2012 Africa Cup of Nations qualification

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This page details the process of the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations qualification phase. Forty-six African nations, including hosts Gabon and Equatorial Guinea, entered the competition. Gabon and Equatorial Guinea automatically qualified as host countries. The other 44 nations were drawn into eleven groups, each containing 4 teams. Togo was later added to Group K after its reinstatement.

In each group, teams played each other home and away in a round-robin format. The top team in each group qualified, as did the runner-up of Group K (which contained 5 teams) and the two best runners-up from the other groups.[1]

Qualified teams[edit]

  To be determined
  Qualified
  Did not qualify
  Did not enter
  Not part of CAF

The teams qualified are:

Country Qualified as Date qualification was secured Previous appearances in tournament
 Gabon 00Co-hosts 0329 July 2007 4 (1994, 1996, 2000, 2010)
 Equatorial Guinea 01Co-hosts 0029 July 2007 0 (debut)
 Botswana 01Group K Winner 0026 March 2011 0 (debut)
 Ivory Coast 01Group H Winner 005 June 2011 18 (1965, 1968, 1970, 1974, 1980, 19842, 1986, 1988, 1990, 19921, 1994, 1996, 1998, 2000, 2002, 2006, 2008, 2010)
 Burkina Faso 01Group F Winner 003 September 2011 7 (1978, 1996, 19982, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2010)
 Senegal 01Group E Winner 03 September 2011 11 (1965, 1968, 1986, 1990, 19922, 1994, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008)
 Ghana 01Group I Winner 008 October 2011 17 (196312, 19651, 1968, 1970, 197812, 1980, 19821, 1984, 1992, 1994, 1996, 1998, 20002, 2002, 2006, 20082, 2010)
 Guinea 01Group B Winner 008 October 2011 10 (1970, 1974, 1976, 1980, 1984, 1994, 1998, 2006, 2004, 2008)
 Zambia 01Group C Winner 008 October 2011 14 (1974, 1978, 1982, 1986, 1990, 1992, 1994, 1996, 1998, 2000, 2002, 2006, 2008, 2010)
 Libya 01Top Two Runner-up 008 October 2011 2 (19822, 2006)
 Angola 01Group J Winner 008 October 2011 5 (1996, 1998, 2006, 2008, 20102)
 Tunisia 01Group K Runner-up 008 October 2011 14 (1962, 1963, 19652, 1978, 1982, 19942, 1996, 1998, 2000, 2002, 200412, 2006, 2008, 2010)
 Mali 01Group A Winner 008 October 2011 6 (1972, 1994, 20022, 2004, 2008, 2010)
 Niger 01Group G Winner 008 October 2011 0 (debut)
 Morocco 01Group D Winner 009 October 2011 13 (1972, 19761, 1978, 1980, 1986, 19882, 1992, 1998, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008)
 Sudan 01Top Two Runner-up 009 October 2011 7 (19572, 1959, 1963, 197012, 1972, 1976, 2008)
1 Bold indicates champion for that year
2 Italic indicates host

Draw[edit]

CAF conducted the draw for the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying campaign on 20 February 2010. The draw was held at Lubumbashi, Congo DR where the CAF Super Cup was held on 21 February 2010.[2] The 11 teams in Pot 1 were selected based on their ranking after the 27th edition of the Africa Cup of Nations in Angola. The rest were ranked based on their position at the latest FIFA Ranking.[3][4]

Pot 1 Pot 2 Pot 3 Pot 4

 Egypt
 Ghana
 Nigeria
 Algeria
 Cameroon
 Angola
 Zambia
 Ivory Coast
 Burkina Faso
 Mali
 Tunisia

 Morocco
 Benin
 Uganda
 South Africa
 Malawi
 Mozambique
 Guinea
 Senegal
 Gambia
 Cape Verde
 Congo

 Rwanda
 Tanzania
 Sudan
 Namibia
 Congo DR
 Kenya
 Libya
 Zimbabwe
 Botswana
 Ethiopia
 Sierra Leone

 Swaziland
 Chad
 Burundi
 Madagascar
 Liberia
 Niger
 Comoros
 Mauritius
 Mauritania
 Central African Republic
 Guinea-Bissau

Notes

Togolese Ban[edit]

Togo were banned from the 2012 and 2013 Africa Cup of Nations tournaments by CAF after they withdrew from the 2010 tournament following a deadly attack on their team bus.[5]

Togo appealed to the Court of Arbitration for Sport, with FIFA president Sepp Blatter stepping in to mediate. The ban was subsequently lifted with immediate effect on 14 May 2010, after a meeting of the CAF Executive Committee. Togo were readmitted to the 2012 and 2013 tournaments, and (in the case of the 2012 qualifiers) added to the qualification stage.[6]

Tie-breaking rules[edit]

The order of tie-breakers used when two or more team have the equal number of points is:[7] (article 14)

  1. Number of points obtained in games between the teams concerned;
  2. Goal difference in games between the teams concerned;
  3. Goals scored in games between the teams concerned;
  4. Away goals scored in games between the teams concerned;
  5. Goal difference in all games;
  6. Goals scored in all games;
  7. Drawing of lots.

Qualifying group stage[edit]

Legend
Group winners, Group K runner-up, and top two runners-up in all other groups qualify for the finals

Group A[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Mali 6 3 1 2 9 6 +3 10
 Cape Verde 6 3 1 2 7 7 0 10
 Zimbabwe 6 2 2 2 7 5 +2 8
 Liberia 6 1 2 3 7 12 −5 5
  Cape Verde Liberia Mali Zimbabwe
Cape Verde  4–2 1–0 2–1
Liberia  1–0 2–2 1–1
Mali  3–0 2–1 1–0
Zimbabwe  0–0 3–0 2–1
  • Note: Mali and Cape Verde are ranked by their head-to-head records as shown below.
Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Mali 2 1 0 1 3 1 +2 3
 Cape Verde 2 1 0 1 1 3 −2 3
4 September 2010
16:00 UTC−1
Cape Verde  1 – 0  Mali
Varela Goal 44' Report
5 September 2010
16:00 UTC±0
Liberia  1 – 1  Zimbabwe
Oliseh Goal 75' Report Musona Goal 30'

9 October 2010
19:00 UTC±0
Mali  2 – 1  Liberia
A. Traoré Goal 2'
Teekloh Goal 52' (o.g.)
Report Weeks Goal 43'
10 October 2010
15:00 UTC+2
Zimbabwe  0 – 0  Cape Verde
Report
Rufaro Stadium, Harare
Referee: Gil Sebastian Ndume (Gabon)[9]

26 March 2011
16:00 UTC−1
Cape Verde  4 – 2  Liberia
Héldon Ramos Goal 14'45+1'
Babanco Goal 25'
Fortes Goal 53'
Report Wleh Goal 39'
Këïta Goal 84'
Estadio da Varzea, Praia
Referee: Lemghaifry Ould Ali (Mauritania)
26 March 2011
19:00 UTC±0
Mali  1 – 0  Zimbabwe
Diabaté Goal 22' Report

5 June 2011
15:00 UTC+2
Zimbabwe  2 – 1  Mali
Musona Goal 45'90' (pen.) Report D. Traoré Goal 49'
5 June 2011
16:00 UTC±0
Liberia  1 – 0  Cape Verde
Doe Goal 44' Report

3 September 2011
19:00 UTC±0
Mali  3 – 0  Cape Verde
Diabaté Goal 27'29'
M. Traoré Goal 51'
Report
4 September 2011
15:00 UTC+2
Zimbabwe  3 – 0  Liberia
Katsande Goal 16'
Karuru Goal 45'
Billiat Goal 85'
Report

8 October 2011
15:00 UTC±0
Liberia  2 – 2  Mali
Williams Goal 2'
Wleh Goal 90'
Report Diabaté Goal 16'
Kanté Goal 87'
8 October 2011
14:00 UTC−1
Cape Verde  2 – 1  Zimbabwe
Valdo Goal 3'
da Graça Goal 13'
Report Musona Goal 68' (pen.)

Group B[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Guinea 6 4 2 0 13 5 +8 14
 Nigeria 6 3 2 1 12 5 +7 11
 Ethiopia 6 2 1 3 8 13 −5 7
 Madagascar 6 0 1 5 4 14 −10 1
  Ethiopia Guinea Madagascar Nigeria
Ethiopia  1–4 4–2 2–2
Guinea  1–0 4–1 1–0
Madagascar  0–1 1–1 0–2
Nigeria  4–0 2–2 2–0
5 September 2010
15:00 UTC+3
Ethiopia  1 – 4  Guinea
Oukri Goal 29' Report Yattara Goal 37'
Kalabane Goal 45'
K. Cissé Goal 60'
Zayatte Goal 75'
Addis Ababa Stadium, Addis Ababa
Referee: Tabani Mnkantjo (Zimbabwe)[10]
5 September 2010
16:00 UTC+1
Nigeria  2 – 0  Madagascar
Martins Goal 19'
Eneramo Goal 45+1'
Report
U.J. Esuene Stadium, Calabar
Referee: Slim Jedidi (Tunisia)[10]

10 October 2010
14:30 UTC+3
Madagascar  0 – 1  Ethiopia
Report Lemessa Goal 62'
Mahamasina Stadium, Antananarivo
Referee: Ngosi Kalyoto (Malawi)[11]
10 October 2010
16:30 UTC±0
Guinea  1 – 0  Nigeria
Constant Goal 8' Report
Stade 28 Septembre, Conakry
Referee: Elahrach Bouchaib (Morocco)[11]

27 March 2011
14:30 UTC+3
Madagascar  1 – 1  Guinea
Rajoarimanana Goal 17' Report Bah Goal 80'
27 March 2011
19:00 UTC+1
Nigeria  4 – 0  Ethiopia
Utaka Goal 1'53'
I. Uche Goal 78'90'
Report

5 June 2011
16:00 UTC+3
Ethiopia  2 – 2  Nigeria
Said Goal 45'50' Report K. Uche Goal 27'
Yobo Goal 86'
5 June 2011
16:30 UTC±0
Guinea  4 – 1  Madagascar
Kalabane Goal 6'
Ismaël Bangoura Goal 17'
S. Diallo Goal 60'
Baldé Goal 62'
Report Arsène Goal 24'

4 September 2011
14:30 UTC+3
Madagascar  0 – 2  Nigeria
Report Yobo Goal 68'
Obinna Goal 75'
4 September 2011
16:30 UTC±0
Guinea  1 – 0  Ethiopia
Baldé Goal 32' Report

8 October 2011
16:00 UTC+3
Ethiopia  4 – 2  Madagascar
Oukri Goal 31'
Girma Goal 56'
Lemessa Goal 59'
Bekele Goal 73'
Report Razafimandimby Goal 3'
Nomenjanahary Goal 57'
8 October 2011
14:00 UTC+1
Nigeria  2 – 2  Guinea
Obinna Goal 73'
I. Uche Goal 84'
Report Ismaël Bangoura Goal 63'
Traoré Goal 90'

Group C[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Zambia 6 4 1 1 11 2 +9 13
 Libya 6 3 3 0 6 1 +5 12
 Mozambique 6 2 1 3 4 6 −2 7
 Comoros 6 0 1 5 2 14 −12 1
  Comoros Libya Mozambique Zambia
Comoros  1–1 0–1 1–2
Libya  3–0 1–0 1–0
Mozambique  3–0 0–0 0–2
Zambia  4–0 0–0 3–0
5 September 20101
15:00 UTC+2
Zambia  4 – 0  Comoros
Kalaba Goal 6'
Tembo Goal 22'
Chamanga Goal 29'
Mayuka Goal 83'
Report
Konkola Stadium, Chililabombwe
Referee: Amanuel Eyob Russom (Eritrea)[12]
5 September 2010
15:00 UTC+2
Mozambique  0 – 0  Libya
Report
Estadio da Machava, Maputo
Referee: Aboubabar Bangoura (Guinea)[12]

9 October 2010
15:00 UTC+3
Comoros  0 – 1  Mozambique
Report Josemar Goal 90+1'
Stade Said Mohamed Cheikh, Mitsamiouli
Referee: Ibada Ramadhan Kibo (Tanzania)[13]
10 October 2010
20:00 UTC+2
Libya  1 – 0  Zambia
Sa'ad Goal 36' Report
June 11 Stadium, Tripoli
Referee: Gassama Papa (Gambia)[13]

27 March 2011
15:00 UTC+2
Mozambique  0 – 2  Zambia
Report Chamanga Goal 18'
Mayuka Goal 90'
28 March 2011
18:00 UTC±0
Libya  3 – 0  Comoros
El Khatroushi Goal 20'
Abdelkader Goal 68'
Bindi Goal 81'
Report

4 June 2011
15:00 UTC+2
Zambia  3 – 0  Mozambique
C. Katongo Goal 47'67'
Mbesuma Goal 68'
Report
5 June 2011
15:00 UTC+3
Comoros  1 – 1  Libya
Mzé Mbaba Goal 83' Report Boussefi Goal 43'

3 September 2011
18:00 UTC+2
Libya  1 – 0  Mozambique
Allafi Goal 31' Report
Petro Sport Stadium, Cairo (Egypt)2
Referee: Fahim Omar (Egypt)
4 September 2011
15:00 UTC+3
Comoros  1 – 2  Zambia
Y.M'Changama Goal 32' Report C. Katongo Goal 23'
Mayuka Goal 87'

8 October 2011
15:00 UTC+2
Zambia  0 – 0  Libya
Report
8 October 2011
15:00 UTC+2
Mozambique  3 – 0  Comoros
Maninho Goal 6'
Dário Goal 18' (pen.)
Domingues Goal 40'
Report
Notes

Group D[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Morocco 6 3 2 1 8 2 +6 11
 Central African Republic 6 2 2 2 5 5 0 8
 Algeria 6 2 2 2 5 8 −3 8
 Tanzania 6 1 2 3 6 9 −3 5
  Algeria Central African Republic Morocco Tanzania
Algeria  2–0 1–0 1–1
Central African Republic  2–0 0–0 2–1
Morocco  4–0 0–0 3–1
Tanzania  1–1 2–1 0–1
  • Note: The ranking of the Central African Republic and Algeria by their head-to-head records is shown below. As they could not be separated on these criteria, ranking was based on overall goal difference.
Team Pld W D L GF GA GD AG Pts
 Central African Republic 2 1 0 1 2 2 0 0 3
 Algeria 2 1 0 1 2 2 0 0 3
3 September 2010
22:00 UTC+1
Algeria  1 – 1  Tanzania
Guedioura Goal 45' Report Tegete Goal 33'
Stade Mustapha Tchaker, Blida
Attendance: 30,000
Referee: Kokou Djaoupe (Togo)[17]
4 September 2010
21:00 UTC±0
Morocco  0 – 0  Central African Republic
Report
Stade Moulay Abdellah, Rabat
Referee: Koman Coulibaly (Mali)[17]

9 October 2010
16:00 UTC+3
Tanzania  0 – 1  Morocco
Report El Hamdaoui Goal 43'
Benjamin Mkapa National Stadium, Dar es Salaam
Referee: Seechurn Rajindraparsad (Mauritius)[18]
10 October 2010
15:00 UTC+1
Central African Republic  2 – 0  Algeria
Dopékoulouyen Goal 81'
Momi Goal 85'
Report
Barthelemy Boganda Stadium, Bangui
Referee: Martins De Carvalho (Angola)[18]

27 March 2011
20:30 UTC+1
Algeria  1 – 0  Morocco
Yebda Goal 5' (pen.) Report
Stade 19 Mai 1956, Annaba
Referee: Seechurn Rajindraparsad (Mauritius)

4 June 2011
21:00 UTC+1
Morocco  4 – 0  Algeria
Benatia Goal 25'
Chamakh Goal 38'
Hadji Goal 60'
Assaidi Goal 68'
Report
5 June 2011
15:00 UTC+1
Central African Republic  2 – 1  Tanzania
Momi Goal 38'
Dopékoulouyen Goal 88'
Report Nditi Goal 76'
Barthelemy Boganda Stadium, Bangui
Referee: Joseph Lamtey (Ghana)

3 September 2011
16:00 UTC+3
Tanzania  1 – 1  Algeria
Samata Goal 22' Report Bouazza Goal 52'

9 October 2011
19:30 UTC±0
Morocco  3 – 1  Tanzania
Chamakh Goal 20'
Taarabt Goal 69'
Boussoufa Goal 90'
Report Kassim Goal 40'
9 October 2011
20:30 UTC+1
Algeria  2 – 0  Central African Republic
Yebda Goal 1'
Kadir Goal 28'
Report

Group E[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Senegal 6 5 1 0 16 2 +14 16
 Cameroon 6 3 2 1 12 5 +7 11
 DR Congo 6 2 1 3 10 11 −1 7
 Mauritius 6 0 0 6 2 22 −20 0
  Cameroon Democratic Republic of the Congo Mauritius Senegal
Cameroon  1–1 5–0 0–0
DR Congo  2–3 3–0 2–4
Mauritius  1–3 1–2 0–2
Senegal  1–0 2–0 7–0
4 September 2010
15:45 UTC+4
Mauritius  1–3  Cameroon
Bru Goal 45+1' (pen.) Report Eto'o Goal 39'47'
Choupo-Moting Goal 63' (pen.)
5 September 2010
15:00 UTC+1
DR Congo  2–4  Senegal
Kabangu Goal 42'71' Report Sow Goal 6'
Niang Goal 12'22'57' (pen.)
Stade Frederic Kibassa Maliba, Lubumbashi
Attendance: 35,000
Referee: Djamel Hamoudi (Algeria)[19]

9 October 2010
15:30 UTC+1
Cameroon  1–1  DR Congo
Nkulukutu Goal 54' (o.g.) Report Diba Ilunga Goal 37'
Stade Roumdé Adjia, Garoua
Attendance: 22,000
Referee: Eddy Maillet (Seychelles)[20]
9 October 2010
18:30 UTC±0
Senegal  7–0  Mauritius
Cissé Goal 8'38'76'
Niang Goal 22'62'
Sow Goal 47'
Estazie Goal 90' (o.g.)
Report

26 March 2011
18:00 UTC±0
Senegal  1–0  Cameroon
Ba Goal 90+2' Report
27 March 2011
15:30 UTC+1
DR Congo  3–0  Mauritius
LuaLua Goal 28' (pen.)
Matumona Goal 48'
Diba Ilunga Goal 61' (pen.)
Report

4 June 2011
15:30 UTC+1
Cameroon  0–0  Senegal
Report
5 June 2011
15:00 UTC+4
Mauritius  1–2  DR Congo
Bru Goal 11' (pen.) Report Diba Ilunga Goal 20'
Kabangu Goal 45+1'
Stade Anjalay, Belle Vue
Attendance: 6,000
Referee: Ngosi Kalyoto (Malawi)

3 September 2011
15:00 UTC+1
Cameroon  5–0  Mauritius
Kweuke Goal 54'
Mbuta Goal 65'
Eto'o Goal 70' (pen.)
N'Guémo Goal 85'
Choupo-Moting Goal 90+3'
Report
3 September 2011
19:00 UTC±0
Senegal  2–0  DR Congo
Sow Goal 34'50' Report

7 October 2011
15:30 UTC+1
DR Congo  2–3  Cameroon
Kaluyituka Goal 11'
Kanda Goal 40'
Report Eto'o Goal 18'
Mbuta Goal 75'
Choupo-Moting Goal 79'
9 October 2011
17:00 UTC+4
Mauritius  0–2  Senegal
Report N'Doye Goal 9'
Cissé Goal 25'

Group F[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Burkina Faso 4 3 1 0 12 3 +9 10
 Gambia 4 1 1 2 5 6 −1 4
 Namibia 4 1 0 3 3 11 −8 3
 Mauritania 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
  Burkina Faso The Gambia Namibia
Burkina Faso  3–1 4–0
Gambia  1–1 3–1
Namibia  1–4 1–0
  • Mauritania withdrew from 2012 Africa Cup of Nations qualification before any match was played.[21]
4 September 2010
16:00 UTC±0
Gambia  3 – 1  Namibia
Nyassi Goal 10'
Ceesay Goal 13'
Jallow Goal 44'
Report Risser Goal 89'
Independence Stadium, Bakau
Referee: Mohamed Ragab Omar (Libya)[22]

9 October 2010
18:00 UTC±0
Burkina Faso  3 – 1  Gambia
Dagano Goal 17'
Balima Goal 58'
Kaboré Goal 68'
Report Ceesay Goal 75'
Stade du 4-Aout, Ouagadougou
Referee: Samir Osman (Egypt)[23]

26 March 2011
18:00 UTC±0
Burkina Faso  4 – 0  Namibia
A. Traoré Goal 26'47'79'
Gariseb Goal 73' (o.g.)
Report
Stade du 4-Aout, Ouagadougou
Referee: Adam Cordier (Chad)

4 June 2011
15:00 UTC+1
Namibia  1 – 4  Burkina Faso
Shipahu Goal 85' Report A. R. Traoré Goal 12'
Bancé Goal 57' (pen.)
A. Traoré Goal 80' (pen.)
Pitroipa Goal 90'

3 September 2011
15:00 UTC+1
Namibia  1 – 0  Gambia
Shipahu Goal 83' Report

8 October 2011
16:30 UTC±0
Gambia  1 – 1  Burkina Faso
Danso Goal 59' Report Dagano Goal 90'
Notes
  • The Namibia Football Association made a formal complaint that Burkina Faso fielded an ineligible player, Yaoundé-born Herve Xavier Zengue, in the games on 26 March and 4 June.[24] Burkina Faso coach Paulo Duarte says that the player is eligible as he has a Burkinabé wife.[25] CAF opened an investigation,[26] but later dismissed the protest saying it was filed long after the stipulated period for such appeals.[27]
  • Namibia indicated that they would appeal the decision to CAF and, if necessary, to the Court of Arbitration for Sport on two different points. Firstly that an appeal had been filed with the match referee prior to their game with Burkina Faso but had not been forwarded to CAF and secondly that such an appeal was in any case not required due to article 36. 12 of the competition regulations which stated that "non-qualified or a suspended player to take part in group matches shall lose the match by penalty (3-0), even in the absence of protests/reservations".[28]
  • On 10 January 2012, their appeal was dismissed by the Court of Arbitration for Sport.[29]

Group G[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Niger 6 3 0 3 6 8 −2 9
 South Africa 6 2 3 1 4 2 +2 9
 Sierra Leone 6 2 3 1 5 5 0 9
 Egypt 6 1 2 3 5 5 0 5
  Egypt Niger Sierra Leone South Africa
Egypt  3–0 1–1 0–0
Niger  1–0 3–1 2–1
Sierra Leone  2–1 1–0 0–0
South Africa  1–0 2–0 0–0
  • Note: Niger, South Africa and Sierra Leone are ranked by their head-to-head records as shown below.
Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Niger 4 2 0 2 5 5 0 6
 South Africa 4 1 2 1 3 2 +1 5
 Sierra Leone 4 1 2 1 2 3 −1 5
4 September 2010
20:30 UTC+2
South Africa  2 – 0  Niger
Mphela Goal 12'
Parker Goal 45+3'
Report
Mbombela Stadium, Nelspruit
Attendance: 40,000
Referee: Khalid Abdel Rahman (Sudan)[30]
5 September 2010
21:30 UTC+2
Egypt  1 – 1  Sierra Leone
Fathalla Goal 61' Report Moustapha Bangura Goal 57'

10 October 2010
15:30 UTC+1
Niger  1 – 0  Egypt
Maazou Goal 34' Report
10 October 2010
16:30 UTC±0
Sierra Leone  0 – 0  South Africa
Report
National Stadium, Freetown
Attendance: 40,000
Referee: Ali Lemghaifry (Mauritainia)[31]

26 March 2011
20:05 UTC+2
South Africa  1 – 0  Egypt
Mphela Goal 90+3' Report
Ellis Park, Johannesburg
Attendance: 55,000
Referee: Koman Coulibaly (Mali)
27 March 2011
16:00 UTC+1
Niger  3 – 1  Sierra Leone
Issoufou Goal 64'
Sidibé Goal 79'
Daouda Goal 89'
Report Mohamed Bangura Goal 23'

4 June 2011
16:30 UTC±0
Sierra Leone  1 – 0  Niger
T. Bangura Goal 50' Report

3 September 2011
16:30 UTC±0
Sierra Leone  2 – 1  Egypt
Mohamed El-Nenny Goal 14' (o.g.)
Mohamed Bangura Goal 89' (pen.)
Report Mohsen Goal 45+1'
4 September 2011
15:30 UTC+1
Niger  2 – 1  South Africa
Koffi Goal 10'
Maazou Goal 47'
Report Jali Goal 70'
Stade Général Seyni Kountché, Niamey
Referee: Djamel Haimoudi (Algeria)

8 October 2011
17:00 UTC+2
Egypt  3 – 0  Niger
Mohsen Goal 48'71'
Salah Goal 66'
Report
8 October 2011
17:00 UTC+2
South Africa  0 – 0  Sierra Leone
Report
Notes
  • The South African Football Association lodged a complaint against their elimination, claiming that goal difference should be used to decide on the group winner, as it is "the traditional way of determining a log standing".[32] The South African team had believed they had qualified when the final whistle was blown following their 0-0 draw with Sierra Leone.[33] The SAFA later withdrew its appeal.[34]

Group H[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Ivory Coast 6 6 0 0 19 4 +15 18
 Rwanda 6 2 0 4 5 15 −10 6
 Burundi 6 1 2 3 7 9 −2 5
 Benin 6 1 2 3 8 11 −3 5
  Benin Burundi Ivory Coast Rwanda
Benin  1–1 2–6 0–1
Burundi  1–1 0–1 3–1
Ivory Coast  2–1 2–1 3–0
Rwanda  0–3 3–1 0–5
  • Note: The ranking of Burundi and Benin by their head-to-head records is shown below. As they could not be separated on these criteria, ranking was based on overall goal difference.
Team Pld W D L GF GA GD AG Pts
 Burundi 2 0 2 0 2 2 0 1 2
 Benin 2 0 2 0 2 2 0 1 2
4 September 2010
16:00 UTC±0
Ivory Coast  3 – 0  Rwanda
Y. Touré Goal 11'
Kalou Goal 19'
Eboué Goal 40'
Report
5 September 2010
16:00 UTC+1
Benin  1 – 1  Burundi
Poté Goal 6' Report Kayumbagu Goal 86'
Stade de l'Amitie, Cotonou
Referee: Daniel Bennett (South Africa)[35]

9 October 2010
15:30 UTC+2
Burundi  0 – 1  Ivory Coast
Report Romaric Goal 33'
9 October 2010
15:30 UTC+2
Rwanda  0 – 3  Benin
Report Tchomogo Goal 50'
Omotoyossi Goal 60'
Sessègnon Goal 70'
Stade Amahoro, Kigali
Referee: Haimoudi Djamel (Algeria)[36]

26 March 2011
15:00 UTC+2
Rwanda  3 – 1  Burundi
Iranzi Goal 34'
Uzamukunda Goal 45' (pen.)
Gasana Goal 88'
Report Papy Goal 36'
27 March 2011
17:30 UTC±0
Ivory Coast  2 – 1  Benin
Drogba Goal 45'76' Report Tchomogo Goal 14'

5 June 2011
15:30 UTC+2
Burundi  3 – 1  Rwanda
Ndikumana Goal 29'
Ntibazonkiza Goal 53'
Kayumbagu Goal 84'
Report Bokota Goal 48'
5 June 2011
14:30 UTC+1
Benin  2 – 6  Ivory Coast
Sessègnon Goal 56'61' (pen.) Report Konan Ya Goal 13'
Drogba Goal 22'75'
Gervinho Goal 31'81'
Bony Goal 90'

3 September 2011
15:30 UTC+2
Rwanda  0 – 5  Ivory Coast
Report Kalou Goal 29'
Bony Goal 36'45'
Konan Ya Goal 76'
Gervinho Goal 81'
Stade Amahoro, Kigali
Referee: Gehad Gresha (Egypt)
4 September 2011
15:30 UTC+2
Burundi  1 – 1  Benin
Papy Goal 90' Report Akpagba Goal 55'
Prince Louis Rwagasore Stadium, Bujumbura
Referee: Khalid Abdel Rahman (Sudan)

9 October 2011
15:00 UTC+1
Benin  0 – 1  Rwanda
Report Kagere Goal 6'
Notes

Group I[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Ghana 6 5 1 0 13 1 +12 16
 Sudan 6 4 1 1 8 3 +5 13
 Congo 6 2 0 4 5 10 −5 6
 Swaziland 6 0 0 6 2 14 −12 0
  Republic of the Congo Ghana Sudan Swaziland
Congo  0–3 0–1 3–1
Ghana  3–1 0–0 2–0
Sudan  2–0 0–2 3–0
Swaziland  0–1 0–3 1–2
4 September 2010
22:30 UTC+3
Sudan  2 – 0  Congo
El Tahir Goal 9'
Tahir Goal 90' (pen.)
Report
Khartoum Stadium, Khartoum
Referee: Wellington Kaoma (Zambia)[37]
5 September 2010
15:00 UTC+2
Swaziland  0 – 3  Ghana
Report Ayew Goal 13'
Tagoe Goal 70'
Sarpei Goal 81'
Somhlolo National Stadium, Lobamba
Referee: Rajindraparsad Seechurn (Mauritius)[37]

10 October 2010
15:30 UTC+1
Congo  3 – 1  Swaziland
Mouko Goal 20' (pen.)
Sembolo Goal 34'73'
Report Christie Goal 36'
Stade de la Revolution, Brazzaville
Referee: Ssegonga Muhmed (Uganda)[38]
10 October 2010
17:00 UTC±0
Ghana  0 – 0  Sudan
Report
Baba Yara Stadium, Kumasi
Attendance: 39,000
Referee: Jerome Damon (South Africa)[38]

27 March 2011
15:30 UTC+1
Congo  0 – 3  Ghana
Report Tagoe Goal 5'
Adiyiah Goal 26'
Muntari Goal 68'
27 March 2011
20:00 UTC+3
Sudan  3 – 0  Swaziland
Bisha Goal 2'63'
Tahir Goal 90'
Report

3 June 2011
17:00 UTC±0
Ghana  3 – 1  Congo
Vorsah Goal 62'
Tagoe Goal 66'
Agyemang-Badu Goal 78'
Report N'Guessi Goal 75'
5 June 2011
15:00 UTC+2
Swaziland  1 – 2  Sudan
Kunene Goal 69' Report Galag Goal 70'
Yousif Goal 84'

2 September 2011
18:00 UTC±0
Ghana  2 – 0  Swaziland
Gyan Goal 9'
Agyemang-Badu Goal 80'
Report
4 September 2011
15:30 UTC+1
Congo  0 – 1  Sudan
Report Bakri Goal 77'
Stade de la Revolution, Brazzaville
Referee: Rajindraparsad Seechurn (Mauritius)

8 October 2011
15:00 UTC+2
Swaziland  0 – 1  Congo
Report Nkolo Goal 47'
8 October 2011
16:00 UTC+3
Sudan  0 – 2  Ghana
Report Gyan Goal 10'
John Mensah Goal 22'

Group J[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Angola 6 4 0 2 7 5 +2 12
 Uganda 6 3 2 1 6 2 +4 11
 Kenya 6 2 2 2 4 4 0 8
 Guinea-Bissau 6 1 0 5 2 8 −6 3
  Angola Guinea-Bissau Kenya Uganda
Angola  1–0 1–0 2–0
Guinea-Bissau  0–2 1–0 0–1
Kenya  2–1 2–1 0–0
Uganda  3–0 2–0 0–0
4 September 2010
16:00 UTC+3
Uganda  3 – 0  Angola
Obua Goal 35'
Mwesigwa Goal 58'
Sserunkuma Goal 88'
Report
Mandela National Stadium, Kampala
Referee: Samir Mahmoud Osman (Egypt)[39]
4 September 2010
16:00 UTC±0
Guinea-Bissau  1 – 0  Kenya
Dionísio Goal 76' Report
Estadio 24 de Setembro, Bissau
Referee: Kacem Bennaceur (Tunisia)[39]

9 October 2010
16:00 UTC+3
Kenya  0 – 0  Uganda
Report
Kasarani Stadium, Nairobi
Referee: Diata Badara (Senegal)[40]
9 October 2010
16:00 UTC+1
Angola  1 – 0  Guinea-Bissau
Gilberto Goal 22' (pen.) Report

26 March 2011
16:00 UTC+3
Kenya  2 – 1  Angola
Mohammed Goal 57'
Mariga Goal 90+1'
Report Manucho Goal 19'
26 March 2011
16:30 UTC±0
Guinea-Bissau  0 – 1  Uganda
Report Obua Goal 22'

4 June 2011
16:00 UTC+3
Uganda  2 – 0  Guinea-Bissau
Walusimbi Goal 43'
Massa Goal 62'
Report
5 June 2011
15:30 UTC+1
Angola  1 – 0  Kenya
Manucho Goal 71' Report

3 September 2011
16:00 UTC+3
Kenya  2 – 1  Guinea-Bissau
Baraza Goal 58'
Oliech Goal 90'
Report de Carvalho Goal 86'
4 September 2011
16:00 UTC+1
Angola  2 – 0  Uganda
Manucho Goal 57'
Flávio Goal 70'
Report
Estádio 11 de Novembro, Luanda
Referee: Elahrach Bouchaib (Morocco)

8 October 2011
17:00 UTC+3
Uganda  0 – 0  Kenya
Report
8 October 2011
14:00 UTC±0
Guinea-Bissau  0 – 2  Angola
Report Manucho Goal 8'
Mateus Goal 70'

Group K[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Botswana 8 5 2 1 7 3 +4 17
 Tunisia 8 4 2 2 14 6 +8 14
 Malawi 8 2 6 0 13 8 +5 12
 Togo 8 1 3 4 6 10 −4 6
 Chad 8 0 3 5 7 20 −13 3
  Botswana Chad Malawi Togo Tunisia
Botswana  1–0 0–0 2–1 1–0
Chad  0–1 2–2 2–2 1–3
Malawi  1–1 6–2 1–0 0–0
Togo  1–0 0–0 1–1 1–2
Tunisia  0–1 5–0 2–2 2–0
1 July 2010
17:00 UTC+1
Chad  2 – 2  Togo
Djime Goal 20'
Mbaiam Goal 28'
Report Mani Goal 25'
Aloenouvo Goal 67'
1 July 2010
19:15 UTC+1
Tunisia  0 – 1  Botswana
Report Ramatlhakwane Goal 31'

9 July 2010
11:00 UTC±0
Togo  1 – 1 [[File:{{{flag alias-1964}}}|23x15px|border |alt=|link=]] Malawi
Aloenouvo Goal 85' Report Mwakasungula Goal 17'

11 August 2010
15:00 UTC+1
Chad  1 – 3  Tunisia
Ndouassel Goal 75' Report Korbi Goal 9'
Ben Khalfallah Goal 43' Goal 81'
11 August 2010
16:00 UTC+2
Malawi  1 – 1  Botswana
Banda Goal 74' Report Ramatlhakwane Goal 63'

4 September 2010
15:00 UTC+2
Botswana  2 – 1  Togo
Mogorosi Goal 8'
Ramatlhakwane Goal 56'
Report Gakpé Goal 49'
4 September 2010
21:30 UTC+1
Tunisia  2 – 2  Malawi
Jemâa Goal 11'27' Report Msowoya Goal 45'
Kanyenda Goal 82' (pen.)
Stade 7 November, Radès
Referee: Joseph Lamptey (Ghana)[42]

9 October 2010
14:30 UTC+2
Malawi  6 – 2  Chad
Zakazaka Goal 14'
Kanyenda Goal 21'56'
Msowoya Goal 68'72'
Ng'ambi Goal 80'
Report Mbaiam Goal 27'
Ndouassel Goal 76'
Kamuzu Stadium, Blantyre
Referee: Sylvester Kirwa (Kenya)[43]
10 October 2010
15:30 UTC±0
Togo  1 – 2  Tunisia
Mani Goal 40' Report Jemâa Goal 38'
Chermiti Goal 83'
Stade de Kégué, Lomé
Referee: Khalid Abdel Rahman (Sudan)[43]

17 November 2010
16:00 UTC+2
Botswana  1 – 0  Tunisia
Ramatlhakwane Goal 45' Report
University of Botswana Stadium, Gaborone
Referee: Wellington Kaoma (Zambia)
17 November 2010
15:00 UTC±0
Togo  0 – 0  Chad
Report

26 March 2011
14:30 UTC+2
Malawi  1 – 0  Togo
Chavula Goal 18' Report
26 March 2011
16:00 UTC+1
Chad  0 – 1  Botswana
Report Ramatlhkwane Goal 50'

5 June 2011
18:00 UTC+1
Tunisia  5 – 0  Chad
Jemâa Goal 22'44'53'
Abdennour Goal 35'
Darragi Goal 47'
Report

3 September 2011
14:30 UTC+2
Malawi  0 – 0  Tunisia
Report
Kamuzu Stadium, Blantyre
Attendance: 40,000
4 September 2011
15:30 UTC±0
Togo  1 – 0  Botswana
Arimiyao Goal 24' Report

8 October 2011
16:00 UTC+1
Chad  2 – 2  Malawi
Labbo Goal 64'
Barthelemy Goal 90+4'
Report Ng'ambi Goal 35'
Nyirenda Goal 81'
8 October 2011
16:00 UTC+1
Tunisia  2 – 0  Togo
Hicheri Goal 19'
Khelifa Goal 79'
Report

Ranking of group runners-up[edit]

The two best runners-up from Groups A–J qualify for the 2012 ACN. After the withdrawal of Mauritania from Group F, the following rule applies:[21]

In case a group of four is reduced to three teams during the competition, the two best runners up of the groups of four were determined by taking into account their results with the first and third of their respective groups without taking into account their results against the last team of their groups in order to allow the second of the group reduced to three teams to remain in the race for the two best second.

The two best runners-up are determined by the following parameters in this order:[44]

  1. Highest number of points
  2. Goal difference
  3. Highest number of goals scored
  4. Match replay in case of parity
Grp Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
C  Libya 4 2 2 0 2 0 +2 8
I  Sudan 4 2 1 1 3 2 +1 7
A  Cape Verde 4 2 1 1 3 4 −1 7
B  Nigeria 4 1 2 1 8 5 +3 5
G  South Africa 4 1 2 1 3 2 +1 5
J  Uganda 4 1 2 1 3 2 +1 5
E  Cameroon 4 1 2 1 4 4 0 5
D  Central African Republic 4 1 2 1 2 2 0 5
F  Gambia 4 1 1 2 5 6 −1 4
H  Rwanda 4 1 0 3 4 12 −8 3

Goalscorers[edit]

There were 327 goals scored in 130 games for an average of 2.52 goals per game.

6 goals
5 goals
4 goals
3 goals
2 goals
1 goal
1 own goal

References[edit]

  1. ^ Orange Can 2012 : Amendments of fixtures to accommodate Togo’s reinstatement
  2. ^ "Africa Cup of Nations 2012 seeding formula". World Cup Blog. 2010-02-17. Retrieved 2010-02-17. 
  3. ^ "Formidable 2012 Orange ACN Eliminatories". CAF. 2010-02-22. Archived from the original on 28 March 2010. Retrieved 2010-02-22. 
  4. ^ "Full schedule of qualifying matches". International football journalism. 
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  7. ^ Orange Africa Cup of Nations: REGULATIONS
  8. ^ a b Group A Day 1 Report
  9. ^ a b Group A Day 2 Report
  10. ^ a b Group B Day 1 Report
  11. ^ a b Group B Day 2 Report
  12. ^ a b Group C Day 1 Report
  13. ^ a b Group C Day 2 Report
  14. ^ Zambia – Comoros CAN 2012 qualifier rescheduled
  15. ^ a b Orange CAN 2012 group C and H: matches, venues, and dates reviewed
  16. ^ Orange CAN 2012: Egypt to host Libya-Mozambique match
  17. ^ a b Group D Day 1 Report
  18. ^ a b Group D Day 2 Report
  19. ^ a b Group E Day 1 Report
  20. ^ a b Group E Day 2 Report
  21. ^ a b Mauritania withdraws from Orange CAN 2012 qualifiers
  22. ^ Group F Day 1 Report
  23. ^ Group F Day 2 Report
  24. ^ Gleeson, Mark (4 June 2011). "Mbengue gets all clear for Senegal debut". Reuters. Retrieved 5 June 2011. 
  25. ^ "Namibia play Burkina Faso under protest". SuperSport. 4 June 2011. Retrieved 5 June 2011. 
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  28. ^ "Namibia appeal set to affect 2012 Africa Cup of Nations". BBC.com. 31 October 2011. Retrieved 31 October 2011. 
  29. ^ "MEDIA RELEASE". Court of Arbitration for Sport. Retrieved 10 January 2012. 
  30. ^ a b Group G Day 1 Report
  31. ^ a b Group G Day 2 Report
  32. ^ "SAFA officially files protest". News24. 10 October 2011. Retrieved 12 October 2011. 
  33. ^ "Massive FAIL: South Africa celebrate qualification for AFCON 2012… but didn’t read the small print". News24. 9 October 2011. Retrieved 9 October 2011. 
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  35. ^ a b Group H Day 1 Report
  36. ^ a b Group H Day 2 Report
  37. ^ a b Group I Day 1 Report
  38. ^ a b Group I Day 2 Report
  39. ^ a b Group J Day 1 Report
  40. ^ a b Group J Day 2 Report
  41. ^ a b c d Group K Days 1 & 2 Report
  42. ^ a b c d Group K Days 3 & 4 Report
  43. ^ a b Group K Day 5 Report
  44. ^ Modalities of qualification for CAN Gabon-Equatorial Guinea 2012

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