Although Sunday was supposed to be the official opening of the Africa Cup of Nations in Angola, the shocking events in Cabinda have meant that the competition has already dominated headlines since Friday evening.
The news of the attack on the Togo team has cast its shadow over the start of the tournament but perhaps, for now, it is time to let football take centre stage. All being well, the Nations Cup in Angola could still be a tantalising starter for the main course that is Africa's first World Cup later in the summer.
Hosts Angola take on a strongly-fancied Mali team in the tournament's opener on Sunday at 1900 GMT. But is the Ivory Coast who are being billed as favourites.
Do you think they stand a chance or do you think they will come unstuck as they did two years ago in Ghana when they lost 4-1 to Egypt in the semi-finals?
And what about the Pharaohs who are on a hat-trick? Will the fact that they have no World Cup distractions be a help? Or should we be looking at the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon who have started to find their feet in the last six months?
Whatever your thoughts on the tournament and the repercussions of the attack on the Togo team bus let me know them.
We'll be doing live text commentary on the opening game and it would be lovely to have you alongside me and the World Service team in the National Stadium in Angola.