Africa Primed for Soccer Cup


Malabo Stadium, Equatorial Guinea is one of the stadiums where matches of the tournament are scheduled to be held. (Photo: Tadpolefarmer/Wikipedia)

Tourists interested in soccer are flooding to Gabon and its tiny neighbor, Equatorial Guinea.

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The two Central African countries are co-hosting the Africa Cup of Nations.

It is Africa's biggest and most important sports competition.

The tournament kicks off Saturday in Bata, Equitorial Guinea.

Anchor Marco Werman talks to the BBC's Matthew Kenyon, who is in Bata and anxiously counting down the minutes.