The African Nations Cup 2022 advanced to the second round of group stage matches and one name stands out above the others in the scorers’ table.
Captain Vincent Aboubakar The host country of Cameroon is embarrassed to start the tournament, scoring four goals in the opening two matches of their country to get to the top of the list of players in a typical low score tournament.
His teammate, Karl Toko Ekambi from Lyon is right behind him, as Cameroon’s two matches accounted for almost one-third of the goals scored in the entire competition. Malawi Gabadinho Mhango, who is fighting the Orlando Pirates in South Africa, is also two goals after the match against Zimbabwe.
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star of Liverpool Sadio Mane he has only one goal in two matches and he and the club teammate Mohamed Salah They are still far behind if they want to fight for first place. Striker Man City Riyad Mahrez he was also locked in his opening match for Algeria Sebastien Haller played by his Côte d’Ivoire teammate Max Gradel in the opening match of the Elephants.
Top scorers AFCON 2022
Below is a ranking of the top scorers AFCON 2022 with 20 scorers in the tournament who contributed all 25 total goals seen so far.
As with other international tournaments, players with the same number of goals scored are ranked according to the total number of assists and then the lowest number of minutes played. If the assists and minutes played are balanced, they are sorted alphabetically.
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|1.||Vincent Aboubakar||Cameroon||4 (2)||0||2||167|
|2.||Gabadinho Mhango||Malawi||2 (0)||0||1||90|
|Karl Toko Ekambi||Cameroon||2 (0)||0||2||139|
|4.||Ablie Jallow||Gambia||1 (0)||0||1||64|
|Max Gradel||Ivory Coast||1 (0)||0||1||71|
|Dawa Hotessa||Ethiopia||1 (0)||0||1||73|
|Ibrahima Kone||Mali||1 (1)||0||1||73|
|Aaron Boupendza||Gabon||1 (0)||0||1||79|
|Kelechi Iheanacho||Nigeria||1 (0)||0||1||80|
|Hassane Bande||Burkina Faso||1 (0)||0||2||94|
|Jim Allevinah||Gabon||1 (0)||0||2||103|
|Zakaria Aboukhlal||Morocco||1 (0)||0||2||115|
|Gustavo Sangare||Burkina Faso||1 (0)||0||2||159|
|Sofie Boufalová||Morocco||1 (0)||0||2||166|
|Ismael Wadi||Zimbabwe||1 (0)||0||2||174|
|Julio Tavares||Cape Verde||1 (0)||0||2||176|
|Selim Amallah||Morocco||1 (0)||0||2||180|
|Andre Ayew||Ghana||1 (0)||0||2||180|
|Sadio Mane||Senegal||1 (1)||0||2||180|
|Issiaga Sylla||Guinea||1 (0)||0||2||180|
The top scorers of the African Cup of Nations since 2000
This year’s current top scorer would be the top scorer in six of AFCON’s last 11 tournaments, with Aboubakar scoring four goals in just two games.
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|2017||Junior Kabanagna||DR Congo||3|
|Javier Balboa||Equatorial Guinea||3|
|Dieumerci Mbokani||DR Congo||3|
|Didier Drogba||Ivory Coast||3|
|2000||Shaun Bartlett||South Africa||5|