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AFCON 2023: ‘Don’t give up on us’ — Troost-Ekong begs Nigerians

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Super Eagles vice-captain, William Troost-EKong has called on soccer-loving Nigerians to rally behind the team.

The Super Eagles started their campaign at the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations with a disappointing 1-1 draw against the Nzalang Nacional of Equatorial Guinea.

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Jose Peseiro’s side must now avoid defeat against hosts Cote d’Ivoire in their next game on Thursday to boost their chances of making it to the next round.

 

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Despite their not-too-impressive display, Troost-Ekong stated that it is important for the fans to keep supporting the team.

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“I just want to say thank you for the support for the guys that came out there,” the PAOK Salonica of Greece defender said after the game.

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” Of course, we’re disappointed; we feel the same way as you guys, we wanted to win today, but I think we have to look at the positives.

“We created a lot of chances, and on another day we would have won that game, and will be very motivated Thursday. Don’t give up on us.”

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Thursday’s encounter billed for the Alassanne Quattara Stadium, Ebimpe, Abidjan will kick-off at 5pm.

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