Six more days and the African Cup of Nations begin.
We have been anticipating this competition for a while now. This is only time African nations come together to play football.
This time, we will not be repping our clubs, instead, we will be raising flags for our countries.
AFCON is set to begin on the 21st of this month. And as usual, it all comes down to you. How do you think this season will play out?
Which nation do you think will go home with the cup? Which teams do you think won’t make it past the first rounds?
Let’s take a look at some statistics that should help you decide:
AFCON Qualifiers 2019
Since the game has not started, let’s examine what happened at the AFCON qualifiers.
Out of the 54 nations that played in the qualifying games, only 24 got qualified. If you are looking for teams to watch out for in the AFCON games, this should help.
Senegal, Morocco, Mali, Algeria, Nigeria, Ghana, Zimbabwe, Guinea, Angola, Tunisia, Guinea-Bissau, Uganda finished first in their groups.
If the AFCON games is anything like the qualifiers, then we should expect a great performance from these teams.
Senegal was able to win five out of the six games played. So also did Tunisia. This is more than most teams can brag of.
FIFA World Ranking
Another stat to go by, while deciding who you bet on in the AFCON games, is the FIFA World Ranking.
Right now, Senegal is the continent’s number one football nation on the list. They sit on the 24th spot in the world.
After them is Tunisia at 28th, Morocco, 43rd, and then Nigeria which sits on the 46th spot.
These are the top four African Nations based on FIFA’s ranking. You might want to look out for their performances during the AFCON games.
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How the game plays out
At this point, we can only wait for the first few rounds of games to concretely decide how we think this season would play out.
To begin the competition, we have a game between Egypt and Zimbabwe.
After that, other games fall in place. You should be able to make your decisions with the performances in the first few rounds. We have the AFCON goalless draw offer just for you.
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Just like every other football competition, this league will feature numerous games.
This means that you have a lot of games to not only enjoy but to bet on and win big from. All you have to do is predict the outcome of the games.
How do you think this year’s AFCON will play out? That’s left for you to decide.
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