Ex-Super Eagles forward, Victor Ikpeba, has stated that Egypt, hosts of the 2019 African Cup of Nations, and Morocco are favourite to win the tournament.
Ikpeba dismissed insinuations in the media that Nigeria are poised to win their fourth major continental trophy.
The former Monaco player and 1997 African footballer of the year, said a semi-final ticket would be an achievement for the Eagles.
“We have countries like Egypt, the host country. They’ve hosted it before and won it. They are the favourite, Morocco and other teams,” he told Brilafm
“We are not favourites because I know some sections of the media don’t want to hear that. They say Super Eagles are favourites, we are not.
“But I think we have what it takes to get to the last four. If we get to the last four, I think it’s an achievement. It is now left for us to rally round the team and I also think the federation will give the team the right friendly games before the tournament starts.
The competition will hold between June 21 to July 19.