Nigeria’s Captain William Troost-Ekong clinched the title of CAF 2023 Most Valuable Player.
Ekong’s stellar performance proved instrumental as the Super Eagles soared all the way to the final.
His contribution included three crucial goals, notably two nerve-wracking penalties that kept fans on the edge of their seats.
However, despite Nigeria’s strong showing, Eagles Goalkeeper Stanley Nwabali missed out on the Goalkeeper of the Tournament award.
The disappointment stemmed from the AFCON final defeat to Cote D’Ivoire, where Nwabali’s inability to keep a clean sheet cost him the prestigious honor.
South Africa goalkeeper Ronwen Williams claimed the Golden Glove at the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations, edging past Nigeria’s Stanley Nwabali.
Williams’ remarkable performance saw Bafana Bafana concede only twice throughout the tournament, with five clean sheets to his name.
His exceptional form culminated in a crucial clean sheet during the penalty shoot-out win over DR Congo.
Meanwhile, Nwabali’s valiant efforts were overshadowed by conceding twice in the final match and a total of four goals throughout the tournament, despite managing four clean sheets.
Cote D’Ivoire’s Emerse Fae secured the Best Coach Award ahead of Nigeria’s Jose Peseiro.
Fae’s leadership as caretaker manager guided the Ivorian team to success, culminating in their triumphant victory in the tournament.
His strategic acumen and ability to rally the team were key factors in their journey to glory.
Equatorial Guinea captain, Emilio Nsue despite their round of 16 exit, emerged as the top scorer with five goals.
Additionally, South Africa was recognized for their exemplary sportsmanship as they were awarded the Fair Play Award.
Bafana Bafana’s commitment to fair play and respect for the game set a positive example on the field throughout the tournament, earning them this prestigious accolade.
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