Nigeria won’t win AFCON 2023 — Ex-Eagles defender, George Abbey says


Former Nigerian international, George Abbey, has expressed skepticism about the Super Eagles’ chances of winning the upcoming Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) tournament with the current squad. The Eagles, aiming for their fourth AFCON title, are preparing for the 34th edition of the tournament.

Despite the team ending a 15-game winless run in friendly matches, George Abbey, who made 18 appearances for the Eagles and was part of the squad that secured bronze at the 2004 edition in Tunisia, believes that the current team is not adequately prepared for the competition. He emphasized that the team lacks the strength seen in the 2013 squad, which, in his opinion, overachieved based on the opposition they faced.

Abbey expressed his reservations, stating that even with the addition of a prime Vincent Enyeama to the current squad, he would still not be confident in predicting an AFCON victory. Despite his concerns, he expressed hope that the team proves him wrong, but his doubts persist.

The Super Eagles, three-time African champions, are drawn into a group with hosts Ivory Coast, Equatorial Guinea, and Guinea-Bissau for the first round of the delayed 2023 AFCON, scheduled to take place in January 2024.

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