Best Young Player of AFCON 2023: Simon Adingra, a promising youngster from the Ivory Coast, was awarded the title of Best Young Player of the 2023 African Cup of Nations Tournament. He showed his talent and skill throughout the competition, especially during the knockout phase, where he played a decisive role in the elephants.
Adingra, a product of Ghana’s Right to Dreams Academy, made significant contributions to his team’s success. In the final match against Nigeria, he played a pivotal role by providing two crucial assists, helping his team come from behind to secure a 2-1 victory and ultimately lift the prestigious African Cup of Nations champion title.
His performance not only demonstrated his individual capabilities but also highlighted his ability to perform under pressure in high-risk matches. As a young player, Adingra’s achievements in the tournament have undoubtedly positioned him as a rising star in African football, attracting attention and recognition for his exceptional talent and potential.
The talent himself. 🌟
— CAF (@CAF_Online) February 12, 2024
Best Young Player of AFCON 2023
Franck Kessie scored the equalizer in the 62nd minute, when he was left unmarked at the far post following an Adingra corner kick. In the match, Adingra made another dangerous cross from the left side of the field, allowing Sebastian Haller to score the winning goal.
The Ivorian team has made an impressive run to the final, overcoming the departure of its coach Jean-Louis Gasset after two defeats in the group stage. Despite these challenges, they achieved their third continental title with a well-deserved victory.
🇨🇮 Simon Adingra 🇨🇮
— CAF (@CAF_Online) February 11, 2024