The prestigious African Cup of Nations begins in 25days time. With Cameroon being the host nation next year. This will be the 23rd edition of the AFCON tournament. 24 African teams will compete for the continent’s most prestigious prize and the opportunity to be crowned champion of Africa.
The African Cup of Nations will kickoff on the 9th of January and end on the 6th of February 2022.
The Nations To Look Out For:
The reigning champions of Africa will once again go into the tournament as favorites to win it once again. Star man and captain Riyad Mahrez will definitely have eyes on lifting another AFCON trophy in Cameroon next year.
Silver medalists in the last AFCON tournament, Senegal have got enough stars to vhallenge other nations and go for glory at the upcoming African Cup of Nations. With star players like Sadio Mane, Kalidou Koulibaly and Edouard amidst many other stars. The Senegalese fans will surely have eye hopes going into the tournament.
The Super Eagle of Nigeria finished third in the 2019 AFCON tournament and will be looking to bounce back and win their first title since 2013.
Following the sacking of head coach Gernot Rohr, The Super Eagles will have to prepare efficiently ahead of the AFCON tournament in Cameroon next year.
Other teams to look out for include Mali, Guinea, Morocco, Tunisia and the Ivory Coast.