Troost-Ekong urges CAF to eliminate the away goals rule in AFCON 2023 qualifiers
Super Eagles defender William Troost-Ekong has called on the Confederation of African Football (CAF) to abolish the away goals rule in the qualifiers for the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON).
Troost-Ekong believes that the away goals rule is outdated and does not accurately reflect the competitiveness and fairness of modern football.
He argues that in the current football landscape, where travel conditions and playing environments have improved, the away goals rule is no longer necessary.
The Nigerian international expressed his opinion after a recent AFCON qualifier, highlighting the potential impact of the away goal rule on the outcome of matches.
Troost-Ekong suggested that CAF should consider alternative tiebreaker methods, such as extra time or a penalty shootout, to determine the winner of a match in the event of a draw on aggregate.
By advocating for the removal of the away goals rule, Troost-Ekong hopes to initiate a discussion and bring about potential changes that would enhance the integrity and excitement of AFCON qualifiers.
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