Spanish Gaffer Confirms Super Eagles Superstar Is in Line to Captain Top Premier League Giants

Spanish Gaffer Confirms Super Eagles Superstar Is in Line to Captain Top Premier League Giants

Ibitoye Shittu
updated at April 12, 2023 at 7:41 PM

Xisco Munoz who is the gaffer of Premier League side Watford has stated clearly that Super Eagles defender William Troost-Ekong is in line to become the captain of the club.

Since former Super Eagles captain Austin Okocha captained Bolton years back, no Nigerian player has been given the full responsibility to captain a Premier League side.

Following the departure of Troy Deeney at Watford where he was captain for 11 years, the Premier League side are now looking for another stable man.

William Troost-Ekong
William Troost-Ekong in action for Premier League side Watford. (Photo by James Williamson
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Since joining Watford, Troost-Ekong has been superb for the Premier League side and his performances in the Super Eagles have also been great.

According to the report on Soccernet and Observer, Xisco stated that he will try his best to change the fortune of the side this term in the Premier League.

Xisco's reaction

“I have Ben Foster, we have Tom Cleverley, (William Troost) Ekong, Cathcart.
“It’s the moment for the new young players to take one step forward. This is the situation. For me, we have a very good group of good players.
“Tom Cleverley always gives positive things, is always working very hard. Ben Foster, Ekong, Kabasele, I can say names like this.''

Ike Ugbo wants to play for the Super Eagles

Earlier, had reported how Ike Ugbo who currently plays for Belgian side Genk as a forward has made it clear that he wants to play for the Super Eagles of Nigeria and not the Three-Lions of England.

The 22-year-old who started his professional career at Premier League side Chelsea sees himself not getting the chance to play for England national team and will not want to waste his time.

Over the years, Nigeria and England have engaged in battle on the allegiances of some players, and recently, the European nation triumphed as they got the trio of Fikayo Tomori, Tammy Abraham and Bukayo Saka.

The Nigerian Football Federation tried their best to make these players play for the Super Eagles, but they turned their backs on Nigeria and picked England.

However, there are some players as well who chose Nigeria over England as the likes of Ola Aina and Alex Iwobi have been good representatives of the Super Eagles.

Ike Ugbo explained that he will be glad to be part of the Super Eagles team for their next World Cup qualifiers and even going for the competition in Qatar.

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