2023 AFCONQ: Troost-Ekong To Miss Nigeria, Guinea-Bissau Double Header

By Chimezie Nebolisa
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Nigeria’s William Troost-Ekong is set to be omitted from national team squad for the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying double header against the Djurtus of Guinea-Bissau.

The defender is still recuperating from the injury he sustained in Salernitana’s Serie A clash against Hellas Verona last month.

William Troost-Ekong was initially expected to be sidelined for two weeks, but Nigeria’s national team coach, Peseiro hinted the defender is not fit yet and has little chance of making his squad for the game against the Djurtus.

Peseiro said: “He is our captain. I know he really wanted to come and play. He told me often. I am in contact with the trainers and coaches of the Nigerian players. Those of Troost-Ekong told me that he is working a lot, although there is not much chance of taking him with us in the next games. My friend Paulo Sousa also confirmed this to me.”

The Super Eagles will entertain Baciro Cande’s side at the Moshood Abiola Stadium, Abuja on March 24.

The reverse fixture will hold Bissau three days later.