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Ekong still on cloud nine over Premier League promotion

William Ekong has said he was excited that he would soon finally play in the Premier League, while he is also thrilled with the form of Super Eagles strikers across Europe.

Eagles stand-in captain will play in the English top-flight come next season after he helped Watford win promotion.

“It was a long way coming. Eight years ago, I came close to doing that with Spurs, but the dream is now a reality,” Ekong told NaijaMade on SuperSport.

“The Premier League is the best league in the world. There is a lot of prestige as everyone follows the league and you test yourself against some of the best players in the world.”

The central defender had to give up top-flight football in Italy to play in the English second-tier Championship to get to the Premier League.

“I thought about that (decision) for a long time and discussed with the family,” he revealed.

“I was ready to put in the work and take on the challenge.

“I took a step back to make progress.”

The former Udinese defender also said he is excited Nigeria strikers are banging the goals across Europe as this can only be great for the Super Eagles.

“I am excited because this means a bright future for the country as these strikers have their best years ahead of them,” he said.

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