GALLERY: Ten of the best Africa Cup of Nations kits

The tournament begins in Gabon this weekend

GALLERY: Ten of the best Africa Cup of Nations kits

Senegal's kit. Picture by: Romai Sports

The 2017 Africa Cup of Nations begins this weekend in Gabon.

16 teams are taking part in the competition, looking to follow in the footsteps of Ivory Coast, who won the title in Equatorial Guinea in 2015. The reigning champions are favourites to retain their title but it looks like an open competition.

One of the highlights of the tournament is the colourful kits that are worn. In recent years, Puma had sponsored many teams in the competition and although their dominance has waned, their influence continues with colourful kits.

Here are ten of the best you will be seeing in Gabon over the coming weeks.

Algeria 

Cameroon

Egypt 

Ghana

Guinea Bissau 

Ivory Coast

Senegal 

South Africa 

Uganda 

DR Congo 

Last but certainly not least, if Irish fans are looking for a team to follow in the tournament, then DR Congo may be the team for you. The pride of the the Congolese people will be dressed in O'Neills for the competition. That's right! The company best associated with GAA will be sponsoring DR Congo in Gabon. Their four kits (including the two goalkeepers jerseys) are among the nicest in the competition.