Troost-Ekong Credits Teammates For Success Of “Oyibo Wall” Partnership With Leon Balogun


The much talked about ‘Oyibo Wall’ central defence partnership of William Troost-Ekong and Leon Balogun has dominated discussions regarding Nigeria’s successful World Cup 2018 Qualifiers.


Ekong and Balogun struck a perfect understanding in the heart of the Super Eagles defence and many believed their partnership played a huge role in helping Nigeria qualify for the World Cup in Russia.

They are back in camp now preparing for the World Cup and from all indication their partnership which has earned them praises from ex defence marshals of the senior national team of Nigeria will be on display when the World Cup begins.

” Our qualification wasn’t about my partnership with Balogun ( Leon), it was a collective effort that helped us qualify. Our teammates also played their part in ensuring that we qualify for the World Cup “, Ekong told in an exclusive chat at the team’s hotel in Uyo.

Nigerians will be eager to see their partnership return once again when the Super Eagles take on Congo DR in their first pre World Cup friendly later this month before the game against England in June.

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Osas Mahawi