Super Eagles To Miss the Services of Important Player in Friendly Against Algeria

Super Eagles To Miss the Services of Important Player in Friendly Against Algeria

  • Nigerian defender William Troost-Ekong will not be available for the Super Eagles game against Algeria
  • The Watford player has however expressed disappointed over the fact that he will not be available
  • Also, Napoli striker Victor Osimhen is not in the Super Eagles squad and Awoniyi could lead the attack

William Troost-Ekong has been forced to pull out of the Super Eagles coming international friendly game against Algeria and the defender is disappointed with the latest development.

Nigeria who are three-times African champions will be facing Algeria on Tuesday, 27 September, in a big battle that is expected to be challenging between these two African giants.

Troost-Ekong, Super Eagles, Algeria, injury, NFF.
Super Eagles to miss the services of Troost-Ekong for tie against Algeria.
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It is no longer a news that the Super Eagles will not be featuring in the 2022 World Cup in Qatar after losing the play-offs against Ghana, but Jose Peseiro and his wards are gearing up to qualify for the next AFCON.

What happened to William Troost-Ekong?

William Troost-Ekong suffered an injury while training with his Super Eagles teammates and has returned back to his club for medical examination.

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According to the report on Complete Sports, Troost-Ekong explained that he is not happy that he will be missing the game as he wished his teammates the best of luck.

Troost-Ekong's reaction about his injury

“Unfortunately picked up something in our game yesterday. Back home now to sort it out. All the best to the boys on Tuesday.''

Super Eagles Coach Jose Peseiro Reveals His Major Target Ahead of Friendly Match vs Algeria

Earlier, Sports Brief had reported how the head coach of the Super Eagles, Jose Peseiro, has disclosed that the main goal for his team is to win the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations for Nigeria.

Nigeria crashed out of AFCON 2021 in the second round after losing 1-0 to North African side Tunisia.

The next edition of the continental showpiece is slated for Ivory Coast in January 2024, and Peseiro has stated that his plan is to lead the Eagles to the title.

The Portuguese tactician admitted that a lot of work needs to be done to achieve such a feat, starting from their friendly match against Algeria.