AFCON 2019 qualifiers: Eagles hungry for good result, Troost – Ekong declares 

Super Eagles   defender, William Troost-Ekong has said that the team is more than hungry to get a good result when they clash with South Africa’s Bafana Bafana in tomorrow’s Africa Cup of Nations group E qualifiers at the FNB Stadium in Johannesburg.

Nigeria vs England

Nigeria team (Back row L-R) Nigeria’s midfielder John Obi Mikel, Nigeria’s defender William Troost-Ekong, Nigeria’s defender Leon Balogun, Nigeria’s midfielder Victor Moses, Nigeria’s midfielder Joel Obi and Nigeria’s goalkeeper Francis Uzoho, (Front row L-R) Nigeria’s striker Odion Ighalo, Nigeria’s defender Shehu Abdullahi, Nigeria’s midfielder Alex Iwobi, Nigeria’s midfielder Ogenyi Onazi and Nigeria’s defender Bryan Idowu line up for a pre-game photograph ahead of the International friendly football match between England and Nigeria at Wembley stadium in London on June 2, 2018. / AFP PHOTO
A draw for the Eagles currently leading the group will earn them a ticket with a match to spare. The team lost their opening game to South Africa 2-0 in Uyo, but according to Troost- Ekong, the players now have a different mentality.
“This match is a new challenge for us, we are highly motivated even though it will be difficult playing away in South Africa,” Troost- Ekong said.
“There are now new players and they are hungry to make an impact.
“They are hungry to take this chance in the absence of other players and they can surprise South Africa because they want to show what they can do.”