It Will Be Too Early To Tag Super Eagles As AFCON Favourite


Former Nigerian midfielder, Mutiu Adepoju has disclosed that it will be too early to tag the Super Eagles as one of the favourites to lift the 2022 Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon.

Recall that the three-time AFCON champions qualified from Group L unbeaten and top of the log after overcoming teams such as Sierra Leone, Lesotho, and Benin.

Reacting to this development, the ‘Headmaster’ as he was fondly regarded during his playing days, told that it won’t wise to start tipping Nigeria as favourites.

“It will be too early to start looking at the chances of the Super Eagles at the 2022 Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon. I am very delighted that the team qualified for the bi-annual tournament unbeaten during the qualifying series, however, is going to be a different ball game once the tournament kick-off.

“I don’t think we should start tagging the team a favourite for the tournament. Anything can happen in the space of one minute. So let’s keep our fingers crossed till that period.”


By Augustine Akhilomen

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