Eight of the most exciting players to watch at the African Cup of Nations, including a Liverpool duo and a Manchester United star


The eight most exciting players to watch at the African Cup of Nations include a Liverpool duo and a Manchester United star.

On Sunday, Cameroon hosts the 2021 African Cup of Nations.

On Sunday, the long-awaited 2021 African Cup of Nations kicks off in Cameroon, and there will be no shortage of talent on display.

Express Sport has identified eight players to keep an eye on throughout the eagerly anticipated tournament, four Premier League players and four non-Premier League players.

Hannibal Mejbri is one of Manchester United’s most exciting teenage prospects, having made his senior debut against Wolves last season.

Since joining for £9 million from AS Monaco in 2019, he has demonstrated his enormous potential for both club and country.

On Tunisia’s way to the Arab Cup final, Hannibal started all five games and won two Man of the Match awards.

Because of his thrilling exploits at Watford in recent seasons, Ismaila Sarr will be a more familiar name to regular Premier League and Championship viewers.

The 23-year-old’s pace, skill, and ability to cut onto his left foot and finish with a lethal finish make him a standout in an exciting Senegal team.

Sadio Mane, a Champions League and Premier League winner, will be on the opposite wing to Sarr for the next month.

The 29-year-old’s ability in the final third speaks for itself, and he could be a legitimate contender for the Golden Boot award.

It wouldn’t surprise me if his Liverpool teammate Mohamed Salah snatched it away from him.

‘The Egyptian King’ has arguably been Europe’s best footballer in the last 12 months, putting up numbers that Lionel Messi would have been proud of in his prime.

He’ll be eyeing AFCON glory to bolster his bid for the 2022 Ballon d’Or award after stamping his mark on the Premier League and Champions League this season.

In recent seasons, Achraf Hakimi has developed into one of Europe’s best right-backs, and he is unquestionably the star of Morocco’s squad.

Out of all 28 players representing the country at AFCON, the PSG star has scored the third most goals.

After failing to impress at West Ham United and joining Ajax, many would have assumed Sebastien Haller’s career was over.

However, he has looked as dangerous as ever in front of goal this season, finishing the Champions League group stage with 10 goals in five appearances.

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