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Super Eagles captain William Troost-Ekong dreams of lifting trophy


February 9, 2024

Nigeria captain William Troost-Ekong says lifting the Africa Cup of Nations trophy would be an “amazing” moment for him and the country.

The Super Eagles beat South Africa on penalties to reach Sunday’s final in Abidjan, where they will face tournament hosts Ivory Coast (20:00 GMT).

Nigeria have reached their first final since 2013, when the West Africans won their third continental title.

Nigeria were not among the leading contenders for the trophy before the finals, given their lacklustre showing in their opening two qualifiers for the 2026 World Cup and their position as the sixth-best team in Africa according to FIFA’S world rankings.