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20January: AFCON 2017 in Gabon, Sadio Mane and English Premier League

Steve Vickers is in Franceville to present this week's show from the Africa Cup of Nations.  Senegal have impressed so far and we focus on the Teranga Lions and hear from star striker Sadio Mane of Liverpool.  Also we talk about Uganda – back at the tournament after a 39-year absence. A Ugandan journalist tells us about the excitement as The Cranes made it to Gabon and analyst Solomon Izang Ashoms reflects on the challenges facing the hosts, Gabon.  Steve takes us on a tour of the market in Franceville and European analyst Stuart Weir looks back on last weekend's fixtures in the English Premier League.

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This week's show is produced by Steve Vickers (above centre) in Harare, Zimbabwe with Solomon Ashoms (above right) in South Africa and Stuart Weir (left) in the UK.

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