Debut To Remember For Nigerian Pair Troost-Ekong & Kalu As Gent Start 2017 On A Winning Note


Nigerian duo William Troost Ekong and Samuel Kalu both had a debut to remember for Belgian side Gent with the team winning their first game of the year with a 1-0 win over Sporting Charleroi.


They were both on from the start alongside fellow Nigerian Moses Simon, but while they lasted the entire duration of the game, Simon was substituted in the 65th minute.

Kalu on his part provided the assist from which Danijel Milicevic scored the only goal of the game, two minutes after Simon left the pitch.

Ekong was very strong at the rear and played a pivotal role in helping Gent hang on to their slim advantage and pick up three points, as he was timely with his tackles and intervention.

He was also very solid in aerial duels and used his pace to good effect when Charleroi threatened on the break, clearly proving how well he has matured in Norway, where he spent time on loan with FK Haugesund.