French first division strugglers Metz lose a point over a fan's racist comments about Valenciennes' Moroccan defender Abdeslam Ouaddou. The club's president, Carlo Molinari, called the penalty as "too heavy".
For their first match of the competition, Senegal will play against Tunisia. In a country where people are strongly superstitious, football is far from being only a game. (FRANCE24 Report: T.Mossot, C.Moore)
The 26th African Nations Cup is ready to get underway. Hosts Ghana are under intense pressure to perform in front of their own fans, after bowing out in the quarter-finals eight years ago. (Report: F. Picard/ B.Harris)