Super Eagles manager Gernot Rohr has hinted that William Troost-Ekong will captain the national team when they face Brazil in a glamour friendly to be staged at the National Stadium in Singapore on October 13.
Ahmed Musa was appointed captain following the retirement of Mikel Obi at the end of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations but the former Leicester City man has been omitted from the latest roster because he’s still recovering from injury.
Troost-Ekong, who made his international debut in 2015, previously wore the captain’s armband in matches against Poland, Egypt and the most recent game with Ukraine.
In terms of international experience and national team caps, CD Leganes central defender Kenneth Omeruo leads the way having played 52 games since his senior debut in 2013, while goalkeeper Ikechukwu Ezenwa is the oldest player at 30.
Quizzed on his next tasks, Rohr told : ”We have rejuvenated the team further, the average age is now 23 years. Captain William Troost-Ekong is our oldest player at the age of 26. ‘On October 13 we have a friendly against Brazil in Singapore. This will be followed by two qualifiers for the Africa Cup 2021 on 11 November against Benin and on 19 November in Lesotho”.