Bamba Dieng (Marseille, Senegal)
Bamba Dieng could be in with a shout of being the breakout star of this year’s AFCON after breaking into the Marseille first team.
The 21-year-old has netted four times in seven Ligue 1 starts this season and will be looking to combine with Mane and Sarr in a dangerous attacking trio.
Sekou Koita (RB Salzburg, Mali)
You may not have heard of him yet, but you will have heard of Sekou Koita after AFCON is wrapped up.
This season, the Malian forward will have brought nightmares of Erling Haaland’s dominance back to Austrian Bundesliga defenders.
He has scored 14 goals and registered four assists in 18 league games, and, as Haaland did, it wouldn’t be a surprise to see him move into one of Europe’s top leagues very soon.