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AFCON picks: Sundown’s coach top teams and players!

Mamelodi Sundowns coach Rhulani Mokwena has shared his expert insights on the teams and players to watch in the upcoming Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON). His deep understanding of African football offers a unique lens through which to view this illustrious tournament.

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Mokwena has identified several teams as strong contenders for the AFCON quarterfinals and beyond. Ivory Coast, Nigeria, Morocco, Egypt, Ghana, and Senegal stand out with their football pedigree and team strength.

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Nigeria’s consistent performance in past tournaments and Morocco’s recent World Cup success are particularly noteworthy.


In the player spotlight for AFCON, Victor Osimhen of Nigeria is a significant name, known for his goal-scoring prowess. Morocco’s Achraf Hakimi and Mohammed Kudus are also on Mokwena’s list of potential game-changers.

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Discussing South Africa’s Bafana Bafana, Mokwena notes the challenges they face in a group with Tunisia, Mali, and Namibia. He holds a personal empath for the South African team and sees potential for their progression in AFCON, alongside Namibia, which includes Sundowns’ Peter Shalulile.

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With eleven players from his team participating in AFCON, including members of Bafana Bafana and Namibia’s Shalulile, Mokwena’s insights are deeply rooted in his understanding and personal connection to the tournament.

The AFCON tournament not only showcases the talents of individual players but also highlights the evolving strategies and dynamics within African football, making it a significant event for fans and analysts alike.

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AFCON, with the expert perspective of Coach Rhulani Mokwena, promises to be a thrilling and competitive tournament. His predictions and insights into the teams and players likely to shine offer a fascinating prelude to this celebrated event in African football.