Gabon faces Guinea-Bissau in the Africa Cup of Nations opener. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Dortmund star and Gabon captain, is expected to perform some of his goal-scoring magic.
Hosts Gabon could not make it out of the group stage of the African Cup of Nations with their third consecutive draw in the tournament. Burkina Faso soared to the top of the group after beating Guinea-Bissau.
As the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations enters its decisive phase, the tournament remains controversial in its host country. According to critics, its only purpose is to distract attention from Gabon's huge social problems.
The African Nations Cup was plagued by low scoring, the usual empty seats and apathy among the people of host nation Gabon. But on the field, Cameroon's surprise success gave us a wonderful narrative yet again.
The 2017 Africa Cup of Nations is over, Cameroon are the champions. But what is left for the politically divided and financially stricken country of Gabon? DW's Adrian Kriesch reports from Libreville.
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