The top goalscorers from the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers: Bafana Bafana star Percy Tau features

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Victor Osimhen (Nigeria) – 5 goals
Victor Osimhen (Nigeria) – 5 goals
Sadi Ntibazonkiza (Burundi) – 4 goals
Sadi Ntibazonkiza (Burundi) – 4 goals
Patson Daka (Zambia) – 5 goals
Patson Daka (Zambia) – 5 goals
Louis Mafuta (Burundi) – 4 goals
Louis Mafuta (Burundi) – 4 goals
Baghdad Bounedjah (Algeria) – 4 goals
Baghdad Bounedjah (Algeria) – 4 goals
Percy Tau (South Africa) – 4 goals
Percy Tau (South Africa) – 4 goals

South Africa's Percy Tau features prominently among the leading goalscorers from the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers.

The 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers all-but drew to a close on Tuesday – with only Sierra Leone's rescheduled clash against Benin remaining – and a number of the continent's leading forwards departed having left their mark on the campaign.

Scroll through the gallery to see the leading goalscorers from the 2021 AFCON qualifiers

Chief among this edition's leading goalscorers were Zambia's Patson Daka, who has since been linked with a move to Manchester United, and Nigeria's Victor Osimhen, who both top-scored with five goals each for their respective nations. 

Trailing close behind was South Africa's Percy Tau who netted four times for Bafana Bafana although, similarly to Daka, his goalscoring exploits were not enough to secure his nation a spot at next year's much-anticipated tournament.

Tau was not the only player to net four times as his tally was matched by three other players, including Baghdad Bounedjah, of reigning champions Algeria, Central Africa Republic's Louis Mafouta, and Burundi star Saidi Ntibazonkiza.