Turkey-based defender William Troost-Ekong has said he is looking forward to his first World Cup in Russia with a lot of excitement.
No-nonsense Troost-Ekong has formed what is now famously referred to as the â€˜Oyinbo Wallâ€™ with fellow central defender Leon Balogun that he was an ever-present as Nigeria qualified for a sixth World Cup.
He also featured at the 2016 Rio Olympics, where Nigeria finished third, after he opted to play for his fatherâ€™s native country even though he was also eligible to play for the Netherlands, where his mother hails from.
The focus now is Russia 2018 and he said it is a dream come true for him.
â€œWe worked very hard to get there,â€ he told SCORENigeria
â€œItâ€™s the dream of all players to be at the World Cup.
â€œAnd now I canâ€™t wait to get started.
He was an ever-present as the Eagles booked their passage to Russia 2018 with a game to spare.