AFCON: Troost-Ekong wins best player of the tournament
Super Eagles captain William Troost-Ekong has won the best player in the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations.
Ekong scored three goals in the competition, leading Nigeria to second place at the highly electrified AFCON.
He scored the solitary goal in the group game against hosts and eventual champions Cote d’Ivoire, then repeated the feat in the final.
He also scored Nigeria’s only goal – a penalty – in regulation time in the semi-final against South Africa before scoring in the penalty shootout.
Guinea-Bissau dangerman, Emilio Nsue Lopez walked away with the PUMA Golden Boot award for his 5 goals that saw him top the goal scoring charts of the competition.
Bafana Bafana shot-stopper, Ronwen Williams was voted the Ecobank Best Goalkeeper for his heroics with the bronze medalists which includes a record four penalty saves against Equatorial Guinea and another two against DR Congo.
In addition to finishing third in the competition, Bafana Bafana’s bronze medal is accompanied by the Fair Play Air Cote d’Ivoire Team
South Africa, in addition to third place in the general classification, receives the Fair Play award.
Below is AFCON 2023 winners List:
Winner: Cote d’Ivoire
Third: South Africa
Fourth: Democratic Republic of Congo
TotalEnergies Best Player: William Troost-Ekong (Nigeria)
Puma Golden Boat: Emilio Nsue Lopez
Best Ecobank Goalkeeper: Ronwen Williams (South Africa)
Fair-Play Air Côte d’Ivoire Team: South Africa