African Nations: Who will win this beautiful show of attacking football?

The African Cup of Nations is known to be as unpredictable as it is exciting. It is essentially football with the handbrake off and it generally dispenses with the boring trivialities of some highly technical European leagues.

Defending? Do me a favor. The AFCON doesn’t really do defending and that’s why it’s so great to watch. TFF looks into the runners and riders for this fantastic competition which start son 14th January in Gabon.

Gabon Quarter-finals 1996, 2012

The hosts have never really been regarded as one of the top teams in Africa but they will fancy themselves given their status as host nation.

10/1 with Betway to win.

Morocco Winners 1976

It’s something of a surprise that a team with so many top players has failed to live up to expectations in the competition for so long. Overdue a win?

12/1 with Betway to win

Algeria Winners 1990

Premier League stars Riyad Mahrez and Islam Slimami lead the cast for an exciting team who should go a long way.

8/1 with Betway to win

Cameroon Winners 1984, 1988, 2000, 2002

Such an exciting side down the years and leaders of the African football revolution in many ways.

Premier League star Joel Matip and Alex Song are amongst their number these days.

10/1 with Betway to win

Senegal Runners-up 2002

Another team which has underachieved considering the volume of top players that they have created. Said Mane is one of the Premier League and Liverpool’s best players.

7/1 with Betway to win

Egypt Winners 1957, 1959, 1986, 1998, 2006, 2008, 2010

A top tier African team which has done the business as much as any other in this competition.

Mohamed Salah is the star in a team which works together.

10/1 with Betway to win

Ghana Winners 1963, 1965, 1978, 1982

Another celebrated AFCON team but a sleeping giant in modern times. A dark horse for this competition?

Michael Essien and Asamoah Gyan are just two of their biggest stars.

10/1 with Betway to win

Guinea-Bissau Debut

126/1 with Betway to win

Zimbabwe Group stage 2004, 2006

101/1 with Betway to win

Mali Runners-up 1972

21/1 with Betway to win

Ivory Coast Winners 1992, 2015

The favourites for the competition and with very good reason.

Yaya Toure, Cheikh Tiote and Eric Bailly are just a few stellar names which Premier League audiences will know well

5/1 Favourites with Betway to win

Uganda Runners-up 1978

81/1 with Betway to win

Burkina Faso Runners-up 2013

41/1 with Betway to win

Tunisia Winners 2004

17/1 with Betway to win

DR Congo Winners 1968, 1974

26/1 with Betway to win

Togo 8th 2013

101/1 with Betway to win