Vice-captain William Troost-Ekong has sent a warning message to new players ahead of their Super Eagles debut against Algeria in an international friendly match.

Watford defender who part of the 23-man squad as Jose Peseiro’s side eager to beat Desert Foxes for the first in their fourth attempt next week Tuesday at the Miloud Hadefi Stadium in Oran.

Troost-Ekong has revealed unity in the Super Eagles has helped the team become stronger and it’s what new players see when they come in.

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The experienced Super Eagles Vice captain speaking at NFF TV via Complete Sports, he said the spirit in the camp is high ahead of the game against Algeria.

“it’s been good we are very happy to see the boys back together and the staff. We have a game coming up against Algeria and spirit has been high, training has been good and we are just working hard to improve our team cohesion and be ready for the game.

“The secret to our team is that there’s togetherness. We have experienced a lot in the last year, for the new guys they are welcome and they will have to do the initiation and singing still but the most important thing is that they are comfortable with us and they can show themselves on the pitch and contribute

“We want to try and win all the games and improve on all areas, we are playing against Algeria, one of the top teams in Africa we have to show them respect but at the same time even though it’s a friendly game we will try and win the game and prepare ourselves for the qualifiers that would be coming up next.“

The stand-in skipper said on the new Super Eagles players who have just joined the team: “It’s a great opportunity for the new players to show themselves and for all of us to blend together and understand what the coach expects from us.”

Club Brugge midfielder Raphael Onyedika, Rivers United defender Ebube Duru, CIA Pisa winger Godwin Saviour and Isreali based goalkeeper Adebayo Adeleye are all in line to make their national team debuts for Nigeria.


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