, Ajaccio starting from 8pm.