Afcon last 16 confirmed, top scorers so far

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With the Africa Cup of Nations group stage now concluded, here are all the nations that qualified for the Round of 16 and the tournament's top goalscorers so far!  

Two teams tipped by many pundits to be favourites for the prestigious African competition, Ghana and Algeria, have suffered early exits, while some lower-ranked nations have progressed beyond the first hurdle.    

Nigeria ended the group stage as the only team to win all their matches after overcoming Egypt, Sudan and Guinea-Bissau, while Ivory Coast secured a 3-1 win over defending champions Algeria in their final group stage game to book a match against the Pharaohs in the round of 16. 

Scroll through the gallery above to see Afcon 2021's top goalscorers so far

Carlos Queiroz's Egyptians qualified after winning their last two group D matches following a stuttering start against Nigeria in their opening fixture.  

In Group A, Cameroon and Burkina Faso advanced with seven and four points, respectively, while third-placed Cape Verde did enough to progress to the last 16.  

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Morocco and Gabon also progressed from Group C, while Comoros' stunning 3-2 win over the Ghanaians on Tuesday helped them sneak into the round of 16.     

Elsewhere, in Group B, Senegal's five points were enough to earn themselves the top spot, while Guinea and Malawi, both tied on four points, have also progressed to the next round.  

Other teams in the knockout stage include Group E's Equatorial Guinea and the Group F trio of Gambia, Tunisia and Mali.

Cameroon's Vincent Aboubakar has shone in the tournament to date as he leads the race for the competition's top goalscorer award, but who else is competing with him for the prize? Have a look at the gallery above! 

The round of 16 fixtures are as follows

Burkina Faso vs Gabon (23 January)

Nigeria vs Tunisia (23 January)

Guinea vs Gambia (24 January)

Cameroon vs Comoros (24 January)

Morocco vs Malawi (25 January)

Senegal vs Cape Verde (25 January)

Mali vs Equatorial Guinea (26 January)

Ivory Coast vs Egypt (26 January)

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