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AFCON 2023: Key statistics ahead of semi final contests

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As football fans and enthusiasts anticipate another competitive stage of the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Cote d’Ivoire, the tournament’s Technical Study Group (TSG) met with journalists at the Main Media Centre (MMC), Abidjan.

Nigeria, South Africa, Cote d’Ivoire, and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) are the remaining four teams at the competition.

The key statistics shared with the media include goals, age, and other statistics that matters to the tournament ahead of the last four games.

Members of the tournament Technical Study Group in attendance include Sebastien Bassong (Cameroon), Abdul Faisal Chisbah (Ghana), Edgar Watson Suubi (Uganda), Clementine Toure (Cite d’Ivoire), Joseph Antoine Bell (Cameroon), Herita Ilunga (Democratic Republic of Congo), Abraham Mebratu (Ethiopia), Michael Amnenga (Kenya), and Jamal Fathi (Morocco).

Key Statistics

Games Played – 48

Goals scored – 103 (surpassing that of previous two tournaments with four games remaining)

Goals from open play – 72 (56 percent)

Goals scored from set piece – 26 (20 percent)

Goals scored from counter attacks – 5

Leagues composition

French Ligue 1 – 18 players

English Premier League – 15 players

German Bundesliga and Italian Serie A – 20 players each

South Africa PSL – 39 players

Tanzania league – 19 players

Egyptian league – 19 players

Moroccan league – 4 players

Tunisian league – 4 players

Average Age – 26 to 27

Oldest team – Cape Verde

Youngest teams – Gambia (25 years)/ Cote d’Ivoire (26 years)

Top scorers

Emilio Nsue (Equatorial Guinea) – 5 Goals

Gelson Dala (Angola) – 4 Goals

Mosafa Mohamed (Egypt) – 4 Goals

Ademola Lookman (Nigeria) – 3 Goals


Mali – 26

cote d’Ivoire – 25

Democratic Republic of Congo – 21

Morocco – 19

Egypt – 17

Cameroon – 12


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