Nigeria's Echiejile 'honoured' ahead of maiden World Cup appearance

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After 2014's disappointment, the Monaco left-back finally has the chance to represent his country at the global showpiece

Elderson Echiejile feels 'honoured' to play for Nigeria at the 2018 Fifa World Cup.

The 30-year-old made up for his initial loss after missing out on the chance to represent the three-time African Champions at Brazil 2014 through injury.

Alongside Brian Idowu, Echiejile heads to Russia as one of Gernot Rohr's left-back.

And the Super Eagles' no. 3 took to Instagram to share the official team picture, captioned: "Nigeria, it is an honour to serve you."

 

Nigeria, it is an honour to serve you🇳🇬⚽️💚 #Russiaherewecome #Naijaforlife #eue3 #positivevibes #supereagles #nff

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On Monday, the Super Eagles are expected to depart their Aviva Resort camp, Bad Tatzmannsdorf in Austria to resume at their World Cup base camp in Essentuki, Russia

They open their campaign with a clash against Croatia at the Kaliningrad Arena on June 16.

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