Troost-Ekong : For The Love, I Played With Pain For The Super Eagles

The 2023 Africa Cup Of Nations AFCON tournament’s best player William Troost-Ekong will likely miss the remainder of the 2023/2024 season due to an injury; reports.

Troost-Ekong was the leader of the Super Eagles team that finished with a silver medal at the 2023 Africa Cup Of Nations (AFCON) tournament in Ivory Coast.

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William Troost-Ekong pens emotional message to supporters

The former Udinese Calcio defender was outstanding for the Super Eagles, as he took charge and commanded the team’s defensive department; forming a very strong and formidable wall almost impossible for opposition attackers to penetrate.

Upon returning to Greece and with intentions of helping his side POAK secure a comfortable finish at the Greece Super League; Troost-Ekong was diagnosed with a bicep femoris injury.

Troost-Ekong set to miss action untill end of the season

According to the former Watford FC defender, he thought it was a manageable issue, but later discovered that the injury required surgery.

“As many know, I got injured during AFCON. Disappointingly, this injury has turned out to be more serious than first thought,” the post reads.

Speaking on how he sacrificed his pains just to ensure he brought honour to the three-time African champions and the people of Nigeria he said;

Super Eagles defender William Troost-Ekong undergoes surgery in Finland today.
William undergo successful surgery in Finland

“I have always given everything and pushed myself. Every player has played with pain at some point in their career to fight for a club or country. It’s part of the game.

“I managed to continue in the knockout stages, and I was willing to continue to do the same now to help PAOK push for the prizes in the league & Europe, too. But after more assessments and consultations, it was the best long-term decision to undergo surgery now.

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“My full focus is on getting back better than ever before.”

Troost-Ekong will now miss Super Eagles next fixtures in the March, which include an international friendly with world champions Argentina.

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