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William Troost-Ekong: I am not scared of any opposition at the World Cup

William Troost-Ekong: I am not scared of any opposition at the World Cup

Super Eagles and Bursaspor defender William Troost-Ekong has revealed he is ready to face any opposition that comes the way of the Super Eagles of Nigeria ahead of the FIFA World Cup draw which holds on December 1.

Ekong who has made 16 appearances for the Super Eagles of Nigeria after his senior international debut on 13 June 2015, in an AFCON qualifier against Chad said he is not scared of any team.

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“I am not scared to play against any team,but of course we hope for a favorable draw, we have to believe in ourselves just like we did in the qualifying campaign.”

“Many doubted us winning a group with Cameroon and Algeria, and look where that got us”.

Ekong relished the experience he gained representing Nigeria at the Rio Olympics as the only player who played every minute.

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“Yeah, that was an unforgettable experience. I am very happy with our ticket for the FIFA World Cup but now I am focused on performing for Bursaspor in the next 7 months, together with the Super Eagles’ friendlies in order to be fit and ready next summer. I want to be on that plane to Russia and make Nigeria proud again like we did in Brazil last year”.

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The Super Eagles of Nigeria qualified for their fifth appearance in the FIFA World Cup and also stretched their FIFA World Cup qualifying unbeaten record to 35 since their 1-0 loss away to Angola in 2005.

The Super Eagles would know their opponents when the FIFA World Cup draw holds on December 1.



By: Olaleye Idowu


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