Since its inception, the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) has consistently proven to be a tournament where not only national pride but also individual talents shine.

Indeed, lifting that prestigious trophy remains the ultimate goal, but the race for the top scorer award, symbolised by the Golden Boot, adds another layer of excitement and drama to the competition.

2023 AFCON: Meet The Top Goal Scorers So Far
2023 AFCON: Meet The Top Goal Scorers So Far

This year’s edition, hosted by Cote d’Ivoire, promises to be no different.

In fact, many players have already registered their names in the good books of big European clubs through their impressive performance.


From established sharpshooters, hungry for more to breakout stars seeking to announce themselves on the continental stage, the battle for the Golden Boot has been fierce.

Emilio Nsue

As the tournament draws near to its conclusion, several players have left their mark by registering their names on the scoresheet throughout the tournament.


One of such player is the captain of the Equatorial Guinea, Emilio Nsue.

Nsue managed to find the back of the net five times during the group stage. Unfortunately, Nsue didn’t stay to continue the struggle and add to his goal tally.

His team was eliminated in the Round of 16 against Guinea Conakry.

In their final group game, Nsue scored twice in a convincing 4-0 victory over the hosts.


Prior to that, he had already secured a hat-trick in a 4-2 triumph against Guinea-Bissau, marking the first Cup of Nations hat-trick since 2008.

Aside from Nsue, below are other goal scorers of the 2023 AFCON:

Four Goals: Gelson Dala (ANG)
Mohamed (EGY)


Three Goals: Bayo (GUI), Bounedjah (ALG), Ademola Lookman (NGR), Mabululu (ANG), Sinayoko (MLI), Traore (BUR).

Two Goals: J. Ayew, Kudus (both GHA), Camara, H. Diallo (both SEN), Mokoena, Zwane (both RSA), Mendes (CPV), Troost-Ekong (NGR), Wissa (COD).

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The 2023 AFCON tournament’s ultimate showdown will take place between the hosts, Elephants, and the Super Eagles of Nigeria on Sunday, February 11.


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