The most prestigious, decorated and revered football event on the continent of Africa, the Nation’s Cup began yesterday, 9th of January, 2022. The opening ceremony was ecstatic, rich African cultures were on display, connection between the participants and the satisfactory feelings in the atmosphere was unquantifiable.
Just as it is known for, the glamour which goes beyond the 22 men running after a White round leather object on the pitch of play carries a great opportunity for Africa’s unity and togetherness in achieving our desired goals as a continent.
At kick-off time, the host took on the Burkinabe’s from Barkina Faso right in front of their teaming supporters. It was a keenly contested opener for the host, eventually they won by 2-1 after a comeback from a goal down. Vincent Aboubakar’s double penalty gave them the maximum 3points they needed to give the tournament a boost. President Paul Biya was not left out of the victory celebration as he was a witness to the beautiful game where the Burkinabe’s put up a good fight.