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‘Good to finish the qualifiers with a win’ – Troost-Ekong revels as Super Eagles defeat Seychelles

6:50 AM MYT 23/03/2019
William Troost-Ekong
Goals from Odion Ighalo, Henry Onyekuru and Moses Simon helped Gernot Rohr's side wrapped up their Afcon qualifiers on a high

William Troost-Ekong is delighted after Nigeria ended their 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers with a 3-1 win over Seychelles on Saturday at the Stephen Keshi Stadium.

After Odion Ighalo’s opener was cancelled out by Roddy Melanie, Henry Onyekuru restored the lead to the three-time African champions before substitute Moses Simon sealed the win.

The victory helped Gernot Rohr’s men finish their qualifying campaign as Group E leader after garnering 13 points from six games.

And the Udinese defender has taken to the social media to revel in the win while praising the fans for their support.

“Good to finish the qualifiers with a win. Thanks for all your support [Nigerians],” Troost-Ekong tweeted.

Nigeria will now shift their focus to their friendly game against Egypt on Tuesday in preparation for the African Cup of Nations tournament in June.