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Bafana Star Enters AFCON Golden Boot Race

Bafana Bafana attacking midfielder Themba Zwane has broken into the African Cup of Nations Golden Boot race after netting a brace against Namibia.

Equatorial Guinea captain Emilio Nsue and Algerian talisman Baghdad Bounedjah are the top goalscorers in the AFCON after match-day two, as they are both sitting on three goals.

Nsue netted a hat-trick in his side’s 4-2 win over Guinea-Bissau, becoming the oldest player to net a treble in AFCON history, while netted once in Algeria’s 1-1 with Angola and twice in 2-2 draw with Burkina Faso.

Zwane is one of seven players right behind the Equatorial Guinea and Algeria stars after netting a brance against the Brave Warriors in Sunday’s 4-0 thrashing.

The Sundowns midfielder is level with the likes of Ghana forward Mohamed Kudus and Burkina Faso captain Bertrand Traore, who both ply their trade in the Premier League.

The 34-year-old Bafana midfielder will have a chance to increase his tally when Bafana face 2004 AFCON champions Tunisia in their final Group E match on Tuesday.

All AFCON top goalscorers so far:

  1. Baghdad Bounedjah – 3 goals
  2. Emilio Nsue – 3 goals
  3. Lamine Camara – 2 goals
  4. Gelson Dala – 2 goals
  5. Mohamed Kudus – 2 goals
  6. Mostafa Mohamed – 2 goals
  7. Lassine Sinayoko – 2 goals
  8. Bertrand Traore – 2 goals
  9. Themba Zwane – 2 goals
Sinethemba Makonco
Sinethemba Makonco
Sinethemba Makonco is one of South Africa's brightest up-and-coming football journalists. Makonco shot to prominence on social media as a reliable source for South African football news and transfer stories, and is currently working as a junior journalist at iDiski Times.