Guinea Captain On AFCON Draw : No Need To Delude Yourself, Nigeria Is The Favorite
Published: April 14, 2019
Guinea Captain On AFCON Draw : No Need To Delude Yourself, Nigeria Is The Favorite
Borussia Mönchengladbach's Guinea winger Ibrahima Traoré has provided some reaction to the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations draw that took place in Cairo on Friday and believes the Super Eagles are the favorites to progress to the round of sixteen in Group B.

In an easy looking group on paper, the Super Eagles will also face AFCON debutants Madagascar and Burundi.

''At first glance, we already see who is the favorite. There is no need to delude yourself. Nigeria, with the power they have, the history they have ,'' Traore, who is the captain of Guinea, said to

''It's a regular in the African Cup. They are even used to winning (3 times, ed). A team that plays the World Cup. So, automatically, I think Nigeria is the favorite.''

On Madagascar and Burundi, he said : ''Then there is us. As I heard, everyone is waiting for us to advance without worries.

''However, there is Madagascar and Burundi which I can not talk about too much because they are two teams that I do not know well.

''These are teams that are not used to being at the AFCON but they are teams that have qualified and have had a lot of games to play and are there. It may be a surprise but it is not undeserved''.

The Super Eagles and Syli National face off at the Alexandria Stadium, Alexandria on June 26.

Igho Kingsley
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