Echiejile Ready For 11TH UCL Start

Echiejile Ready For 11TH UCL Start

–Eagles star makes l’equipe team of the week
By Abdul-Mueez Alao:

Super Eagles left back, Elderson Echiejile is poised for his 11th appearance in the UEFA Champions League tonight when Monaco battle Benfica in a crucial tie in Lisbon after he made the l’equipe team of the week for the first time this season.

The 27-year old defender who scored his first Ligue 1 goal of the season for Monaco in their 1-1 draw away to Reims at the weekend made a scoring debut in the Champions League for Braga in a 3-0 home win against Celtic FC in the third qualifying round.

The Nigeria international went on to make ten appearances for the Portuguese side in two years in the competition.

“It’s Champions League week again. Just arrived Portugal, playing Benfica tomorrow .Allier Monaco.” Echiejile tweeted.

The former Stade Rennes defender has made three starts in the Ligue 1 this season.