2013 Africa Cup of Nations

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2013 Africa Cup of Nations
  • AFCON 2013
  • CAN 2013
2013 Africa Cup of Nations.png
Tournament logo
Tournament details
Host country South Africa
Dates 19 January – 10 February
Teams 16 (from 1 confederation)
Venue(s) (in 5 host cities)
Final positions
Champions  Nigeria (3rd title)
Runners-up  Burkina Faso
Third place  Mali
Fourth place  Ghana
Tournament statistics
Matches played 32
Goals scored 69 (2.16 per match)
Attendance 729,000 (22,781 per match)
Top scorer(s) Nigeria Emmanuel Emenike
Ghana Wakaso Mubarak
(4 goals)
Best player Burkina Faso Jonathan Pitroipa
2012
2015

The 2013 Africa Cup of Nations, also known as the Orange Africa Cup of Nations South Africa 2013 for sponsorship reasons, held from 19 January to 10 February 2013, was the 29th Africa Cup of Nations, the football championship of Africa organized by the Confederation of African Football (CAF).[1] Starting from this edition, the tournament was switched to being held in odd-numbered years instead of even-numbered years so that it does not clash with the FIFA World Cup.[2]

South Africa hosted the tournament for the second time, after previously hosting the 1996 African Cup of Nations. The 2013 tournament is the highest attended edition of the Africa Cup of Nations under the current, 16-team format. The South African team was eliminated in the quarter-finals by Mali, following a penalty shoot-out.

Nigeria won its third Africa Cup of Nations championship with a 1–0 victory over Burkina Faso in the final. Nigeria participated in the 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup in Brazil as the representative from CAF.[3]

Bids shortlist[edit]

Five countries were put on the shortlist to host the tournament including one joint bid.

Other countries that failed in their bids were:[4]

Originally Libya won the right to host the tournament after defeating a Nigerian bid along with three other bid winning nations, Angola, Gabon and Equatorial Guinea. Bids from Mozambique, Namibia, Zimbabwe and Senegal were rejected and did not reach the shortlist. For the first time in CAF history, the hosts of three successive tournaments were chosen at the same time; Angola was chosen to host in 2010, Gabon/Equatorial Guinea were chosen as hosts for the 2012 Cup and Libya for the 2013 edition. However due to the Libyan Civil War, Libya traded years with South Africa, so that South Africa hosted in 2013 and Libya will be hosting in 2017. This was ratified in September 2011 at CAF's Executive Committee in Cairo.[5]

Qualification[edit]

A total of 47 countries entered the qualification, including South Africa, which automatically qualified. Libya was not allowed to keep its automatic qualification after being stripped of its hosting rights due to the Libyan Civil War. Many teams made their return to the finals in this tournament. The hosts, South Africa returned after a 4-year absence. Ethiopia appeared for the first time since 1982 (a 31-year absence). Other teams absent from the 2012 finals that featured in 2013 were Nigeria, Togo, DR Congo, and Algeria. Cape Verde made its finals debut. Teams that didn't qualify for this tournament from the 2012 African Cup of Nations were both co-hosts, Gabon and Equatorial Guinea, Libya, Senegal, Sudan, Guinea and Botswana. South Sudan was ineligible to participate as the qualifying competition had already started by the time its membership of CAF was confirmed.

Qualified nations[edit]

A map of Africa showing the qualified nations, highlighted by stage reached.
Country Qualified as Qualification date Previous appearances in tournament
 South Africa 00Hosts 0328 September 2012 7 (1996, 1998, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008)
 Ghana 00Winner against Malawi 0013 October 2012 18 (1963, 1965, 1968, 1970, 1978, 1980, 1982, 1984, 1992, 1994, 1996, 1998, 2000, 2002, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012)
 Mali 00Winner against Botswana 0013 October 2012 7 (1972, 1994, 2002, 2004, 2008, 2010, 2012)
 Zambia 00Winner against Uganda 0013 October 2012 15 (1974, 1978, 1982, 1986, 1990, 1992, 1994, 1996, 1998, 2000, 2002, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012)
 Nigeria 00Winner against Liberia 0013 October 2012 16 (1963, 1976, 1978, 1980, 1982, 1984, 1988, 1990, 1992, 1994, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010)
 Tunisia 00Winner against Sierra Leone 0013 October 2012 15 (1962, 1963, 1965, 1978, 1982, 1994, 1996, 1998, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012)
 Ivory Coast 00Winner against Senegal 0013 October 2012 19 (1965, 1968, 1970, 1974, 1980, 1984, 1986, 1988, 1990, 1992, 1994, 1996, 1998, 2000, 2002, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012)
 Morocco 00Winner against Mozambique 0013 October 2012 14 (1972, 1976, 1978, 1980, 1986, 1988, 1992, 1998, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2012)
 Ethiopia 00Winner against Sudan 0014 October 2012 9 (1957, 1959, 1962, 1963, 1965, 1968, 1970, 1976, 1982)
 Cape Verde 00Winner against Cameroon 0014 October 2012 0 (debut)
 Angola 00Winner against Zimbabwe 0014 October 2012 6 (1996, 1998, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012)
 Niger 00Winner against Guinea 0014 October 2012 1 (2012)
 Togo 00Winner against Gabon 0014 October 2012 6 (1972, 1984, 1998, 2000, 2002, 2006)
 DR Congo 00Winner against Equatorial Guinea 0014 October 2012 15 (1965, 1968, 1970, 1972, 1974, 1976, 1988, 1992, 1994, 1996, 1998, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2006)
 Burkina Faso 00Winner against Central African Rep. 0014 October 2012 8 (1978, 1996, 1998, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2010, 2012)
 Algeria 00Winner against Libya 0014 October 2012 14 (1968, 1980, 1982, 1984, 1986, 1988, 1990, 1992, 1996, 1998, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2010)
Bold indicates champion for that year
Italic indicates host

Venues[edit]

Host cities[edit]

The South African Football Association opened bidding to all 2010 FIFA World Cup host cities[6] however a maximum of seven venues would be used.[7] The final list of stadiums was initially to be announced by 30 March,[8] but was pushed back to 4 April,[9] 20 April, and then 3 May 2012.[10]

The venues were announced on 4 May 2012. FNB Stadium hosted the opening match and the final.[11] The other venues selected for matches were Mbombela Stadium, Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium, Royal Bafokeng Stadium and Moses Mabhida Stadium.[12]

The average daytime temperature of the host cities ranges from 25.0 °C (77.0 °F) to 30.3 °C (86.5 °F).[13]

Johannesburg1 Durban1 Port Elizabeth1
FNB Stadium23 Moses Mabhida Stadium Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium
26°14′5.27″S 27°58′56.47″E / 26.2347972°S 27.9823528°E / -26.2347972; 27.9823528 (Soccer City) 29°49′46″S 31°01′49″E / 29.82944°S 31.03028°E / -29.82944; 31.03028 (Moses Mabhida Stadium) 33°56′16″S 25°35′56″E / 33.93778°S 25.59889°E / -33.93778; 25.59889 (Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium)
Capacity: 94,700 Capacity: 54,0004 Capacity: 48,000
Germany Ghana - the stadium after the match.jpg FIFA World Cup 2010 Germany Australia.jpg Nelson Mandela Stadium in Port Elizabeth.jpg
Nelspruit Rustenburg
25°27′42″S 30°55′47″E / 25.46172°S 30.929689°E / -25.46172; 30.929689 (Mbombela Stadium) 25°34′43″S 27°09′39″E / 25.5786°S 27.1607°E / -25.5786; 27.1607 (Royal Bafokeng Stadium)
Mbombela Stadium Royal Bafokeng Stadium
Capacity: 41,000 Capacity: 42,000
FIFA World Cup 2010 Italy New Zealand.jpg Royal Bafokeng Stadium, Phokeng.jpg
  • ^1 Host city during 1996 African Cup of Nations
  • ^2 Stadium/site used during 1996 African Cup of Nations
  • ^3 As "National Stadium"
  • ^4 Stadium expandable
  • ^5 All capacities are approximate

Training venues[edit]

Host city Venues
Durban Durban Peoples Park, King Zwelithini Stadium, Princess Magogo Stadium
Johannesburg Dobsonville Stadium, Millpark Stadium, Orlando Stadium, Rand Stadium[14]
Nelspruit
Port Elizabeth Gelvandale Stadium, NMMU Stadium, Westbourne Oval, Zwide Stadium[15]
Rustenburg

Match ball[edit]

The official match ball for the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations was manufactured by Adidas and named the Katlego, which means "success" in Sotho language. The name was chosen by African football fans via an online voting competition where it beat alternate names, Khanya (light) and Motswako (mixture).[16]

Draw[edit]

The draw for the final tournament took place on 24 October 2012 in Durban.[17][18] Positions A1 and C1 were already assigned to the hosts (South Africa) and holders (Zambia) respectively.[19] The other 14 qualified teams were ranked based on their performances during the last three Africa Cup of Nations, i.e. the 2008, 2010 and 2012 editions.

Classification Points awarded
Winner 7
Runner-up 5
Losing semi-finalists 3
Losing quarter-finalists 2
Eliminated in 1st round 1

Moreover, a weighted coefficient on points was given to each of the last three editions of the Africa Cup of Nations as follows:

The teams were then divided into four pots based on the ranking. Each group contained one team from each pot.[20]

Pot 1 Pot 2 Pot 3 Pot 4

 South Africa (host; assigned to A1)
 Zambia (title holder; assigned to C1)
 Ghana (22 pts)
 Ivory Coast (22 pts)

 Mali (12 pts)
 Tunisia (10 pts)
 Angola (9 pts)
 Nigeria (8 pts)

 Algeria (6 pts)
 Burkina Faso (5 pts)
 Morocco (4 pts)
 Niger (3 pts)

 Togo (2 pts)
 Cape Verde (0 pts)
 DR Congo (0 pts)
 Ethiopia (0 pts)

Match officials[edit]

The following referees were chosen for the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations.[21]

Referees
Assistant referees

Squads[edit]

Each team can register a squad of 23 players.[19]

Group stage[edit]

The schedule of the final tournament was released on 8 September 2012.[22]

Tie-breaking criteria

If two or more teams end the group stage with the same number of points, their ranking is determined by the following criteria:[19]

  1. points earned in the matches between the teams concerned;
  2. goal difference in the matches between the teams concerned;
  3. number of goals scored in the matches between the teams concerned;
  4. goal difference in all group matches;
  5. number of goals scored in all group matches;
  6. fair play points system taking into account the number of yellow and red cards;
  7. drawing of lots by the organising committee.
Key to colours in group tables
Top two placed teams advanced to the quarterfinals

All times South African Standard Time (UTC+2)

Group A[edit]

Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
 South Africa 3 1 2 0 4 2 +2 5
 Cape Verde 3 1 2 0 3 2 +1 5
 Morocco 3 0 3 0 3 3 0 3
 Angola 3 0 1 2 1 4 −3 1
19 January 2013
South Africa  0–0  Cape Verde FNB Stadium, Johannesburg
Angola  0–0  Morocco FNB Stadium, Johannesburg
23 January 2013
South Africa  2–0  Angola Moses Mabhida Stadium, Durban
Morocco  1–1  Cape Verde Moses Mabhida Stadium, Durban
27 January 2013
Morocco  2–2  South Africa Moses Mabhida Stadium, Durban
Cape Verde  2–1  Angola Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium, Port Elizabeth

Group B[edit]

Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
 Ghana 3 2 1 0 6 2 +4 7
 Mali 3 1 1 1 2 2 0 4
 DR Congo 3 0 3 0 3 3 0 3
 Niger 3 0 1 2 0 4 −4 1
20 January 2013
Ghana  2–2  DR Congo Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium, Port Elizabeth
Mali  1–0  Niger Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium, Port Elizabeth
24 January 2013
Ghana  1–0  Mali Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium, Port Elizabeth
Niger  0–0  DR Congo Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium, Port Elizabeth
28 January 2013
Niger  0–3  Ghana Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium, Port Elizabeth
DR Congo  1–1  Mali Moses Mabhida Stadium, Durban

Group C[edit]

Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
 Burkina Faso 3 1 2 0 5 1 +4 5
 Nigeria 3 1 2 0 4 2 +2 5
 Zambia 3 0 3 0 2 2 0 3
 Ethiopia 3 0 1 2 1 7 −6 1
21 January 2013
Zambia  1–1  Ethiopia Mbombela Stadium, Nelspruit
Nigeria  1–1  Burkina Faso Mbombela Stadium, Nelspruit
25 January 2013
Zambia  1–1  Nigeria Mbombela Stadium, Nelspruit
Burkina Faso  4–0  Ethiopia Mbombela Stadium, Nelspruit
29 January 2013
Burkina Faso  0–0  Zambia Mbombela Stadium, Nelspruit
Ethiopia  0–2  Nigeria Royal Bafokeng Stadium, Rustenburg

Group D[edit]

Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
 Ivory Coast 3 2 1 0 7 3 +4 7
 Togo 3 1 1 1 4 3 +1 4
 Tunisia 3 1 1 1 2 4 −2 4
 Algeria 3 0 1 2 2 5 −3 1
22 January 2013
Ivory Coast  2–1  Togo Royal Bafokeng Stadium, Rustenburg
Tunisia  1–0  Algeria Royal Bafokeng Stadium, Rustenburg
26 January 2013
Ivory Coast  3–0  Tunisia Royal Bafokeng Stadium, Rustenburg
Algeria  0–2  Togo Royal Bafokeng Stadium, Rustenburg
30 January 2013
Algeria  2–2  Ivory Coast Royal Bafokeng Stadium, Rustenburg
Togo  1–1  Tunisia Mbombela Stadium, Nelspruit

Knockout phase[edit]

In the knockout stages, if a match is level at the end of normal playing time, extra time shall be played (two periods of 15 minutes each) and followed, if necessary, by kicks from the penalty mark to determine the winner, except for the play-off for third place where no extra time shall be played.[19]

Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
                   
2 February – Durban        
  South Africa  1 (1)
6 February – Durban
  Mali (p)  1 (3)  
  Mali  1
3 February – Rustenburg
    Nigeria  4  
  Ivory Coast  1
10 February – Johannesburg
  Nigeria  2  
  Nigeria  1
3 February – Nelspruit
    Burkina Faso  0
  Burkina Faso (aet)  1
6 February – Nelspruit
  Togo  0  
  Burkina Faso (p)  1 (3) Third place
2 February – Port Elizabeth
    Ghana  1 (2)  
  Ghana  2   Mali  3
  Cape Verde  0     Ghana  1
9 February – Port Elizabeth

Quarter-finals[edit]

2 February 2013
17:00
Ghana  2–0  Cape Verde
Wakaso Goal 54' (pen.)90+5' Report


3 February 2013
17:00
Ivory Coast  1–2  Nigeria
Tioté Goal 50' Report Emenike Goal 43'
Mba Goal 78'

3 February 2013
20:30
Burkina Faso  1–0 (a.e.t.)  Togo
Pitroipa Goal 105' Report
Mbombela Stadium, Nelspruit
Attendance: 27,000[23]
Referee: Badara Diatta (Senegal)

Semi-finals[edit]

6 February 2013
17:00
Mali  1–4  Nigeria
C. Diarra Goal 75' Report Echiéjilé Goal 25'
Ideye Goal 30'
Emenike Goal 44'
Musa Goal 60'
Moses Mabhida Stadium, Durban
Attendance: 54,000[23]
Referee: Bakary Gassama (Gambia)

Third place play-off[edit]

9 February 2013
20:00
Mali  3–1  Ghana
Mah. Samassa Goal 21'
Keita Goal 48'
S. Diarra Goal 90+4'
Report Asamoah Goal 82'

Final[edit]

10 February 2013
20:30
Nigeria  1–0  Burkina Faso
Mba Goal 40' Report
FNB Stadium, Johannesburg
Attendance: 85,000[23]
Referee: Djamel Haimoudi (Algeria)

Winners[edit]

 2013 Africa Cup of Nations Champions 

Nigeria
Third title

Player awards[edit]

The following awards were given for the tournament:[24]

Orange Player of the Tournament
Pepsi Tournament Top Scorer
Player name Games played Goals scored Assists Minutes played Source
Nigeria Emmanuel Emenike 5 4 3 403 [25]
Ghana Wakaso Mubarak 5 4 0 396[26] [27]
Samsung Fair Player of the Tournament
Nissan Goal of the tournament
Team of the Tournament
Goalkeeper Defenders Midfielders Forwards
Nigeria Vincent Enyeama Burkina Faso Bakary Koné
Cape Verde Nando
Ivory Coast Siaka Tiéné
Nigeria Efe Ambrose
Burkina Faso Jonathan Pitroipa
Mali Seydou Keita
Nigeria John Obi Mikel
Nigeria Victor Moses
Ghana Asamoah Gyan
Nigeria Emmanuel Emenike

Goalscorers[edit]

4 goals
3 goals
2 goals
1 goal