Technology was used to predict the outcome of the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations, but the first round of matches showed that anything can happen in this tournament. Some key players to watch out for include Victor Osimhen, the current CAF African Player of the Year, Mohamed Salah, Achraf Hakimi, Sadio Mane, Yassine Bounou, Andre Onana, and Percy Tau. These players will bring excitement and unpredictability to the tournament, making it a rollercoaster of emotions for viewers.
According to the predictions, Senegal is the favored team to win, with a 12.8% chance of successfully defending their title. Host nation Ivory Coast closely follows with a 12.1% chance of winning on home soil. Morocco, the semi-finalists of the 2022 FIFA World Cup, are next in line with an 11.1% chance of winning the tournament. Algeria ranks fourth on the list with a 9.7% chance, followed by Egypt with 8.5%. Nigeria is predicted to have an 8.0% chance of emerging victorious.
The predictions highlight the competitiveness of the tournament, as no team has a significantly higher chance of winning than the others. This sets the stage for an exciting and unpredictable event, where any team can come out on top.