I would have replaced Enyeama - Ejide

I would have replaced Enyeama - Ejide

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.

I would have replaced Enyeama - Ejide

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

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