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AFCON 2023: Ekong Has Shown Skills Of Leadership –Rufai

AFCON 2023: Ekong Has Shown Skills Of Leadership  –Rufai

Former Nigerian international, Peter Rufai has commended Super Eagles defender, William Troost-Ekong for his leadership role in the team despite Nigeria’s 2-1 loss to Ivory Coast in the final of the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations.

Recall that the Nigerian international who opened seven minutes before the break, when Troost-Ekong nodded home his third goal of the tournament.

The Super Eagles were unbeaten in their previous 22 matches in the competition when scoring first, but the hosts hit back just after the hour mark as Kessie nodded in Adringa’s corner.

 

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Adingra was involved again as the Elephants snatched a dramatic winner in the 81st minute, the Brighton & Hove Albion winger crossing for Haller to prod past Stanley Nwabali at the near post.

Reacting after the game, Rufai, who was a guest in Afrosport AFCON coverage, stated that Ekong has been so exceptional in the tournament.

“Ekong has shown skills of great leadership in the Super Eagles despite the team’s loss to Ivory Coast in the final.

“He has been so outstanding in the tournament, leading by example and I think he deserve great commendation.”


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WORDPRESS: 2
  • TALK UR OWN 1 week ago

    100% KUDOS TO INTERIM CAPTAIN WILLIAMS TROOST-EKONG. HE IS A TRULY LEADERSHIP PLAYER ON THE FIELD OF PLAY (not on bench).
    FULL-TIME CAPTAIN, AHMED MUSA IS IRRELEVANT IN THAT TEAM. HE DOESN’T EVEN HAVE ANY HINTS TO BAIL SUPER EAGLE OUT OF TERRIBLE SITUATIONS ON FIELD OF PLAY. A COACH PERFORMS HIS COACHING ROLE ON BENCH(not on the field), WHILE A PLAYER PERFORMS HIS PLAYING ROLE ON THE FIELD OF PLAY(not on the bench). WHAT IS THE ROLE OF AHMED MUSA IN THAT TEAM: COACH OR PLAYER ????????***
    IT’S A PITY & VERY BAD THAT AHMED MUSA, AS AN EXPENSIVE PLAYER, A LEADER & MAIN CAPTAIN OF A TEAM IS WARMING BENCH IN THE TEAM THROUGHOUT THE COMPETITION. IT IS A THING OF SHAME THAT AHMED MUSA CANNOT DO HIS EXPERIENCE, LEADERSHIP & CAPTAINSHIP ON THE FIELD OF PLAY.
    ** MESSI, RONALDO, ROGER-MILLA, KESHI, OLISEH, DUNGA, CAFU, MANDINI DID THEIR EXPERIENCE, LEADERSHIP & CAPTAINSHIP ON THE FIELD OF PLAY (NOT ON BENCH).
    ALTHOUGH IN NIGERIA WE ALWAYS BRAINWASHED OURSELVES & TURN THINGS UPSIDE DOWN.
    ** What oyinbo call white we call it BLACK
    ** We define one of the quality LEADERSHIP as ability to acquire wealth for self and families.
    ** We defined DEMOCRACY as govt of the family, and for the relatives
    WE HAVE TO CHANGE OUR MENTALITY AS A ROLE OF EXPERIENCED PLAYER, LEADER & CAPTAIN OF A TEAM.
    ** AN EXPERIENCED PLAYER, LEADER & CAPTAIN OF A TEAM MUST ALWAYS BE FUNCTIONING OF THE FIELD OF PLAY (NOT ON BENCH) JUST LIKE HEAD OF SOLDIER ALWAYS FUNCTIONS ON THE BATTLE FIELD (Not sitting down/warming bench in the office).
    IT IS HIGH TIME AHMED MUSA TO HANG HIS BOOT IN SUPER EAGLE TEAM AND APPLY AS ADVISER, MENTORSHIP OR EVEN AS ASSISTANT COACH if he still want to be with the team.
    ** AHMED MUSA JUST WASTED A SLOT/CHANCE THAT SUPPOSED TO BELONG TO ANOTHER PLAYERS.
    *** ENOUGH OF THIS NONSENSE IN SUPER EAGLE TEAM!!!

  • JULIET 1 week ago

    NIGERIA JOHN TERRY
    CONTINUE YOUR GOOD LEADERSHIP DISPLAY WITH SUPER EAGLE!!!

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