Nigeria striker, Odion Ighalo, is on course to finish the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations, as the top scorer.
Ighalo netted the winner for the Super Eagles, as they claimed bronze with a 1-0 win over Tunisia on Wednesday.
It was his fifth goal of the tournament.
The Shanghai Shenhua striker is now two ahead of three players, who are tied on three goals each: Cédric Bakambu (Congo DR), Sadio Mane (Senegal) and Adam Ounas (Algeria).
However, only three are still in the race to win the Golden Boot, as Bakambu’s country has been eliminated in the Round of 16.
Mahrez and Mane come face to face on Friday in the AFCON final.
Top scorers so far:
5 goals: Ighalo (NGR)
3 goals: Mane (SEN), Bakambu (COD), Ounas (ALG), Mahrez (ALG)
2 goals: Belaili (ALG) , Elmohamady, Salah (both EGY), Andriamahitsinoro (MAD), J. Ayew (GHA), Bahoken (CMR), En-Nesyri (MAR), Okwi (UGA), Olunga (KEN), Pote (BEN), Yattara (GUI), Kodjia, Zaha (both CIV), Bongani Zungu (RSA)
1 goals: Idrissa Gueye (SEN)