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William Troost-Ekong Super Eagles defender shows off his maternal grandfather

The Gent defender took to Instagram to show off his maternal grandfather who he shares a name with.

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Although he is of dual nationality, Super Eagles defender William Troost-Ekong is proud of his roots.

Troost-Ekong was born in Netherlands to a Nigerian father and a Dutch mother. Although he plays for Nigeria, it seems Troost-Ekong is still very close to his mother’s family.

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The Gent defender took to Instagram to show off his maternal grandfather who he shares a name with.

With my inspiration, my 90 year young grandad Willem Troost, at my cousin's wedding,” the 22-year-old defender wrote.  

 After getting his Super Eagles cap in 2015, the defender has a total of six caps for Nigeria.

He was part of the Super Eagles team that played in two friendly games last week.

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