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Saturday, 18 January 2014

Nigeria Defender Elderson Echiejile Joins Monaco

                      Elderson Echiejile (right)
Nigeria international defender Elderson Echiejile has joined big-spending French Ligue 1 side Monaco from Portuguese club Sporting Braga. The 25-year-old left-back has signed a four-and-a-half-year deal, returning to France where he spent three years with Rennes from 2007. "I am very happy and proud - Monaco is one of the best clubs in Europe," Echiejile told Monaco's website.  "They have a great reputation in Africa since George Weah played here." As well as former Liberia striker Weah - three-time African Player of the Year and 1995 World Player of the Year - Echiejile pointed out the "great Nigerian players who have worn the Monaco jersey, like Lukman Haruna and Victor Ikpeba" Echiejile played in the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, making two appearances for the Super Eagles "I'll give the best of myself to succeed them as best as possible," he added. The Contract is for 4 1/2 years. BBC News.

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