William Troost-Ekong, the captain of Nigeria’s Super Eagles, has equaled a significant milestone at the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) 2023.
Leading the Super Eagles, William Troost-Ekong has emerged as a new star, matching the longstanding record set by the legendary Stephen Keshi. With four goals scored in all AFCON competitions, Troost-Ekong now shares this esteemed achievement with the iconic Keshi.
Yet, Troost-Ekong’s journey doesn’t end here; he stands poised to surpass Keshi’s record, aiming to become the highest-scoring defender in the tournament’s history. In the recent showdown against South Africa, the Super Eagles showcased their resilience, clinching victory on penalties after a gripping 1-1 draw lasting 120 minutes. Troost-Ekong led by example, opening the scoring with his second goal of the tournament, following his remarkable strike against hosts Ivory Coast in the group stage.
Not only did Troost-Ekong’s goal give Nigeria the edge, but his defensive prowess also proved crucial in thwarting South Africa’s attacks. His invaluable contributions have played a pivotal role in Nigeria’s success throughout the tournament, endearing him to fans and solidifying his status as a leader within the team.