Full list: Best players, other award winners in AFCON 2023

  • The Super Eagles captain, William Troost-Ekong, has been named the best player of the 2023 AFCON tournament
  • Ekong has been instrumental to the Super Eagles’ success, and he scored a header in the first half against Cote d’Ivoire in the final
  • He was honoured alongside seven other awardees by CAF at the end of the match between Nigeria and host Cote d’Ivoire

Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire – William Troost Ekong, the Super Eagles captain, has been crowned the best player of the 2023 African Cup of Nations (AFCON) tournament in Cote d’Ivoire on Sunday, February 11.

Ekong played a pivotal role in guiding the Super Eagles from the initial stages to the final of the competition. During the final match against the host nation, Cote d’Ivoire, he demonstrated his prowess by scoring the opening goal with a header.

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William Troost Ekong/Super Eagles/2023 AFCON
AFCON 2023: Nigeria’s Troost-Ekong becomes the best player of the tournament
Photo Credit: William Troost Ekong, CAF
Source: Twitter

2023 AFCON: Eight CAF awards

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) organized the 34th edition of .

The tournament, closely monitored by Legit.ng, concluded on a disappointing note for Nigeria with a 2-1 defeat.

Below is the full list of the awardees:

Ecobank Best Goalkeeper

Ronwen Williams – South Africa

Air Côte d’Ivoire Fair Play Team award

South Africa

Puma Golden Boot winner

Emilio Nsue – Equatorial Guinea (5 goals)

Puma Silver Boot winner

Gelson Dala – Angola (4 goals)

Puma Bronze boot winner

Mostafa Mohamed – Egypt (4 goals)

TotalEnergies Man of the competition

William Troost-Ekong – Nigeria

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Best Young Player award

Simon Adingra – Ivory Coast

Best Coach award

Emerse Faé – Ivory Coast

AFCON 2023: Nigeria vs Cote d’Ivoire

Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Nigeria defeated Cote d’Ivoire in the group stage of the tournament. The host, however, managed to qualify as one of the best losers.

Despite starting the competition on a poor note, the host country went on to win the tournament.

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2023 AFCON: How Tinubu celebrated Ekong’s goal

Legit.ng earlier reported that President Bola Tinubu was seen in a video celebrating William Troost Ekong’s goal against the Elephant of Cote d’Ivoire.

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The president was viewing the match with some officials in the presidential villa at the banquet hall in the state house.

Source: Legit.ng

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