Miriti Murungi for Soccer Gods:
Today’s the day. The 2015 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) is kicking off in Bata, Equatorial Guinea. Of course, that means soccer will be played. In fact, two games of the soccer will be played today.
The festivities begin with hosts Equatorial Guinea taking on a Congolese team coached by a disheveled Claude Le Roy, the French hitman-for-hire who has basically coached every team in Africa. Burkina Faso and its colorful bunch, that includes the iconic Aristide Bancé and midfield string-puller Alain Traoré, will play Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang-led Gabon. Good times will be had by everyone, especially the Obiangs.