2021 AFCON: Asamoah Gyan backs Nigeria to win title

Published on: 18 January 2022

Former Ghana international, Asamoah Gyan has backed Nigeria to win the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon following their impressive performances so far.

The Super Eagles defeated seven-time champions, Egypt, in the opening group game before breezing past Sudan 3-1 last Saturday.

Nigeria have already qualified to the round of 16 and will be hoping to maintain their 100% record in the group stage by beating Guinea-Bissau.

"Yes, as of today Nigeria stands out as the team with the will to conquer all oppositions going by what happened in the match against Egypt," Gyan said while on set as a guest analyst with SuperSport.

"Every other potential winner of the tournament seems to be playing with too much caution and this explains why most of the matches have not been impressive. But when you look at Nigeria, they showed character of a potential champion considering the way they dominated Egypt all through the 90 minutes.

"Nigeria deserved to score more goals in the match but they were unlucky in the final cut. This was a team that had its pre-tournament challenge as they were unable to have some of their best forwards for the tournament and playing a strong team like Egypt in the opening match was an acid test and they excelled."