Welcome back to another piece on AFCON 2021, this time we’re taking a look at some of the best wonder kids on display at this year’s tournament. Let’s begin!
Samuel Chimerenka Chukwueze
Nigeria – 22
Chukwueze is a proper old school tricky, pacey and dynamic winger who plays for Villareal. Mainly
featuring on the right wing he is left footed and loves to cut in from that right hand side of the pitch.
Used mainly as an impact sub of late for his club he has managed 5 goals this season all as a substitute which shows the impact he can have on a game. As well as this he has impressed so far at AFCON scoring in Nigeria’s 3-1 victory over Sudan.
Ivory Coast – 21
Kossounou is a centre back who plays for Bayer Leverkusen. At six-feet four inches tall he possesses
a phenomenal physique for a modern day centre back. He has made 20 appearances for the club this season, starting the majority. His size however does not make him a slouch on or off the ball as he possesses great on the ball ability and he is rapid over distance.
- Aerial Ability
Mali – 22
Doucouré is an all action defensive midfielder who plays for Lens in LIGUE 1. He is one of the main
reasons why Lens are sitting in a very respectable 6 the place as he does his job anchoring the midfield.
He possesses a phenomenal engine and the ability to both intercept and tackle excellently in midfield. He also has 3 assists this season in 17 league appearances which is a very respectable tally for a defensive midfielder.
- Work rate
Senegal – 19
Sarr plays for Metz in the French Ligue 1. He is on loan from Tottenham who purchased Sarr in the recent summer window. Sarr is a defensive minded midfielder at nature but possesses the physical, technical and mental attributes to play as a box to box central midfielder. He is an excellent dribbler and passer of the ball who likes to carry the ball from deep.
Ghana – 19
Sulemana plays for Rennes in the French Ligue 1. A rapid, agile and tricky winger, he can operate off both wings to equally good effect. Possessing unbelievable pace and flair he is a nightmare for defenders. 4 goals and 2 assists to his name in the league this season in only 9
starts is a very impressive feat for the 19 year old wide man. He is definitely the wonderkid to watch this tournament.
Guinea – 18
Moriba is probably the most naturally talented wonderkid at Afcon this year. Having
recently moved from Barcelona to RB Leipzig in order to get more game time he has really set himself up for a great career. Possessing immense physical and technical attributes for a
player of his age he is a dominant central midfielder who can do it all.
- First touch
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