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2023 AFCON Qualifiers: Eagles Are Favourites To Qualify In Group A –Kalou

2023 AFCON Qualifiers: Eagles Are Favourites To Qualify In Group A –Kalou

Former Chelsea star, Salomon Kalou has tipped the Super Eagles to qualify for the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations, AFCON, which will take place in Cote d’Ivoire.

The former Ivory Coast international made this known in an interview with SuperSports on Tuesday.

He said that the Super Eagles won’t find it difficult to qualify from Group A that consist of Sierra Leone, Guinea-Bissau and Sao Tome.

“I think it’s a good group [for the Super Eagles]. I think Nigeria is a team that will always qualify.

“They will be the favourites of the group while the second place is open for the other three teams,” Kalou told SuperSport.

The matches are expected to begin in May.

Winners and runners-up in each group except H qualify for the 24-team finals in the Ivory Coast during June and July 2023.


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  • Tijani 2 years ago

    If they play the way they played lackadaisically against Ghana, Guinea Bissau will qualify. Guinea Bissau play a typical African football and they will disgrace Super Eagles if they don’t have energy

    • thank you my brother this present eagles dont have energy ,always back pass ,holding ball too much no forcefull approach. hope new coach will do something.thank God we did not make to world cup now because they would have ruin our christmas by exiting at groupe stage.

  • They should play most of the qualifying game with at least half home base players, and not these foreign born expatriates.

    • Detruth 2 years ago

      @mike xenophobia and sentiment won’t make you successful.Look at the country and how horrible every sector is managed, sycophants and clueless individuals hijacked the country and made it impossible for sound minded people who are able, willing and ready to put in the work needed to move this country forward to participate in running the country because they see those people as threat to their agendas. This is the same mentality you’re displaying and that’s the reason Nigeria has been in a coma since independence with no single sign of waking up from it.

    • pompei 2 years ago

      G-Bissau too is using mostly foreign-based players. So it’s not the foreign status of the players that’s the issue.

  • Football of late is beyond the era where a team could lean against an opponent’s poor form to brag and fall into excess confidence.your team stands to fall again if u continue on your current path of claiming the worst team at afcon this,afcon that.

  • pompei 2 years ago

    Nigeria is not, I repeat, not an African powerhouse with our current generation of players.
    No be for mouth.
    If Nigeria wants to qualify from this group, we must get a quality coach who can read matches and respond tactically to opponents.
    If we want to rely on the individual skill of our players like we often did in the past, IT WON’T WORK WITH THIS GENERATION.

  • okponku 2 years ago

    Since this present regime go still dey till the qualifying matches , i am sorry to say no hope. Because everything na failure. Even if you like go bring the best ever coach on this earth, nothing go change. Because corruption/Nepotism wey dey for this regime, no fit allow anything to function.

  • MONKEY POST 2 years ago

    To QUALIFY shouldn’t be OUR PROBLEM…

    The PROBLEM is to WIN the AFCON…

    • Igbekun Abo 2 years ago

      @Monkey Post, to qualify will be a huge problem. See how average Ghana, lowly Center Africa Republic, Cape Verde and Liberia troubled us. Even Benin Republic test us.Nigeria is not the giant it was once o.

  • Lord AMO 2 years ago

    We overreact in this country sef.  Of clurse the issue is not qualification.  With top two teams qualifying and a 24-team nations cup, we will always be there.  Thats a given.  However the real issue is how we play and if we can truly contend to win the cup once the tournament starts proper.  We remain one of the toughest teams to beat on the continent.  We didnt lose to Ghana either, we just got knocked out buy the archaic away goals rule.

    Also playing against Nigeria is like a final for some of these smaller nations and of course from time to time they’ll spring an upset.  Its not uncommon in football and especially since this set of Eagles aren’t necessarily the best of the best.  We need to calm down with the calamitous predictions of non-qualification as we remain one of the top teams on the continent albeit not at our very best at the moment

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