A Very Short History of the Africa Cup of Nations

The big kick-off is nearly upon us. Just 11 months after that extraordinary Zambian triumph in Libreville, starting Saturday we have another month of football ahead as Africa’s top teams (and South Africa, there as hosts) fight it out to be Champions of Africa. We’ll be covering the tournament more intensively this time around, in cahoots with the BBC’s African football platform, Love African Football (on Twitter and FB). All on our brand new page: Football is a Country, for which we recruited a slate of informative bloggers and already have a dedicated Facebook page. We’ll start with a very brief and very selective tournament history. Continue reading