Failing to have won the final, William Troost-Ekong will have been rewarded with the title of best player of CAN 2024, and succeeds Sadio Mané.
Despite his position as a defender, the Super-Eagles captain scored three times during the competition.
Among these achievements, two are penalties, one of which was scored (already) against Nigeria in the group, and the other in the semi-final against South Africa.
And the last one was a furious header to open the scoring in the final again against the Elephants.
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The rest of the distinctions
Other individual trophies were awarded to the major players in this CAN 2024. First, the golden shoe for top scorer, awarded to Emilio Nsue, author of 5 goals.
The captain of Equatorial Guinea is followed by the Angolan Gelson Dala (4 goals), and the Egyptian and Nantes player Mostafa Mohamed (4 goals).
Concerning their opposites on the pitch, Ronwen Williams hero of the penalties against Cape Verde with 4 saves in one session, was named best goalkeeper.
The South Africa captain took the opportunity to collect the prize for the fairest team.
Champion Ivory Coast was honored
Finally, two African champions were congratulated.
First, Simon Adingra (22 years old) was awarded the title of best young player of the CAN, at the same time as man of the match in the final.
Finally, it was obviously necessary to highlight the one without whom this entire journey would not have been possible.
Emerse Faé, the improvised coach, was distinguished as the best coach of a CAN which he won by having taken charge of Côte d'Ivoire in full competition.