The Algerian reigning champions are confident of the approach of the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) , which begins in Cameroon on January 9.

The Fennecs have just won their first Arab Cup against Tunisia on December 18 and according to Algerian star Hicham Boudaoui, Algeria is the “favorite” of the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations.

Algerian team training in Qatar ahead of the AFCON

“We have already won the last AFCON, which makes us one of the favorites for AFCON 2021, many teams are waiting to face us so we have to be in good shape as in 2019. We have to be ready, because they will all want to beat us and therefore the championship will be a bit difficult for us in this AFCON, but we will try to give the best of ourselves until the end. ” said Hicham Boudaoui.

OGC Nice defender Youcef Atal avoids presumption, he warns his Algerian teammates against complacency, because there is no easy match in the competition.

“I think that motivates us. During the last AFCON, some teams said that Algeria would be eliminated from the group stage. In Africa, there is no favorite. You have to play well and stay focused. that it happens, because there are no easy games. ” says footballer Youcef Atal.

For his first match in the Africa Cup of Nations, Algeria led by world star Manchester City, Riyad Mahrez will face Sierra Leone on January 11, 2022.

Source: Africa news