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.
“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.”Copyright © 2023 Completesports.com All rights reserved. The information contained in Completesports.com may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without the prior written authority of Completesports.com.