The 2019 African Cup of Nations has seen great teams with great potentials showcase the stuff they are made of.
Like Mali decimating Mauritania 4-1 to clinch their first 3 points, Egypt and Nigeria keeping clean sheets in their first 2 matches and Cameroon sweeping through Guinea–Bissau effortlessly to set themselves on the road to the round of 16.
Absolutely no one expected the superb display of Benin Republic during their Match with Ghana in which they held the four times African Champions to a 2-2 draw.
While the world look on to see what will become of great sides like Tanzania who qualified for their first African cup of Nations tournament for the first time in 39, the likes of Burundi continues to prove the fact that being an underdog does not mean you must let that get to your head and show in your games.
If you are searching for the teams who are likely to lift the 2019 African Cup of Nations Trophy, here are the 3 teams we think are in the best position to do that.
The Pharaohs Of Egypt
The 7th time AFCON Champions and 2019 host are the top favourites to lift the trophy this year. So far, the Pharaohs have shown they have all it takes to bring home their 8th Nations Cup title even with the numerous teams that are hungry for the same glory.
Having won their first 2 games the Egyptians have booked a place for themselves in the round of 16
Senegal (The Lions of Teranga)
Sadio Mane may have sat on the bench throughout their AFCON opening match against Tanzania, but that did not in any way stop Senegal from taking their first necessary 3 points from the game.
With Mane back on the team in the next match, one can only imagine how far the Liverpool FC star would take his team this year.
In his recent viral interview about AFCON, Mane said he would gladly swap Champions League medals for that of AFCON.
That is to show you how much winning the competition means to him and his teammates.
Although Senegal are yet to win their first Nations Cup trophy, they are favourites to win that of 2019.
Super Eagles Of Nigeria
Nigeria may have struggled till 70+ minutes to break Burundi apart, yet the 3 times AFCON winners are the favourites to win this year’s trophy, having qualified for the next stage by defeating Guinea 1-0 on Wednesday evening.
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With the likes of Odion Ighalo, Chukwueze, Alex Iwobi, Ola Aina, Omeruo and so many other stars, Nigeria will most likely bring home the AFCON trophy this 2019.
This article was most recently revised and updated 8 months ago