Sunday, October 1, 2023

Nigeria, Senegal, Algeria Favourites To Win AFCON 2021 – Oliseh

Former Nigerian midfielder, Sunday Oliseh has tipped the Super Eagles of Nigeria, Senegal, and Algeria as his favourites to lift the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations.

Recall that Algeria won the last edition of the AFCON in Egypt in 2019 after beating Senegal in the final.

Nigeria, meanwhile, finished third after beating Tunisia 1-0 in the third-place match, thanks to Odion Ighalo’s early first-half goal.

“I honestly always believe that my country, Nigeria, can always lift the title, especially when it comes to Africa. Then, I must be honest, as a coach, Senegal is extremely certain,” Oliseh was quoted by Complete Sport as saying when asked to name three countries that can win the 2021 AFCON.

“The fact is that at the moment, they might not win it, but when you are talking of capability, they have the most fearsome team in Africa. Algeria is also dangerous, they are the current Arab champions.

“But you know what is good about the Nations Cup, every team, you have got to play them once. The thing there is that it is always a 90 minutes game. So, it is enough for us to meet Senegal in the final and they are not having their best days and might have a better team and we will still win the cup. That is the beautiful thing about the Nations Cup.“

This article was updated 7 months ago


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