Gradi praises Sodje's attitude
By James Pearson
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
The African was facing the likes of Gabriel Batistuta and Michael Owen whilst in Korea and Japan.
However, Sodje failed to secure a move away from Gresty Road following the prestigious tournament, and is now back in England playing in the Second Division.
Gradi made his comments after playing the 29-year-old former Macclesfield and Luton Town ace for the reserves in their 9-0 hammering of Stafford Rangers.
"Sodje's attitude and application was admirable when you consider he was playing in the World Cup a few months ago, yet on Wednesday he was turning out against Stafford Rangers' reserves side," commented Gradi.
"He put in a good professional performance, and I might have to alter my thinking about where best to play him as he showed he could play full back for Nigeria."