National Team Camp Is Exciting, Says Troost-Ekong


Bursaspor of Turkey defender, William Troost-Ekong has come with another confession about the happy time he is having in Nigeria’s national team, as he says the Super Eagles’ camp is always exciting.

Speaking against the backdrop of his chances of making Nigeria’s final squad list to this year’s World Cup, Troost-Ekong says he has no regrets for switching national team allegiance from Holland.

The Holland-born stopper Troost-Ekong has formed what is now famously referred to as the ‘Oyinbo wall’ with fellow central defender Leon Balogun that he was an ever-present as Nigeria qualified for a sixth World Cup.

The lanky defender also featured at the 2016 Rio Olympics, where Nigeria finished third, after he opted to play for his father’s native country even though he was also eligible to play for the Netherlands, where his mother hails from.

He was ever-present with the Nigerian squad, as the Eagles booked their passage to Russia 2018 with a game to spare, which he described as the reward of hard work.

Troost-Ekong says he relishes every moment he spends in the Eagles’ camp, and recounts how all the players worked hard to pick the ticket to Russia 2018.

Consequently, Troost-Ekong is already looking forward to his first World Cup outing with a lot of excitement, as he admits going to the Mundial is a big dream come true for him.

“We worked very hard to get there. It’s the dream of all players to be at the World Cup. Now I can’t wait to get started. Exciting stuff!’


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