AFCON 2021: Chelsea legend, Petr Cech names favourite country to win trophy

Chelsea legend, Petr Cech, has named Senegal as one of the favourite teams to win the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon.

Cech was speaking on the achievement of Chelsea goalkeeper, Edouard Mendy, who was recently named as best goalkeeper by FIFA, being the first African to receive the award.

The Senegalese had a superb first year at Stamford Bridge, keeping a clean sheet in the Champions League final victory and being crowned the best goalkeeper in the world by the world football governing body.

Cech, a former Chelsea and Arsenal goalkeeper, believes Mendy can win the AFCON trophy with Senegal, which would mean adding more trophies this year.


“He [Mendy] is at the Africa Cup of Nations now, Senegal are one of the favourites, so he could even win this trophy before he returns to us.

“And then we have the Club World Cup and the Carabao Cup final to look forward to in a few weeks. Hopefully for him he will be on the right end of three more trophies,” Cech wrote on Chelsea’s officials website .

Senegal’s next outing at the AFCON is their quarter final game against Equatorial Guinea on Sunday.