Ekong looks forward to AFCON


Olympic football bronze medallist William Troost Ekong, who is one half of the popular 'oyinbo wall' centre defensive partnership for the Super Eagles of Nigeria, is looking forward to the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations with the Super Eagles.

On that topic and the decision to play for Nigeria (ahead of his country of birth Netherlands), the light-skinned defender said on BBC.com: “I think the decision to play for Nigeria has to be the best ever for me. We have some amazing and talented players in Nigeria and to get a chance to play for a great country like ours is an honour and immense privilege.

You cannot force anyone to choose Nigeria, you must love the country and be committed to it or you don’t brother," he said.

In the same interview, Ekong further expressed: “Personally, I will be grateful for the opportunity and everything Nigeria has given to my career.

I’ve fulfilled some dreams by playing at the Olympic Games and on the biggest stage [World Cup] in Russia, now I look forward to living another dream by playing at the Africa Cup of Nations."

Nigeria have qualified for the 2019 World Cup in Egypt having failed to qualify for the last 2 editions of the tournament.

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