Flavour, Diamond Platnumz ready to thrill AFCON 2017 Opening Ceremony – Just exaclty three days to go before the tournament kicks off on Saturday, January 14, 2016, the pair (Flavour and Diamond) who had performed at the just concluded Glo-CAF Award 2016 in Abuja, will be thrilling the African football teams and fans at the opening ceremony of AFCON 2017.
The award winning king of High-life singer Flavour N’abania and Bongo superstar & Wasafi Classic Baby founder, Diamond Platnumz is ready to shake grounds at the opening ceremony of AFCON 2017 in Gabon.
The ceremony will be transmitted in more than 50 countries and reach an estimated global live audience of 180 million viewers, making it the most-watched sporting event in Africa.
After the AFCON opening ceremony, the host nation, Gabon will be taking Guinea–Bissau after which Cameroun will have to face Burkina Faso at the 40,000 seater friendship stadium in Libreville.
About AFCON 2017
The 2017 Africa Cup of Nations, known as the Total Africa Cup of Nations, Gabon 2017 (also referred to as AFCON 2017 or CAN 2017) is scheduled to be the 31st edition of the Africa Cup of Nations, the biennial international men’s football championship of Africa organized by the Confederation of African Football (CAF).
The tournament was scheduled to be hosted by Libya, until CAF rescinded its hosting rights in August 2014 due to ongoing war in the country. The tournament will instead be hosted by Gabon.
The 2017 African champion will qualify for the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup in Russia. This event is also part of the Africa Cup of Nations 60th Anniversary.