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Eagles’ Troost-Ekong says he’s inspired by Barrack and Michelle Obama

Super Eagles defender, William Troost-Ekong has revealed that former US President, Barrack Obama and his wife, Michelle are his major source of inspiration.

Troost-Ekong, who is currently in camp with the Super Eagles ahead of Saturday’s 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers against the Lone Star of Liberia, made the disclosure via Watford’s YouTube page.

The Watford defender described Michelle as a great personality who has influenced many lives positively with her charity works across the world.

He said: “Last year, when I spoke about different people that inspired me, I mentioned Barack Obama of course, being the first black president of the United States. So yeah, Michelle Obama as the First Lady was also very impactful, someone that in my lifetime, you know they were very historic couple, and yes, she has different charity works that she does, many different things, letting girls learn I think is probably her biggest one.

“And me having a daughter myself, and knowing how important it is to have the quality I think she is someone that represents that and has made the best use of her platform and her voice over the years as the First Lady but even now after to advocate equality and giving young girls the chance as well in the society.

“I love what she stands for and she is someone different, maybe everyone knows Barack Obama, so this is someone that I want to highlight because again I know everyone knows who Michelle Obama is, but maybe not necessarily what she has done, I think she is a great personality.”

Ekong will be in action Saturday as the Eagles look to maintain their advantage in the group ahead of Tuesday’s final clash against Cape Verde.

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