Following their 1-1 draw against Cape Verde on Sunday, Tunisia head coach
George Leekens has stated that the North African giants are not favourites to
finish top of Group B in the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON).
The Carthage Eagles and Cape Verde shared the spoils in their opening game of
the 30th edition of the continental showpiece, at the Nuevo Estadio
Debutant winger Mohammed Ali Moncer was on target for Tunisia while Cape
Verde equalised courtesy of Heldon Augusto Almeida Ramos.
65-year-old mentor believes that Group B is wide open for any team to win it,
but has also said that the 2004 winners will be going full-out to grab the
maximum points in the remaining two matches against Zambia and Democratic
Republic of Congo (DRC).
are not the favourites to win our group,” said Leekens.
have never said we are going to top the group.
had lot of problems coming to this match (against Cape Verde).
we don’t play the way we played tonight (Sunday).
had two players in our starting line-up who were making their debuts.
meant that we were forced to find our rhythm as early as possible.
was not easy at all because first games are always difficult to play in
competitions like these because you really don’t know how your opponents play.
I believe that we didn’t deserve to lose this game and we’ll be more focused on
the next two games.
this stage, every team in the group is the favourite to finish on top.”
will face Zambia in their next game on Thursday.
is at 18:00 (SA time).