The Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) is here again and football lovers cannot wait to experience the spectacle and all that comes with this great tournament.

This year’s tournament which will commence in Ivory Coast on Sunday, January 13, will feature some of the most expensive players the continent has ever seen.

AFCON 2023: See Most Expensive Players In The Tournament


Indeed, African football is almost at its peak, as players from the continent are now gaining more value in terms of transfer fees across the world especially in Europe.

This has also attracted more attention to the biggest football tournament on the continent, the AFCON 2023.

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For the first time in AFCON history, football enthusiasts will see a player valued at €110 million in it. There has never been a player plying his trade with an African nation that is worth that much.

What’s more exciting, that player is a Nigerian.

Below are the most expensive players in AFCON 2023 according to

Victor Osimhen – €110 million (Nigeria)

25-year-old Victor Osimhen is currently the best player and the most expensive player on the continent.


The Napoli striker who helped his club to win the Scudetto last season is expected to do the same for his country, Nigeria, with the AFCON 2023 in Ivory Coast.

Achraf Hakimi – €65 million (Morocco)

Achraf Hakimi, 25, has been prolific with Paris Saint Germain and made a mark on the international scene when he led Morocco to finish in the semi-final stage of the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar.

He is expected to continue with such a form in Ivory Coast from January 13 to February 11, 2024.

Mohamed Salah – €65 million (Egypt)

Mohamed Salah has been enjoying a tremendous career with Liverpool where he has won virtually everything in club football.

The AFCON 2023 is arguably the last chance for the 31-year-old forward to help Egypt win the tournament for the first time since 2010.

Other most expensive players in the forthcoming AFCON 2023 are:

Mohammed Kudus – €45 million (Ghana)
Ousmane Diomande – €40 million (Ivory Coast)
Edmond Tapsoba – €40 million (Burkina Faso)
Andre Onana – €40 million (Cameroon)
Serhou Guirassy – €40 million (Guinea)
Nayef Aguerd – €38 million ( Morocco)
Frank Anguissa – €35 million (Cameroon)


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