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12 Memorable Events at the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations

Keren Mikva | AFK Insider   in  ·
January 29, 2015

The long-awaited and controversial 2015 Africa Cup of Nations is underway, and football fans around the world are tuning in to watch. With just the first matches of the group stages played to date, more exciting play is yet come. Here are 12 memorable events so far at 2015 Africa Cup Of Nations.

Host country Equatorial Guinea took precautions against Ebola In light of the Ebola epidemic that continues in West Africa, all supporters at AFCON are subjected to a temperature check before entering the stadium. Those with a temperature of 38C or higher are not allowed in, and everyone must use a hand-sanitizing gel before entering the stadium.

Equatorial Guinea Capt. Emilio Nsue scored the first goal Just 16 minutes into the opening match of the tournament, host nation Equatorial Guinea’s Emilio Nsue scored the first goal of AFCON 2015, sending the stadium into a frenzy. He later scored a second goal in the 74th minute that would have won Equatorial Guinea the match, but it was overturned by an offside flag – a contentious call at best. Equatorial Guinea ended up with a 1-1 draw against the Republic of Congo.f

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