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Williams rewarded for Afcon heroics

Williams rewarded for Afcon heroics

Bafana Bafana goalie, Ronwen Williams

Oscar J Jeke

South African goalkeeper Ronwen Williams has been named the Africa Cup of Nations best goalkeeper ahead of Nigeria’s Nwabali.

This comes as the host Nation; Ivory Coast were crowned winners of the 34th edition after beating Nigeria 2-1 in the final at the Alassane Ouattara Stadium in Abidjan.

In a statement, CAF revealed that Williams earned his award through penalty heroics against Equatorial Guinea and DR Congo.

“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 Equatorial Guinea and another two against DR Congo,” CAF said.

Hosts Ivory coast emerged winners

Other names on the podium included, Equatorial Guinea striker, Emilio Nsue Lopez who was the Golden boot winner with five goals making it to the top goals chart in the competition, William Troost-Ekong of Nigeria walked off with the player of the tournament award while Simon Adingra of Ivory Coast as the young player of the tournament, with the South African team awarded the Fair play award.

Morocco will host the 2026 edition of the Afcon tournament.


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