Nigeria’s defender and captain William Troost-Ekong has been named the Man of the 2024 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) after leading his team to the final of the continental tournament in Ivory Coast.
Troost-Ekong, who plays for Super League Greece club PAOK, scored three goals in the AFCON, including the opener in the final against Ivory Coast, where Nigeria lost 2-1.
He also made crucial tackles, interceptions, and clearances, as well as inspiring his teammates with his leadership and passion.
The 30-year-old beat the likes of Ivory Coast’s Franck Kessie, South Africa’s Ronwen Williams, and Equatorial Guinea’s Emilio Nsue to the prestigious award, which was announced by the Confederation of African Football (CAF).
See the full list of winners here.