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EPL: No panic over William Ekong injury, Eguavoen insists

Super Eagles coach Augustine Eguavoen has insisted there should be no panic over the injury that has sidelined Watford defender William Ekong.

Speculations have been rife over the availability of Ekong for the World Cup playoffs against Ghana later this month after he suffered a muscle strain in training with his Premier League club.

Eguavoen has now said he has spoken to the player over the injury and will follow up with the discussion.

“I spoke with Troost-Ekong and he’s going to have a look at it and then I’ll call him again tomorrow to determine the extent of the injury,” said the Super Eagles coach.

“Three days ago, he told me it isn’t that bad, so let us not push the panic button.”

Central defender Ekong was ever-present at the recent AFCON.

Ghana and Nigeria will do battle between March 25 and 29 for a place at this year’s World Cup in Qatar.

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