Africa Cup of Nations: Garoua artisans hope tournament brings customers

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With Cameroon hosting the Africa Cup of Nations this year, local football fans haven't been the only ones excited to welcome the tournament to home soil. Craftsmen and women who have weathered a difficult few years because of security issues and the Covid-19 pandemic had for their part been looking forward to the influx of visitors that such a tournament usually brings. But some say those lofty expectations have yet to be met.

Our team met with the skilled artisans selling their wares and one visiting Nigeria supporter seeking out fine local craftsmanship. FRANCE 24's Tony Menga and Stéphane Noah filed this report from Garoua, Cameroon, where Group D matches have been played.

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