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List of the best players at AFCON 2024



African Cup of Nations (AFCON)

The 2024 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) is a showcase of the best football talent in the continent. The tournament, hosted by Ivory Coast, will feature 24 teams competing for the coveted trophy. Among the many stars who will grace the pitch, here are some of the best players to look out for:

– Azzedine Ounahi (Morocco): The 23-year-old midfielder was a revelation at the 2022 World Cup, where he helped Morocco reach the semi-finals for the first time in history. He earned a move to Marseille and is recovering from a toe injury. Ounahi is a creative playmaker who can score and assist goals.

– Issa Kabore (Burkina Faso): The 21-year-old right-back was the best young player at the 2021 AFCON, where he scored three goals and provided four assists. He is on loan at Luton Town from Manchester City and has impressed in the Premier League. Kabore is a versatile defender who can also play as a winger.

– Riyad Mahrez (Algeria): The 32-year-old winger is one of the most experienced and decorated players in Africa. He led Algeria to their second AFCON title in 2019 and has won three league titles with Manchester City. He recently moved to Al Nassr in Saudi Arabia and is still a key player for his national team. Mahrez is a skillful dribbler who can score from any angle.

-Mohammed Kudus (Ghana): The 23-year-old forward is one of the most exciting prospects in Africa. He plays for West Ham United and has scored eight goals in 15 games this season. He also scored six goals in the AFCON qualifiers, making him the top scorer. Kudus is a fast and intelligent striker who can play in various positions.

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-Serge Aurier (Ivory Coast): The 31-year-old right-back is the captain and leader of the host nation. He has played in five AFCON tournaments and was part of the winning team in 2015. He plays for Villarreal in Spain and is known for his energy and experience. Aurier is a solid defender who can also contribute to the attack.

-Nicolas Jackson (Senegal): The 22-year-old striker is a rising star in Africa. He plays for Monaco and has scored 12 goals in 18 games this season. He is expected to partner with Sadio Mane for Senegal, forming a potent attacking duo. Jackson is a speedy and smart forward who can finish with both feet.

– Vincent Aboubakar (Cameroon): The 31-year-old striker is the captain and record scorer of Cameroon, with 40 goals in 100 games. He plays for Alanyaspor in Turkey and has scored 15 goals in 16 games this season. He was instrumental in Cameroon’s AFCON triumph in 2017, scoring the winning goal in the final. Aboubakar is a powerful and clinical striker who can score from anywhere.

– Sadio Mane (Senegal): The 30-year-old winger is arguably the best player in Africa. He plays for Al Nassr in Saudi Arabia, after leaving Liverpool as a club legend. He helped Senegal win their first AFCON title in 2021, scoring four goals and winning the player of the tournament award. Mane is a fast and fearless winger who can create and score goals.

**Victor Osimhen**: The Napoli striker was voted the best African player of the year at the 2023 CAF Awards, after leading his club to a historic Serie A title. He has scored 20 goals in 28 appearances for Nigeria and is the main threat for any defence .

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These are some of the best players at AFCON 2024, but there are many more who will dazzle us with their skills and passion. Don’t miss any of the action as Africa’s finest compete for glory.

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