Top players to watch in 2015 Africa Cup of Nations

Top players
Ahram Online
Friday 16 Jan 2015
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A selection of some of the players who are expected to steal the show in the 2015 African Cup of Nations in Equatorial Guinea, which will kick off on 17 January

Asamoah Gyan (Ghana)

Asamoah Gyan
Ghana's striker Asamoah Gyan (Photo: Ahram Online archive)

Ghana's all-time leading scorer, will be keen to add an AFCON title to his resume. Read more ...

 

Jonathan Pitroipa (Burkina Faso)

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Burkena Faso jonathan pitroipa (Photo: Reuters)

Burkina Faso's unlikely passage to the 2013 African Cup of Nations final was mainly down to the exploits of Jonathan Pitroipa. Read more ...

 

Mame Biram Diouf (Senegal)

Mame Biram Diouf
Stoke City forward Mame Biram Diouf (Photo: Ahram Online archive)

Mame Biram Diouf will be one among several forwards to shoulder the responsibility of getting his nation back on track. Read more ...

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Gabon)

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Gabon striker Pierre Emerick Aubameyang (Photo: Reuters)

Borussia Dortmund striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang will hope to make up for his penalty miss which denied Gabon ... Read more ...

 

Vincent Aboubacar (Cameroon)

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Caneroon Vincent Aboubakar (Photo: Reuters)

With Samuel Eto'o missing out after retiring from international football, Cameroon fans' hopes of winning a fifth Nations Cup title will be pinned on Vincent Aboubakar. Read more ...

 

Wilfried Bony (Cote d'Ivoire)

Wilfried Bony
Wilfried Bony (Photo: Reuters)

Wilfried Bony might be the man entrusted with filling the void left by the international retirement of talisman Didier Drogba. Read more ...

 

Yacine Brahimi (Algeria)

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Algeria's Yacine Brahimi, left, with Nabil Bentaleb after scoring Algeria's fourth goal against South Korea (Photo: Reuters)

Talented schemer Yacine Brahimi is one of Algeria's primary sources of creativity as they aim to win the elusive African Cup of Nations title. Read more ...

 

Yaya Toure (Cote d'Ivoire)

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Ivory Coast midfielder Yaya Toure (Photo: Reuters)

Yaya Toure remains one of Ivory Coast's deadliest weapons and his role could be more prominent at the 2015 African Cup of Nations. Read more ...

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