Fans have already voted for the country that will win the ongoing tournament.
A SurveyGeoPoll has revealed the three teams that are most likely to win the ongoing 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON).
Asked to chose this year’s winner, 25 per cent of respondents tilted towards Egypt.
The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC)got the least amount of response, 7 per cent.
Overall, the respondents chose Egypt, Nigeria, and Ivory Coast as the most likely winners of the AFCON tournament.
These answers were chosen by over 2000 football fans fromKenya, Uganda, Nigeria, Egypt, Ivory Coast, and DR Congo.
The survey was conducted in June 2019 via SMS, mobile web, and mobile application survey modes.
What teams are people rooting for?
Apart from the likely winners, respondents were also asked to chose the teams they are rooting for.
Once again, Egypt emerged as the team with the largest share of responses, 21 per cent. Nigeria followed with 16 per cent and Ivory Coast with 12 per cent.
Egypt also enjoys a home advantage as the hosts of this year’s tournament. This will be the fifth AFCON to take place in this country.
The survey shows that AFCON is the second most followed football tournament in the continent (38 per cent) while the World Cup is number one with 43 per cent.
The Group Stage of the tournament started on Friday, June 21st, with a match between Egypt and Zimbabwe.