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Uwa Echiejile

  • Position: Defender
  • Squad number: 21
  • Date of birth: 20 January, 1988 (22 years old)
  • Height: 6'0" (184cm)

Tournament totals

Games played Shots on target | off target
2 Uwa Echiejile
0|0 Uwa Echiejile
2 As substitute
8|22 Total Nigeria
20 Most shots on target Diego Forlan
3 Total Nigeria
12 Most shots off target Asamoah Gyan, Cristiano Ronaldo, Wesley Sneijder
Goals Assists
0 Uwa Echiejile
0 Uwa Echiejile
3 Total Nigeria
2 Total Nigeria
6 Best Diego Forlan
Fouls by | on Cards yellow | red
0|0 Uwa Echiejile
0|0 Uwa Echiejile
36|28 Total Nigeria
5|1 Total Nigeria
20 Most fouls by Mark Van Bommel
25 Most fouls on Andres Iniesta

Nigeria games played

  1. Argentina 1-0 Nigeria
    Saturday, 12 June Match report
  2. Greece 2-1 Nigeria
    Thursday, 17 June Match report
  3. Nigeria 2-2 South Korea
    Tuesday, 22 June Match report

Player profile

The young left-back replaced Taye Taiwo for the final two qualifiers and also took his place after the opening game of the Africa Cup of Nations in January.

However, he may be short of match fitness having been completely frozen out since Frederic Antonetti took over at Rennes last summer. The player looks set to leave Rennes when his contract expires on 30 June.

He earned a move to Rennes in 2007 on the back of his form at that year’s Fifa Under-20 World Cup, and helped the side reach the French Cup final in 2009. That summer he made his full international debut in the Super Eagles’ 1-0 friendly win in France.

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