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What a player - Michael Essien showers praises on Simon Adingra after AFCON final display

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Mon, 12 Feb 2024 Source:

Ghanaian football legend and assistant coach at FC Nordsjaelland, Michael Essien, has lauded Ivory Coast winger, Simon Adingra after a sterling performance in the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations final on February 11, 2024.

Adingra inspired Ivory Coast to stage a 2-1 comeback over Nigeria, assisting all two goals.

After the game, Essien took to X (Formerly Twitter) to praise the Right To Dream Academy graduate for his exceptional performance and also congratulated him for the win.

"What a player, Felicitation mon @simon.adingra," the Chelsea legend wrote.

The Brighton and Hove Albion man was in his element and was deservingly named man-of-the-match.

Simon Adingra also won the Young Player of the Tournament after ending the tournament with two assists and a goal.

Following the triumphant win, Ivory Coast has now gone level with Nigeria on the all-time AFCON title ladder - three each.