Harambee Stars midfielder Kenneth Muguna predicts AFCON winner


FOOTBALL Harambee Stars midfielder Kenneth Muguna predicts AFCON winner

Festus Chuma 13:00 - 31.01.2024

Harambee Stars midfielder Kenneth Muguna has made a bold prediction for the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations winner

The 2023 Africa Cup of Nations is reaching its zenith with the quarter-finals set to ignite the continent's passion.

With the continent's best teams battling for supremacy the tournament has become a focal point for football analysts and enthusiasts.

Among them is Harambee Stars' midfielder Kenneth Muguna, whose insights into the tournament have attracted considerable attention.

"Nigeria will win AFCON 2024," Muguna stated boldly on Twitter, sparking conversations among fans and analysts.

The Kenya Police FC midfidler prediction comes at a crucial juncture in the tournament, with Nigeria set to face Angola in a highly anticipated quarter-final clash.

A fan quickly countered Muguna's prediction, suggesting that South Africa, with their impressive performance against Morocco, might clinch the title.

However, Muguna remained firm in his opinion, replying, "The further they can go is the semifinals. When it goes deeper, experience will matter."

The Super Eagles, crowned champions three times, with the last victory in 2013 have consistently demonstrated their prowess in the competition.

Their squad, brimming with talent, particularly in the attacking line, includes names like Ademola Lookman, Samuel Chukwueze, Kelechi Iheanacho, and the standout Napoli forward, Victor Osimhen.

Osimhen's performance has been especially noteworthy, translating his impressive Serie A form to the continental stage.

Nigeria's journey to AFCON 2023 has been seen as a redemption arc, especially after their surprising failure to qualify for the FIFA World Cup in 2022.

This disappointment, the first in 16 years, has likely fueled their determination in the current tournament, during which their solid start, conceding just one goal so far, seems to affirm Muguna's confidence in their capabilities.

The Super Eagles' experience in navigating the knockout stages and their rich history in the tournament including reaching the final seven times and winning thrice cannot be overlooked. 

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