Group C Africa Cup of Nations 2017 odds
Who will win the Africa Cup of Nations 2017 – Group C?
Three of the teams which are involved in the Group C of the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations have already felt the sensation of winning this competition and being Africa's king for 2 years. The most remarkable team of the group scheduled to have its maches played on Stade d,Oyem in Oyem is Ivory Coast, the trophy holders of this event. Also on this group are the teams of DR Congo and Morrocco, 2 teams which are looking forward to bring back their dominance from the '70 when both won the competition, in 1974 and 1976, respectively. Also a member of this group is the national team of Togo.
Morocco have named their provisional squad to take part in the Africa Cup of Nations in Gabon which kicks off on January 14. The Atlas Lions will play their opening match on the 16th against the Leopards in what is expected to be a cracker.Morocco will embark on residential camp in the United Arab Emirates where they will play warm-up matches against Iran on January 6 and then Finland to gear up for Afcon. Morocco head coach Hervė Renard is the only coach to have won the Africa Cup of Nations twice with different sides. He led unfancied Zambia to victory in 2012 before repeating the feat with Ivory Coast last time out.
Ivory Coast is by far the main favorite of the competition and they deserve to, taking into consideration their names and also their history. Takling about players, Crystal Palace winger Wilfried Zaha has been named in Ivory Coast's provisional squad for the Africa Cup of Nations.Manchester United defender Eric Bailly has also been called up to the 24-man squad by French coach Michel Dussuyer, as has veteran forward Salomon Kalou, who is set to appear in his fifth Nations Cup. However former Arsenal forward Gervinho - who now play for Hebei Fortune in China - will be absent after injuring his anterior cruciate ligament. Ivorian squad also includes Serge Aurier (PSG), Lamine Kone (Sunderland), Geoffroy Serey Die (Basel) and Wilfried Bony (Stoke City).
Bournemouth striker Benik Afobe has been named in the DR Congo's provisional squad for January's Africa Cup of Nations in Gabon.The 23-year-old former England Under-21 international decided to switch allegiances to DR Congo in March but is yet to make his debut for them. He qualifies to play for the Leopards through his parents. Afobe is one of eight England-based players in coach Florent Ibenge's 31-man squad. Other stars from England includes Newcastle defender Chancel Mbemba, Hull City striker Dieumerci Mbokani, Gabriel Zakuani of Northampton Town, Norwich City's Youssouf Mulumbu, Birmingam City midfielder Jacques Maghoma, Charlton's Jordan Botaka and Neeskens Kebano of Fulham. At a first view, DR Congo will be fighting with Morocco for the 2nd place inthis group.
Defender, Yaovi Joseph Douhadji has been named in Togo’s provisional squad to compete at the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) in Gabon. Even the team of Togo look to be with no chances of taking part in the knock-out stage, the names which are playing for this team looks quite impressiva and a development for the football from this country is visible. There would be to mention Matthieu Dossevi (Standard Liege), Serge Gakpe (Genoa), Floyd Ayité (Fulham) and the legend of the team, Emmanuel Adebayor (without a club at the moment).