William Troost-Ekong Announces His Departure at Watford

William Troost-Ekong Announces His Departure at Watford

  • Nigerian defender William Troost-Ekong has departed English club Watford after spending three seasons
  • His announcement came after spending three seasons at the club and had the chance to play in the Premier League
  • In his statement, the Super Eagles star explained that it was a great priviledge to play for Watford

Super Eagles defender William Troost-Ekong has announced his departure at Championship club, Watford, after spending three solid seasons at the English club.

There have been speculation over the future of the Nigerian star for the past days before hr finally posted an emotional statement about his exit.

Troost-Ekong thanked everyone at the club especially for the chance he got to play in the Premier League.

William Troost-Ekong, Watford, Super Eagles
William Troost-Ekong announces his departure at Watford. Photo by Athena Pictures
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The 29-year-old played for Watford last season in the Premier League, but they were unable to keep their status in the topflight at the end of the term.

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Even this term in the Championship, they are third on the table behind Sheffield United and Burnley.

Speaking on his official Twitter page, Troost-Ekong explained that he remains grateful to everyone at the club.

Statement made by Troost-Ekong

''The moment has come for me to move on from Watford after 3 special seasons shared with everyone involved. From everyone at the restaurant, security workers, volunteers at the stadium to the medical & office staff and all the rest you have made my time what it was.''

Where is he going?

Although, Ekong did not reveal his next destination, but there have been speculation that he might be joining Salernitana.

Troost-Ekong tenders apology

Earlier, Sports Brief had reported how William Troost-Ekong tendered an apology to all Nigerians following the Super Eagles' failure to qualify for the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar after 1-1 draw against Ghana in Abuja.

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Super Eagles' campaign in the World Cup qualifiers ended on a disastrous note as coach Eguavoen and his wards failed to give Nigerians the ticket for the prestigious tournament.

The Black Stars of Ghana qualified for the World Cup on away goal rules joining Senegal, Tunisia, Cameroon and Morocco as the five African nations that went to Qatar.

According to what William Troost-Ekong posted on his official Instagram page, the former Premier League star explained that it was painful that Nigeria failed to qualify for Qatar World Cup.

Source: SportsBrief.com