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Published On: Thu, Jun 12th, 2014

Keshi debunks Echejile must stay report

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…Ejike arrives Sao Paulo

The Super Eagles Coach Stephen Keshi has debunked news making the rounds that he has insisted on keeping injured Elderson Echejile in camp against medical advise, adding that he never spoke to any Nigerian journalist on the matter.

Reacting to the story, Keshi said he was pained that Echejile, who is a very key member of the squad, will be missing out after putting in so much but there was nothing he could do to hasten the healing process.

 “We have spoken to the medical team and the NFF and we have agreed, so I was a bit shocked when I got a call from some of my friends back home that I insisted on an injured player. It’s a fallacy because I never spoke to anyone about Echejile”.

Ejike Uzoenyi, the Rangers International winger who was named by Keshi as replacement will arrive Brazil by 4pm local time from Nigeria.

Team Administrator, Dayo Enebi Achor, said all logistics to receive and reintegrate him into the team quickly have been made.

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