Troost-Ekong Dazzles For Gent Despite Late Inclusion In Starting Line-Up, Madu Impresses, Simon Shines


Super Eagles of Nigeria and Gent of Belgium defender William Troost Ekong put in a strong performance for Gent in their 2-0 win over Zulte Waregem in the Belgium Play-Off.


Ekong was originally named on the bench, but was included in the starting line up after Stefan Mitrovic injured himself during the warm up, few minutes to kick off.

The Nigerian didn’t look out of place despite knowing he will be playing few minutes before kickoff. He was his usual dominant self especially in aerial duels where he neutralised the threat of Zulte-Waregem dangerman Mbaye Leye.

His Nigerian counterpart at Gent, Moses Simon was on from the start but didn’t finish the game despite showing flashes of his undoubted potentials. The other Nigerians at the club Rabiu Ibrahim and Samuel Kalu were unused substitutes while Esiti wasn’t listed.

Super Eagles deputy left back Kingsley Madu also impressed for Zulte-Waregem, with his forays upfront causing Gent all sort of troubles, while his defending was also top notch. Aliko Bala Madu’s teammate at Zulte-Waregem wasn’t listed for action.

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