Tournament to highlight African flair

Rows over TV rights and security have so far overshadowed what should be a thrilling African Cup, writes Linda Maher.

19th January, 2008

Rows over TV rights and security have so far overshadowed what should be a thrilling African Cup, writes Linda Maher.

The African Cup of Nations kicks off in Ghana today after a build-up during which the football take a back seat to security concerns and broadcasting rows.

More than one million visitors are expected in Ghana for the tournament, which kicks off tonight with the hosts facing Guinea at the Ohene Djan Stadium in Accra.

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