Amidst the electric buzz and vibrant energy, the Africa Cup of Nations 2024 is currently unfolding, marking another chapter in the tournament’s rich history. Organized by CAF, this football extravaganza pulsates with the spirit of competition and unity. As nations clash for glory, AFCON 2024 is becoming a spectacle of unparalleled excitement and captivating moments on the pitch.
As the matches intensify, the spotlight narrows on five teams that emerge as formidable contenders for AFCON 2024 glory. With the stage set for fierce battles, the following five teams stand poised to etch their names in the tournament’s history. The football world watches with bated breath as the drama unfolds on African soil.
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The most successful team in the history of the tournament, from the land of Pyramids, Mo Salah’s men are the most favoured group of guys to succeed in the tournament. Consisting of stars like Mohamed Elneny, the North African giants are aiming at an eighth continental title for their name which they last succeeded in obtaining fourteen years ago.
The Post Didier Drogba – Yaya Toure generation has been on a roll for the past couple of years. Having superstars like Sebastian Haller, Franck Kessie, Wilfred Zaha, Nicolas Pepe, and Eric Bailly, there is no doubt that the home team is fully geared up to conquer Africa in the most popular event of the continent.
Under the mentorship of superstars like Sadio Mane, Kalidou Koulibaly and Idrissa Gana Gueye, the most consistent African side of the past 4 years will be looking to successfully defend its title obtained in 2021. Remember, with the lethal and young duo of Nico Jackson and Pepe Sarr upfront, the Senegalese are now a potentially more dangerous goal threat than they were two years ago.
Riyad pasta was found to be instrumental in Man City’s success in the UEFA Champions League a couple of years ago, but the question is, will it work the same way for the Algerians?
Having alongside the likes of Said Benrahma and the experienced Islam Slimani, Mahrez aims to repeat the heroics of 2019 when the Northern African side was crowned champions of Africa.
There is no forgetting the magicians who did the unthinkable at the grand stage of the FIFA World Cup in December 2022. A team with the biggest and most iconic names, who are already taking the world by storm, are all set to push for only their second-ever title after 48 years. Consisting of superstars like Hakim Ziyech, Achraf Hakimi, Yassine Bounou, Sofyan Amrabat, Youssef En Nesyri, Noussaire Mazraoui and Sofiane Boufal, it’s only a matter of time for Morocco to get their hand on the Africa Cup of Nations.