Sunday, January 20, 2008

[Soccer news] Guinea to open African Naitons Cup today

The 26th African Nations Cup opens today in Accra, Ghana as the host nation battles Guinea. The Syli national has never won the Nations Cup, with its best finish being runner-up in 1976. Guinea lost in the quarterfinals of the last two Nations Cups. However in order to do so for the third straight year, they will have to advance from group that comprises the host nation, Morocco and Namibia.

Reuters reports that there is already a carnival atmosphere in Conakry.

The tournament is not available on American television but can be viewed online via the website, though it appears that the service is pay-per-view.

Guinea's schedule is as follows:
Sunday Jan. 20, Noon ET: vs Ghana
Thursday Jan. 24, Noon ET: vs Morocco
Monday Jan. 28, Noon ET: vs Namibia

The full tournament schedule and more news can be found here.

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