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‘I’m Doing My Best To Match The Level Of The Super Eagles’ -Ejuke

‘I’m Doing My Best To Match The Level Of The Super Eagles’ -Ejuke

CSKA Moscow midfielder, Chidera Ejuke has declared hos intention to raise up the level of his game in the Super Eagles.

Ejuke, in a chat with the club’s website said that he’s delighted with the progress he has made in the senior national but insisted that he has more to offer.

He was part of the team that lost 1-0 to the Central Africa Republic (CAR) in a 2022 World Cup qualifiers at the Teslim Balogun Stadium in Lagos and also in the team’s 2-0 victory in the reverse fixture in Douala, Cameroon.

Reacting to his game, Ejuke said, “There is no doubt that it is very important (to play for the Super Eagles).

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“In addition to developing at the club, it is important to be called up to the national team. This means that they recognize your level and need you.

“We played two matches: we lost one and won the second. I am doing my best to match the level of the national team.”

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  • MONKEY POST 3 years ago

    Do your best my brother and leave the rest to your the coach, your teammates and most importantly God. You can’t come and kill yourself.

  • Douglas john ufuoma 3 years ago

    For those claiming the players individual effort is responsible for our success should come and explain Ejuke statement. How can a coach without techniques and lack technical know of the game now have standard everybody must meet up to, hmmmm

    • Dr Banks 3 years ago

      No mind them, I also read on “Owngoal” last night where Nosa Igiebor was lambasting Rohr saying “Rohr has nothing upstairs, the boys are winning games because of their individual abilities, GR has no tactics”…..can you imagine that coming from someone just because he wasn’t good enough to make Rohr’s team.

      It baffles me when a professional player or ex-player can say such Gilberish, if individual players’ is all that’s needed to win games, then why do we have countries and clubs spending fortunes on a coach instead of just getting the Team’s secretary to make the team list for every match?

      • Ayphillydegreat 3 years ago

        The same Nosa who said during the 2013 AFCON that he doesn’t understand Keshi’s tactics after we drew the first two games. Keshi heard it and dropped him for Sunday Mba and the rest is history. He couldn’t even make Keshi’s squad for the WorldCup. Is that the kind of person to take his comments about Rohr serious??

        • @Ayphillydegreat like you rightly said Nosa Igiebor question Keshi’s tactics at the Afcon and all that. however when it comes to not making Keshi Squad. that was down to Purley bribing. Mind you Sunday Mba also didn’t make the cut (understandably so) as, he was playing second division in Slovenia at the time.

          Nosa Igiebor was a Real Betis Mainstay starting 11 player at the the time of World Cup but, Keshi took Gabriel Ruben instead because of Agent bribe (well documented) and, we all so what happened when Ruben came on for Onazi Injury in round of 16, and also take a look at Ruben career the years following 2014 World Cup how he descended into eventual Obscurity.

          Stop making claims when some of us have facts. and the same claim you making now, had a big up roar at the time of 2014.

          Again Facts my brother facts!!!!!!!!!!

  • The best way to improve your game is to move up to a top league and test yourself with the best of the best……This has really helped players like Ndidi Iheanacho Iwobi Onyeka Dennis Ekong Etebo Awoniyi Akpoguma Chukwueze Osimhen Aina Ebuehi Micheal Simon Kalu Moffi……These players I mentioned Rob shoulders week in week out with the elites of Football and that alone can improve a player both physically and mentally…… Ejuke move up and you will be fine.

  • Chief Thomas Adeboye HRH 3 years ago

    As a matter of fact, Ejuke has potentials but the Russian league is not demanding enough for prolificity and consistency the present day football demands. I watched Victor Moses yesterday and could tell the difference when he played EPL and now an obscure league which isn’t among top 30 on the ranking. Like what is obtainable in SerieA, BundesLeague, EPL, Laliga etc such as mental agility, physical alertness, attacking awareness, 100% positioning, aligning to physical balancing, you don’t get these in cheap and lowly rated league. Their training is centered around push me, rush him, then the garbage type, no, you don’t take such. Modern football is basically on techniques, tactics, risk assessment and good dribbling skills. Ejuke like other Nigerian players plying their trade in some of these lowly rated clubs should be encouraged to seek fortunes in Italy, Germany, Netherlands, England and others making 10th on the ranking table. Otherwise their outlet which I would term as output, would remain individualistic. Then with all the hullabaloo, a coach Rohr that should ordinarily do his homework will be looking out for sportsnews commentary to pick his first 11. Out right nonsense, the coach must be told by his handlers. The result will be like what we saw at Teslim Balogun earlier this month. That’s not saying their will be no occasional Douala kind of victory. He should get down to the scouting ground, do some traveling here and there, visit stadia where these young Nigerians are playing, then make his list. I have been doing these traveling and have had one on one encounter with these young Nigerians in the ivory league, I could assist Coach Rohr if interested. Chief would discuss more on this. Sura for Chief Thomas. Adeboye HRH

  • Oseodion Inegbenebor 3 years ago

    Thank you chief T. Adeboye HRH, you took the words out of my mouth. As an addendum, modern day football also requires good coordination, compassionate mindset, motivation and strength. Chidera Ejuke could play any of the first five leagues you mentioned here.

    • Chief Thomas Adeboye HRH 3 years ago

      Yes ke, make him go play there odawise we write more. Sura is go to Chief Adefemi just naw. Thank you Osedion.

  • Collins 3 years ago

    He might just be one of those flash in the pan players. Remember we had players like Oruma, Nsufor who had that sort of Ejuke skills, but didn’t go far. Well, he will have another opportunity to prove his worth against Liberia, though a non starter in Africa football.

    • Machaveli 3 years ago

      @Colins: Calling Obinna Nsofor and Wilson Oruma ‘flashes in the pan’ is derogatory and insulting. It shows your level of Nigerian football knowledge. Let me remind you that Oruma is an Olympic champion. No right thinking person will designate such accomplish person a failure. He was an able deputy for Pa Jay Jay. As for Nsofor, he started from Inter Milan youth to the main team. He played in Italian tifosi for many years as well as an accomplish Super Eagles player with Bronze medals to show for his success. You don’t call such a player half baked. Please we should stop these nonsense of demeaning our own. Especially those that have contributed positively to our community.

  • Abeg Nsofor wasn’t a flash in the pan. He made his name and had a mark in the SE.

  • The same thing with Oruma. He came to limelight at the wrong time when Austin Jay Jay Okocha was glaringly the better player than him. Oruma’s skill wasn’t flash in the pan. What a player

  • Wilson Oruma is not a flash in pan at all, we only have many options in His glorious days ni ho. He play for so many years in French league. Abi French league too na obscure league?

    Obina too play very well for chievo verona in Italy for years so those two players did shine well during their time. Injuries was the greatest enemy of nsofo. Remeber that mazi run against ivory coast at the semi final of Olympic game before releasing the ball to osaze who went ahead to score the goal.

  • Sunnyb 3 years ago

    @Collins, u need to apologize for calling Wilson Oruma flash in pan. Oruma is one of the best Player to come out of Nigeria in the last 30 yrs. he captained and won the youth World Cup 1993, and Olympic gold medal in 1996, played for top clubs in the French league, ask Jay Jay and Kanu about Oruma. Please guys stop disrespecting some of our legends

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