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Africa Cup of Nations 2023 Winner Odds: Senegal favourites to defend AFCON crown

24 teams will battle it out for continental glory in the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations.

Hosted in the Ivory Coast, the rescheduled tournament is set to begin on the 13th January 2024 and will conclude on the 11th February 2024, with the final to be played in Abidjan.

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After the anguish of finishing runner-up in 2019, Senegal finally got their hands on the Africa Cup of Nations trophy in 2021.

The Lions of Teranga came through the competition undefeated before beating Egypt on penalties in the final.

Aliou Cisse's men followed up their AFCON triumph by advancing to the knockout stages of the 2022 World Cup, their progress in the tournament halted by England in the Round of 16.

Senegal boast an array of talent in all areas of the pitch, with the likes of Sadio Mané, Kalidou Koulibaly and Edouard Mendy all key figures in their squad.


One of three teams to go unbeaten in qualification, Algeria will be looking to replicate their success of 2019 and win a third AFCON title.

Under the supervision of former Manchester City and Southampton midfielder Djamel Belmadi, the Fennec Foxes endured a miserable defence of their AFCON crown in 2021, picking up one point from three matches as they bowed out in the group stage.

Despite their disappointment in Cameroon and the failure to qualify for the 2022 World Cup, Algeria have only lost five matches in five years under Belmadi. They've kept eight clean sheets in their last 10 competitive fixtures and that resilience will be a key factor in their tournament progress.

Flaunting attacking talent in the shape of Riyad Mahrez, Said Benrahma and Houssem Aouar, the Algerians pose a dangerous threat.

Ivory Coast

Ivory Coast host their first AFCON since 1984 and the Elephants will be determined to make an impression in front of their home crowd.

Winners of the competition in 2015, the Ivorians have experienced a period of decline. Failing to qualify for the World Cup in both 2018 and 2022, they've endured similar disappointment in the Africa Cup of Nations, progressing beyond the Round of 16 only once in the last three tournaments.

Managed by Jean-Louis Gasset, there's a promising blend of youth and experience within the squad. Sebastian Haller and Wilfried Zaha are pivotal features among the Ivorian attack, while 19-year-old defender Ousmane Diomande of Sporting Lisbon is a star in the making and one to keep a close eye on.


Their historic run at the 2022 World Cup inspired a continent and entertained the world.

Now Morocco look to follow up their successful campaign in Qatar by making a statement at the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations.

The stalwarts of their World Cup semi-final run all remain, including Noussair Mazraoui, Achraf Hakimi, Hakim Ziyech and Youssef En-Nesyri. In a camp brimming with confidence and with great squad depth throughout, expectation has certainly heightened for Walid Regragui's men.


Five-time AFCON winners, Cameroon are one of the continents most decorated nations.

Hosting the competition in 2021, the Indomitable Lions were agonisingly close to reaching an eighth AFCON final after suffering penalty heartbreak at the hands of Egypt in the semi-finals.

Rigobert Song's side include many experienced faces, Manchester United goalkeeper Andre Onana the most notable. Goals were in limited supply for Cameroon during the qualification process but with Vincent Aboubakar, Bryan Mbeumo and Eric Choupo-Moting in attack, they possess players capable of executing chances.


Having only qualified for the World Cup on three occasions, it can be a surprise to many that Egypt are the most successful nation in AFCON history.

The Pharaohs were within touching distance of their eighth title in 2021, losing in the final to Senegal on penalties. It was an occasion famed for two Liverpool stars going head-to-head, as Sadio Mane's winning spot-kick prolonged Mohamed Salah's wait for a trophy with his country.

With Salah now 31, opportunities for him to get his hands on international silverware are getting slimmer. But with the forward at the peak of his powers for Liverpool this term, there's hope that he can replicate Lionel Messi's World Cup heroics and inspire Egypt to success in February.


Vying for their first AFCON success since 2013, Nigeria's squad is littered with attacking talent.

In Victor Osimhen, they possess one of the most prolific strikers in Europe last season. In Victor Boniface, they have one of the Bundesliga's hottest prospects, excelling under Xabi Alonso at Bayer Leverkusen.

Add Taiwo Awoniyi, Samuel Chukwueze, Kelechi Iheanacho and Ademola Lookman into the offing, it comes as no surprise that the Super Eagles scored 22 goals in 6 qualifying matches.

Guided by José Peseiro, Nigeria will certainly provide entertainment in the tournament.


Another of Africa's representatives at the 2022 World Cup, Tunisia secured a famous win over France in Qatar, although it was not enough to secure qualification from the group stage.

Consistent performers at the Africa Cup of Nations, the Carthage Eagles have reached the quarter-finals in each of the last four tournaments.

Ellyes Skhiri, blossoming since his move to Eintracht Frankfurt in the summer, will be key to the Tunisian's success while Manchester United's Hannibal Mejbri will be keen to showcase his talent on the international stage.


41 years after their last Africa Cup of Nations title, former Newcastle United and Brighton manager Chris Hughton is the man tasked with leading Ghana to AFCON glory.

Appointed as technical advisor for the Black Stars during the 2022 World Cup, Hughton succeeded Otto Addo as head coach in February.

His team will be assembled around the talent that is West Ham's marquee signing Mohammed Kudus. Excelling in Qatar last year, the 23-year-old will be expected to forge a fruitful partnership with Iñaki Williams and Jordan Ayew in attack.

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