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AFCON 2022 Top Scorers: Updated Africa Cup of Nations Golden Boot Rankings

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AFCON 2022 Top Scorers: Updated Africa Cup of Nations Golden Boot Rankings

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The 2022 Africa Cup of Nations has entered the second round of group stage matches, and one name stands out above the rest on the goal chart.

Captain Vincent Aboubakar of hosts Cameroon are in tears to start the tournament, scoring four goals in their country’s opening two matches to top the squad list in a typically low-scoring tournament.

His teammate, Karl Toko Ekambi de Lyon, is right there behind him, as Cameroon’s two matches have accounted for almost a third of the goals scored in the competition as a whole. from Malawi Gabadinho Mhango, who plies his trade with Orlando Pirates in South Africa, is also on two goals after a brace against Zimbabwe.

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Liverpool star Sadio Mané scored just one goal in two matches, and he and his club mate Mohammad Salah are still far behind if they wish to fight for the first place. Man City striker Riyad Mahrez was also locked out in his opener for Algeria, while Sebastien haller was eclipsed by his Ivorian teammate max level in the Elephants’ opening game.

AFCON 2022 top scorers

Below is the AFCON 2022 top scorer rankings with the tournament’s 20 goalscorers who have contributed to the 25 total goals recorded so far.

As with other international tournaments, players with the same total number of goals scored are ranked by total number of assists and then by least minutes played. When assists and minutes played are even, they are listed in alphabetical order.

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Rank Player Country Objectives (PK) Help Matches minutes
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 ten) 0 1 64
max level Ivory Coast ten) 0 1 71
Dawa Hotessa Ethiopia ten) 0 1 73
Ibrahima Kone Mali 1 (1) 0 1 73
Aaron Boupendza Gabon ten) 0 1 79
Kelechi Iheanacho Nigeria ten) 0 1 80
Hassane Band Burkina Faso ten) 0 2 94
Jim Allevinah Gabon ten) 0 2 103
Zakaria Aboukhlal Morocco ten) 0 2 115
Gustavo Sangare Burkina Faso ten) 0 2 159
Sofiane Boufal Morocco ten) 0 2 166
Ishmael Wadi Zimbabwe ten) 0 2 174
Julio Tavares Green cap ten) 0 2 176
Selim Amallah Morocco ten) 0 2 180
Andre Ayew Ghana ten) 0 2 180
Sadio Mané Senegal 1 (1) 0 2 180
Issiaga Sulla Guinea ten) 0 2 180

Top scorers in the Africa Cup of Nations since 2000

This year’s current top scorer would already be the top scorer in six of the last 11 AFCON tournaments, with Aboubakar scoring four goals in just two matches.

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Year Player Country Goals
2019 Odion Ighalo Nigeria 5
2017 Junior Kabanagna DR Congo 3
2015 Ahmed Akaichi Tunisia 3
Andre Ayew Ghana 3
Javier Balboa Equatorial Guinea 3
Bifouma thief Congolese 3
Dieumerci Mbokani DR Congo 3
2013 Emmanuel Emineke Nigeria 4
Mubarek Wakaso Ghana 4
2012 Manucho Angola 3
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang Gabon 3
Didier drogba Ivory Coast 3
Cheick Diabate Mali 3
Houssine Kharja Morocco 3
Christopher Katongo Zambia 3
Emmanuel Mayuka Zambia 3
2010 Gedo Egypt 5
2008 Samuel Eto’o Cameroon 5
2006 Samuel Eto’o Cameroon 5
2004 Frederic Kanoute Mali 4
Patrick Mboma Cameroon 4
Jay-Jay Okocha Nigeria 4
Francileudo Santos Tunisia 4
2002 Julius Aghahowa Nigeria 3
Patrick Mboma Cameroon 3
Solomon Olembe Cameroon 3
2000 Shaun Bartlett South Africa 5

AFCON 2022 Top Scorers: Updated Africa Cup of Nations Golden Boot Rankings

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