Turkish Super League outfit Sivasspor has extended warm congratulations to Elderson Echiejile in the wake of the Super Eagles’ resounding 4-0 victory over the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon in Group B of the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifiers held in Uyo on Friday. The laudable performance was notably achieved with Echiejile, currently on a season-long loan from French Ligue 1 champions AS Monaco, actively contributing to Nigeria’s triumphant campaign.
The match witnessed a stellar first-half display, featuring goals from the dynamic China-based duo of Odion Ighalo and team captain John Mikel Obi, propelling the Eagles to a commanding 2-0 lead. The second half continued the onslaught with additional strikes from Victor Moses and substitute Kelechi Iheanacho, ultimately securing an emphatic victory for Nigeria.
Expressing their elation, Sivasspor, through their verified Twitter handle, conveyed their joy at Echiejile’s significant involvement in the match, playing the full 90 minutes. In a statement, the club noted, “World Cup Africa qualifying group matches, Nigeria defeated Cameroon 4-0. Elderson played 90 minutes. Congratulations.”
As the Super Eagles gear up for the second leg in Yaoundé on Monday, Echiejile’s commendable performance underscores the caliber of talent seamlessly integrated into the global football landscape. The victory not only bolsters Nigeria’s position in the World Cup qualifiers but also reinforces the collaborative spirit between international clubs and their loaned players on the quest for success in prestigious competitions.