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Excitement High Despite Low Attendance at Africa Cup (VOA On Assignment Feb. 8)i
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February 08, 2013 3:30 PM
On Assignment's Alex Villarreal talks with VOA sports reporter Sonny Young about Africa's biggest soccer tournament, the Africa Cup of Nations. Although the turnout at the games in South Africa has been nothing like it was for the recent World Cup, Sonny says there is no shortage of colorful fan spirit. Watch as he demonstrates the popular fan instrument the vuvuzela. And for more, check out his Sonny Side of Sports blog at http://blogs.voanews.com/sonny/

Excitement High Despite Low Attendance at Africa Cup (VOA On Assignment Feb. 8)

Published February 08, 2013

On Assignment's Alex Villarreal talks with VOA sports reporter Sonny Young about Africa's biggest soccer tournament, the Africa Cup of Nations. Although the turnout at the games in South Africa has been nothing like it was for the recent World Cup, Sonny says there is no shortage of colorful fan spirit. Watch as he demonstrates the popular fan instrument the vuvuzela. And for more, check out his Sonny Side of Sports blog at http://blogs.voanews.com/sonny/

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