Gambia head coach Tom Saintfiet has tipped Nigeria’s Super Eagles as one of the favourites to win the AFCON 2023.
The Eagles will be seeking a fourth AFCON title after last winning the tournament in 2013.
The three-time AFCON winners are in Group A alongside Côte d’Ivoire, Guinea-Bissau and Equatorial Guinea.
Saintfiet will lead Gambia to their second appearance at the AFCON after they made their debut in 2021.
Speaking on the chances of the Eagles, the Belgian coach said he will be interested to see how Jose Peseiro’s men will perform.
”Everyone knows my passion and love for Nigerian football,” he said on Brila FM.
“It will be interesting to see how Nigeria will perform because for me they are one of the favourites it’s been 11 years since (Late) Stephen Keshi won it for