Europa League – Eagles Defender William Troost-Ekong Not Registered By Gent

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Super Eagles defender William Troost-Ekong is not in the revised Europa League squad of Belgian side Gent, Owngoalnigeria.com understands.

The 23 year old defender came through the youth ranks at Gent Europa league round of 16 opponents Tottenham Hotspurs before leaving the club in 2013 to head back to his country of birth the Netherlands and join FC Groningen.

The defender joined Gent in July 2015 from Groningen after impressing out on loan at FC Dordrecht. He was immediately loaned out to Norwegian side FK Haugesund where he established himself as one of the best players in the Norwegian league and earned a place in the Nigerian first-team.

He returned to Gent in January and was delighted when they were drawn against his former side Spurs, as it will afford him the chance to face some of his old pals at his former side. But he won’t get the chance.

It was reported by Het Nieuwsblad this week that Gent had not included him in their Europa League squad and he is not on the official list on the UEFA website.

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It seems the Nigerian will not get the chance to prove Tottenham wrong on this occasion.