AFCON 2021, ended on Sunday, February 6, with Senegal beating Egypt 4-2 on penalty, after a barren 120 minutes dominated by Senegal.
The highest goal scorer is, Vincent Aboubakar of Cameroon. Aboubakar, captain of the Indomitable Lions, scored 8 goals in the tournament and helped Cameroon, the host nation, to finish 3rd after defeating Burkina Faso.
The 30 year old Aboubakar, plays professional football in Saudi Pro League with Al Nassr. They are currently 2nd on the league table.
Karl Toko Ekambi, of Cameroon is the second highest goal scorer with 5 goals to his credit.
This 29 year old forward, trades professionally in France’s Ligue 1, with Olympique Lyonnaise.
Gabadinho Mhango of Malawi, Sofiane Boufal of Morocco, Sadi Manè and Ibrahima Konè of Mali all have 3 goals to their credit.
Of this bunch of 3 goals scorers and the entire highest goal scorers list, is only Gabadinho Mhango that plays professionally on African soil. Mhango, 29 years, a striker, plays in South Africa for Orlando Pirates. They are currently occupying the 2nd spot on the league table.