The 2022 Africa Cup of Nations has progressed into the second spherical of group stage matches, and one identify stands out above the remaining on the goalscoring desk.
Captain Vincent Aboubakar of host nation Cameroon is on a tear to begin the event, scoring 4 objectives in his nation’s opening two matches to place himself atop the record of gamers in a usually low-scoring event.
His teammate, Karl Toko Ekambi of Lyon, is true there behind him, as Cameroon’s two matches have featured almost one-third of the objectives scored in your entire competitors. Malawi’s Gabadinho Mhango, who plies his commerce with Orlando Pirates in South Africa, can be on two objectives after a brace towards Zimbabwe.
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Liverpool star Sadio Mane has only one purpose in two matches, and he and membership teammate Mohamed Salah are nonetheless properly behind in the event that they want to problem for the highest spot. Man Metropolis attacker Riyad Mahrez was additionally locked down in his opening match for Algeria, whereas Sebastien Haller was upstaged by his Ivory Coast teammate Max Gradel within the Elephants’ opening match.
AFCON 2022 High Scorers
Under is the AFCON 2022 prime scorer rankings that includes the 20 purpose scorers within the event who’ve contributed all 25 complete objectives seen to this point.
As within the case of different worldwide tournaments, gamers with the identical variety of complete objectives scored are ranked by complete assists after which by fewest minutes performed. When assists and minutes performed are even, they’re organized in alphabetical order.
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|1.||Vincent Aboubakar||Cameroon||4 (2)||2||167|
|2.||Gabadinho Mhango||Malawi||2 (0)||1||90|
|Karl Toko Ekambi||Cameroon||2 (0)||2||139|
|4.||Ablie Jallow||Gambia||1 (0)||1||64|
|Max Gradel||Ivory Coast||1 (0)||1||71|
|Dawa Hotessa||Ethiopia||1 (0)||1||73|
|Ibrahima Kone||Mali||1 (1)||1||73|
|Aaron Boupendza||Gabon||1 (0)||1||79|
|Kelechi Iheanacho||Nigeria||1 (0)||1||80|
|Hassane Bande||Burkina Faso||1 (0)||2||94|
|Jim Allevinah||Gabon||1 (0)||2||103|
|Zakaria Aboukhlal||Morocco||1 (0)||2||115|
|Gustavo Sangare||Burkina Faso||1 (0)||2||159|
|Sofiane Boufal||Morocco||1 (0)||2||166|
|Ishmael Wadi||Zimbabwe||1 (0)||2||174|
|Julio Tavares||Cape Verde||1 (0)||2||176|
|Selim Amallah||Morocco||1 (0)||2||180|
|Andre Ayew||Ghana||1 (0)||2||180|
|Sadio Mane||Senegal||1 (1)||2||180|
|Issiaga Sylla||Guinea||1 (0)||2||180|
Africa Cup of Nations High Scorers since 2000
This 12 months’s present prime scorer would already be the highest scorer in six of the final 11 AFCON tournaments with Aboubakar scoring 4 objectives in simply two matches.
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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|