Taye Taiwo: Echjejile Needs Strong Competition For Eagles Left-Back Spot

Taye Taiwo: Echjejile Needs Strong Competition For Eagles Left-Back Spot


By Izuchukwu Okosi:

Former Super Eagles defender Taye Taiwo has called on the technical crew of the Nigerian national team to scout for more defenders especially at the full-back positions, Completesportsnigeria.com reports.

The Super Eagles lost 2-0 to South Africa in the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier on June 10 with regular left-back Elderson Echjejile receiving a lot of flak for an indifferent performance.

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"What happened has happened. Now everyone is looking forward to the World Cup qualifiers and I can understand the frustration of the fans after the South Africa game," FC Luassane Sport of Switzerland star and Nigeria's first-choice left-back for years Taiwo told Completesportsnigeria com.

"I feel the coaches should scout for more players especially in defence and particularly at the full-back positions.

"Echjejile is a good player, forget that he didn't play well against South Africa but I still feel he needs one or two equally good left-backs to fight for the position with him."

The Super Eagles are not going to play competitive matches before the 2018 World Cup qualifiers in August but opponents Cameroon are representing Africa at the FIFA Confederations Cup in Russia which kicked off Saturday evening.

The Indomitable Lions will play Chile in their first game of the tournament on Sunday.

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