Loading...
Loading Live Scoring...
*All times CAT (GMT+2)

Football | Super Eagles

Super Eagles © Shengolpix

Afonso tips Eagles to win Afcon



After watching his side get totally outplayed by Nigeria’s Super Eagles in a tune-up game on Tuesday, head coach of Portuguese club, Farense, Antonio Afonso has heaped praise on the two-time African champions.

Afonso believes the 5-0 victory of the Super Eagles at the Browns Sports and Leisure Club in Faro on Tuesday is a pointer to the strength of the West Africans.

The Portuguese coach also stated his belief that Nigeria will be champions at the 2013 Afcon in South Africa.

“You (the Super Eagles) have what it takes to win the championship, but you must take each game as it comes and adopt different styles for different opposition,” Afonso said after the game.

The trainer also took the time to comment on the strong points of the Eagles’ players with particular emphasis on the pace of the side.

“You have very quick players so don’t allow yourself to be under pressure at any time in the tournament.

“I may not know the teams that will be at the tournament but the team I saw today (Tuesday) should be among the favourites to win the (Afcon),” he said.

The Nigerian squad will leave their camp in Faro by 12:30pm Portuguese time for Lisbon and will connect a flight to Paris, France before heading to Johannesburg, South Africa for the Afcon, which kicks off on January 19.

Shop

Gerrard: My Autobiography
Steven Gerrard is a hero to millions, not only as the inspirational captain of Liverpool FC, but as a key member of the England team.
R161.00
Rafa: My Story
Revelatory memoir from the greatest sportsman in the world today.
R182.00
Mitre Monde Soccer Ball - White
Voted as one of the UK's favourite match balls
R219.00


Comments

More expert analysis and opinion from Sport24
The opinions expressed by Sport24 experts and bloggers are theirs alone, and do not necessarily represent those of SuperSport

Event Streaming

Channel Streaming

Other Live Streaming

Event Streaming

Channel Streaming

Sports Talk



Carol Radull
How do you pay tribute to Thierry Henry?
If you’re a fan of the classic musical “The Sound of Music” then you will be familiar with the...

Dr Errol Sweeney
Some refs invite criticism
Why is it that some referees appear to invite criticism? Why is it that some referees put a...

Neil Tovey
Backing Tinkler for the big time
With Vladimir Vermezovic having jumped ship, Orlando Pirates find themselves in a state of flux.

Chima Emmanuel Aguma
Wenger in or out? I say out!
After Arsenal’s loss to Stoke City this past weekend, the call for Arsene Wenger to step down as...

Sunday Oliseh
Football's new undisputed best club?
When Barcelona appointed Pep Guardiola as head coach in 2008, their primary objective was to stop...

Arjun Vidyarthi
Make or break time
Ten years ago today, I remember Andy Gray's iconic commentary at Anfield, when Steven Gerrard...