Ekong hits out at Oliseh for saying he was too soft to play for Eagles


Super Eagles reliable defender William Troost Ekong, has hit out at former
Nigerian skipper and Coach Sunday Oliseh, for dumping him out of the team during his tenure as coach.

‘’He didn’t believe in me then, but I think Nigerians can see now what I can do,’’ Troost-Ekong said while speaking with
aclsports.com .

Troost-Ekong, who plays for Bursaspor of Turkey after moving from Gent in Belgium, made only two appearances for the national team, against Tanzania and DR Congo before Sunday Oliseh froze him out from the side.

And the former Dutch junior international did not miss the opportunity to take a slight dig at Oliseh, before making it clear he has no grudge against his former coach.

“I hope he’s watching his TV now and seeing us going to the World Cup. No ill feelings, I saw him at the Olympics last year and we spoke briefly.”

Ekong was quick to highlight the 2016 Olympics bronze winning Dream Team VI
under coach Samson Siasia, and said it was his launching pad back to the senior side.

‘’The Olympics was like a restart for my international career. I was part of the Super Eagles until Sunday Oliseh took me out, because he said Oyibo boys are too soft,’’ Troost-Ekong said.

Oliseh who currently manages Netherlands second division side Fortuna Sittard took over as coach of Nigeria in July 2015 and did not do badly winning six, drawing five and losing two games.


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