They are 35-year-old Carlos Kameni of Cameroon, ever green Tresor Mputu, 33, of Democratic Republic of Congo and tireless John Obi Mikel, 32, of Nigeria, who lifted the Cup with the Super Eagles in 2013.
The media stand at the Cairo International Stadium, filled to the last seat, during the opening match between Egypt and Zimbabwe on Friday resembled a circus of sorts.
Perhaps fearing that the videos were being transmitted live – trust some journalists to do this – Caf was trying hard to ensure that did not happen to protect the interests of the broadcast right holders.
Zimbabwe put up a strong fight against Egypt in their Group A opener late Friday night pushing the nervous hosts all the way only to lose 1-0.
There was Knowledge Musoma, Divine Lunga, Marshall Nyasha, Teenage Hadebe, Marvellous Nakamba, Talent Chawa Pihwa, Sunday Chidzambga and Liberty Mushekwi.
Can you imagine the Warriors having all the Knowledge and Talent to Marshall a team without any Teenage player and mount a Marvellous campaign full of Liberty to win the tournament on a Sunday?
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