Nigeria’s assistant captain, Troost Ekong, has been nominated for the MVP player of the tournament following his outstanding performance at the just-concluded Africa Nations Cup in Côte d’Ivoire.
The Super Eagles had a tremendous run, remaining unbeaten from the group stage to reach the finals. However, they were denied the trophy for the fourth time after suffering a 2-1 defeat against the host team.
Troost scored Nigeria’s only goal in the first half with a brilliant header, but unfortunately, his effort was neutralized by Frankie Kessie, and Sebastien Haller’s superb touch in the second half ended Nigeria’s dream.
Ekong, who scored 3 goals in the tournament, has now become the highest-scoring defender in the history of the game, with a total of 5 goals.”