Elderson Echiejile has become a father for the first time after his wife gave birth to a boy on Tuesday.
The Nigeria international who made his international debut in a friendly encounter against France in June 2009 expressed joy and gratitude following the safe delivery.
In December 2016, Echiejile had a traditional marriage ceremony with his spouse, Oghenevwemo Ziregb in Warri, Delta State before staging a white wedding in France on June 3, 2017.
The 30-year-old left-back is on loan at Cercle Brugge - from Monaco - and the temporary deal runs through till the end of the season. He has played only two matches so far in the Belgian First Division A.