AFCON 2019: Ranking 10 best U-23 performances (QF & SF)

That's right, it's official. I'm getting desperate and tweaking the format of these rankings all I can to keep the series alive. This time, it's indeed not performers, but performances, meaning we'll have a double appearance from someone here and there...

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AFCON 2019: Ranking 15 best U-23 performers (Round of 16)

Oh, you thought we are done once the group stages are over? You couldn't be more wrong! We are seeing this all the way through, y'all. And so here is my ranking of the best U-23 performers of the AFCON Round of 16 – just scrapped from top20 to top15 due to a smaller pool of players to pick from...

AFCON 2019: Ranking 20 best U-23 performers (Round 1)

If there’s two things we can safely infer from what kind of articles appear on the internet, and in what numbers, it’s that people absolutely dig any sort of rankings coupled with stuff other people have learnt from stuff. Now, I am arguably not smug enough to assume people would jump at an opportunity to learn what I’ve learnt, but I definitely think I can do my own rankings...

We need to talk about Masharipov

Once again, and this time in the most dramatic fashion imaginable, the Uzbekistan powerhouse Pakhtakor Tashkent missed out on the most important part of Asian Champions League, meaning that once the spotlight soon turns to Round of 16 when many tune in for the first time this year, one of the best wingers on the continent will yet again be hidden away from cameras. And it's getting quite frustrating, to be honest...