Thu. Apr 18th, 2024

AFCON 2021: William Ekong’s Net Hit Earned Man-of-the-Match Title

William Troost Ekong’s 75th-minute shot for the goal earned him the Man-of-the-Match title.

The Super Eagles beat Guinea Bissau 2-0 to take all nine points from Group D of the tournament in Cameroon.

Nigeria had beaten Egypt 1-0 and Sudan 3-1 before brushing aside Guinea Bissau 2-0 on Wednesday, with goals from Sadiq Umar and Troost-Ekong himself.

The 28-year-old was named Man of the Match on Wednesday after his outstanding display against Guinea Bissau, who left the competition without winning a single game.

“First and foremost I am very happy for the team,” Troost-Ekong told reporters after the game.

“We said before the game we wanted to do something special, we wanted to get three out of three wins and to make a statement on the tournament so far.

“I’m proud of the boys, I think everybody performed exceptionally well. It wasn’t easy with eight changes and all the boys who came in.

I think they showed they deserve to play as well and that’s probably the biggest message from today’s game, so I’m very content”.

By Brian Mboh

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