2013 Africa Cup of Nations qualification

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The 2013 Africa Cup of Nations qualification is the qualification process for the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations, the 29th edition of the Africa Cup of Nations tournament. South Africa have automatically qualified as the host country.

Qualified nations[edit]

  Qualified
  Failed to qualify
  Did not enter
  Not part of CAF
Country Qualified by winning against Qualification date Previous appearances in tournament
 South Africa 00N/A, as hosts 0328 September 2011 7 (1996, 1998, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008)
 Ghana 00Malawi 0013 October 2012 18 (1963, 1965, 1968, 1970, 1978, 1980, 1982, 1984, 1992, 1994, 1996, 1998, 2000, 2002, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012)
 Mali 00Botswana 0013 October 2012 7 (1972, 1994, 2002, 2004, 2008, 2010, 2012)
 Zambia 00Uganda 0013 October 2012 15 (1974, 1978, 1982, 1986, 1990, 1992, 1994, 1996, 1998, 2000, 2002, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012)
 Egypt 00Liberia 0013 October 2012 16 (1963, 1976, 1978, 1980, 1982, 1984, 1988, 1990, 1992, 1994, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010)
 Tunisia 00Sierra Leone 0013 October 2012 15 (1962, 1963, 1965, 1978, 1982, 1994, 1996, 1998, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012)
 Ivory Coast 00Senegal 0013 October 2012 19 (1965, 1968, 1970, 1974, 1980, 1984, 1986, 1988, 1990, 1992, 1994, 1996, 1998, 2000, 2002, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012)
 Morocco 00Mozambique 0013 October 2012 14 (1972, 1976, 1978, 1980, 1986, 1988, 1992, 1998, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2012)
 Ethiopia 00Sudan 0014 October 2012 9 (1957, 1959, 1962, 1963, 1965, 1968, 1970, 1976, 1982)
 Cape Verde 00Cameroon 0014 October 2012 0 (debut)
 Angola 00Zimbabwe 0014 October 2012 6 (1996, 1998, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012)
 Niger 00Guinea 0014 October 2012 1 (2012)
 Togo 00Gabon 0014 October 2012 6 (1972, 1984, 1998, 2000, 2002, 2006)
 DR Congo 00Equatorial Guinea 0014 October 2012 15 (1965, 1968, 1970, 1972, 1974, 1976, 1988, 1992, 1994, 1996, 1998, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2006)
 Burkina Faso 00Central African Rep. 0014 October 2012 8 (1978, 1996, 1998, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2010, 2012)
 Algeria 00Libya 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

Format[edit]

A total of 47 countries entered the competition, including South Africa, which automatically qualified.

The remaining 46 teams competed in the qualifiers. In each of the three rounds, teams were drawn into two-legged home-and-away knock-out ties.[1] Aggregate goals are used to determine the winner. If the sides are level on aggregate after the second leg, the away goals rule is applied, and if still level, the tie proceeds directly to a penalty shootout (no extra time is played).

  • Preliminary Round: The lowest-ranked four teams started from the preliminary round.
  • First Round: The two winners of the preliminary round joined the other 26 teams which did not qualify for the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations.
  • Second Round: The 14 winners of the first round joined the 16 teams which qualified for the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations.

The 15 winners of the second round qualified for the finals.

The draw for the preliminary round and the first round was made on 28 October 2011 in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea.[2] The draw for the second round was made on 5 July 2012 in Johannesburg, South Africa, after the first round was completed.[3]

Below is the list of entrants:

Bye to second round
(2012 ACN qualifiers)
Bye to first round
(2012 ACN non-qualifiers except lowest-ranked teams)
Competing in preliminary round
(lowest-ranked teams)

 Angola
 Botswana
 Burkina Faso
 Ivory Coast
 Equatorial Guinea
 Gabon
 Ghana
 Guinea
 Libya
 Mali
 Morocco
 Niger
 Senegal
 Sudan
 Tunisia
 Zambia

 Algeria
 Benin
 Burundi
 Cameroon
 Cape Verde
 Central African Republic
 Chad
 Congo
 DR Congo
 Egypt
 Ethiopia
 Gambia
 Guinea-Bissau

 Kenya
 Liberia
 Madagascar
 Malawi
 Mozambique
 Namibia
 Nigeria
 Rwanda
 Sierra Leone
 Tanzania
 Togo
 Uganda
 Zimbabwe

 Lesotho
 São Tomé and Príncipe
 Seychelles
 Swaziland

Notes

Preliminary round[edit]

  • Originally scheduled 6–8 and 20–22 January 2012.[6] However, the São Tomé and Príncipe v Lesotho match was postponed from 8 January to 15 January at the request of the Lesotho Football Association due to the unavailability of flights to São Tomé via Libreville.[7]
Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Seychelles  w/o1  Swaziland
São Tomé and Príncipe  1–0  Lesotho 1–0 0–0
Notes

São Tomé and Príncipe won 1–0 on aggregate and advanced to the First Round against Sierra Leone.

First round[edit]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Ethiopia  1–1 (a)  Benin 0–0 1–1
Rwanda  0–2  Nigeria 0–0 0–2
Congo  3–5  Uganda 3–1 0–4
Burundi  2–2 (a)  Zimbabwe 2–1 0–1
Gambia  2–6  Algeria 1–2 1–4
Kenya  2–2 (a)  Togo 2–1 0–1
São Tomé and Príncipe  4–5  Sierra Leone 2–1 2–4
Guinea-Bissau  0–2  Cameroon 0–1 0–1
Chad  3–4  Malawi 3–2 0–2
Seychelles  0–7  DR Congo 0–4 0–3
Tanzania  2–2 (6–7 p)  Mozambique 1–1 1–1
Egypt  3–42  Central African Republic 2–3 1–1
Madagascar  1–7  Cape Verde 0–4 1–3
Liberia  1–0  Namibia 1–0 0–0
Notes
  • Note 2: Order of legs reversed after original draw.

29 February 2012
16:00 UTC+3
Ethiopia  0 – 0  Benin
Report
17 June 2012
16:00 UTC+1
Benin  1 – 1  Ethiopia
Poté Goal 19' Report Girma Goal 44'

1–1 on aggregate. Ethiopia won on the away goals rule and advanced to the Second Round.


29 February 2012
15:30 UTC+2
Rwanda  0 – 0  Nigeria
Report
16 June 2012
16:00 UTC+1
Nigeria  2 – 0  Rwanda
I. Uche Goal 9'
Musa Goal 56'
Report

Nigeria won 2–0 on aggregate and advanced to the Second Round.


29 February 2012
15:30 UTC+1
Congo  3 – 1  Uganda
N'Guessi Goal 1'
Oniangue Goal 77' (pen.)85'
Report Sserumaga Goal 29'
16 June 2012
16:00 UTC+3
Uganda  4 – 0  Congo
Mwesigwa Goal 33'
Walusimbi Goal 51' (pen.)
Massa Goal 63'
Okwi Goal 86'
Report

Uganda won 5–3 on aggregate and advanced to the Second Round.


29 February 2012
15:30 UTC+2
Burundi  2 – 1  Zimbabwe
Mavugo Goal 46'
Nahayo Goal 90+5'
Report Musona Goal 60'
17 June 2012
15:00 UTC+2
Zimbabwe  1 – 0  Burundi
Musona Goal 36' Report

2–2 on aggregate. Zimbabwe won on the away goals rule and advanced to the Second Round.


29 February 2012
16:30 UTC±0
Gambia  1 – 2  Algeria
M. Ceesay Goal 27' Report Yahia Goal 56'
Feghouli Goal 58'
15 June 2012
20:30 UTC+1
Algeria  4 – 1  Gambia
Kadir Goal 1'
Slimani Goal 6'52'
Soudani Goal 65'
Report Gassama Goal 15'

Algeria won 6–2 on aggregate and advanced to the Second Round.


29 February 2012
17:00 UTC+3
Kenya  2 – 1  Togo
Situma Goal 24'
Wanga Goal 66'
Report Boukari Goal 42'
17 June 2012
15:30 UTC±0
Togo  1 – 0  Kenya
Gakpé Goal 59' Report

2–2 on aggregate. Togo won on the away goals rule and advanced to the Second Round.


16 June 2012
16:30 UTC±0
Sierra Leone  4 – 2  São Tomé and Príncipe
K. Kamara Goal 17'33'
T. Bangura Goal 21'40'
Report Jair Goal 2'
José Goal 47'

Sierra Leone won 5–4 on aggregate and advanced to the Second Round.


29 February 2012
16:30 UTC±0
Guinea-Bissau  0 – 1  Cameroon
Report Choupo-Moting Goal 90+1'

Cameroon won 2–0 on aggregate and advanced to the Second Round.


29 February 2012
15:00 UTC+1
Chad  3 – 2  Malawi
Labbo Goal 38'
Djime Goal 45+3'53'
Report Nyondo Goal 42'67'
16 June 2012
14:30 UTC+2
Malawi  2 – 0  Chad
J. Banda Goal 31'
Kamwendo Goal 73'
Report

Malawi won 4–3 on aggregate and advanced to the Second Round.


29 February 2012
17:30 UTC+4
Seychelles  0 – 4  DR Congo
Report Kaluyituka Goal 11'47'
Mputu Goal 28'90'
17 June 2012
15:30 UTC+1
DR Congo  3 – 0  Seychelles
Mbokani Goal 38'
Issama Goal 45'
Kanda Goal 84'
Report

Congo DR won 7–0 on aggregate and advanced to the Second Round.


2–2 on aggregate. Mozambique won the penalty shootout and advanced to the Second Round.


15 June 2012
20:00 UTC+2
Egypt  2 – 3  Central African Republic
Zidan Goal 10'
Salah Goal 47'
Report Momi Goal 25'62'
Manga Goal 69'

Central African Republic won 4–3 on aggregate and advanced to the Second Round.


29 February 2012
14:30 UTC+3
Madagascar  0 – 4  Cape Verde
Report Ryan Goal 11'
Dady Goal 38'
F. Varela Goal 77'
T. Varela Goal 82'
16 June 2012
16:30 UTC−1
Cape Verde  3 – 1  Madagascar
Ryan Goal 9'81'
Djaniny Goal 55'
Report Voavy Goal 83'

Cape Verde won 7–1 on aggregate and advanced to the Second Round.


29 February 2012
16:00 UTC±0
Liberia  1 – 0  Namibia
Williams Goal 67' Report
16 June 2012
18:00 UTC+1
Namibia  0 – 0  Liberia
Report

Liberia won 1–0 on aggregate and advanced to the Second Round.

Second round[edit]

Seeding[edit]

The 30 teams which qualified for the second round were ranked based on their performances during the last three Africa Cup of Nations, i.e. the 2008, 2010, and 2012 editions.[12] For each of the last three African Cup of Nations final tournaments, the following system of points is adopted for the qualified countries:

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:

If two countries are equal in the number of points in the above classification the number of points that they have accumulated throughout all their matches played in the last 3 final tournaments of the CAN determined their ranking (on the basis of 3 points for a win, 1 point for a draw and 0 for a match lost).

The teams were divided into two pots based on the ranking. Each tie contained one team from each pot. The order of legs for each tie was determined by draw.[13]

Pot 1 Pot 2
  1.  Zambia (26 pts)
  2.  Ghana (22 pts)
  3.  Ivory Coast (22 pts)
  4.  Mali (12 pts)
  5.  Tunisia (10 pts)
  6.  Cameroon (9 pts)
  7.  Angola (9 pts)
  8.  Gabon (8 pts)
  9.  Nigeria (8 pts)
  10.  Sudan (7 pts)
  11.  Equatorial Guinea (6 pts)
  12.  Algeria (6 pts)
  13.  Guinea (5 pts)
  14.  Burkina Faso (5 pts)
  15.  Morocco (4 pts)
  1.  Senegal (4 pts)
  2.  Libya (3 pts)
  3.  Niger (3 pts)
  4.  Botswana (3 pts)
  5.  Malawi (2 pts)
  6.  Mozambique (2 pts)
  7.  Togo (2 pts)
  8.  Cape Verde (0 pts)
  9.  Central African Republic (0 pts)
  10.  DR Congo (0 pts)
  11.  Ethiopia (0 pts)
  12.  Liberia (0 pts)
  13.  Sierra Leone (0 pts)
  14.  Uganda (0 pts)
  15.  Zimbabwe (0 pts)

Matches[edit]

  • Scheduled 7–9 September and 12–14 October 2012.[14]
Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Mali  7–1  Botswana 3–0 4–1
Zimbabwe  3–3 (a)  Angola 3–1 0–2
Ghana  3–0  Malawi 2–0 1–0
Liberia  3–8  Nigeria 2–2 1–6
Zambia  1–1 (9–8 p)  Uganda 1–0 0–1
Cape Verde  3–2  Cameroon 2–0 1–2
Mozambique  2–4  Morocco 2–0 0–4
Sierra Leone  2–2 (a)  Tunisia 2–2 0–0
Guinea  1–2  Niger 1–0 0–2
Sudan  5–5 (a)  Ethiopia 5–3 0–2
Libya  0–3  Algeria 0–13 0–2
Ivory Coast  6–2  Senegal 4–2 2–04
DR Congo  5–2  Equatorial Guinea 4–0 1–2
Gabon  2–3  Togo 1–1 1–2
Central African Republic  2–3  Burkina Faso 1–0 1–3
Notes
  • Note 3: Libya v Algeria played in neutral venue of Morocco due to the political situation in Libya.[15]
  • Note 4: Senegal v Côte d'Ivoire was abandoned with 15 minutes to go, after the crowd started to riot.[16] The result was confirmed as 2–0 in favor of Côte d'Ivoire by the CAF.[17]

8 September 2012
17:00 UTC±0
Mali  3 – 0  Botswana
Diabaté Goal 27' (pen.)
N'Diaye Goal 59'
Maïga Goal 77'
Report
13 October 2012
15:00 UTC+2
Botswana  1 – 4  Mali
Ohilwe Goal 90' Report Diabaté Goal 29'
Maïga Goal 60'
Samassa Goal 77'
M. K. Traore Goal 85'

Mali won 7–1 on aggregate and qualified for the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations.


9 September 2012
15:00 UTC+2
Zimbabwe  3 – 1  Angola
Mateus Goal 4' (o.g.)
Billiat Goal 21'
Gutu Goal 35'
Report Djalma Goal 56'
14 October 2012
16:00 UTC+1
Angola  2 – 0  Zimbabwe
Manucho Goal 5'7' Report

3–3 on aggregate. Angola won on the away goals rule and qualified for the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations.


8 September 2012
15:30 UTC±0
Ghana  2 – 0  Malawi
Atsu Goal 8'
Annan Goal 53'
Report
13 October 2012
14:30 UTC+2
Malawi  0 – 1  Ghana
Report Acquah Goal 4'

Ghana won 3–0 on aggregate and qualified for the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations.


8 September 2012
18:00 UTC±0
Liberia  2 – 2  Nigeria
O. Roberts Goal 5'
Oliseh Goal 66'
Report Igiebor Goal 22'
I. Uche Goal 26' (pen.)
13 October 2012
16:00 UTC+1
Nigeria  6 – 1  Liberia
Ambrose Goal 1'
Musa Goal 38'
Moses Goal 48'88'
Mikel Goal 50' (pen.)
I. Uche Goal 72'
Report Wleh Goal 80'

Nigeria won 8–3 on aggregate and qualified for the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations.


8 September 2012
15:00 UTC+2
Zambia  1 – 0  Uganda
C. Katongo Goal 18' Report

1–1 on aggregate. Zambia won the penalty shootout and qualified for the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations.


8 September 2012
16:00 UTC−1
Cape Verde  2 – 0  Cameroon
Ricardo Goal 15'
Djaniny Goal 61'
Report
Estádio da Várzea, Praia
Attendance: 10,000
Referee: Eric Otogo-Castane (Gabon)
14 October 2012
15:00 UTC+1
Cameroon  2 – 1  Cape Verde
Emana Goal 22'
Olinga Goal 90+4'
Report Nhuck Goal 12'

Cape Verde won 3–2 on aggregate and qualified for the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations.


9 September 2012
15:00 UTC+2
Mozambique  2 – 0  Morocco
Miro Goal 75'
Domingues Goal 90+3'
Report
13 October 2012
20:00 UTC±0
Morocco  4 – 0  Mozambique
Barrada Goal 39'
Kharja Goal 64' (pen.)
El-Arabi Goal 85'
Amrabat Goal 90+4'
Report

Morocco won 4–2 on aggregate and qualified for the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations.


8 September 2012
16:30 UTC±0
Sierra Leone  2 – 2  Tunisia
Suma Goal 8'
A. Kamara Goal 85'
Report Gharbi Goal 65'
Msakni Goal 87'

2–2 on aggregate. Tunisia won on the away goals rule and qualified for the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations.


9 September 2012
17:00 UTC±0
Guinea  1 – 0  Niger
Yattara Goal 51' Report
14 October 2012
16:00 UTC+1
Niger  2 – 0  Guinea
Chikoto Goal 74'
Garba Goal 85'
Report

Niger won 2–1 on aggregate and qualified for the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations.


8 September 2012
20:00 UTC+3
Sudan  5 – 3  Ethiopia
Careca Goal 7'
Bisha Goal 15'
Omar Goal 35'
Tahir Goal 83' (pen.)90'
Report Getaneh Goal 14'
Adane Goal 50'
Siyoum Goal 69'
14 October 2012
16:00 UTC+3
Ethiopia  2 – 0  Sudan
Adane Goal 61'
Saladin Goal 64'
Report

5–5 on aggregate. Ethiopia won on the away goals rule and qualified for the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations.


9 September 2012
18:00 UTC+1
Libya  0 – 1  Algeria
Report Soudani Goal 88'
14 October 2012
20:30 UTC+1
Algeria  2 – 0  Libya
Soudani Goal 6'
Slimani Goal 7'
Report

Algeria won 3–0 on aggregate and qualified for the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations.


8 September 2012
17:00 UTC±0
Ivory Coast  4 – 2  Senegal
Kalou Goal 43'
Gervinho Goal 65'
Drogba Goal 80' (pen.)
Gradel Goal 85'
Report N'Doye Goal 33'
Cissé Goal 60'
13 October 2012
18:30 UTC±0
Senegal  0 – 2
Abandoned4
 Ivory Coast
Report Drogba Goal 52'71' (pen.)

Côte d'Ivoire won 6–2 on aggregate and qualified for the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations.


9 September 2012
15:30 UTC+1
DR Congo  4 – 0  Equatorial Guinea
Mbokani Goal 56'80'
Kanda Goal 61'
Ronan Goal 73' (o.g.)
Report
14 October 2012
18:00 UTC+1
Equatorial Guinea  2 – 1  DR Congo
Judson Goal 23'
Ricardinho Goal 35'
Report Mbokani Goal 43'

Congo DR won 5–2 on aggregate and qualified for the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations.


8 September 2012
15:30 UTC+1
Gabon  1 – 1  Togo
Cousin Goal 69' Report Adebayor Goal 74'
14 October 2012
15:30 UTC±0
Togo  2 – 1  Gabon
Wome Goal 36'
Adebayor Goal 57'
Report Cousin Goal 80'

Togo won 3–2 on aggregate and qualified for the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations.


14 October 2012
18:00 UTC±0
Burkina Faso  3 – 1  Central African Republic
A. Traoré Goal 18'90+6'
Dagano Goal 40' (pen.)
Report Manga Goal 7'

Burkina Faso won 3–2 on aggregate and qualified for the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations.

Goalscorers[edit]

4 goals
3 goals
2 goals
1 goal
1 own goal

References[edit]

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