A Feast of Football for Africa as Afcon 2012 Begins


The 2012 Africa Cup of Nations kicks off with a Group A clash between Equatorial Guinea and Libya in the city of Bata. A second group fixture involving Senegal and Zambia holds immediately after the opening game in the same stadium.

Malabo Stadium in Equatorial Guinea.

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  • Nigeria:  Feast of Football As CAN Begins Without Eagles

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  • Ghana:  Wenger Picks His CAN Favourites

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  • Africa:  Home-Based Stars Dominate Players' Roll Call

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