Governor Umo Eno honours Troost-Ekong after receiving Super Eagles jersey at a reception in Uyo

Super Eagles vice-captain, William Troost-Ekong, received a special honour from the Governor of Akwa Ibom State, Umo Eno, in recognition of his outstanding performance for the national team during the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON).

Troost-Ekong, a native of Akwa Ibom State, played a captain role in Nigeria’s campaign at the AFCON 2023, where he showcased exceptional talent as a centre-back.

He scored three crucial goals for the Super Eagles and helped the team to 4 clean sheets as they emerged second in the tournament. These contributions earned him the title of Player of the Tournament.

Additionally, the 30-year-old defender was named in the Confederation of African Football (CAF) Team of the Tournament, further solidifying his status as one of the top performers in African football.

In a gesture of gratitude for the state’s support and encouragement, Troost-Ekong presented a Super Eagles jersey to Governor Eno during a reception held at the government house in Uyo. The jersey symbolised the player’s appreciation for the backing of his home state.

Before now, Troost-Ekong had paid a visit to Senate President and former governor of Akwa-Ibom, Godswill Akpabio, at his office in Abuja, showcasing his commitment to connecting with his home.