Bursaspor of Turkey defender, William Troost-Ekong has revealed that he celebrated his goal against DR Congoon Monday with his thumb in his mouth and a ball under his jersey because he is expecting a baby son.
Troost-Ekong, who got his first international goal in the 1-1 draw against The Leopards at Adokiye Amasiamaka Stadium, Port Harcourt, added that he celebrated the way he did because he had to dedicate the effort to his forthcoming baby.
The Holland-born stopper shot Nigeria into the lead in the 14th minute, for his first goal in 19 international appearances for the three-time African champions.
Troost-Ekong would not be daunted by the 78th minute equaliser, which came from a late penalty, following a foul by Ola Aina on an opponent, which the referee erroneously ruled was inside the box.
Rather than allow the setback dissuade his excitement and joy, Troost-Ekong took to Twitter after the game to disclose the explanation of his style of celebration.
Troost-Ekong tweeted: “Happy with my first international goal. This one is for my boy. Thanks for all your support!”