Diop’s leading the way for African talent
SENEGAL won the Under 20 Africa Cup of Nations on Saturday, beating Gambia in the final in Cairo. Senegal’s Pape Diop, a midfielder who plays for Zulte Waregem in Belgium, was the top scorer at the tournament with five and our data experts at Delphlyx have highlighted three more with numbers to command attention from European scouts.
1 ADAMA BOJANG
(Gambia) is a centre forward nicknamed the Gambian Hurricane who scored a hat-trick in the quarter-final and the only goal in the semi-final against Nigeria.
2 IVAN IRINIMBABAZI
(Uganda) is a central midfielder and 6ft 8in tall with composure on the ball, who has already been on trial with St Mirren and Dundee United.
3 OMAR FAYED (Egypt) is a central defender who plays for Al Mokawloon and was one of the bright spots of a disappointing tournament for the hosts.