Nigeria’s captain and defender William Troost-Ekong has taken to Twitter to share his emotions after losing the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) final to Ivory Coast on Sunday night.
The Super Eagles were beaten 2-1 by the hosts in a thrilling match at the Stade Félix Houphouët-Boigny in Abidjan, despite taking the lead in the first half through Troost-Ekong’s header.
The former Watford star who moved to Greek side PAOK last summer, scored three goals and was named the Best Player of the Tournament.
Ekong posted a heartfelt message on his social media account, thanking the Nigerian fans for their support and congratulating Ivory Coast for their victory.
NAIJA THANK YOU! I LOVE U DIE 🇳🇬
NO WORDS CAN JUSTIFY THE FEELING OF LOSING A FINAL. IM PROUD OF OUR TEAM, OUR NATION, OUR SPIRIT.
HEADS UP, KEEP TRYING, WE WILL SOAR AGAIN 🦅