Nigeria national team vice captain, William Troost-Ekong, spoke about playing against Egypt’s Mohamed Salah in the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations.
We are currently 24 hours away from the start of the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon, set to be held between the 9th of January until the 6th of February.
Nigeria were placed in a tough Group D alongside Guinea-Bissau, Sudan and seven-time African champions Egypt.
Their first match will be on 11 January against the Pharaohs, who will be led by Liverpool superstar Mohamed Salah.
Salah has been in great form this season with the Reds, having already scored 23 goals in 26 games across all competitions, and even made the final three-man list for FIFA’s The Best Award.
Despite the difficulty of the task ahead, Super Eagles centre back Troost-Ekong believes they can contain the two-time Premier League Golden Boot winner.
“I hope he stays as far away from us and our goal as possible,” the Watford defender told BBC’s Football Focus.
“This season he’s obviously been on fire and we all know how good he is, but at the same time I’m very confident in our team,” he added.