Super Eagles’ defender, William Troost-Ekong is a happy man after leading Nigeria to an impressive hard- fought 1-0 victory over host Poland at the soldout Municipal Stadium in Wroclaw on Friday night, AOIfootball.com
The former Tottenham youth player, who was surprisingly handed the captain armband in place of stand-in captain, Ogenyi Onazi, who started from the bench, marshaled a well organized and disciplined defence that shot out the prolific Lewandowski from finding the target, took to the social media shortly after the game to express his delight.
“Very honoured to captain Nigeria for the first time today. And very proud of the boys who fought well to beat Poland 1-0. Thanks for your support! #SuperEagles”.
Ekong, who was born in The Netherlands to a Nigerian father and a Dutch mother, played for the Netherlands’ youth team before switching to play for Nigeria in 2015.
He made his debut for Nigeria against Chad in an AFCON 2015 qualifier before going on to represent the country at the Rio 2016 Olympics, playing in all six matches as the Dream Team claimed a bronze medal in the Games.