Nigeria Captain William Troost-Ekong Dreams of Africa Cup of Nations Glory


William Troost-Ekong, Nigeria’s captain, expresses excitement about the prospect of lifting the Africa Cup of Nations trophy, highlighting the significance for him and the country. The Super Eagles secured their spot in the final after defeating South Africa in a dramatic penalty shootout and will now face tournament hosts Ivory Coast on Sunday.

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This marks Nigeria’s first final appearance since their 2013 victory. Troost-Ekong reflects on the dream-like nature of such moments and the opportunity it presents for the team. Despite being ranked sixth in Africa according to FIFA’s world rankings, Nigeria has emerged as a formidable contender in the tournament, demonstrating resilience and determination.

Manager Jose Peseiro expresses his unwavering belief in the team’s ability to succeed, emphasizing their goal of winning the Africa Cup of Nations. The journey to the final has been filled with challenges, including a tense semi-final match against South Africa, where Nigeria ultimately triumphed in a penalty shootout.

Troost-Ekong’s early penalty goal seemed to secure victory, but a late twist saw South Africa equalize, leading to extra time and ultimately penalties. Defender Calvin Bassey praises the team’s character and resilience in overcoming the tough opposition.

Goalkeeper Stanley Nwabali emerges as the hero of the shootout, reflecting on the surreal experience of reaching the final and earning the man of the match award.

Emman Tochi
Emman Tochi
Emma Tochi is Naija247news Media Northern Bureau Chief, he's based in FCT Abuja. He overseas the northern operations of this business media

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