Nigeria goalkeeper Ejide has claimed that he would have been first-choice for the Super Eagles at the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations in South Africa.
have been first-choice for the Super Eagles at the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations
in South Africa.
prior to the tournament until a hamstring injury picked up against Cape Verde
on January 9 saw him settle for a place on the sidelines.
Ejide started most of the tune-up games
his disappointment of capitulating to the debilitating injury just days to the
commencement of the 2013 Afcon in South Africa.
The Hapoel Be'er Sheva keeper has expressed
decide who eventually got the nod to start as first-choice at the Afcon but
given my form and consistency at that time, it looked like I would have been
the one to start the matches (at the tournament),” Ejide said.
“Ultimately, it was up to the coaches to
tethered on the brink of depression following the injury but was able to bounce
back as a result of the immense inner strength he possessed.
The goalkeeper also revealed that he
have picked up the injury but I have learnt to accept whatever fate life throws
at me and give God thanks. I knew that irrespective of the injury, I just had
to get on with my life,” he explained.
“To be honest, I was disappointed to
Tunisia and France with Etoile du Sahel and Bastia then went on to speak about
his friendship with current first-choice keeper and assistant captain of the
Super Eagles, Vincent Enyeama.
Ejide, who has also enjoyed stints at
wonderful relationship. We are both based in Israel and usually interact often.
He’s a great professional and a good human being,” he added.
“We are very good friends and enjoy a
has since gone on to play for the Super Eagles on 22 occasions.
Ejide made his Nigeria debut in 2001 and