With the round of 16 behind us, we had some huge upsets, with Benin and South Africa eliminating Morocco and Egypt, respectively. It’s time for the quarter-finals and the player pool is getting narrower. Our tipsters are reduced to one pick each and you should definitely check out their suggestions. Here’s the list of points each tipster has gathered from their picks:
Karam Abu Shammala: 26
Pedro Maia: 19
Gonçalo Mira: 31
Luís Cristóvão: 23
Ahmed Hesham: 17*
José Miranda: 39
André Baptista: 24
Dean Ammi: 39
Marwan Ahmed: 12*
Alaa Swidan: 23*
*one less game week
Karam Abu Shammala
Odion Ighalo | NIGERIA | ATT | 11.0M | Owned by 8%
Ighalo grabbed 2 goals and 1 assist in the last game vs Cameroon to pay off the 8% owners. Certainly this percentage is going to increase and he can score against any team on his day.
Pedro Maia aka O Fantasista
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Lalaïna Nomenjanahary | MADAGASCAR | MID | 5.0M | Owned by 14%
A certain starter for the sensation Madagascar. An average of 5 pts/match, with already one goal and an assist. Also 5.25 recoveries per game. A true enabler.
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Mbaye Niang | SENEGAL | ATT | 10.5M | Owned by 9%
After three games without an offensive return, Niang finally did something against Uganda, though only an assist. Facing Benin, Senegal as hugely favorites and Niang will have to prove himself as one of the best African strikers out there.
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Marco Ilaimaharitra | MADAGASCAR | MID | 4.5M | Owned by 0%
Set pieces man for Madagascar, while having a role in taking the Barea to the Semi-Finals.
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Cèbio Soukou | BENIN | MID | 5.0M | Owned by 0%
The Bochum-born winger has already made his presence felt in the Benin team with 2 assists in 240 minutes. In a surprise-filled AFCON, I’m backing the Beninese to keep it up, and their leader in key passes per game to step into the spotlight.
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Thembinkosi Lorch | SOUTH AFRICA | MID | 4.5M | Owned by 0%
The South African winger made his AFCON debut with the goal that sent Egypt out of the tournament. With his low price, and being a true punt, he is an enabler for those who want to invest in heavy-hitters.
Dean Ammi from DZ Football
Youcef Belaïli | ALGERIA | MID | 6.1M | Owned by 15%
Youcef Belaïli has been the dark horse of points for Algeria this summer. The left winger has 2 goals in 3 AFCON games and offers a cheap entrance into the Algeria attack.
Ismaïla Sarr | SENEGAL | MID | 7.8M | Owned by 12%
Ismaïla Sarr has significant contribution to the Senegal attack in this tournament. He has an average 2.3 shots per game, similar to Mané, but provides more dribbles and key passes than the Liverpool star. He has scored one goal against Kenya and could be an important fantasy asset against the less favourite side Benin.