January, 20 2022.
The man of the Match against Guinea Bissau, Williams Ekong has attributed the man of the match to collective effort of the team. Ekong got the second goal that sent Guinea Bissau packing in AFCON.
“I am happy, it's not all about me today. The best thing is that the boys did very well. We made eight changes and still looked fantastic. That's massive to the coaching staff, for trusting the players and also the boys who stepped in to show themselves. I try to contribute in every game and do my best. I am very happy.
“There was no different way to prepare. The good thing about it, is that I trust my teammates and they also do same with me. The coaching staff also trust all the players. It was the same preparation as usual, some of the players were rested after playing two difficult games in six days. The boys came in fresh, this is what you want from a team. Everyone wanted to show they can do it and this is what one craves from a team. It was a solid performance.
“We have left our families behind and working very hard. I want to win the tournament this time, the last tournament in Egypt, we managed to win Bronze and missed out in the final. This was upsetting for most of us. This time around, we want to do better and there is a long way. The only thing we can guarantee is our effort and try to put in some good performances”.