AFCON 2023: Diallo downplays Super Eagles, names 3 teams to win trophy

AFCON 2023: Diallo downplays Super Eagles, names 3 teams to win trophy


Ivory Coast football president Yassin Idriss Diallo has not included Nigeria as a candidate to win the 2023 African Cup of Nations.

The Super Eagles will be placed in Group A alongside hosts Ivory Coast, Equatorial Guinea and Guinea-Bissau.

In an interview with FourFourTwo, Diallo also named three teams he believes will challenge for the trophy.

“I believe in our team (Ivory Coast), but we also know that we are not the favorites. The favorites are Morocco, Senegal, Egypt, all these teams.

“We are building a new team. If you look at our team now, I would say 30% are very young. It's their first competition. But we have prepared a very good team. I'll try my best to do it.

“So we want to go as far as possible and do our best to win trophies. This is why we are here,” Diallo said.

This year's AFCON begins on January 13th.

Source: dailypost.ng

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