Troost-Ekong Declares: Let’s Finish The Job


Udinese of Italy defender, William Troost-Ekong is leading the rallying cry for another victory by the Super Eagles against Libya, as he says he and his colleagues in the Nigerian national team should finish the job they started on Satufday in Uyo.

The former Holland youth international wore the Eagles’ skipper’s band for the second time in his career last weekend, as he was handed the band by stand-in captain, Ahmed Musa on his replacement late in the second half of their 4-0 win.

In the wake of the encounter at Goodswill Akpabio International Stadium, Uyo, Troost-Ekong was filled with accolades for his colleagues, especially hat-trick hero, Odion Jude Ighalo, but said they now have to quickly start thinking about how to win Sfax, Tunisia as well.

Saturday’s victory means the Eagles are now second in Group E, with six points from three matches, while South Africa lead on seven, as Libya dropped to third with four and Seychelles bottom without a point.

While acknowledging how happy he was the the Eagles did not concede any goal on Saturday, despite some lapses in defence, Troost-Ekong said they have to now concentrate on wrapping up their third victory of the race.

The former FC Gronigen of Holland, Tottenham Hotspur B of England, Haugesund of Norway, KAA Gent of Belgium, Bursaspor of Turkey star took to social media to reveal his thoughts for Tuesday’s match.

Troost-Ekong stated: “Three points. Clean sheet. Great work from the boys. Always enjoy playing on my home soil in Uyo.

“Special mention of Odion Ighalo, congrats on your hat-trick bro. On to Tuesday now to finish the job!”


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