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Golden Boot: Top Scorers Lighting Up the Africa Cup of Nations 2023

AFCON 2023 top scorers and assist providers
  • – AFCON 2023 Top Goal Scorers
  • – Assist Providers

The TotalEnergies CAF Africa Cup of Nations has witnessed some sensational performances on the pitch, and among the standout highlights are the goal-scoring exploits of several players.

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Let’s delve into the numbers and profiles of the top scorers and assist providers in AFCON 2023 who are making waves in the tournament;

Goal Scorers – Top 10

(In descending order. A good number of players are currently tied in fourth place*)

4. Mohammed Kudus – Ghana

  • Goals: 2
  • Assists: 0
  • Matches Played: 2
  • Total Shots: 5
  • Goal Conversion: 40%
  • Shot Accuracy: 60%

4. Lamine Camara – Senegal

  • Goals: 2
  • Assists: 0
  • Matches Played: 2
  • Total Shots: 2
  • Goal Conversion: 100%
  • Shot Accuracy: 100%

4. Gelson Dala – Angola

  • Goals: 2
  • Assists: 0
  • Matches Played: 2
  • Total Shots: 5
  • Goal Conversion: 40%
  • Shot Accuracy: 80%

4. Lassine Sinayoko – Mali

  • Goals: 2
  • Assists: 0
  • Matches Played: 2
  • Total Shots: 5
  • Goal Conversion: 40%
  • Shot Accuracy: 60%

4. Themba Zwane – South Africa

  • Goals: 2
  • Assists: 0
  • Matches Played: 2
  • Total Shots: 2
  • Goal Conversion: 100%
  • Shot Accuracy: 100%

4. Bertrand Traoré – Burkina Faso

  • Goals: 2
  • Assists: 0
  • Matches Played: 2
  • Goals Per Match: 4.19
  • Total Minutes Played: 22
  • Shots: 5
  • Shot Accuracy: 40%

4. Jordan Ayew – Ghana

  • Goals: 2
  • Assists: 1
  • Matches Played: 3
  • Goals Per Match: 0.67
  • Total Minutes Played: 135
  • Shots: 3
  • Shot Accuracy: 67%

2. Mostafa Mohamed Abdalla – Egypt

  • Goals: 3
  • Assists: 0
  • Matches Played: 3
  • Goals Per Match: 1.00
  • Total Minutes Played: 270
  • Shots: 8
  • Shot Accuracy: 38%
  • Contribution Rate: 75%

Mostafa Mohamed Abdalla of Egypt has been a consistent goal-scorer, tallying three goals in three matches. His impressive contribution rate demonstrates his importance to the Egyptian squad.

2. Baghdad Bounedjah – Algeria

  • Goals: 3
  • Assists: 0
  • Matches Played: 2
  • Goals Per Match: 1.72
  • Total Minutes Played: 104
  • Shots: 7
  • Shot Accuracy: 43%
  • Contribution Rate: 43%

Baghdad Bounedjah from Algeria has showcased his goal-scoring prowess, finding the back of the net three times in two matches. His ability to make an impact in crucial moments adds flair to Algeria’s attacking front.

1. Emilio Nsue Lopez – Equatorial Guinea

  • Goals: 5
  • Assists: 0
  • Matches Played: 3
  • Goals Per Match: 1.79
  • Total Minutes Played: 270
  • Shots: 7
  • Shot Accuracy: 71%
  • Contribution Rate: 71%

Emilio Nsue Lopez of Equatorial Guinea has been in scintillating form, netting an impressive five goals in three matches. His clinical finishing and consistent contribution make him a key player to watch as the tournament progresses.

Golden Boot Review

Equatorial Guinea have the most goals in the group stage with nine goals in three matches and resultantly Emilio Nsue leads the Golden Boot race.

Bertrand Traoré of Burkina Faso has made a significant impact, scoring two goals in just two matches. His remarkable goals-per-match ratio showcases his efficiency in front of goal having put in only 22 minutes of play.

These goal kings are not only adding excitement to the Africa Cup of Nations but also elevating the level of competition.

Assist Providers:

5. Jordan Ayew – Ghana

  • Assists: 1
  • Goals: 2
  • Matches Played: 3
  • Chances Created: 3
  • Chances per 90: 1.00
  • Total Passes: 60
  • Passes Complete: 53
  • Passes Incomplete: 7
  • Pass Accuracy: 88%

2. Kamory Doumbia – Mali

  • Assists: 2
  • Goals: 0
  • Matches Played: 2
  • Chances Created: 2
  • Chances per 90: 1.00
  • Total Passes: 61
  • Passes Complete: 48
  • Passes Incomplete: 13
  • Pass Accuracy: 79%

2. Ismaïla Sarr – Senegal

  • Assists: 2
  • Goals: 1
  • Matches Played: 2
  • Chances Created: Not specified
  • Chances per 90: 0.00
  • Total Passes: 40
  • Passes Complete: 32
  • Passes Incomplete: 8
  • Pass Accuracy: 80%

2. Trézéguet – Egypt

  • Assists: 2
  • Goals: 1
  • Matches Played: 3
  • Chances Created: 1
  • Chances per 90: 0.33
  • Total Passes: 53
  • Passes Complete: 47
  • Passes Incomplete: 6
  • Pass Accuracy: 89%

1. José Machín – Equatorial Guinea

  • Assists: 3
  • Goals: 0
  • Matches Played: 3
  • Chances Created: 2
  • Chances per 90: 0.67
  • Total Passes: 93
  • Passes Complete: 79
  • Passes Incomplete: 14
  • Pass Accuracy: 85%

Equatorial Guinea also tops the assists chart thanks to Jose Machin’s efforts that earned his side qualification to the round of 16.

These detailed insights provide a comprehensive overview of goal scorers and assist providers, highlighting their contributions to their respective teams in the ongoing AFCON 2023.

As the tournament unfolds, all eyes will be on these prolific assist providers to see if they can maintain their team’s goal-scoring prowess and lead them to glory.

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