By Johnny Edward:
Nigeria defender William Troost-Ekong has revealed that he is delighted to have joined Norwegian side FK Haugesund on a season loan deal.
Troost-Ekong who signed a three-year deal with the Belgium champions KAA Gent moved to Norway in search of regular action to retain his place in the new look Super Eagles squad.
“I’m delighted to have joined FK Haugesund in Norway on loan,” he wrote via his Instagram wall.
“Going to Norway gives me an opportunity to play regularly and continue my progress.”
Troost-Ekong also revealed that the conversation he had with Nigeria coach [Sunday Oliseh] also prompted his move to Norway.
“I spoke with the Nigeria coach [Sunday Oliseh] and the emphasis was for me to ensure that I am playing regular top-flight football even if that meant seeking a loan move.
“I’m thankful for his advice and together with what I and my management had in mind, this was the best option,” The 21-year-old was quoted on the BBC
The former Tottenham and FC Groningen defender made his debut for Nigeria in a match against Chad on 13 June, represented the Netherlands at youth level before switching allegiance to his father’s country.
He is also expected to make Coach Sunday Oliseh’s professional squad list for the 2017 AFCON qualifier against Tanzania