AFCON 2022 draws to a close in a few days, and that means that it’s a great time to look back at the most unforgettable moments in Africa’s biggest football competition. Everyone knew this year’s AFCON would be huge with big-name players like Mohammed Salah, Sadio Mane, Hakimi, Riyad Mahrez, etc. And with amazing sponsors like Binance powering the event, it didn’t disappoint.

From amazing goals to bizarre referee moments, here are some unforgettable moments from this year’s AFCON.

1. This Hakimi killer freekick

2. This referee who kept ending the match at the wrong time.

3. This Comoros defender who had to stand in for his keeper who had COVID.

4. This picture of the Egyptian players celebrating reaching the semi-finals

5. These celebrations after Guinea ended Algeria’s 35-game unbeaten run.

6. This picture of Andre Onana denying Mo Salah

7. Mohamed Kamara’s reaction to receiving the man of the match award after his stellar performance.

8. Moses Simon doing THIS!

AFCON ends on February 6th, and for obvious reasons, we can’t wait for AFCON 2024. We’re sure there’ll be even bigger names, more interesting highlights, and sponsors like Binance to make it happen again.


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