2019 Africa Cup of Nations begins with spectacular opening ceremony - in pictures

Cheered on by a full capacity of 75,000 supporters, the opening ceremony comprised hundreds of dancers, giant pyramids and impressive pyrotechnics

The 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) began in style on Friday night with a spectacular opening ceremony at the Cairo International Stadium.

Cheered on by a full capacity of 75,000 supporters, the opening ceremony comprised hundreds of dancers, giant pyramids and impressive pyrotechnics, culminating in a large fireworks display.

While the opening match struggled to deliver the same wow factor as the ceremony, home fans still went home satisfied following a 1-0 win over Zimbabwe.

For the best pictures from the opening ceremony, browse through the photo gallery above. To move on to the next image, click on the arrows, or if using a mobile device simply swipe.

Published: June 22, 2019 01:35 PM

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