The Africa Cup of Nations: what we learned from the opening weekend

Antoinette Muller picks her five key moments of the AFCON 2015 tournament so far

The African Cup of Nations kicked off on Saturday night. Gabon topped group A after beating Burkina Faso 2-0, while hosts Equatorial Guinea were held to a 1-1 draw against Congo. In Group B, Zambia and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC Congo) also played out a 1-1 draw, while underdogs Cape Verde eked out a 1-1 draw against Tunisia.

So far, the biggest news from the from the tournament was not about the football but about a font size. Those paying close attention may have noticed that DRC had very small writing on their shirts. It was blamed on a printing error, and the squad will be duly fined for their contravention of kit rules.

DR Congo section ridiculously full, and seems to be filling up again. Wonderful atmosphere though.

What did I say about an orderly cue. Fans frustrated at wait for Ebola check Police move in to stop #BBCAfcon2015

The wifi at our hotel is more Kepler Wessels than AB de Villiers... #AFCON2015 #JohnAtAfcon

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