CAN2023: Nigerian defense boss Ekong, best player in the competition

Abidjan: The captain and central defender of the Super Eagles of Nigeria William Paul Troost-Ekong was named Sunday evening by the Confederation of African Football (CAF), best player of the 34th edition of the African Cup. nations (CAF) football 2023, we noted. The elegant William Ekong was enormous in his overall performance in this 34th CAN Côte d'Ivoire 2023. He was the pillar of the Super-Eagles' defense. He is also an offensive asset for Nigeria and a poison for opposing defenses. Very reassuring in his interventions to stop the opponent, the player from POAK Salonika (Greece) does not hesitate to go to the forefront to create a surplus. He was also the author of two goals including one in the final against the Elephants despite his status as a defender. It was again against the host country of the CAN that he scored his first goal in a group match. No Nigerian attacker in this CAN has done better than him. At 31, he has a bright future ahead of him. Nigeria can still count on him in future continen tal competitions. His trophy was presented to him on Sunday February 11 at the Alassane Ouattara stadium in Ebimpé by CAF president Patrice Motsepe, following the final won by the Elephants of Côte d'Ivoire. Source: Burkina Information Agency

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