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AFCON 2022 top scorers: Vincent Aboubakar wins Golden Boot race with Sadio Mane in third

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Vincent Aboubakar has won the race for the Africa Cup of Nations Golden Boot.

The Cameroon captain was in sublime form during his run at the tournament, netting a brace in both matches against Burkina Faso and Ethiopia to seal the hosts’ spot in the last-16 with a game to spare.

He then added to his tally during the draw with Cape Verde, and continued his run of scoring by netting against Comoros and Burkina Faso in the knockouts.

Indomitable Lions team-mate Karl Toko Ekambi did not finish far behind, with five goals after a brace against Gambia in the quarter-finals, while Malawi’s Gabadinho Mhango and Mali’s Ibrahima Kone finished up on three.

Sadio Mane also finished on three, as he helped Senegal to AFCON glory, with Mo Salah two as his Egypt side finished runners-up.

Sofiane Boufal will not be adding to his three, while Ibrahima Kone hit two goals for Mali in the tournament, both of which came from the penalty spot. Nicolas Pepe notched up two goals and an assist, after he played a starring role in Ivory Coast’s progression to the last-16.

Ahmed Mognia netted a brace in a famous win for Comoros over Ghana, and Jim Allevinah stepped up for Gabon in the absence of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. Musa Barrow was the hero as Gambia reached the quarter-finals, and he ended up with two goals and two assists to his name.

Here, Standard Sport keeps you up to date with the battle for the Africa Cup of Nations Golden Boot...

AFCON 2022 top scorers

Position

Player

Team

Goals

Assists

1

Vincent Aboubakar

Cameroon

8

1

2

Karl Toko Ekambi

Cameroon

5

0

3=

Sadio Mane

Senegal

3

2

3=

Ibrahima Kone

Mali

3

0

3=

Gabadinho Mhango

Malawi

3

0

3=

Sofiane Boufal

Morocco

3

0

7=

Musa Barrow

Gambia

2

2

7=

Wahbi Khazri

Tunisia

2

1

7=

Mo Salah

Egypt

2

1

7=

Nicolas Pepe

Ivory Coast

2

1

7=

Achraf Hakimi

Morocco

2

0

7=

Albie Jallow

Gambia

2

0

7=

Ahmed Mognia

Comoros

2

0

7=

Jim Allevinah

Gabon

2

0

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