AFCON 2019 is coming, as we are getting ready for all the excitement, here are the Players To Watch At AFCON 2019 in Egypt
The Africa cup of Nations is the biggest and most anticipated football competition in Africa. The football event for the first time will feature a total of 24 teams. In this post, you will discover the top five to players to watch in the tournament. Note: This compilation is based on their present form going into the tournament. These five players are likely to make the biggest headlines in Egypt. Without further ado, let’s check them out:
Name: Andre Onana
Club: Ajax Amsterdam
After a surprising end to their fairy-tale campaign in this season UEFA Champions league and a triumphant end to the Eredivisie, beating Psv Eindhoven to the Eredivisie title, the Cameroonian goalie will be hoping to help his nation retain the Africa cup of Nations title they won in 2017.
Name: Wilfred Zaha
Country: Cote d’ Ivoire
Club: Crystal Palace
After a brilliant performance in the 2018/2019 English premier league season where he netted 10 goals in 34 matches and wowed us with is mesmerizing dribbles. Wilfred Zaha is one of the trickiest players in the premier league and will lead an array of Ivorian talents to battle for the AFCON title in Egypt.
Name: Hakim Ziyech
Club: Ajax Amsterdam
Morocco has only won the AFCON once in 1976 and last made an appearance in the final in 2004 where they lost to Tunisia. With his terrific form for Ajax and the new generation of players coupled with an experienced coach, Moroccans will be hoping on Ziyech to lead them to victory at Egypt.
Read also All you need to know if you’re visiting Egypt for the AFCON 2019.
Name: Sadio Mane
Joint English premier league golden boot winner with 22 goals, all eyes will be on the prolific winger to lead the Lions of Teranga to their first ever African trophy in the land of the pharaohs.
Name: Mohamed Salah
He is the current African footballer of the year and the highest goal scorer in the EPL for the second consecutive seasons. Salah will be hoping to brush off the disappointment of the FIFA 2018 world cup in Russia and help Egypt win its 8th AFCON title.