Taribo West blames one Super Eagles’ player for 2-2 draw with Ukraine


Former Super Eagles defender, Taribo West, has questioned William Troost-Ekong’s ability, following the team’s 2-2 draw with Ukraine in an international friendly on Tuesday.

Nigeria raced into a two-goal lead in the first half, thanks to Joe Aribo and Victor Osimhen.

But Gernot Rohr’s men threw away their advantage, after conceding twice in the space of one minute in the second half.

“The defence has problems especially with Troost-Ekong, I don’t know whether he’s losing his form.

“Few matches he has been playing for Nigeria, he hasn’t been the Troost-Ekong that came into the national team with a lot of determination in the beginning. It’s like he has been relaxed since he came into the starting XI.

“I have not seen that Troost-Ekong that I used to see. Somebody should talk to him, somebody should call him back to his senses, the coaches should speak to him properly,” West told Brila FM.


  1. Taribo west knows best from his standpoint of Been an absolute complete Defender
    Kong needs to work smarter and play well for his national team

  2. Comment: yes Mr Taribo, I believe you sir. this is a complete defensive shatter for a team to lose concentration like that and concede two goals in less than 3 minutes.

  3. Seriously Ekong’s performance is deteriorating everyday, probably because there is no strong competition in that defense line

  4. yes o. Taribo West has spoken the truth. but what do expect when an old man claims to be younger. you can never cheat nature

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