Eagles Favourites To Win 2019 AFCON – Babangida


Former Nigeria international, Tijani Babangida, has said the Super Eagles are one of the favorites to win the 2019 AFCON in Egypt.

The former Ajax winger said this in an exclusive chat with Newsbreak.

“I believe the Eagles are one of the favourites for the title because they have a very strong team that can take on any team in the tournament,” he said. 

Babangida described the Eagles’ group in the competition billed for June as favourable. 

He said although the Gernot Rohr-led side have to take Burundi and Madagascar seriously, it is less likely any surprise happens. 

“Nigerians couldn’t have asked for a better draw. 

“We are all happy with the group compared to other groups that has heavyweights. But the Super Eagles must not underestimate their opponents, they must take them serious.

“But having said that, I’m 100 per cent confident the Super Eagles will qualify from the group,” he said.

The Eagles were drawn in Group B with Guinea and debutants Madagascar and Burundi.

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