Cape Town - Super Eagles midfielder, Sunday Mba, has backed Algeria's Desert Foxes to emerge as champions of AFCON 2015 in Equatorial Guinea.
The Fennecs started the competition in solid fashion with a 3-1 dismantling of South Africa’s Bafana Bafana thanks to goals from Faouzi Ghoulam, Islam Slimani and a Thulani Hlatshwayo own goal.
Mba, who scored the winner at the 2013 AFCON final between Nigeria and Burkina Faso, reckons the North Africans will prove to be too strong for every opposition they encounter in the tournament.
“I think Algeria will win the title in Equatorial Guinea because they are very strong.
“They did not play so well in their first game against South Africa but I expect them to get better,” Mba supersport.com.
The CA Bastia man then tipped FC Porto winger, Yacine Brahimi to emerge as one of the best performers at the tournament.
“Brahimi has improved a lot and his performances in the (Uefa) Champions League this season have been impressive.
“They also have other good players like (Sofiane) Feghouli and (Nabil) Bentaleb.
“Another team that impressed me is Senegal and I really enjoyed watching their performance against Ghana,” he said.