Troost-Ekong will lead Super Eagles against Shevchenko’s Ukraine

10 July 2019, Egypt, Cairo: Nigeria's William Troost-Ekong (2-L) celebrates scoring his side's second goal while South Africa players react in dejection during the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations quarter final soccer match between Nigeria and South Africa at the Cairo International Stadium. Photo: Oliver Weiken/dpa (Photo by Oliver Weiken/picture alliance via Getty Images)

Center-half, William Troost-Ekong will captain the Super Eagles in Tuesday’s International friendly against Ukraine in Kyiv according to footballlive sources.

The development became a necessity after Skipper Ahmed Musa pulled out due to injury.


Ekong is next in line to the former CSKA Moscow forward in pecking order and has captained Nigeria a couple of times in the past.


Stoke City Midfielder Etebo Oghenekaro will deputize and will be next in line to wear the Captain’s armband.


Nigeria will play Ukraine on Tuesday at the Dnipro Arena in Kyiv, it will be the first time the two teams face off at senior level.


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