The Africa Cup of Nations is synonymous with passion, fans and colorful creativity

“Africa is a state of mind. I work in Europe, but I dream in Africa,” recounted one of the greatest footballers in modern history, Cameroonian Samuel Eto’o.

The unique, unmistakable African state of mind emerges during a unifying event like the African Cup of Nations (AFCON). While the African Cup of Nations is generally experienced as an exotic and almost unknown football parenthesis, this event unleashes the essence, magic and, why not, esoteric undertones of an entire continent.

The Ivory Coast is the home of the current AFCON and yet another showcase for a football dream of colorful passion and distinctive creativity. This image gallery does not celebrate players or managers, but the co-stars of this continental competition: the fans of the various national teams and their eclectic football passion.


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