Africa is a continent full of skilled players who are good both locally and internationally as per our work today we have brought to you some of the best players this year who really did well.
SADIO MANE 27, Senegal
Mane Liverpool forward who scored 22 goals in the previous season which was a tie against his teammate M.SALAH and Arsenal forward Aubameyang. Mane did well in Europe where he won UEFA champions league as well as UEFA super cup, in Africa he took his nation into the AFCON finals where they were defeated by Algeria. These are some of the reasons that make Mane one of the best players in Africa.
MOHAMMED SALAH 27 EGYPT
Well known as MO SALAH his case more or less as Mane, where he won UEFA and UEFA super cup and became the top goal scorer in English premier league, in Africa he took his team into AFCON which was hosted in their country and they were thrown out of the competition by S.Africa at quarter finals.
NICOLAS PEPE 24, IVORY coast
The Arsenal forward best known for his dribbling skills and shooting power made 11 assist when he was at Lille and hit the mark 22 times last season and leading his club, LIGUE 1 runners up into the UEFA competitions.
Riyad Mahrez, 28 – Algeria
Supersonic winger Riyad Mahrez, who won the Premier League with Manchester City this season, will be Algeria’s lethal weapon in this tournament. The Fennecs haven’t won an Africa Cup of Nations since 1990 and are counting on Mahrez’s energy, creativity and crazy dribbles to pierce through opponents’ defensive line.
Hakim Ziyech, 26 – Morocco
A revelation during this season’s Champions League for Ajax, Hakim Ziyech will be one of the star attractions of the competition in Egypt. Reportedly on the radar of several big European clubs, the Moroccan attacking midfielder is an essential piece for the Atlas Lions. A tireless and technically gifted players, Ziyech can on his own change the course of a match.
Kalidou Koulibaly, 28 – Senegal
Napoli’s rock-solid center-back Kalidou Koulibaly has proven himself one of Serie A’s toughest defenders and a life insurance policy at the back for Senegal. Virtually insurmountable in a duel, majestic in the air and physically very powerful (at 1m87 and 89kg), Koulibaly is far and away the best active African defender.
Nabi Keita, 24 – Guinea
Liverpool midfielder Nabi Saido Keita does it all for Guinea. Keita missed the end of the Premier League season with an adductor injury, but he is back on form at the right time for his national side at this tournament. Keita’s vision, work ethic and precision passes will be precious assets in Egypt.
André Onana, 23 – Cameroon
Cameroon’s last line of defense, André Onana and his lightning-reflex stops lit up the screen this season for Ajax Amsterdam’s brilliant Champions League semi-finalists. It’s no wonder the young Cameroonian keeper is reportedly coveted by Europe’s top clubs: his talent is reminiscent of his illustrious predecessors Joseph-Antoine Bell and Thomas N’Kono.
PIERRE-EMERRIC AUBAMEYANG 30, GABON
Also known as Auba, he scored 22 goals where he went home with golden boot and his club Arsenal into the UEROPA finals where they were defeated by their neighbour’s Chelsea, Auba has also won player of the month this season.
Wahabi Khazri, 28 – Tunisia
Saint-Etienne’s top offensive force this season, Tunisian striker Wahabi Khazri is also the marquee player for his national side, the so-called Eagles of Carthage. Renowned for his powerful, quick-fire strikes, the Corsica-born Khazri also displays exemplary selflessness on the pitch and a contagious will to win