Africa Cup of Nations 2019 odds
Who wins the Africa Cup of Nations 2019?
2019 Africa Cup of Nations
The Africa Cup of Nations is the premium international football competition in Africa to determine the champions of the continent. It is one of the most exciting tournament in football. The competition is held every two years and in 2019, the 32nd edition of Africa Cup of Nations will take place. The competition used to be held in January/February before. In July 2017 CAF has decided to change the time to June/July so that the African players do not have to miss club football anymore. So the 2019 edition will start 21st of June and will end on 19th of July. It will be first Africa Cup of Nations that will have 24 teams instead of 16 teams. The title holder of the trophy gets to play in the FIFA Confederations Cup.
Egypt will be hosting this edition of the tournament. There will be six venues in Egypt for this edition with four host cities. They were actually not scheduled to host the tournament, Cameroon was. But in January 2019, Egypt was chosen to host the tournament. Cameroon is the defending champion as they won the 2017 edition of the competition.
The teams who could win the Africa Cup of Nations 2019 are:
Head Coach: Javier Aguirre
Egypt are the favorites to win the 2019 edition of Africa Cup of Nations. They are the most successful team in this competition as they have won the trophy 7 times. The last time they won was in 2010 and in the 2017 edition, Egypt lost to Cameroon in the finals. Egypt are the host of the competition so the whole country of Egypt will be looking at Mohammed Salah to bring them gold after nine years. The last time Egypt hosted an Africa Cup of Nations was in 2006 which was also won by them. It is quite clear why they are expected to win again this year.
Head Coach: Clarence Seedorf
The Milan legend Seedorf was appointed as the manager of Cameroon in August 2018 and this will be his first Africa Cup of Nations as the coach of Cameroon. Cameroon are the defending champion and they will be eager to win it again after they were stripped off from hosting the 2019 edition. Cameroon are the 2nd most successful African team in this competition as they have won the trophy 5 times. They are also one of the favorites to win this year’s competition.
Head Coach: James Kwesi Appiah
Ghana is also one of the most successful teams in Africa Cup of Nations as they have won the trophy 4 times. But the last time they won was in 1982. It has been a long time that Ghana has won an Africa Cup of Nation but they came very close in the last few editions. Ghana reached the top 4 in all of the last 6 editions of Africa Cup of Nations and this year could finally be the year they win back the title of Champions of Africa.