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Eagles favourite to win AFCON, former Madrid defender

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Salgado: Nigeria, one of the strongest teams on the continent

Michel Salgado, an assistant coach of the Egyptian national team has tipped the Super Eagles of Nigeria to win the 2019 African Nations Cup ( AFCON ).

The Pharaohs, who are the most successful side in the competition will be aiming for their eight AFCON title on home soil later this year.

On Tuesday, Egypt lost 1-0 to three-time African Champions Nigeria in a friendly game, and after the game, the Pharaohs’ coach Javier Aguirre said the game was a good test for his side.

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Whilst agreeing with the head coach, Salgado, a retired Spanish international and former Real Madrid’s right-back said: “Nigeria are one of the strongest African teams, and they are favourites to go far in the African Cup of Nations.

“The game against Nigeria was a tough test and a huge challenge for us.

“It was a chance for the new and young players to prove they deserve the chance to play for the national team.” The AFCON tourney kick-starts June 13 to July 15 2019.

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