Karl Toko Ekambi (Lyon- France) Toko Ekambi was effective for club and country this season with eighteen goals in all competitions for Ligue 1 club Olympique Lyonnais and eight goals in fifteen appearances for Cameroon across Qatar 2022 qualifying and the 2021 AFCON, including most importantly the dramatic winner against Algeria. Works well with the physically imposing Aboubakar with his long stride pace and intelligent runs into the space that is opened up by the captain.
Martin Hongla (Hellas Verona- Italy) Ranked at the top when it came to key passes and creating chances from midfield at the 2021 AFCON. The 24-year-old central player has come a long way since joining Spanish club Granada at the age of 18 from the academy of former Swiss national team striker Blaise Nkufo and joined Italian Serie A club Verona permanently for $4 million after impressing while on loan.
André Onana (AFC Ajax- Netherlands) It was a struggle at times for the goalkeeper at the 2021 AFCON due to having little match experience at club Ajax since returning from a lengthy ban. However, Onana got the run of games he needed in the buildup to the 2022 World Cup playoff against Algeria and looks close to full form.