Akpoborie Questions Choice Of Uzoenyi

Akpoborie Questions Choice Of Uzoenyi

Ex-Nigeria international Jonathan Akpoborie has questioned the rationale behind replacing injured defender Elderson Echiejile with a forward, Ejike Uzoenyi.

AS Monaco left back Elderson has been dropped from Brazil 2014 after his muscle tear injury against Greece which will sideline him for at least three weeks.

In his place will be left-sided winger or midfielder Uzoenyi, who was first dropped from the provisional squad.

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“I truly still don’t understand why Keshi took six central defenders to the World Cup. And the latest of replacing a left back with an attacking midfielder cum winger is alarming,” said television pundit Akpoborie.

“I am waiting to see because I have never seen Ejike Uzoenyi play in the left back before. And we already have five centre backs, so we are all waiting to see.”

Akpoborie again raised concerns over the Eagles defence, but said the Super Eagles should not be judged on the 2-1 loss to the USA.

“Our defence is still very unstable. We have Enyeama to thank for the scoreline because it could have been worse,” he remarked.

“But I don’t think the Eagles should be judged based on their performances in the recent friendly games especially against USA. I must say the performance against USA was very poor.”

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  • The Eagles should look beyond the result of the friendlies by working on their lapses discovered and ensure they win their first match as this will booster their chances to progress in the group. I believe this crop of Eagles will go beyond the height the past had achieved the only thing standing against them is self belief.
    As a Nigerian I wish they should bring the cup to Nigeria this can only happen if we jointly wish them well and pray for their success as their success is every Nigerian success. Up Eagles up Nigeria.