The Super Eagles of Nigeria lead the top-five chart as the most valuable team set to compete at the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations tournament, Soccernet.ng reports.
Scheduled to kick off in January 2024, the AFCON tournament has placed the Super Eagles in a group alongside Côte d’Ivoire, Equatorial Guinea, and Guinea-Bissau.
According to a chart compiled by TransferMarkt, Jose Peseiro’s squad emerges as the most valuable international team at the upcoming 2023 AFCON tournament.
Soccernet.ng outlines the top five teams participating in the 2023 tournament, along with their respective values.
Seeded alongside the tournament’s host, relentless Guinea-Bissau, and Equatorial Guinea, Nigeria boasts a valuation of €450.50 million with their current squad.
Players like Victor Osimhen, Ademola Lookman, and Victor Boniface stand out as the most valuable assets in the lineup.
The Atlas Lions claim the second spot on the chart with an impressive valuation of around €347.80 million. Notable players such as Sofyan Amrabat, Achraf Hakimi, and Bono contribute significantly to the Moroccan squad.
As the host nation of the 2023 AFCON tournament, Cote d’Ivoire ranks third on the chart with a valuation of €329.98 million.
Key players like Bayer Leverkusen’s Odilon Kossounou and Sporting CP’s Ousmane Diomande emerge as the most valuable assets in the Ivorian squad.
Seeded in Group B alongside Egypt, Cape Verde, and Mozambique, Ghana secures the fourth position on the list with a valuation of €284.85 million.
Players like West Ham United’s Mohammed Kudus, Arsenal Midfielder Thomas Partey, and Inaki Williams are highlighted as the team’s most valuable assets.
The 2021 AFCON champions and 2019 runners-up take the fifth spot among the most valuable teams set for the upcoming AFCON tournament, valued at €263.90 million.
Led by players like Sadio Mane, Kalidou Koulibaly, and Eduouard Mendy, Senegal, despite its impressive lineup, falls behind Nigeria and Morocco in terms of valuation.
Seeded alongside Gambia, Guinea, and Cameroon, they aim to maintain their strong performance and defend their title.