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Afcon 2019: Who are the Nations Cup’s most accurate passers?

4:35 PM GMT 16/07/2019
Michael Ngadeu-Ngadjui
Goal reveals the top five accurate passers in the Afcon so far

  • Anicet Andrianantenaina

    #5 Anicet Andrianantenaina

    The heartbeat of Madagascar’s unlikely run to the Nations Cup, the 29-year-old was at the centre of much that was good about the islanders’ performances, particularly their victory over Nigeria and the 2-2 draw with the Democratic Republic of Congo.

    He kicks off our list, in joint fourth, with a pass-success rate of 90.7 percent.

    Certainly, Ancient left nothing behind in his country’s finest hour.

  • Michael Ngadeu-Ngadjui

    #4 Michael Ngadeu-Ngadjui

    The powerful centre-back started in the heart of the defence for Cameroon, who were unable to coax either Joel Matip or Nicolas Nkoulou back to the fold, and was central to introducing the slow-build strategy espoused by Clarence Seedorf.

    He averaged a 90.7 pass-success rate, and completed more passes than any other player in our top five.

  • Papa Alioune Ndiaye of Senegal shields Johanna Omollo of Kenya.

    #3 Badou N’Diaye

    One of two players in this list still standing in the tournament, Badou has had to step into a more creative, and more subtle, role in this Senegal side.

    Devoid of a natural central creator, Badou has been much more involved in the build-up play, has had to be more measured in possession, and restrain some of his natural instincts.

    As a result, he’s been one of the unsung heroes of this Senegal team, playing in all six matches and boasting a pass-success rate of 94.9 percent.

  • Ghana's Thomas Teye Partey and Georges Mandjeck of Cameroon

    #2 Georges Mandjeck

    Another unsung hero, Mandjeck has been asked to adapt to Seedorf’s strategy, and saw a lot of the ball during his three matches for the Indomitable Lions.

    He doesn’t offer too much going forward, but has impressed when it comes to linking up the play and getting the best out of those around him.

    He ended the campaign with a 95.2-percent pass-success rate.

  • Mehdi Abeid - Algeria Afcon 2019

    #1 Mehdi Abeid

    Top of our charts is Abeid, as, heading into the final, he’s the only player in the tournament who’s completed every singe one of his attempted passes.

    There haven’t been too many—the Algerian has made just three appearances, one of which was a start—but he’s been immaculate in possession when he has featured.

    Abeid is another player on this list who isn’t among the stars of his team, but has affirmed his worth to date and could yet have a critical role to play as Les Fennecs go in search of a second Afcon crown.