Five Top Goalkeepers To Watch At AFCON

    By Paul Michael Uko

    Less than 24hrs to the kick off of the AFCON tournament in Ivory Coast,, brings you five top goalkeepers likely to paint the tournament with sublime saves.

    Number 5
    Ronwen Williams – South Africa 🇿🇦

    A beacon of Consistency for both Bafana Bafana and Mamelodi Sundowns

    Williams has been turning heads with his performances in both the CAF Champions League and as well as the African Football League where he won the Best Goalkeeper award.

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    Ronwen Williams

    He heads to the AFCON at the back of an impressive record of nine Clean sheets in 11 games this season in the DStv premiership

    Number 4
    Mohammed El Shanawy – Egypt 🇪🇬

    Despite his entire domestic career in Egypt, El Shanawy has undeniably been a Lynchpin for both Egypt and Al Ahly over the years.

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    A hamstring injury sidelined him after the round of 16, but he returned fully fit boasting eight Clean sheets this term and playing a pivotal role in all his team’s Matches at the recently concluded FIFA Club World Cup.

    Number 3
    Eduard Mendy – Senegal

    Since his £16million move from Chelsea to AlAhly in Saudi Arabia this past summer Mendy has maintained an impressive record of 11 Clean sheets in 19 League games, with experience in Winning the UEFA Champions League and FIFA Club World Cup.

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    Mendy’s heroism includes saving the decisive penalty in the 2021 final shootout securing Senegal’s first-ever AFCON title. Named the best goalkeeper of the 2021 tournament, he seeks to uphold his previous standards in this year’s edition.

    Number 2
    Andre Onana – Cameroon

    The past year has been a rollercoaster of emotions for the Indomitable Lions Stopper. following a stellar season with Inter Milan that culminated in a UEFA Champions League final his move to Manchester United has been less than ideal, with 45 goals Conceded in just 29 games many attributed to errors.

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    Resolute in turning things around the AFCON break could serve as a pivotal moment in his season and for Cameroon as a whole.

    Number 1

    Yassine Bonnou – Morroco 🇲🇦

    In a whirlwind 12 months Yassine Bonnou has been nothing short of spectacular from propelling Morroco to a Semifinal run at the 2022 FIFA World Cup to making two penalty saves and securing Sevilla the 2023 Europa League and moving to Al Hilal in August.

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    He was crowned CAF goalkeeper of the year at last month’s awards, Bonnou enters the AFCON 2023 on a high note having kept 12 Clean sheets in his First 17 appearances in the Saudi Pro League.

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