More Super Eagles players originally in the roster to face Mali in a friendly at the end of this month in France are pulling out of sam...
More Super Eagles players originally in the roster to face Mali in a friendly at the end of this month in France are pulling out of same.
The latest is William Troost-Ekong who reports said will miss the Mali tie owing to club engagements
Already, the duo of John Obi Mikel and Ahmed Musa have been excused by the Nigeria Football Federation to attend the Yobo Testimonial in Port Harcourt while Aaron Samuel has also been forced out with injury and the latest withdrawal being Troost-Ekong.
“Troost-Ekong has been excused for the Mali game on account of a crucial cup game involving his club on May 25. He is his club captain and the earliest he can join the Eagles will be on May 26, which effectively rules him out of the Mali game the next day,” a top official of the Nigeria Football Federation was quoted as saying on Africanfootball.com
FK Haugesund will be away to Bodo/Glimt in the fourth round of the NM Cupen on Wednesday, May 25.
Ekong, 22, first played for the Super Eagles in June 2015 in an African Nations Cup 2017 qualifier against Chad in Kaduna which he performed well.
The defender, who is on loan at Norwegian club Haugesund from Belgian club Gent, had represented the Netherlands at U19 and U20 levels as he was born there and his mother is Dutch.