Burkina Faso Vs. Senegal (2nd February 2022)
Egypt Vs. Cameroon (3rd February 2022)
The AFCON 2021 semi-finals kick off tonight as Burkina Faso takes on Senegal. The winner will either play Egypt or tournament hosts Cameroon who will be battling for a spot in the finals tomorrow. This has been one of the most exciting AFCON tournaments for many years, with popular teams being edged out by smaller, hungrier newcomers.
Top 5 AFCON Players to Watch
It is anyone’s game now as all the finalists have trampled worthy opponents, earning their spot among the top four. We look at the top five players from the AllStars Trader match centre who could win or lose the semi-finals for their teams.
Despite a difficult start, the Bayer 004 Leverkusen defender was instrumental in keeping Tunisia’s attackers at bay during their quarter-final match. Burkina Faso will be needing him to bring his ‘A’ game if they are going to beat tournament giant Senegal.
Sadio Mane is the backbone of the Senegal Team and they can credit their success in AFCON to him. He has scored 2 goals and provided 1 assist during the tournament. The Liverpool winger has said he is ready to play in any position to ensure that his team clinches their third AFCON title.
Like his Liverpool teammate, the entire Egyptian team draws their inspiration from Salah. Even though this has not been Egypt’s best AFCON performance, Salah has scored 2 of the team’s 4 goals and provided 1 assist. His team will be relying on him to beat tournament favourite Cameroon.
With 5 goals to his name, Ekambi has had a fantastic tournament. He is currently the second top scorer in the tournament and has the double motivation of winning the tournament’s golden boot and helping his team win the cup at home.
Burkina Faso’s captain and Aston Villa’s forward, scored the opening goal for his team during their quarter finals against Gabon. He will be instrumental in guiding his team into the semi-finals when they meet Senegal tonight.
If these players do well their performance-based valuation is certain to increase when they head back to their league clubs.
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