Did Aboubakar deserve the award over Sadio Mane? We look at their overall stats
The AFCON 2021 tournament was concluded yersterday with Senegal defeating Egypt 4-2 on Penalties to lift the trophy.
Cameroon striker Vincent Aboubakar won the Golden boot as the highest goal scorer of the tournament with 8 goals.
The awards which left fans with different opinions was the best player of the tournament award which was won by Sadio Mane and the best goalkeeper of the tournament award which was won by Senegal goalkeeper Eduardo Mendy. This didn’t go down well with many fans as they believe the two didn’t deserve the award.
Many fans believe Vincent Aboubakar deserved the best player of the tournament award
Apart from being the highest goal scorer, Vincent Aboubakar also has the highest goal involvements in the tournament that is 8 goals 1 assist.
Sadio Mane is second highest on the list of players with highest goal involvements, with five goal involvements(3 goals, 2 assist)
Vincent Aboubakar also edges Sadio Mane on Overall average rating in the tournament, with a rating of 7.61 compared to Sadio Mane’s 7.43.
Only Egyptian goalkeeper Gabaski has a better rating than Aboubakar amongst players who made the Semi Finals.
Sadio Mane has three Man of the match awards to his name, with Vincent Aboubakar having two.
Judging from the above stats, who do you think deserved the AFCON best player award?
*Rating based on data from SofaScore