Tuesday, 25 January 2022 06:13

AFCON: Cameroon skipper Aboubakar closes in on Benni McCarthy’s record

Cameroon skipper and striker Vincent Aboubakar is closing in on Benni McCarthy‘s Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) record!

On Monday, Aboubakar netted as the Indomitable Lions beat Comoros 2-1 to book their place in the quarter-finals.

This was Aboubakar’s sixth goal at this year’s tournament, and he’s one goal away from breaking McCarthy’s seven goal tally in a single AFCON tournament.

With Cameroon through to the quarter-finals where they will face Gambia, Aboubakar still has a chance to score a few more and possibly be the new record holder.


McCarthy is sitting on seven goals in a single AFCON tournament, and he’s still the record holder in the entire continent in that regard.

He scored all the seven goals during the 1998 edition of AFCON in Burkina Faso, and no any other player has managed to break that record to date.

However, it may not be long before that record is broken as Aboubakar appears to be in the form of his life at this year’s AFCON.


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