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Africa Cup officially started with a short opening ceremony

The Africa Cup of Nation officially started with a short opening ceremony at the Olembe Stadium.

Coronavirus restrictions limited the crowd at the Olembe Stadium to 80 percent of its 60,000-capacity, but that did not spoil the party for the hosts and celebratory fireworks lit up the sky after the match.

The match and opening ceremony were attended by Cameroon’s 88-year-old President Paul Biya, who has ruled the Central African country for 40 years, as well as FIFA President Gianni Infantino and Confederation of African Football head Patrice Motsepe.

The Cape Verde Islands and Ethiopia are due to play in the second Group A game later on Sunday at the Olembe Stadium.


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