Despite the Super Eagles’ defeat to the Elephants, Total Energies honored 30-year-old William Ekong, the captain of the Nigerian national team and center back for Super League Greece side PAOK.
In addition to receiving recognition for being the highest-scoring defender in AFCON history, he was also given an award following the game. With five goals, he overcame Steven Keshi, who previously held the title with four goals in his portfolio.
William Troost-Ekong wins the AFCON Player of the Tournament award 🇳🇬 pic.twitter.com/ezivFBx5Ha— Naija (@Naija_PR) February 11, 2024
Here is a list of other award winners at AFCON 2023;
Total Energies Man of the Competition
Ecobank Best Goalkeeper
Ronwen Williams – South Africa (5 clean sheets)
Puma Golden Boot winner
Emilio Nsue – Equatorial Guinea (5 goals)
Air Côte d’Ivoire Fair Play Team
South Africa’s Bafana Bafana
Best Young Player award
Simon Adingra – Ivory Coast