William Troost-Ekong has revealed that the Super Eagles were lucky to defeat Egypt 1-0 in Tuesday’s international friendly. Gernot Rohr’s men sealed an important win in Asaba to boost their preparation for the Afcon finals slated for Egypt with a superb volley by Paul Onuachu after 7 seconds to become the fastest ever scored for Nigeria.
The Super Eagles edged their visitors at the Stephen Keshi Stadium thanks to Paul Onuachu’s effort in the first minute of the game. Due to Ahmed Musa’s absence, Troost-Ekong wore the captain’s armband on Tuesday evening and was solid in the Super Eagles’ defence with vital tackles to keep Javier Aguirre’s men at bay.
The defeat was Egypt’s first loss under the Mexican manager since his appointment in August. However, the Udinese defender believes they were at an advantage to have scored first and also admitted that the pitch was bad for both teams.
“Egypt are a great side, we were lucky to have scored a goal in the first minute. The pitch was bad for us and for them but we were able to score an early goal and the new players played very well,” Troost-Ekong told the media.