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Keshi showers encomiums on Troost-Ekong

15 June 2015, 12:20

Kaduna - Super Eagles coach Stephen Keshi has showered praises on debutant William Troost-Ekong.

The 21-year old central defender made a composed and impressive showing at the heart of Nigeria’s defense as they beat Chad 2-0 in their opening 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier, and Keshi has described the Dutch-born as a ‘very good’ player.

“Willy (Troost-Ekong) is a very good player,” Keshi said.

“I’ve been watching him for a long time and when the opportunity came to bring him in, we brought him in.

“He’s a very good player and a good addition to what we have on ground and we hope to get more of him in other departments of the team,” Keshi said.

Also read: Keshi says confidence Is high

Troost-Ekong, alongside Anderson Esiti and Kingsley Madu made their debuts for Nigeria and were all impressive as the Super Eagles started on a bright note, beating Chad’s Le Sao 2-0 at the Ahmadu Bello Stadium in Kaduna on Saturday.

Meanwhile, coach of Chad’s Le Sao, Emmanuel Tregoat has described the match as a very good one and says they gave a good fight considering they’re a smaller football team compared to Nigeria.

“It was a good match and we played well but you have to know that we are a smaller team when compared to Nigeria,” he said.

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