Super Eagles boss Augustine Eguavoen has acknowledged that Watford centre back Ekong, is lacking confidence ahead of the upcoming African Cup of Nations.
Since the start of the season the Nigeria international has not been able to replicate last season performance, which makes him one of Watford’s best player at the club.
Ekong one of Rohr’s key members in the Super Eagles had a brilliant season with the Hornets last season, but his consistent errors while playing for the club this season has got people talking about his confidence.
He was involved in the defensive mix up alongside Balogun that led to Central African Republic late goal winner against the Eagles in October, and was also blamed for the goal conceded in the home fixture against Cape Verde during the World Cup qualifiers.
While his lost of confidence is becoming more glaring in the Premier League, his mistakes against Leicester City and Brentford further dealt his confidence a huge blow.
Eguavoen in an interview with the media said: “Our psychologist has a big role to play as does the coaches and the entire team to help lift the confidence of Troost-Ekong.”
“He’s also a very strong player and we trust we can help him come through this rough patch.”
While football crazy Nigerian fans await the announcement of the Super Eagles squad for AFCON, it would be interesting to see if Ekong would start for the team in our first game against Egypt.
This article was updated 9 months ago