Intl. Friendly: Eagles won’t underestimate Corsica – Echiejile
Elderson Echiejile has said the Super Eagles will not underestimate the Corsica in their friendly match at Stade Francois Coty in Ajaccio from 8pm on Friday.
The warm-up is aimed at preparing the Eagles ahead of their 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against South Africa’s Bafana Bafana in Uyo on June 10.
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 Ligue 1 so I expect a tough challenge from them. We cannot afford to, and will not underrate them,” Elderson told thenff.com.
According to the Nigeria Football Federation, 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.
Echiejile said, “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.”Punch