Gernot Rohr has put on his prediction hat to hint that the much-talked about Group D opener between Super Eagles and seven-time champions Egypt could well be the AFCON Final on February 6.
The Eagles coach said: “The first match (Nigeria vs Egypt) could also be the last match of the tournament.
“We’re in a difficult group with two top teams and two outsiders.”
Three-time African champions Nigeria head a first round group that also has Sudan and Guinea Bissau and will be based in Garoua.
Rohr said he expects many of the fans to cheer his team to victory as Garoua is in the north of Cameroon and just 25 kilometres from the border with Nigeria.
The coach led a team of officials to inspect the facilities and local conditions in Garoua after the AFCON draw in Yaounde.
“We will be in Garoua a week to our first match to prepare well,” he disclosed.
“We’re staying in a brand-new hotel, which we will share with Sudan, whose French coach, Velud, is a friend.
“The facilities are good, the stadium is home ground of Cameroonian champions Cotonsport and the pitch is wonderful.”