This years’ African Cup Of Nations competition is filled with numerous stars from top football clubs and leagues within and outside the African continent.
From the likes of Kalidou Koulibaly to Riyad Mahrez to Samuel Chukwueze, Ahmed Musa, Gyan and so many others.
Who among all these players will likely finish among 2019 African Cup of Nations top scores?
I have made a list of them below.
5 Promising Players That Are Likely to finish As AFCON 2019 Topscorers
5. Michael Olunga (Kenya)
Michael Olunga dazzled on Thursday night as Kenya recorded one of the most dramatic comebacks in African Cup of Nations group games.
Scoring Kenya’s Opener in 39th-minute, the young man did not relent till he got his second for the night to see Kenya snatch the necessary 3 points from Tanzania to keep their hopes of making it to the next stage alive.
If Kenya makes it to the next stage, then there is every opportunity for Michael Olunga to score as many more goals as possible and probably finish the competition as one of the highest goalscorers.
4. Mickael Pote (Benin)
Mickael Pote scored twice for Benin on June 25th against Ghana to send shockwaves down the spine of the 3 times Afcon Champions who many expected to have an easy win over Benin.
If Michael Pote maintains that form we saw on Tuesday evening, there is no way he is not going to finish the competition as one of the 2019 AFCON top goalscorers.
But can Benin win their next two games and make it out of the group stages for that to happen? Well in football, you just never say never.
Anything is possible.
3. Adama Traore (Mali)
Mali is so far the team with the highest number of goals having torn the Afcon debutants Mauritania apart with a 4-1 victory on Monday, June 24.
During the game, Adama Traore netted twice to boost the chances of Mali making it to the round of 16 while giving Mauritania a very serious work to do.
If he succeeds in scoring more goals for his country in their next two matches, he would have booked a place himself among the 2019 leading scores in AFCON.
2. Mohamed Salah (Egypt)
The Liverpool striker opened his scoring record for his Country Egypt in the 2019 African Cup of Nations competition against DR Congo on Wednesday 26th of June.
Mohammed Salah emerging the tournaments highest goalscorer will likely not take many people by surprise considering the fact that the 2019 Premier League Golden Boot winner is one of the finest strikers in the world presently.
Although Afcon is a very different game from the English Premier League or any other league played in Europe as things can get quite difficult over here considering our styles of play.
Mohammed Salah has proven it times without number that he can be relied upon to deliver even at the most difficult times.
1. Odion Ighalo (Nigeria)
Nigeria’s Odion Ighalo was the leading goalscorer in the AFCON qualifying matches, scoring 5 goals in just two matches and taking his goal tally to 7.
The Chinese Super League player has once again opened his scoring record for AFCON, having scored his first goal against Burundi in the 77th-minute of the match on Saturday, June 22.
With Nigeria already qualified for the round of 16 matches, Odion Ighalo will be looking forward to continuing his goalscoring form throughout the competition.