Friendly: The aim is to win - Troost Ekong

Published on: 23 September 2022


A Nigeria get ready to play against Algeria in a friendly encounter on Tuesday Super Eagles vice captain, Williams Tropst Ekong has said the team aims to win.


The Watford while speaking in an interview on NFF TV yesterday disclosed his happiness to be in the team.


"It has been good. We are very happy to see the boys back together and the staff. "


Ekong revealed the team's preparedness for the match and the unity in the team.


“We have a game coming up against Algeria and spirit have been high, training has been good and we are just working hard to improve our team cohesion and be ready for the game.


“The secret to our team is that there’s togetherness. We have experienced a lot in the last year. For the new guys, they are welcomed and they will have to do the initiation and singing still but the most important thing is that they are comfortable with us and they can show themselves on the pitch and contribute.


“We want to try and win all the games and improve on all areas. We are playing against Algeria, one of the top teams in Africa. We have to show them respect but at the same time even though it’s a friendly game, we will try and win the game and prepare ourselves for the qualifiers that would be coming up next.“


Meanwhile, head Coach José Santos Peseiro has approved that the three-time African champions have a training game against Algeria’s ‘B’ squad on Saturday in order to see a number of new and returning players in action, ahead of the official game against the Fennecs (Algeria’s ‘A’ team) in Oran on Tuesday evening.