Troost Ekong makes Serie A team of the week

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The vice captain of the Super Eagles of Nigeria William Troost-Ekong has for the second time this season earned a spot in the team of the week in Italy after the latest round of games in the Italian Serie A.

Ekong was a marshall at the back for Udinese against Torino ensuring that the team post a clean sheet to pick a 1-0 win which extended their record clean sheet in the Serie A to four.

Speaking on his nomination, the fair skinned defender said that he is delighted to be recognized for his hardwork but much more happier to be a part of the back four that has conceded the fewest goal in the Serie A so far.

“It’s nice to be recognised for the hard work I’ve been putting in. But I’m happier to be part of the team to have conceded the least amount of goals in Serie A after 8 rounds.

‘This fourth clean sheet of the season is something we have to keep up and build on for a successful year”, he said.

His form will no doubt excite coach of the Super Eagles of Nigeria Gernot Rohr as he get his team set for the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers games against Benin Republic and Lesotho respectively.