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2023 AFCON: Nigeria captain William Troost-Ekong named Best Player of the Tournament

Cup of Nations 2023 AFCON: Nigeria captain William Troost-Ekong named Best Player of the Tournament
FEB 12, 2024 LISTEN

William Troost-Ekong, the captain of Nigeria, has been honoured as the standout player of the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations, showcasing exceptional performances throughout the tournament.

Despite Nigeria's loss to the hosts, Côte d’Ivoire, in the final match, Troost-Ekong exhibited exemplary leadership for the Super Eagles, contributing significantly to their journey.

Troost-Ekong displayed his prowess by scoring three goals in seven games, including crucial strikes against the host nation in the group stage and South Africa. His commanding header against Côte d’Ivoire in the final exemplified his impact on the pitch.

In a tightly contested final, Troost-Ekong initially propelled Nigeria into the lead before Franck Kessie equalized for Côte d’Ivoire. Despite Nigeria's efforts, Côte d’Ivoire emerged victorious, claiming their third continental title.

Côte d’Ivoire's triumph marked a historic achievement as they became the first tournament hosts to win since Egypt in 2006, adding to their previous Nations Cup victories in 1992 and 2015.

Samuel Ekow Amoasi Appiah
Samuel Ekow Amoasi Appiah

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