Sport: Monaco FCC Sign Echiejile

Yesterday came with a lot if buzz following the signing of Nigerian left back Echiejile.

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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”.

“I’ll give the best of myself to succeed them as best as possible,” he added.

The left-back, whose contract with Braga was due to end in June, played every match for Nigeria as they won the Africa Cup of Nations in South Africa last year Bbc reports.

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