Several talented teenagers set to grace Afcon

Mali's forward Ibrahima Kone vies for the ball with Kenya's defender Eric Ouma

Mali's forward Ibrahima Kone (left) vies for the ball with Kenya's defender Eric Ouma during their Fifa World Cup Group "E" qualifying match at Nyayo National Stadium on October 10, 2021.

Photo credit: Sila Kiplagat | Nation Media Group

What you need to know:

  • Kenya's Harambee Stars failed to qualify after unexpectedly finishing third in a qualification group that contained Egypt, Comoros, and Togo.
  • Instead, as expected, Egypt won the group while minnows Comoros claimed a surprise second spot and first ever qualification to the continental finals.

Mauritania have included a 16-year-old in their squad for the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon.

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