With South Africa at 14/1 favourites to win the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations in Equatorial Guinea, they certainly stand out as the wild cards of the event. They are placed in the tournament’s group of death, with Ghana, Senegal and Algeria having better odds of winning the tournament. We analyse Bafana Bafana and their chances of bringing home the cup.
At the World Economic Forum meeting in Davos last week, CNBC Africa's Bronwyn Nielsen, South African President Jacob Zuma, Rwandan President Paul Kagame and others discussed ways to boost economic growth on the continent.
It is said the first football landed in Africa with David Livingstone. Since then, Africa has become truly passionate about football. The continent has produced a host of world-class players, from Liberia's George Weah to the mighty Yaya Toure, Didier Drogba and Samuel Eto'o.
Expect the Africa Cup of Nations to be one of the most exciting tournaments ever as the continent brings its carefree, buccaneering style to the beautiful game. The old guard has stepped down and the two most successful teams are out – leaving the field wide open for new stars to be made.
The Africa Cup of Nations begins in a few days, with Equatorial Guinea taking on Congo in the first match. Players are doing more than limbering up; they are also turning to their magic men for that charm that will bring them success. In Africa, superstition is more than just wearing your lucky underpants.