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Sports News of Saturday, 14 January 2017


AFCON 2017 kicks off with colorful opening ceremony

The opening ceremony of the 31st edition of the African Cup of Nations took place at Stade de l'Amitie in Libreville on Saturday 14th January, few hours before the maiden kick-off between Gabon and Guinea-Bissau.

The ceremony saw performance from top African artistes like Tanzania's Diamond Platinumz, French born Senegalese rapper, Booba, Davido from Nigeria and an appearance by American-born Senegalese, Akon.

Host nation Gabon kick off the tournament with the opening game against Guinea-Bissau.