The African Cup of Nations kicked on Jun the 21th, 2019 at the Cairo International Stadium in Egypt. AFCON, the most important african international tournaments which is watched across the continent is an extended affair this year, marked by the expansion of 7 additional national teams this year.
The spectacular kick-off ceremony featured a performance from Nigerian artist Femi Kuti, alongside Egyptian singer Hakim and Ivorian artist Doubt Gnahoré. The trio had released a trilingual single for AFCON, with the performance showcasing the depth of culture in Africa, sung in English , Arabic and French.
With football remaining the most galvanizing sport for fans across Africa, they showed up in full force to the Cairo International Stadium to witness the first game, which Egypt won 1- 0 against Zimbabwe. Liverpool Attacker and champions league winner has a solid game, international super star Mohamed Salah had a solid performance against Zimbabwe. Midfielder Mahmoud Hassan scored the only goal of the tournament inaugural game at the forty-first minute.
This African cup of Nation will be very unique with the addition of 7 new teams from nations who are making their first appearance in the African cup of nations. With more games to come than any previous tournaments, fans will have no shortage of favorites to choose from to win.
By Yussuf Yanni