Africa will soon be filled with the spirit of football with AFCON2015 kicking off on Saturday 17 January. Standard Bank Group is the official African sponsor for the Orange Africa Cup of Nations 2015 and this football tournament brings together some of the greatest football stars from across the African continent, to compete for the coveted title of champion of Africa.
This will be the 30th Orange Africa Cup of Nations tournament and it’s scheduled to take place in Equatorial Guinea. The last AFCON tournament was hosted in South Africa and saw Nigeria emerge as the victors, but it can be said that the millions of fans across Africa are the real winners as they came together to support the teams throughout the competition.
A tournament of this nature allows the African countries to come together and show a united support for the love of game. Some of this year’s participating countries include the host’s Equatorial Guinea, Ghana, Cote d’Ivoire, Zambia, Algeria, South Africa, Cameroon and Senegal to name a few.
Much like the previous AFCON tournament, this year’s tour will give fans the chance to get behind their favourite team and show off their passion.
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