Nigeria international and Udinese defender William Troost Ejong has scooped the Man of the Match award for his stellar performance in the third place match.
The Super Eagles defeated the Carthage Eagles by a lone Odion Ighalo goal to claim the bronze medal on a fine night for Nigerian football.
The Confederation of Africa Football, CAF, have after the encounter selected Troost Ekong as the game’s top performer.
— CAF (@CAF_Online) July 17, 2019
The defender was assured on the ball, commanding in the air and tenacious in the tackle as the Tunisian forward line found the Super Eagles defense too strong to breach.
Troost-Ekong has had a fine debut tournament as Nigeria’s strongman in defense. He also got the late winner for Nigeria against South Africa.
The victory over the North Africans ensure that the Super Eagles will not leave the AFCON 2019 empty handed.
The Italy based defender immediately after the game expressed his delight in winning the AFCON bronze medal.
— William Troost-Ekong (@WTroostEkong) July 17, 2019
The final of the Africa Cup of Nations comes up on Friday night when the Teranga Lions of Senegal trade tackles with the Desert Foxes of Algeria.