AFCON 2022 is finally underway at Cameroon after the competition saw repeated delays in its commencement, know the list of the players to watch out for
The African Cup of Nations boasts of having some of the most talented young players in the world. What makes the competition so exciting is the abundance of talent and the exhilarating performances that we will witness from these players.
So here’s taking a look at the top 10 players to watch out for in the AFCON 2021.
AFCON 2022: List Of 10 Players To Watch Out For At The Africa Cup Of Nations
- Ilaix Moriba
18-year old Guinean midfielder Moraiba will look for a chance to prove his worth at the African Cup of Nations this time and boy can we expect a lot from the youngster who recently moved to RB Leipzig from FC Barcelona. Having been compared to Paul Pogba, Ilaix should not let comparisons like these distract him from performing to the best of his abilities as he is a midfielder with a lot of potential.
- Mohamed Bayo
Another Guinea International, 23-year old Mohamed Bayo is a very strong striker who can certainly make a big name for himself at the African competition as well as in the future.
- Pape Matar Sarr
Currently on loan from Tottenham to Metz, Senegal international Pape Matar Sarr is one defensive midfielder who can easily impress viewers with his on-ball skills. He is creative which is why both Senegal and Metz put his abilities to the test by using him in different advanced positions.
- Kamaldeen Sulemana
A winger with speed, agility and impressive footwork, watching Ghana’s Sulemana on the football pitch is a lot of fun because of his ability to put up a show. He is a very entertaining player who can help Ghana significantly.
- Mohammed Kudus
Also a Ghana international, Kudus is usually used as an attacker for the Black Stars, but at Ajax he is a lethal central midfielder who has experience in playing deep as well.
- Edmond Tapsoba
A centre-back at Bayer Leverkusen, Tapsoba possesses the right amount of strength, technicality and passing abilities to help Burkina Faso prosper at the African Cup of Nations.
- Herve Koffi
Burkina Faso’s goalkeeper Koffi is surely one of the best goalkeepers the competition has to offer and can even win the golden glove if he performs the way he has been for Belgian side Charleroi ever since he was let go from Lille.
- Hannibal Mejbri
18-year old attacking-midfielder Mejbri has already impressed German coach Ralf Rangnick to such an extent that the Man United manager wants the youngster to come play for the club at Old Trafford. There is no doubt about the fact that the Tunisian is on his way to achieving massive success.
- Amadou Haidara
Another Man United prospect, Haidara is also on Rangnick’s radar as the RB-Leipzig midfielder also has a knack for finding the back of the net. Mali will be relying heavily on the 23-year old this time.
- Joe Aribo
A star under Steven Gerrard at Rangers, the 6’2 Nigerian midfielder is one to intimidate defenders, which is something we can certainly expect to see in Cameroon as well.
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