Uzoenyi celebrates Eagles return
Rangers International of Enugu winger, Ejike Uzoenyi, who will be heading to the South African Premier Soccer League (PSL) after the World Cup, has said his joy new no bounds when he was recalled into Nigeria’s team for the Mundial after being initially dropped from the squad.
“The way my colleagues in the team received me was wonderful and I was short of words, my only pain is that I had to come back to the team because one of our team members was injured. It would have been sweeter if I had been chosen on merit, which I think I deserve. But I wish Elderson Echejile quick recovery and hopefully he will return before the start of next season in Europe,” Uzoenyi said.
He said contrary to reports in the media, he was not disappointed when he was not named in the initial 23-man squad of Nigeria because he had total confidence in the judgment of Coach Stephen Keshi. “From the beginning Keshi has been with me, treated me like a father will his son, and I have been everywhere with him. Even if he asks me to leave now I will still respect his decision but I thank God that I am back in the team and will do my best in the World Cup.”
Uzoenyi resumed training with the rest of the squad on Thursday evening after a rousing welcome from his mates on Wednesday evening.
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