In a stunning return to form, Super Eagles defender William Troost-Ekong showcased his prowess on the pitch, playing a pivotal role in Bursaspor’s triumph over Konyaspor with a 2-1 victory at the Bursa Buyuksehir Belediye Stadium on Monday.
Having been sidelined in Bursaspor’s previous two league encounters against Goztepe and Kardemir Karabukspor, Troost-Ekong made a triumphant comeback, seizing the field in the 85th minute, taking the place of Estrugal Esroy. This marked Troost-Ekong’s 26th league appearance of the season for the club, where he has already made a notable impact, contributing two goals to their campaign.
Super Eagles midfielder Mikel Agu, on the other hand, was absent from the game, mirroring his position on the bench during the entirety of the club’s preceding league match against Kardemir Karabukspor. Agu’s season tally stands at 22 league appearances with two goals credited to his name.
Meanwhile, the indomitable Nigeria right-back, Shehu Abdullahi, displayed unwavering commitment by being actively engaged from the commencement to the conclusion of the game. This marked Abdullahi’s 13th appearance of the campaign, solidifying his indispensable role in the team.
The clash saw goals from Bursaspor’s Moussa Sow and Ertugal Esroy, with Adis Jahovic securing the visitors’ solitary goal. Troost-Ekong’s impactful return undoubtedly adds a layer of resilience to Bursaspor’s defensive lineup, setting the stage for an exciting chapter in their Turkish Super Lig journey.