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The 2023 Africa Cup of Nations has seen standout performances from three exceptional players, meticulously identified by the advanced Comparisonator platform. Mostafa Mohamed of Egypt, a prolific center forward, Lamine Camara representing Senegal as a dynamic central midfielder, and Achraf Hakimi from Morocco, a versatile right back, have not only demonstrated individual brilliance but have also significantly impacted their teams’ performances in the tournament’s group stage.

3 Best Players in Africa Cup of Nations 2023 Group Stage

Mostafa Mohamed – (CF) Egypt

Egypt’s Mostafa Mohamed has been a force to be reckoned with in the center forward position, leading in shots (4 per match) and shots on target (2 per match). His ability to create scoring opportunities and find the back of the net has been instrumental in Egypt’s attacking efforts, making him a standout player in the tournament.

Lamine Camara – (CMF) Senegal

Senegal’s Lamine Camara has impressed as a central midfielder, boasting a Comparisonator Main Index of 362. While ranking second in expected goals (xA) with 0.29 per match and shots on target (1 per match), Camara’s dynamic presence in midfield has been crucial in Senegal’s build-up play and defensive stability.

Achraf Hakimi – (RB) Morocco

Morocco’s Achraf Hakimi has showcased his versatility and influence from the right-back position, leading with a Comparisonator Main Index of 308. With an average of 1.67 touches in the box per match and 2 key passes per match, Hakimi’s contributions extend beyond defensive duties, providing a significant attacking threat down the right flank for Morocco.

Selected via Comparisonator machine learning index.
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Kemal Taş

Football enthusiast and editor @ Comparisonator.