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Cote d’Ivoire/Ghana: Cote d’Ivoire 2023 Afcon Awards List in Full

The 34th edition of the TotalEnergies CAF Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) concluded in a fine style at the majestic Alassane Ouattara Stadium on Sunday after Cote d’Ivoire came from behind to seal a magnificent third AFCON title against Nigeria.

With the curtains officially closed on the tournament, CAF awarded the best performers of the tournament.

Author of Cote d’Ivoire’s two assists in the final, Simon Adingra, (22), was named the TotalEnergies Man-of-the-Match for the final.

Despite not finishing at the summit as champions, Nigeria captain, William Troost-Ekong, walked away with the TotalEnergies Best Player award.

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Equatorial Guinea danger man, Emilio Nsue Lopez, walked away with the PUMA Golden Boot award for his five goals that saw him top the goal scoring charts of the competition.

Bafana Bafana shot-stopper, Ronwen Williams, was voted the Ecobank Best Goalkeeper for his heroics with the bronze medalists which includes a record four penalty saves against Cape Verde and another two against DR Congo.

In addition to finishing third in the competition, Bafana Bafana’s bronze medal was accompanied by the Fair Play Air Cote d’Ivoire Team.

South Africa, in addition to third place in the general classification, receives the Fair Play award.