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AFCON 2023: Troost-Ekong equals Keshi’s goal record

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William Troost-Ekong has equaled Stephen Keshi’s record as the highest-scoring defender in the history of the Africa Cup of Nations, CN reports.

The centre-back scored his fourth goal in the AFCON finals in Nigeria’s semi-final victory against South Africa on Wednesday night.

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Keshi, a former Super Eagles captain and coach, was previously the only defender who achieved the feat.

Troost-Ekong opened his AFCON account in Nigeria’s 2-1 semi-final victory against the Bafana Bafana of South Africa at the AFCON 2019 finals hosted by Egypt.

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The 30-year-old doubled his tally in a group game against Sudan two years ago in Cameroon.

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The PAOK Salonica of Greece defender has scored twice for the Super Eagles at the ongoing AFCON 2023 finals in Cote d’Ivoire.

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Troost-Ekong has represented Nigeria 70 times and netted six times.

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