Former Mamelodi Sundowns and Cameroon midfielder Roger Feutmba reckons that there is a big number of contenders for the Africa Cup of Nations trophy.

Feutmba, however, insists that Egypt and Nigeria are above the other contenders.

The tournament kicks off tonight with a clash between the Pharaohs of Egypt and Zimbabwe’s Warriors at the Cairo International Stadium starting at 22h00.

The 50-year-old Feutmba has said that Bafana Bafana have a decent squad but he does not believe that they will go all the way and reach the final of the tournament.

Bafana Bafana face Ivory Coast in their opening match on Monday next week.

Chopping and changing of teams, especially in Bafana and the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon remains a concern for Feutmba even though he is happy that Egypt have kept more or less the same team, which did duty at the last AFCON tournament. Report by Monwabisi Jimlongo