One of the the stand-out performers in Wednesday’s semi final defeat to Germany for Nigeria, William Troost-Ekong has assured all that he and his teammates will fight for the Olympic Bronze medal on Saturday.
Ekong said on Thursday that he and his teammates gave their all against the Germans but having failed to make the finals they will throw in all not to return empty-handed from Rio.
— William Troost-Ekong (@wtroostekong) August 18, 2016
Ekong in fcnaija players’ rating for the Germany match was picked as the better of the center-halves on the night, as he made several timely tackles and interventions to keep the score respectable.
A first half strike from Lukas Klostermann and a late addition from Petersen was all the Germans needed to set up a final clash against hosts, Brazil who demolished Honduras in the other semi final contest.