Rohr Dismisses Fear Over Injury To Elderson Echiejile – It’s Nothing Serious


Coach of the Super Eagles of Nigeria Gernot Rohr has dismissed concerns over the knock picked up by the left full back of the team Elderson Echiejile ahead of Saturday’s clash against Zambia.


Echiejile picked up a knock in their first training session, and it lead to him missing large part of their practice game at the training pitch of the Godswill Akpabio Stadium in Uyo.

They were concerns over his fitness following his withdrawal from training yesterday, particularly as he is the only recognised left full back in the squad for the game against Zambia.

However Rohr has dismissed fears over his condition, and insisted that the Sivasspor defender will be fit to take part in today’s training session as the knock isn’t as bad as reported.

Maxwell Pius who is on ground for had a brief chat with the manager about the condition of Echiejile, and his response was brief and precise enough to quell fears over his fitness.

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“It’s nothing important and he’ll train today”, Rohr said shortly after the end of their training session yesterday.

Maxwell Pius