Gabon Cup of Nations to go ahead despite riots – CAF

Gabon's national football team players take part in a training session at the stade de la paix in Bouake on June 3, 2016 on the eve of their 2017 African Cup of Nations football match between Ivory Coast and GabonThe African Cup of Nations continental football finals will go ahead as scheduled in Gabon despite the wave of riots following president Ali Bongo’s re-election, African football authorities confirmed on Thursday. “There will be no change, we are following proceedings closely,” African football confederation media spokesman Junior Binyam told AFP. The 16 nation bi-annual finals are scheduled to take place between January 14-February 5 in Gabon after original hosts Libya were stripped of the competition due to their ongoing civil conflict.

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