The State de l’Amitie in Libreville, the Gabonese capital is the center of attention as the country hosts the rest of Africa for the continent’s biggest football showpiece.
The African Cup of Nations kicks off on Saturday January 14 with an opening ceremony which is billed to have politics, football and entertainment converging at the stadium.
Africanews’ tournament correspondent, Juliet Bawuah sent exclusive pictures of preparations ahead of the opening ceremony.
16 countries, 4 groups, 32 matches and one trophy is at stake. We cover it from kickoff till final whistle.
Photo credit: Juliet Bawuah – @julietbawuah