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Captain Ekong Honoured by Akwa Ibom State Governor Pastor Umo Eno for Outstanding AFCON Performance

February, 15 2024.

Super Eagles captain, William Troost Ekong, was warmly welcomed by the Governor of Akwa Ibom State, His Excellency Governor Pastor Umo Eno, in a reception to honor his remarkable leadership and exceptional performance at the recent Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) held in Cote d'Ivoire.


Ekong, who led the Super Eagles to a commendable silver medal finish, was celebrated for his invaluable contributions to Nigerian football.


It was a meeting of pride and admiration from the people of Akwa Ibom State for their illustrious son. Governor Pastor Umo Eno expressed gratitude to Ekong for his outstanding representation of the state and the nation on the international stage.


Center-back William Troost Ekong, a proud son of Akwa Ibom State, emerged as a standout performer throughout the AFCON tournament, earning the prestigious title of Most Valuable Player (MVP) and netting an impressive four goals. His remarkable contributions were instrumental in guiding the Super Eagles to the finals and securing a well-deserved silver medal.


During the reception, Ekong presented a special Super Eagles jersey to Governor Pastor Umo Eno as a token of appreciation for the state's unwavering support and encouragement.


The event concluded with a sense of unity and pride as Governor Pastor Umo Eno reiterated the state's commitment to supporting and nurturing the talents of its youth, ensuring that Akwa Ibom remains a powerhouse in Nigerian football.

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