With the 2024 AFCON competition being underway, there are a lot of various AFCON betting opportunities that punters are looking at. Since the African continent is currently touted as having some of the most lethal scorers in the best leagues in Europe, there are a lot of AFCON top scorers that are tossed around.
Top 5 AFCON 2024 Top Scorers Predictions
The list of AFCON top scorers is very likely going to be long. With this being a tournament that hosts a total of 24 nations, there is a lot of room for players to get hot quickly and start posting goals even in the Group Stage.
Victor Osimhen (Nigeria)
Nigeria is a nation blessed with outstanding attackers. With attackers like Ademola Lookman, Victor Boniface, Kelechi Iheanacho, Taiwo Awoniyi, and even Samuel Chukwueze, it can be hard to determine which one will get hot from the start.
However, one name still jumps in front of all of them. Napoli’s Victor Osimhen led all scorers in the AFCON qualifiers and scored a goal in each game, 10 in total. In fact, he scored 20 goals in 26 appearances for the Super Eagles, making him their primary goal threat.
Patson Daka (Zambia)
Patson Daka is the most lethal player that the Copper Bullets have on their roster. Currently playing in the Championship for Leicester City, Daka has also helped his nation to reach the final competition by scoring four goals.
In total, Daka scored 12 goals for Zambia and will be one of the main attackers that the defenders will be keeping a close eye on and most likely one of AFCON’s top scorers.
Sadio Mané (Senegal)
Sadio Mane’s move to Germany and Bayern Munich may have been a mistake. Now, he is in Al Nassr of the Saudi Pro League and is back to his scoring ways.
Yet, he has never failed to produce for his nation.
Mane helped the Lions of Teranga lift their first AFCON trophy in 2021 their football history by scoring three goals. He was also prolific in the qualifiers, as he finished joint second with five goals.
Mohammed Kudus (Ghana)
Mohammed Kudus is the Black Star’s star attacker at the 2024 AFCON tournament. He may still be only 23 old, but he has proven to be a much better scoring option ahead of the ageing Jordan Ayew and the newly nationalised Iñaki Williams.
Nevertheless, Kudus has already scored twice in the World Cup and bagged three in the qualifiers for his nation.
Bryan Mbeumo (Cameroon)
Bryan Mbeumo may be a dark horse entry, but he is currently in the best form of his life. Playing for Brentford, he opened up the Premier League season with four goals.
Cameroon may still be depending on Vincent Aboubakar and Karl Toko Ekambi to score goals. But there is no doubt that Mbeumo might be able to make a name for himself at this competition.
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AFCON Top Scorers FAQs
There are a few more things that you have to know about AFCON top scorers, and you can read about them below.
Who is the all-time AFCON top scorer?
Samuel Eto’o of Cameroon is the Africa Cup of Nations all-time goal scorer with 18 to his name.
Is there a specific award for the top scorer in AFCON?
The player with the most goals becomes the top goalscorer of the tournament.
How is the top scorer of the tournament determined?
The player with the most goals at the competition proper becomes the top scorer.
Who is the best AFCON top scorer from Zambia?
Kalusha Bwalya scored 10 goals for Zambia by appearing in six tournaments in his career, which is the most in his nation’s football history.