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Super Eagles Defender Troost-Ekong Selected In Team Of The Week In Belgium

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Super Eagles defender William Troost-Ekong has been rewarded with a team of the week selection following his fine performance for Gent in their 2-0 win over Zulte-Waregem.

Troost-Ekong was selected by respected Belgian sports site Voetbakrants.com as one of the best eleven players in the league after the conclusion of the last round of games, which was in the Belgium play-off.

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As reported by Owngoalnigeria.com, the Nigerian was a late inclusion in the starting line up for the game, after a player pulled up injured during the warm up few minutes to the start of the game.

Despite his late inclusion, the 23 year old settled into the game nicely and was very pivotal in the clean sheet kept by his team, as he kept feared marksman Mbaye Leye quiet for the entire duration of the game.

Ekong has been sparingly used since returning from an 18 months loan spell with FK Haugesund in Norway in January. His latest performance however suggest he still has a future at the club he joined two years ago.

He is expected to resume his “Oyibo Wall” partnership with Leon Balogun when the Super Eagles play their first competitive game of the year against South Africa in June in the AFCON 2019 Qualifiers.

Daniel Martins