AFCON 2022 prime aim scorers: Up to date golden boot rankings at Africa Cup of Nations


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 start out the event, scoring 4 objectives in his nation’s opening two matches to place himself atop the listing of gamers in a usually low-scoring event.

His teammate, Karl Toko Ekambi of Lyon, is correct there behind him, as Cameroon’s two matches have featured almost one-third of the objectives scored in your complete 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 aim in two matches, and he and membership teammate Mohamed Salah are nonetheless nicely 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 Prime Scorers

Under is the AFCON 2022 prime scorer rankings that includes the 20 aim 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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Rank Participant Nation Targets (PKs) Assists Matches Minutes
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 Prime Scorers since 2000

This yr’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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12 months Participant Nation Targets
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
  Thievy Bifouma Congo 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
  Salomon Olembé Cameroon 3
2000 Shaun Bartlett South Africa 5
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