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Super Eagles Are Fired Up For Friendlies, AFCON Qualifiers – Troost-Ekong

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Super Eagles Center-Back William Troost-Ekong says the team is looking forward to their upcoming friendlies.

The Super Eagles are looking to start a new era under Portuguese coach, Jose Peseiro following their failure to qualify for the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar.

Troost-Ekong and his teammates have two friendlies lined up against Mexico and Ecuador.

Peseiro’s charges will also begin their quest for a place at the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations with back-to-back games against the Leone Stars of Sierra Leone and Djurtus of Guinea-Bissau next month.

Troost-Ekong said the team have moved on from the disappointment of their World Cup failure.

In an interview with NFF TV he said:

“We all arrived from a long travel here in Dallas. It was amazing to meet the coach and the new coaching crew.”

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“Training was good; it is great to see there are lots of home-based players here as well who have the chance to show themselves. Everyone is in good spirit and we are waiting for one or two more late arrivals and we are preparing well for the game against Mexico.

“It has been a tough few months for all of us, it’s a big heartache we have to keep on moving. When you fall down, you have to stand up again, this team has been down before and came back and I believe we will do it again.

“So it’s great to be up for this friendly games and a chance to play in the AFCON qualifiers in next few weeks, that would be a great chance for us to refresh and refocus ourselves and the focus would be on the next AFCON.”

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