Ekong started his career with English side Fulham Academy in 2008, before leaving for Tottenham Hotspurs academy, where he shared the dressing room with current Spurs captain Harry Kane.
Since his debut for Groningen, The Olympics bronze medalist has played for seven clubs, in five different countries , before returning to England with Watford in 2020.
The Super Eagles Vice Captain helped Watford gain promotion back to elite division and he made his Premier League debut for Watford in 3-2 victory over Aston Villa at the Vicarage Road.
“8 YEARS, 6 Countries, 7 Clubs, 227 Club & 50 International appearances after being told I wasn’t good enough for the Premier League, I made my made my dream come” he said on his social media page.
Ekong who signed five years deal with Watford last year has featured in all Watford’s Premier League game this season.