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Super Eagles Captain Troost-Ekong Crowned Best Player of 2023 Africa Cup of Nations



Super Eagles Captain Troost Ekong Crowned Best Player Of 2023 Africa Cup Of Nations

The Super Eagles captain, William Troost-Ekong, has clinched the title of the best player of the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations, showcasing an outstanding performance throughout the tournament.

Troost-Ekong, leading the Super Eagles, scored three crucial goals, propelling Nigeria to a remarkable second-place finish at the prestigious Africa Cup of Nations event.

Scoring the lone goal against hosts and eventual champions Cote d'Ivoire in the group stage, Troost-Ekong replicated his excellence with another goal in the final, highlighting his leadership on the field.

The Nigerian captain also displayed his composure by netting Nigeria’s only goal, a penalty, during the semi-final clash against South Africa, before contributing in the shootout as well.

Furthermore, in a spectacular demonstration of skill and determination, South Africa’s goalkeeper, Ronwen Williams, captured the Goalkeeper of the tournament award for his exceptional performance that guided the Bafana Bafana to a commendable third-place finish.

On a goal-scoring spree, Emilo Nsue of Equatorial Guinea emerged as the Golden Boot awardee, having impressed with five goals right from the group stages, showcasing his prowess in front of the goal.

Noteworthy achievements also extended to the coaching arena as Cote D’Ivoire’s coach, Emerse Fae, was honored with the coach of the tournament accolade for steering his team to AFCON glory with a stellar performance.

Continuing the trend of recognition, the Bafana Bafana of South Africa received the Fair Play award, acknowledging their sportsmanship throughout the tournament.

Rachel Adams

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