Herve Renard led Zambia to the Africa Cup of Nations title with a surprise win over Ivory Coast back in 2012, the last time Gabon hosted the tournament. Photo: AP

Africa Cup of Nations 2017: the setting, the nicknames, and the big names

What’s host country Gabon like? Who are the Eagles of Carthage, the Sparrow Hawks, and the Wild Dogs? Which big-name players are there, and who’s likely to win in the end? Some things to know about the Africa Cup of Nations

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Herve Renard led Zambia to the Africa Cup of Nations title with a surprise win over Ivory Coast back in 2012, the last time Gabon hosted the tournament. Photo: AP
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