Super Eagles and Watford defender William Troost-Ekong has revealed that he is forever grateful for the late Stephen Keshi because he was the one that made him who he is in the senior national team. The former Udinese player made this known via Watford’s youtube page, where he said that he would forever be grateful to him.
William Troost-Ekong Reminisce about Late Stephen Keshi
According to William Troost-Ekong: “Stephen Keshi is someone close to my heart.” He also said: “He was my first manager with the Super Eagles. I made my debut under him, and then sadly, a few months later, he passed away, which was quite shocking at the time. And also, being a central defender, he was a player I grew up watching and looking up to. He won the AFCON as a player and as a manager, had success with Togo as well.”
“He was just a general very loving and caring person, so yeah, it’s sometimes difficult to come across people in the football industry that you can really relate to having a connection with. But from the first time he called me up to be part of his team when I was 21 or I think 22, it was already something special that I spoke on the phone to a legend.”
The player said when he met him, Keshi put him in the team to make his debut when it seemed like it was unbelievable. He is saying he is indebted to the late Super Eagles head coach, and he is indebted to him.