Gent defender William Troost-Ekong has admitted that it is almost impossible to walk unnoticed whenever he is Nigeria because he represents the Super Eagles.

Gent defender William Troost-Ekong has admitted that it is almost impossible to walk unnoticed whenever he is Nigeria because he represents the Super Eagles.

Gent defender William Troost-Ekong has admitted that it is almost impossible to walk unnoticed whenever he is Nigeria because he represents the Super Eagles.

The former Netherlands youth international has also revealed that airport formalities are fast-tracked and everyone wants to assist him carry his luggage.  

“For instance, I never had to wait at customs and show my passport. I can walk right. Until the car my bags are carried, ” Troost-Ekong told Elf Voetbal. 

“Everyone knows me there by now, after nine international matches and the Olympic Games.”

Troost-Ekong went on : “It’s a weird feeling that 140 million Nigerians know me. I have to think about things like security. We are trapped with the national team in a hotel, a la Justin Bieber. 

“It is a very different life. You feel you a celebrity. And as soon as I step on the plane to Europe, everything is back to normal again.”

A product of Tottenham Hotspur and Fulham, Troost-Ekong made his debut for the Super Eagles in an African Cup of Nations qualifier against Chad in 2015.

Ifeanyi Emmanuel 

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