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Ejide calls for team work to overcome Red Devils

Super Eagles vice-captain Austin Ejide says they must work as a team in order to overcome the Red Devils of Congo when both teams face each other this weekend in Point Noire in what has now become a must win game for Nigeria.

The Hapoel Be’er Sheva of Israel shot-stopper has also arrived at the Super Eagles camp in Abuja as they commence training yesterday.

The 30-year-old is one of the most experienced players in the current Super Eagles squad, having spent twelve years with the team and he says they must work together as a team, irrespective of position to ensure they get what could be a vital victory on Saturday.

Austin Ejide watches as Scotland's defender Charlie Mulgrew scores the opening goal during the international friendly football match between Nigeria and Scotland
Austin Ejide watches as Scotland’s defender Charlie Mulgrew scores the opening goal during the international friendly football match between Nigeria and Scotland

“We have to believe in ourselves and work as a team because we have to work more, from the goalkeeper to the strikers, everybody has to keep working and keep running,” he said.

“If all of us run as hard as we should and don’t lose the ball unnecessarily, then we should be good.”

The former Gabros of Nnewi goalkeeper has been a reserve player for most of his time with the national team, but earlier said he was more concerned about how the team fares, more than whether he plays or not.

“Any of us can start in goal but only one will play and we will support whoever plays. Vincent is a very good keeper and has been with the team for a long time like me, Chigozie is also very good as well. So it’s not a problem for any of us, all we need are the three points,” he revealed in October.


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