Africa's Football Extravaganza Begins

The 2013 African Cup of Nations finals get under way in Johannesburg at the weekend, and AllAfrica's coverage will again feature previews, match reports and post-match analyses from the vast knowledge and experience of African football of writers Mark Gleeson and Nick Said of Mzansi Football, together with the home-country coverage of our news partners across the continent.We'll also bring you photos again from BackpagePix.

Photo: Buanews

South African soccer fans.

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