The 2023 CAF African Cup of Nations ended on Sunday night on a sad note for Nigeria’s Super Eagles as they lost the trophy to the host nation, Ivory Coast.
The Ivorians won 2-1 against Nigeria, courtesy of goals from Franck Kessie and Sebastien Haller who helped The Elephants clinch their third AFCON trophy.
While the competition did not go the desired way for some, others walked away with awards due to their performances.
Below is the full list of awards given at the AFCON contest:
Ecobank Best Goalkeeper
Ronwen Williams – South Africa
Air Côte d’Ivoire Fair Play Team award
Puma Golden Boot winner
Emilio Nsue – Equatorial Guinea (5 goals)
Puma Bronze boot winner
Mostafa Mohamed – Egypt (4 goals)
TotalEnergies Man of the competition
William Troost-Ekong – Nigeria
Best Young Player award
Simon Adingra – Ivory Coast
Best Coach award
Emerse Faé – Ivory Coast