Ghana midfielder Andre Ayew has tipped Senegal, Cameroon and South Africa to excel at the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations.
Both the Terranga and Indomitable Lions however need to rally from behind against their respective opponents this weekend to qualify for the finals which takes place in January.
With South Africa already qualified as the host nation, the Ghana international believes the three aforementioned teams will be the ones to beat at the tournament.
“Senegal are going to be tough to beat if they qualify and after what happened early this year will want to prove a point,” Ayew said.
“The home teams tend to do well and South Africa wont be an exception. They will be a tough nut to crack.
“Cameroon are a tournament team and will be difficult to beat.”
Senegal have it all to do as they host Côte d’Ivoire on Saturday with a 4-2 deficit to make up for.
Cameroon also on the other hand need to recover from a 2-0 score line when they play at home against less fancied Cape Verde.