Ekong “Gutted” Super Eagles Vs Burkina Faso Was Cancelled

Ekong “Gutted” Super Eagles Vs Burkina Faso Was Cancelled


By James Agberebi:

Super Eagles defender William Troost-Ekong has expressed his sadness following the cancellation of Monday's friendly game against Burkina Faso in London.

The Eagles played 1-1 with Senegal last Thursday but couldn't play against Burkina Faso in their second friendly game due to visa problems for the French-speaking country.

Despite the cancellation, Troost-Ekong who played 90 minutes against Senegal, however stated that it was a memorable international week for the Super Eagles.

"Great international week with the team. Gutted our second game yesterday was cancelled. Always proud to wear the green white green colour," Troost-Ekong wrote on Twitter on Tuesday.

Following the cancellation the friendly game against Burkina Faso, there was a closed door friendly on Mondaybetween two teams, "A" and "B" formed from the Super Eagles squad at the Hive Stadium.

The game ended 1-1 with Kelechi Iheanacho scoring for Team A, while Olanrewaju Kayode was on target for Team B.

The players who featured for Team included Ogenyi Onazi, Leon Balogun, Tr00st-Ekong, Wilfred Ndidi, Oghenekaro Etebo, Moses Simon, Alex Iwobi, Ola Aina (Chelsea), Elderson Echiejile and Daniel Akpeyi.

While the players that made up Team B were Kenneth Omeruo, Tyronne Ebuehi, Chidozie Awaziem, Juwon Oshaniwa, Isaac Success, Ebere Eze (QPR), Ikechukwu Ezenwa and Shehu Abdullahi