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Super Eagles captain and Watford of England defender, William Troost-Ekong, is leading Team Thrive Africa in a fight against Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs).

Troost-Ekong, who excelled at the recently concluded Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroun despite the team’s early exit, is captaining a new team tagged ‘The Game of Our Lives,’ a social action platform.

He told The Guardian in a zoom meeting conducted by the Campaign Coordinator, Kate Lowe, in London, on Monday, that he decided to join forces with the END Fund to lead its Thrive Africa team in taking action to eliminate NTDs in the continent.

Nigerian defender William Troost-Ekong talks during a press conference in Garoua, January 18, 2022, on the eve of the Africa Cup of Nations (CAN) football match between Nigeria anf Guinea-Bissau. (Photo by Daniel Beloumou Olomo / AFP)

“More than 600 million people in Africa are affected by NTDs, which cause long-term disabilities like…

Source: Guardian Newspaper