2014 African Nations Championship qualification

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The qualification phase for the 2014 African Nations Championship was played from November 2012 to August 2013. Qualification is divided into the CAF Regional Zones. Each zone has 2 or 3 teams that will qualify for the final tournament in 2014 in South Africa.[1]

Qualification Zones[edit]

Zone Number of participating teams Number of qualifying teams Number of teams not entered
North Zone 4 2 1 (Egypt)
Zone West A 6 2 3 (Cape Verde, Gambia, Guinea-Bissau)
Zone West B 7 3 0
Central Zone 5 3 3 (Chad, Equatorial Guinea, São Tomé & Príncipe)
Central-East Zone 8 3 3 (Djibouti, Somalia, South Sudan)
Southern Zone 11 (including hosts South Africa) 3 (including hosts South Africa) 3 (Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi)
Total 41 16 13

North Zone[edit]

First Round[edit]

The 2 winners of the First Round qualify for the final tournament.[2] Algeria withdrew due to poor squad standards.[3]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Algeria Algeria w/o * Libya Libya
Tunisia Tunisia 0–1 Morocco Morocco 0–1 0–0
13 July 2013
22:30 UTC±0
Morocco  0–0  Tunisia
Report
Grand Stade de Tanger, Tanger
Referee: Tessema Weyesa (Ethiopia)

Zone West A[edit]

Preliminary Round[edit]

The 2 Preliminary Round winners qualify for the First Round.
Mali and Senegal receive a bye and advance directly to the First Round.[4]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Liberia Liberia 1–3 Mauritania Mauritania 0–1 1–2
Guinea Guinea 1–1 Sierra Leone Sierra Leone 0–0 1–1
2 December 2012
Liberia  0–1  Mauritania

Referee: Sinko (Ivory Coast)
15 December 2012
Mauritania  2–1  Liberia

Referee: Djaoupe (Togo)

2 December 2012
Guinea  0–0  Sierra Leone

Referee: Boukari Ouedraogo (Burkina Faso)
15 December 2012
Sierra Leone  1–1  Guinea

Referee: Gueye (Senegal)

First Round[edit]

The 2 winners of the First Round qualify for the final tournament.[5]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Senegal Senegal 1–2 Mauritania Mauritania 1–0 0–2
Mali Mali 3–2 Guinea Guinea 3–1 0–1
6 July 2013
20:00
Senegal  1–0  Mauritania

Referee: Kordi (Tunisia)
20 July 2013
TBA
Mauritania  2–0  Senegal
Bessam

Referee: Hama (Niger)

6 July 2013
19:00
Mali  3–1  Guinea

Referee: Zio (Burkina-Faso)
28 July 2013
15:00
Guinea  1–0  Mali

Referee: Abid Charef (Algeria)

Zone West B[edit]

Preliminary Round[edit]

The Preliminary Round winner qualify for the First Round.
Ghana, Niger, Côte d'Ivoire, Nigeria and Benin receive a bye and advance directly to the First Round.[6]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Burkina Faso Burkina Faso 3–1 Togo Togo 2–1 1–0
1 December 2012
Burkina Faso  2–1  Togo

Referee: Yekeh (Liberia)
16 December 2012
Togo  0–1  Burkina Faso

Referee: Madila (DR Congo)

First Round[edit]

The 3 winners of the First Round qualify for the final tournament.[7] Benin withdrew from the tournament for financial reasons.[8]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Benin Benin w/o Ghana Ghana
Nigeria Nigeria 4–3 Ivory Coast Côte d'Ivoire 4–1 0–2
Burkina Faso Burkina Faso 1–1 (6–5p) Niger Niger 1–0 0–1
6 July 2013
Nigeria  4–1  Ivory Coast
Ahmadu Bello Stadium, Kaduna
Referee: Keita (Mali)
27 July 2013
Ivory Coast  2–0  Nigeria

Referee: El Jaafari (Morocco)

6 July 2013
18:00
Burkina Faso  1–0  Niger

Referee: Amao (Nigeria)
27 July 2013
15:00
Niger  1–0  Burkina Faso
  Penalties  
5–6

Referee: Tohouegnon (Benin)

Nigeria withdrew due to financial constraints on 11 April 2013,[9] but one month later they confirmed their participation.[10]

Central Zone[edit]

Preliminary Round[edit]

The Preliminary Round winner qualify for the First Round.
DR Congo, Cameroon and Gabon receive a bye and advance directly to the First Round.[11]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Central African Rep. Central African Republic 0–3 Republic of the Congo Congo w/o 0–3 *
30 November 2012
Central African Republic  Canceled  Congo

14 December 2012
Congo  3–0 *  Central African Republic

  • Central African Republic withdrew. Game was awarded 3–0 to Congo.[12]

First Round[edit]

The 2 winners of the First Round qualify for the final tournament.
The 2 losers of the First Round qualify for the Second Round.[13]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Cameroon Cameroon 1–1 (6–7p) Gabon Gabon 1–0 0–1
DR Congo Democratic Republic of the Congo 2–2 Republic of the Congo Congo 2–1 0–1
28 July 2013
15:00
Cameroon  1–0  Gabon

Referee: Biani (Chad)
10 August 2013
15:00
Gabon  1–0  Cameroon
  Penalties  
7–6

Referee: Gomes (South Africa)

7 July 2013
15:00
DR Congo  2–1  Congo

Referee: Batte (Uganda)
28 July 2013
15:00
Congo  1–0  DR Congo

Referee: Aurelien Juankou Wandji (Cameroon)

Second Round[edit]

The winner of the Second Round qualify for the final tournament.[14]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Cameroon Cameroon 1–2 Democratic Republic of the Congo DR Congo 0–1 1–1
26 August 2013
TBA
Cameroon  0–1  DR Congo

Referee: Khalid Abdel Rahman (Sudan)
30 August 2013
TBA
DR Congo  1–1  Cameroon

Referee: Youssef Essrayri (Tunisia)

Central-East Zone[edit]

Preliminary Round[edit]

The 2 Preliminary Round winners qualify for the First Round.
Sudan, Uganda, Rwanda and Tanzania receive a bye and advance directly to the First Round.[15]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Burundi Burundi 1–0 Kenya Kenya 1–0 0–0
Ethiopia Ethiopia 3–0 Eritrea Eritrea 3–0 * w/o
16 December 2012
Burundi  1–0  Kenya

Referee: Munyanziza (Rwanda)
6 January 2013
Kenya  0–0  Burundi

Referee: Adelaid (Comoros)

14 December 2012
Ethiopia  3–0 *  Eritrea

5 January 2013
Eritrea  Canceled  Ethiopia

  • Eritrea withdrew on December 5, 2012.[16] Game was awarded 3–0 to Ethiopia.[17]

First Round[edit]

The 3 winners of the First Round qualify for the final tournament.[18]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Burundi Burundi 2–2 (4–3p) Sudan Sudan 1–1 1–1
Ethiopia Ethiopia 1–1 (6–5p) Rwanda Rwanda 1–0 0–1
Tanzania Tanzania 1–4 Uganda Uganda 0–1 1–3
7 July 2013
15:30
Burundi  1–1  Sudan

Referee: Munyemana (Rwanda)
28 July 2013
15:00
Sudan  1–1  Burundi
  Penalties  
3–4

Referee: Ghebremichael (Eritrea)

14 July 2013
15:00
Ethiopia  1–0  Rwanda

Referee: Omweno (Kenya)
27 July 2013
15:00
Rwanda  1–0  Ethiopia
  Penalties  
5–6

Referee: Wiish Yabarow (Somalia)

13 July 2013
14:00
Tanzania  0–1  Uganda

Referee: Nkurunziza (Burundi)
27 July 2013
15:00
Uganda  3–1  Tanzania

Referee: Kanoso (Madagascar)

Southern Zone[edit]

Preliminary Round[edit]

The 2 Preliminary Round winners qualify for the First Round.
Angola, Botswana, Namibia, Swaziland, Zambia and Zimbabwe receive a bye and advance directly to the First Round.[19]
Note: Mozambique was not included in the initial draw published by CAF on June 9, 2012,[20] and Seychelles was supposed to also receive a bye and advance directly to the First Round, but then Mozambique was included to play a Preliminary Round against Seychelles, the qualifier taking the spot in the First Round which was firstly drawn for Seychelles (vs. Namibia).[citation needed]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Mauritius Mauritius 2–0 Comoros Comoros 2–0 0–0
Mozambique Mozambique 6–1 Seychelles Seychelles 4–0 2–1[21]
1 December 2012
Mauritius  2–0  Comoros

Referee: Kanoso (Madagascar)
15 December 2012
Comoros  0–0  Mauritius

Referee: Chirinda (Mozambique)

2 December 2012
Mozambique  4–0  Seychelles

Referee: Gomes (South Africa)
15 December 2012
Seychelles  1–2  Mozambique

Referee: Chutooree (Mauritius)

First Round[edit]

The 4 winners of the First Round qualify for the Second Round.[22]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Mauritius Mauritius 1–4 Zimbabwe Zimbabwe 0–3 1–1
Mozambique Mozambique 3–3 (5–4p) Namibia Namibia 3–0 0–3
Swaziland Swaziland 0–2 Angola Angola 0–1 0–1
Botswana Botswana 1–3 Zambia Zambia 1–1 0–2
28 July 2013
TBA
Mauritius  0–3  Zimbabwe

Referee: Fred (Seychelles)
4 August 2013
14:00
Zimbabwe  1–1  Mauritius

Referee: Chirinda (Mozambique)

28 July 2013
15:00
Mozambique  3–0  Namibia

Referee: Hachiwa (Zambia)
3 August 2013
TBA
Namibia  3–0  Mozambique
  Penalties  
4–5

Referee: Bondo (Botswana)

23 June 2013
15:00
Swaziland  0–1  Angola
Ricardo Job Estevao 21
Somhlolo National Stadium
Referee: Madila (DR Congo)
29 June 2013
17:00
Angola  1–0  Swaziland
Manuel 17
Luanda
Referee: Adelaid (Comoros)

27 July 2013
TBA
Botswana  1–1  Zambia

Referee: Shikongo (Namibia)
3 August 2013
TBA
Zambia  2–0  Botswana

Referee: Nhleko (Swaziland)

Second Round[edit]

The 2 winners of the Second Round qualify for the final tournament, along with hosts South Africa.[23]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Zimbabwe Zimbabwe 1–0 Zambia Zambia 0–0 1–0
Mozambique Mozambique 1–1 (a) Angola Angola 0–0 1–1
18 August 2013
TBA
Zimbabwe  0–0  Zambia

Referee: Aurelien Juankou Wandji (Cameroon)
24 August 2013
TBA
Zambia  0–1  Zimbabwe

Referee: Anthony Raphael (Malawi)

25 August 2013
TBA
Mozambique  0–0  Angola

Referee: Norman Matemera (Zimbabwe)
31 August 2013
TBA
Angola  1–1  Mozambique

Referee: Osiane Koto (Lesotho)

Qualified teams[edit]

Team Qualification
North Zone
 Libya Automatic
 Morocco Defeated  Tunisia
Zone West A
 Mauritania Defeated  Senegal
 Mali Defeated  Guinea
Zone West B
 Ghana Automatic
 Nigeria Defeated  Ivory Coast
 Burkina Faso Defeated  Niger
Central Zone
 Congo Defeated  DR Congo
 Gabon Defeated  Cameroon
 DR Congo Defeated  Cameroon
Central-East Zone
 Burundi Defeated  Sudan
 Ethiopia Defeated  Rwanda
 Uganda Defeated  Tanzania
Southern Zone
 South Africa Hosts
 Zimbabwe Defeated  Zambia
 Mozambique Defeated  Angola

References[edit]

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