Super Eagles defender, William Troost-Ekong said he was delighted to score, even as his club Bursaspor lost to rivals Fenerbahce 2-1 in a Turkish League clash yesterday.


Troost-Ekong who was in the heart of the Super Eagles defence at the Russia 2018 World Cup tournament headed home the first goal of the match. But goals from Fenerbahce’s Giuliano and Souza eventually ensured the Green Crocodiles left the ülker Stadyumu empty handed but the 24-year-old is optimistic the team will not be deterred by the early setback.  “Happy to score my first goal of the season tonight against Fenerbahce.

“Thought we deserved more but we will keep fighting,” Troost Ekong tweeted. Neither of his compatriots, Abdullahi Shehu and Paschal Onyedika were included in the squad that travelled to face the Yellow Canaries.

They will hope to bounce back from the defeat next time out when they tackle Kayserispor this weekend.

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