2023 Africa Cup of Nations stars ready to illuminate CAF Champions League

Afcon 2023 stars ready to illuminate CAF Champions League

Following the conclusion of the TotalEnergies Africa Cup of Nations in Cote d’Ivoire, the focus now shifts to the TotalEnergies CAF Champions League which is set to resume this weekend.

After thrilling performances in the AFCON tournament, fans are eager to see their favorite players continue their success in the club competition.

Despite the dominance of Europe-based players in AFCON 2023, a number of African-based players stood out with exceptional performances, leaving a lasting impression on the tournament.

As the CAF Champions League recommences, attention turns to the standout performers from AFCON 2023 who are poised to continue their momentum into club competitions.

Here are five players from the TotalEnergies CAF AFCON 2023 set to make an impact in the TotalEnergies CAF Champions League:

1. Ronwen Williams (GK) – Mamelodi Sundowns & South Africa

Ronwen Williams’ exceptional goalkeeping in AFCON 2023 earned him the title of the tournament’s best goalkeeper. His commanding presence and impressive saves, particularly in the quarter-final penalty shootout against Cape Verde, solidified his status as one of Africa’s top goalkeepers.

2. Teboho Mokoena (MF) – Mamelodi Sundowns & South Africa

Teboho Mokoena’s midfield masterclass earned him a spot in the AFCON 2023 Best XI. His versatility and contribution in both defensive and offensive play were showcased, with a standout moment being a sublime free-kick in South Africa’s victory over Morocco.

3. Henock Inonga (DF) – Simba SC & DR Congo

Hailing from Simba SC, Inonga’s defensive prowess and leadership qualities were crucial in DR Congo’s fourth-place finish in AFCON 2023. His ability to thwart opposition attacks and marshal his defensive line make him a key asset as Simba SC resumes their Champions League campaign.

4. Gilberto Deivi Miguel (FW) – Petro Atletico & Angola

Gilberto Deivi Miguel’s attacking capabilities were on display for Angola at AFCON 2023. His offensive threat and potential at just 22 years old mark him as one to watch in the Champions League.

5. Djigui Diarra (GK) – Young Africans & Mali

As the goalkeeper for Mali, Diarra’s shot-stopping abilities guided the team to the quarter-finals in AFCON 2023. Representing Young Africans at the club level, his performances make him a key figure to watch in the Champions League.

The TotalEnergies CAF Champions League action resumes with these standout performers, promising an exciting blend of skill and drama as the quest for continental glory continues.

The legacy of TotalEnergies CAF AFCON 2023 lives on as these top talents are set to shine on the grand stage of club football.

Upcoming TotalEnergies CAF Champions League Match Day 5 Fixtures:

Friday, 23 February

16h00 GMT | Al-Hilal – Petro de Luanda

16h00 GMT | Medeama – Al Ahly SC

19h00 GMT | Asec Mimosas – Simba SC

Saturday, 24 February

13h00 GMT | Jwaneng Galaxy – Wydad AC

13h00 GMT | TP Mazembe – Pyramids FC

16h00 GMT | Nouadhibou – Mamelodi Sundowns FC

16h00 GMT | Young Africans – CR Belouizdad

19h00 GMT | ES Sahel – ES Tunis