Afcon 2021: Is Nigeria Among the Top Favourites?

Afcon 2021 has been nothing short of a treat for football fans, with some awe-inspiring moments, exciting performances, and a few unexpected surprises. With Round 1 of the tournament wrapping up, now’s a fair time to access Nigeria’s performance in the season so far and ponder on what could be in store for the team in the knockout round.

The Super Eagles have pleasantly surprised everyone by delivering a consistently strong performance in the Afcon Group Stage. They first delighted fans with their opening match victory against 7-time Afcon winners, Egypt; then achieved an amazing 3-1 victory in their second match against Sudan and finally defeated Guinea-Bissau by 2-0 in their third and final Group Stage match.

What’s even more remarkable is the fact that the team had faced several setbacks prior to the start of the tournament, the most significant one being a change in management. Nigeria sacked their coach Gernot Rohr only a month before the start of Afcon 2021, handing over the club’s reigns to Augustine Eguavoen as interim coach before signing Portuguese manager Jose Peseiro as head coach.

They also had key players missing out due to COVID-19 and injury problems before the start of the tournament, all of which led to bleak pre-tournament predictions. However, the Super Eagles have come out strong despite all challenges, managing to win over their fans’ hearts with a consistent display of impressive football.

According to early predictions, Nigeria are now one of the top favourite contenders for the Afcon Cup final. Considering that they have a real shot at winning the trophy this year, the next round is surely going to be filled with excitement and anticipation.

With such a constant display of amazing football by the Nigerian squad, why not bet on Nigeria for their upcoming Afcon fixtures? Head to BetKing here to place your bets now!

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