By Johnhy Edward:
Super Eagles defender William Troost-Ekong has been named in the Whosored’s Serie A Team of the Week for matchday-12, for the first time this season, reports Completesportsnigeria.com.
Troost-Ekong who made his 12th start for Udinese in their 2-1 loss to Empoli away on Sunday was one of the Zebrette’s standout players in the defeat.
The loss was Udinese’s seventh straight defeat in the Serie A this season.
According to Whoscored, the Nigerian defender is paired alongside Napoli’s Kalidou Koulibaly with Gian Marco Ferrari of Sassuolo and Luiz Felipe of Lazio as fullbacks in a 4-4-3 formation.
As Roma’s Lorenzo Pellegrini, Jordan Veretout of Fiorentina and SPAL’s Manuel Lazzari made up the three-man midfield while in attack Cristiano Ronaldo who was on target Juventus in their 2-0 win over AC Milan lead the attack and was flanked by Udinese’s Ignacio Pusseto and Atalanta’s Josip Ilicic.
Troost-Ekong is expected in the Super Eagles camp on Tuesday ahead of Saturday’s 2019 Africa Cup Of Nations qualifier against South Africa in Johannesburg.
Nigeria top of Group E with nine points from four matches – a point ahead of second-placed South Africa, and the three-time African champions will seal qualification to next year’s tournament if they beat Bafana Bafana.Copyright © 2022 Completesports.com All rights reserved. The information contained in Completesports.com may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without the prior written authority of Completesports.com.
these shows that he is really duin well in italy,…..blessup
Nigerian boys playing in Europe have never had it so good. With a robust Coach we have at the moment, Nigeria is capable of bringing the African’s Cup back to Nigeria next year. Mark my words.