AFCON: Unity makes Super Eagles strong – Captain Troost-Ekong

Super Eagles captain, William Troost-Ekong has disclosed that it is unity that makes the strong adding that there is no superstar in the squad that is representing Nigeria in the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations in Cote D’ivoire.

The PAOK defender disclosed this while speaking with Hot Sports.

He explained that the Super Eagles are challenging for the AFCON trophy because there is a strong sense of unity in the squad.

Troost-Ekong equally revealed that the team is successful because the young talented players in the team have something to prove.

Ekong, who is the oldest player in Jose Peseiro’s team at the ongoing tournament disclosed that at least nine players of the Super Eagles in the competition play for top five European League clubs.

“I think all of us now playing in respectable teams in respect of the leagues, one or two in better teams than others, but everyone is young and wants to prove something and that’s what probably makes us a good team.

“We are all in this together and as soon as we arrived here in the camp, I don’t think anyone thinks about what club they play for. It’s a real brotherhood going on. That’s making us play well.

“We don’t have any superstars in our team, I think before there’s been generations with Nigeria that they’ve had a lot of players playing in big teams.

“However much that’s helped the team it might have also been a bit difficult because you have different agendas maybe and you have to take into account a lot of different players and different mentalities”, he told Hot Sports.


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