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We Had A Fair Tournament, Echiejile Remembers 2010 World Cup

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A former Tremendous Eagles star, Elderson Echiejile, has stated the workforce had a good outing on the 2010 World Cup in South Africa.

Nigeria didn’t go previous the group stage of the competitors in South Africa ten years in the past.

They misplaced 1-Zero to Argentina of their opening sport on the competitors, obtained crushed 2-1 by Greece of their second sport earlier than South Korea compelled them to a 2-2 draw of their remaining Group B match.

Nevertheless, the previous Monaco man, reminiscing the workforce’s outing on the first-ever World Cup on the African continent, stated it was “something great” for younger gamers within the facet then.

Talking in an Instagram reside chat on the Tremendous Eagles deal with, Echiejile recalled that many of the gamers had been drained through the match and battling one damage or the opposite because of the preparatory video games they performed earlier than the competitors.

“Most of the players might be tired, from one injury to another injury, but at the end of the day, we were able to have a fair tournament,” the defender stated. “It’s not easy in the World Cup to play three games, but we had a fair tournament.”

In response to him, “For we the young players, it was a good eye-opener for us to get to see the world stage of football and it was something great, this is really the big stage.”

The defender left the Finnish membership, Helsingin Jalkapalloklubi in 2019 by mutual consent and is but to workforce up with any facet.

Elderson Echiejile received the 2013 AFCON with Nigeria.

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