#MyAreaVibe| CAF2017: Is your country represented in African Cup of Nations 2017?

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The 2017 Africa Cup of Nations, known as the “Total Africa Cup of Nations, Gabon 2017”, will be hosted by Gabon for the first time in its history. The tournament was initially scheduled to be hosted by Libya however due to ongoing war in the country, the Confederation of African Football (CAF) stripped the rights to host the tournament in August 2014 and gave it to Gabon. The tournament is a biennial international men’s football championship of Africa organized by CAF. The event which is also part of the Africa Cup of Nations 60th Anniversary and the winner will be automatically eligible for 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup which will be held in Russia.

To Kick off the event, Gabon president – Ali Bongo Ondimba – invited many artists among which were Akon, Davido, Diamond Platnumz and Flavour.

Akon, Davido, Diamond, Flavour posing for a picture with Gabon children

Nigerian super star, Davido, has a chance to chat with Ali Bongo after posing for the picture together. Both faces seemed happy and they smiled. Is there a collabo to expect after President Ali Bongo term is over or is there other business discussion that was talking place?

Davido & Gabon president, Ali Bongo (Instagram)

Tanzania’s Bongo Flava recording artist known as Diamond Platnumz performed alongside Nigerian super star, Flavour who thrilled the audience at the 25th edition of the annual CAF Awards in Abuja.

Diamond taking stage with his dancers (Instagram)

The group stages for the tournament are as follow:

CAF 2017 Team Details (Wikipedia)

Stay tuned on the tournament results as we will be bringing you the results of the tournament.