Aymen Mahious has turn out to be the second Algerian to win the African Nations Championship (CHAN) Golden Boot award after being handed the gong in Algiers on Saturday evening.
The 25-year-old scored 5 pursuits inside the competitors which earned him the award as no participant might overtake him following the last on the Nelson Mandela Stadium.
He will become joins his countryman El Arbi Hillel Soudani because the second Algerian to win the award because the latter scooped the honour with 4 different gamers in 2011 match.
Mahious scored 5 pursuits however missed a penalty as Senegal received 4-3 on penalties in a busy CHAN 2022 last that completed goalless at full-time.
The 25-year-old failed to search out the returned of the internet on the Nelson Mandela Stadium on Saturday as the competition led to favor of Pape Thiaw’s Teranga Lions.
Mahious’ pursuits in opposition to Libya and Ethiopia inside the first two group stage introduced his arrival inside the CHAN.
A final minute objective in opposition to Cote D’Ivoire inside the quarter-final plus a brace inside the 5-0 semi-final win in opposition to Niger was sufficient to earn the honour.
The ahead featured in all of Algeria’s six CHAN 2022 matches. He solely did not rating inside the group activity in opposition to Mozambique and in opposition to Senegal inside the last.
The USM Alger’s objective poacher completed the competitors two pursuits forward of closest challenger Razafindranaivo Koloina of Madagascar.
The 22-year-old scored three pursuits in six matches to propel his nation to a third-place conclude.
Mahious inherits the ‘objective king’ crown from 2020 CHAN Golden Boot winner Soufiane Rahimi. The Moroccan scored 5 pursuits inside the earlier match, aiding his state to say their second CHAN trophy.
Algeria’s Mahious is the third participant to attain 5 or greater pursuits on the match.
merely Ayoub El Kaabi’s 9 pursuits for Morocco for the period of the 2018 occasion is greater than Mahious and Rahimi’s tally.
Mahious joins the likes Elia Meshack, Chisom Chikatara, Ahmed Akaichi and Bernard Parker because the gamers to have received the award.
prior winners of the TotalEnergies CHAN Golden Boot
CHAN 2022 (Algeria) : Aymen Mahious (5 pursuits, Algeria)
CHAN 2020 (Cameroon)
Soufiane Rahimi (5 pursuits, Morocco)
CHAN 2018 (Morocco)
Ayoub El Kaabi (9 pursuits, Morocco)
CHAN 2016 (Rwanda)
Elia Meshack (4 pursuits, DR Congo)
Chisom Chikatara ( 4 pursuits, Nigeria)
Ahmed Akaïchi ( 4 pursuits, Tunisia)
CHAN 2014 (South Africa)
Bernard Parker (4 pursuits, South Africa)
CHAN 2011 (Sudan)
El Arbi Hillel Soudani (3 pursuits, Algeria)
Myron Shongwe (3 pursuits, South Africa)
Mudather Karika ( 3 pursuits, Sudan)
Zouheir Dhaouadi (3 pursuits, Tunisia)
Salema Kasdaoui (3 pursuits, Tunisia)
2009 (Cote D’Ivoire)
Given Singuluma (5 pursuits, Zambia)