A penalty from West Ham forward Andre Ayew proved enough to give Ghana a 1-0 victory over Uganda in their African Nations Cup Group D opener.
Emmanuel Adebayor might only have played a handful of games since last season but he is out to prove himself with Togo at the African Nations Cup.
Ivory Coast's Europe-based stars stumbled in the heat of northern Gabon in their African Nations Cup opener.
Junior Kabananga scored the only goal as 10-man DR Congo claimed a hard-fought 1-0 win over Morocco in their African Nations Cup opener in Oyem.
Many expected the defending champions, Ivory Coast, get off to a hot start but they were unexpectedly stymied by Togo, writes Nick Ames.
Ivory Coast's defence of the African Nations Cup kicked off with a turgid goalless draw with Togo in Group C on Monday evening in Gabon.