Can Nigeria win the 2022 Africa Cup of Nations?
With or without the uncertainties around the future of the 68 year-old Gernot Rohr, is Nigeria a genuine contender for the crown? Quite plausible but in reality it’s not likely.
Championship teams are an exhibition of a combination of factors including a highly disciplined squad, depth in quality and tactical consistency to mention a few.
Increasingly, the ethos of the Super Eagles points to a team out of its depth by the above stated parameters, however if the Central Africa Republic shocked Nigeria in Lagos, it then appears unfairly dismissive to bin the chances of a team that finished third at the last AFCON.