With just a little over 24 hours remaining for the African Cup of Nations to commence, we take a look at the top 4 picks who could win the golden glove award in AFCON 2022
The golden glove is awarded to the best goalkeeper of the respective tournament and the African Cup of Nations 2022 will see some exceptional goalkeeping talents participate in the biggest football competition in the African continent.
So let’s take a look at the top 4 candidates who could win the best goalkeeper prize this year as AFCON 2022 gets set to kick-off from Sunday, 9th January.
AFCON 2022: Top Favorites To Win Golden Glove, Betting Odds And Predictions
- Edouard Mendy
One of the best goalkeepers in the Premier League at the moment, the Senegalese certainly has what it takes to win the golden glove award this year. Mendy has been terrific for Chelsea so far this season and he will look to help his nation at achieving redemption this time, after the Lions of Teranga suffered a painful loss at the hands of Algeria in the AFCON 2019 final.
- Andre Onana
The goalkeeper for the host-nation, Andre Onana is one of the best goalkeepers in Africa. He was barred from stepping onto a football pitch for 9 months after he was found guilty of doping last year. But the ban has now been lifted, and Onana will make sure to get all his experience to the competition this time. Currently he plays for Ajax, with whom he has won 5 major titles- 2X Dutch Champion, 2X Dutch Cup Winner, 1X Dutch Super Cup Winner.
- Mohamed El Shenawy
There is no doubt about the fact that the Egyptian goalkeeper has much more proficiency when it comes to performing at the biggest African football stages, as compared to Mendy and Onana. The 33-year old has been excellent for Al Ahly till now, having made some very impressive saves in important fixtures. He is surely a worthy candidate to win the golden glove this year, given that he performs with the same consistency level as seen earlier in AFCON 2022.
- Maduka Okoye
Standing at a massive 6’6, Okoye was signed by Eredivise team Sparta Rotterdam in 2020 in what was a free transfer. He showed us some commendable performances in the 2020/21 season in which he was named Sparta’s player of the season, having made 10 clean sheets in 28 league appearances for the club. At just 22, Okoye does possess the talent and ability to churn out some sensational performances in the African Cup of Nations.
The betting odds can be found here.
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