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AFCON 2015 kicks off with Equatorial Guinea drawing Congo 1-1

The 2015 Africa Cup of Nations kicked off on Saturday with hosts, Equatorial Guinea drawing Congo Brazzaville, 1-1 in Bata.

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It was a terrific start to a tournament  which was moved to Equatorial Guinea at the last minute following Morocco’s withdrawal over Ebola fears. Saturday’s match was played in front of a sell-out crowd of 35,000 in Bata. 

Thousands of passionate home fans enjoyed the  opening ceremony, which was attended by Teodoro Obiang Nguema, the president of the tiny, oil-rich country.

 

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