May 25, 2024

Despite Troost-Ekong’s absence from Nigeria’s last group-stage match against Guinea-Bissau, the team nevertheless won all three points.

William Troost-Ekong, the assistant captain of the Super Eagles, has stated that his injury is not significant and that he should be able to participate in the round of sixteen, according to Soccernet.ng.

Troost-Ekong led by example by scoring the game-winning goal in Nigeria’s final match against Cote d’Ivoire. Troost-Ekong played for Nigeria in their first two 2023 Africa Cup of Nations matches.But Troost-Ekong was seen in an image a few hours before the match against Guinea-Bissau with an ice bag strapped to his leg. In the end, Kenneth Omerup replaced him as the Super Eagles starting quarterback.Although there were rumors that the former Watford player will miss Nigeria’s final AFCON matches, the 30-year-old central defender has dispelled those rumors.Troost-Ekong told Oga Nla Media, “I’m not out of the tournament; I’m getting better, and I am looking to return to training in two days.”Nigeria trounced the Djurtus 1-0, and Troost-Ekong’s absence was little felt. Omeruo did a great job filling in as captain. Nigeria will find out who they will play in the round of 16 after all of the games in the last round are completed.

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