Afcon: Nigeria are always favourites, says Mutiu Adepoju
Former Nigeria midfielder Mutiu Adepoju believes that Nigeria are among te favourites to win the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations, based on their squad depth and quality players.
Gernot Rohr’s men are in Egypt to challenge for a fourth African title, but they must first see off Madagascar, Burundi and Guinea in Group B.
While acknowledging that the Super Eagles will head into the finals in the North African country as contenders for the trophy, he feels pressurising the team to emerge as champions could serve as an obstacle for the three-time African winners.
“Nigeria are always favourites because they are a team to beat and that’s why it’s not surprising when you see teams who play against them come out in full force,” Adepoju told Goal.