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Benin will be difficult but Eagles are ready – Ekong

Watford defender, William Troost-Ekong believes Benin Republic will be tough but the Super Eagles will strive for the three points at stake in the African Cup of Nation (AFCON) qualifier on Saturday, AllBallerZone can report.

Nigeria battled to a 2-1 home win over the Squirrels last time both sides faced each other in November, 2019 before the Covid-19 pandemic ensured for a long break in the qualifiers.

Ekong said: “Benin is a very difficult team. I think when we played them the first time it was a hard game. So, we have to respect the opposition but we have to go there and give everything we have for the three points. You will see a team that will be ready to fight and give everything to try and get the job done.”

The former Udinese star is confident about the condition of the Super Eagles heading into the encounter.

Ekong looking sharp in Super Eagles camp

“Training has been good. All the boys are fired up and you could see a lot of energy – we are working really hard. Everybody is happy to be in Lagos and we are going to be ready for Saturday.

“We get along well and everyone is really happy to be here (Lagos) after a couple of months of no international football. We are here to get one job done,” Ekong said.

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