AFCON 2021 Fixtures and Players to Watch

AFCON 2021 kicks off on Sunday 9th of January at Olembe Stadium, Cameroon. The opening match will feature Cameroon and Burkina Faso. In addition, it will be the 33rd Africa Cup of Nations which comes late following the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Anyway, the long-awaited time has finally arrived! Check the latest fixture of AFCON 2021 on Supersport.

The Top Players from Africa to Watch in AFCON 2021

Africa contributes a significant number of players to global football talent. Without any doubt, this competition is worth watching with lots of positive expectations! Moreover, the continent has never experienced any shortage of skillful players.

The following is a list of professional footballers dominating the scene of African football:

Mohammed SalahEgypt
Sadio ManeSenegal
Edouard MendySenegal
Alex IwobiNigeria
Thomas ParteyGhana
Riyad MahrezAlgeria
Assan CeesayGambia
Moses SimonNigeria
Hakim ZeyechMorocco
Nicolas PepeIvory Coast
Naby KeitaGuinea
Amadou HaidaraMali
Pierre-Emerick AubameyangGabon
Mohamed BayoGuinea
Kamaldeen SulemanaGhana
Sébastien HallerIvory Coast
Edmond TapsobaBurkina Faso
Eric Maxim Choupo-MotingCameroon
Karl Toko-EkambiCameroon
Players to watch during the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON 2021)

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Which teams will participate in AFCON 2021?

Africa Cup of Nations 2021 has 24 teams from Africa, and one will be crowned the King of the continent. The following teams qualified for the competition:

  • Cameroon, Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, Ethiopia – Group A
  • Senegal, Zimbabwe, Guinea, Malawi – Group B
  • Morocco, Ghana, Gabon, Comoros – Group C
  • Egypt, Nigeria, Sudan, Guinea-Bissau – Group D
  • Algeria, Ivory Coast, Sierra Leone, Equatorial Guinea – Group E
  • Tunisia, Mali, Gambia, Mauritania – Group F

Have you noticed how West African countries dominate the list? Well, football runs in their veins!

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In conclusion, if you need accurate predictions and football betting tips, do not hesitate to check on our betting picks at Stekbet. Enjoy AFCON 2021 as we celebrate a new year.


J. Bryan

Professional football and sports betting expert.

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