The countdown to Africa’s biggest football bonanza, the Africa Cup of Nations, is on, with only Three days to the big kick-off. 

The tournament is set to bring together a host of star players playing in Europe, South America, Asia as well as Africa.

So ahead, of the tournament, which star players will we expect to see in action?

Algeria, the defending champions, have one of the Premier League’s lethal wingers in Riyad Mahrez.

The winger literally won them the tournament last time they played, and he will, for sure, be among the top players.

Still in the Premier League, Mohamed Salah, arguably the most in-form player in the league, will be lining up for Egypt, while his teammate and strike partner Sadio Mane will lead Senegal’s attack.

In goal for the Lions of Teranga is Chelsea shot-stopper Edouard Mendy, who has been one of the best keepers in England’s top-flight league.

Away from the Premier League, there are a host of other players including Ajax’s Sebastien Haller, PSG’s Achraf Hakimi.

Top superstars at AFCON 2021. 

  • 🇪🇬 Mohamed Salah
  • 🇸🇳 Sadio Mane
  • 🇩🇿 Riyad Mahrez
  • 🇨🇮 Sebastien Haller
  • 🇬🇦 Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang
  • 🇲🇦 Youssef En-Nesyri
  • 🇬🇭 Andre Ayew
  • 🇨🇮 Nicolas Pepe
  • 🇨🇮 Wilfried Zaha
  • 🇩🇿 Islam Slimani


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