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In Nigeria’s 2-1 loss to Cote d’Ivoire at the Alassane Ouattara Stadium in Ebimpe, Abidjan, on Sunday night, William Troost-Ekong made history as the highest-scoring defender in the Africa Cup of Nations.

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The Super Eagles’ defender scored in the 37th minute, giving his team an initial lead. However, Jose Peseiro’s squad conceded twice in the second half, resulting in a defeat to the Elephants.

Troost-Ekong’s goal marked his third in the competition, and the 30-year-old now boasts a total of five goals in AFCON finals. Additionally, he was honored with the title of Player of the Tournament.

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