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Football in Africa

One of the world’s biggest international football tournaments kicks off in Johannesburg this weekend – the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations.

African football has become increasingly popular in recent years because so many African players are now playing for big clubs in Europe’s top leagues.

As a result fans from all over the world will be tuning in to see which team will be crowned kings of the African continent.

Sixteen nations have qualified to battle it out for footballing glory and you can follow every goal, all the scores and all the latest news on your Nokia.

No matter where you are, what you’re doing or which Nokia device you have, you’ll never be far away from the action.

Nokia Store: AFCON 2013 (free)


This mobile app promises to deliver ‘unique and innovative’ coverage of the 29th Africa Cup of Nations.

It will feature live text commentary of matches, live scores, match reports, group standings, fixtures and team profiles.

AFCON 2013 is compatible with Symbian Belle, Symbian Anna, 5th edition S60 and Asha Touch devices.

Windows Phone Store: AFCON 2013 (free)


Owners of Lumia devices are already well served by football and sports apps many of which will have comprehensive coverage of the tournament but you may want to try this AFCON 2013 app as well.

This offers the usual diet of news, team profiles and fixtures and serves as a nice introduction to the Africa Cup of Nations.

In particular, it has useful information on the host cities – handy if you’re lucky enough to have made it over there!

The 2013 Africa Cup of Nations runs from 19 January to February 10.