2019 Africa Cup of Nations: Chaotic buildup, mouthwatering tournament
21 June 2019 | 1:00 pm
The competition kicks off in Egypt this week, with 24 teams in the running. Several changes and alterations mean that this year's Africa Cup of Nations has several surprises in store, not to mention some quality squads.
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