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EXTRA TIME: Elderson Echiejile welcomes first child

8:03 AM EST 3/7/18
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The Super Eagles left-back shared his joy on social media as he welcomed the newest member of his family

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.


My boy is here! So grateful to God for the newest addition to my family. #Newestdadintown #EUE3

A post shared by MON (@elderson_echiejile) on Mar 6, 2018 at 6:35am PST