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AFCON 2023: Former Ivory Coast forward names Super Eagles as favorites to win

Former Ivory Coast forward Alouna Kone has named Nigeria's Super Eagles as favorites to win the 2023 African Cup of Nations.

The Super Eagles are aiming to win their fourth title in the upcoming tournament hosted by Ivory Coast.

Cone, who was part of the Elephants team that defeated the Super Eagles in the 2006 AFCON final, chose Jose Peceiro's team from among seven title contenders to win the title.

“At first glance you think it's Ivorian. I'm not saying that because I'm Ivorian. But I'm saying that because we have quality in our team,” the former Everton player said. He told Sport Ivory.

“Next to Ivory Coast are the Lions of Teranga, the reigning champions, and the Atlas Lions of Morocco, who had an exceptional performance at the World Cup in Qatar.

“After them, of course, there are the favorites who will have their say. I would also like to talk about Cameroon, Nigeria and Ghana, without forgetting Egypt, who won the title of 7 continents.

The 34th AFCON will be hosted by Ivory Coast from January 13th to February 11th.


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