2013 Africa Cup of Nations qualification

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The 2013 Africa Cup of Nations qualification was the qualification process for the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations, the 29th edition of the Africa Cup of Nations tournament. South Africa 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 00Hosts 0028 September 2011 7 (1996, 1998, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008)
 Ghana 00Malawi 0113 October 2012 18 (1963, 1965, 1968, 1970, 1978, 1980, 1982, 1984, 1992, 1994, 1996, 1998, 2000, 2002, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012)
 Mali 00Botswana 0113 October 2012 7 (1972, 1994, 2002, 2004, 2008, 2010, 2012)
 Zambia 00Uganda 0113 October 2012 15 (1974, 1978, 1982, 1986, 1990, 1992, 1994, 1996, 1998, 2000, 2002, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012)
 Nigeria 00Liberia 0113 October 2012 16 (1963, 1976, 1978, 1980, 1982, 1984, 1988, 1990, 1992, 1994, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010)
 Tunisia 00Sierra Leone 0113 October 2012 15 (1962, 1963, 1965, 1978, 1982, 1994, 1996, 1998, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012)
 Ivory Coast 00Senegal 0113 October 2012 19 (1965, 1968, 1970, 1974, 1980, 1984, 1986, 1988, 1990, 1992, 1994, 1996, 1998, 2000, 2002, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012)
 Morocco 00Mozambique 0113 October 2012 14 (1972, 1976, 1978, 1980, 1986, 1988, 1992, 1998, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2012)
 Ethiopia 00Sudan 0214 October 2012 9 (1957, 1959, 1962, 1963, 1965, 1968, 1970, 1976, 1982)
 Cape Verde 00Cameroon 0214 October 2012 0 (debut)
 Angola 00Zimbabwe 0214 October 2012 6 (1996, 1998, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012)
 Niger 00Guinea 0214 October 2012 1 (2012)
 Togo 00Gabon 0214 October 2012 6 (1972, 1984, 1998, 2000, 2002, 2006)
 DR Congo 00Equatorial Guinea 0214 October 2012 15 (1965, 1968, 1970, 1972, 1974, 1976, 1988, 1992, 1994, 1996, 1998, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2006)
 Burkina Faso 00Central African Rep. 0214 October 2012 8 (1978, 1996, 1998, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2010, 2012)
 Algeria 00Libya 0214 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 1 – 0 Lesotho
Jair 3' (pen.) Report

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.

Ethiopia 0 – 0 Benin
Report
Benin 1 – 1 Ethiopia
Poté 19' Report Girma 44'

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


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


Congo 3 – 1 Uganda
N'Guessi 1'
Lépicier 77' (pen.)
Moussilou 85'
Report Sserumaga 29'
Uganda 4 – 0 Congo
Mwesigwa 33'
Walusimbi 51' (pen.)
Massa 63'
Okwi 86'
Report

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


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


Gambia 1 – 2 Algeria
M. Ceesay 27' Report Yahia 56'
Feghouli 58'
Algeria 4 – 1 Gambia
Kadir 1'
Slimani 6', 52'
Soudani 65'
Report Gassama 15'

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


Kenya 2 – 1 Togo
Situma 24'
Wanga 66'
Report Boukari 42'
Togo 1 – 0 Kenya
Gakpé 59' Report

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


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


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


Chad 3 – 2 Malawi
Labbo 38'
Djime 45+3', 53'
Report Nyondo 42', 67'

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


Seychelles 0 – 4 DR Congo
Report Kaluyituka 11', 47'
Mputu 28'
Basilua 90'

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.


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


Madagascar 0 – 4 Cape Verde
Report Ryan 11'
Dady 38'
F. Varela 77'
T. Varela 82'
Cape Verde 3 – 1 Madagascar
Ryan 9', 81'
Djaniny 55'
Report Voavy 83'

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


Namibia 0 – 0 Liberia
Report
Referee: Janny Sikazwe (Zambia)

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 Ivory Coast was abandoned with 15 minutes to go, after the crowd started to riot.[16] The result was confirmed as 2–0 in favor of Ivory Coast by the CAF.[17]

Mali 3 – 0 Botswana
Diabaté 27' (pen.)
N'Diaye 59'
Maïga 77'
Report
Botswana 1 – 4 Mali
Ohilwe 90' Report Diabaté 29'
Maïga 60'
Samassa 77'
M. K. Traore 85'

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


Zimbabwe 3 – 1 Angola
Mateus 4' (o.g.)
Billiat 21'
Gutu 35'
Report Djalma 56'
Angola 2 – 0 Zimbabwe
Manucho 5', 7' Report

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


Ghana 2 – 0 Malawi
Atsu 8'
Annan 53'
Report
Malawi 0 – 1 Ghana
Report Acquah 4'

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


Liberia 2 – 2 Nigeria
O. Roberts 5'
Oliseh 66'
Report Igiebor 22'
I. Uche 26' (pen.)
Nigeria 6 – 1 Liberia
Ambrose 1'
Musa 38'
Moses 48', 88'
Mikel 50' (pen.)
I. Uche 72'
Report Wleh 80'

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


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


Cape Verde 2 – 0 Cameroon
Ricardo 15'
Djaniny 61'
Report
Attendance: 10,000
Cameroon 2 – 1 Cape Verde
Emana 22'
Olinga 90+4'
Report Nhuck 12'

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


Mozambique 2 – 0 Morocco
Miro 75'
Domingues 90+3'
Report
Morocco 4 – 0 Mozambique
Barrada 39'
Kharja 64' (pen.)
El-Arabi 85'
Amrabat 90+4'
Report

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


Sierra Leone 2 – 2 Tunisia
Suma 8'
A. Kamara 85'
Report Gharbi 65'
Msakni 87'

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


Guinea 1 – 0 Niger
Yattara 51' Report
Niger 2 – 0 Guinea
Chikoto 74'
Garba 85'
Report

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


Sudan 5 – 3 Ethiopia
Mudather Karika 7'
Bashir 15'
Mosaab 35'
Muhannad El Tahir 83' (pen.), 90'
Report Getaneh 14'
Adane 50'
Siyoum 69'
Ethiopia 2 – 0 Sudan
Adane 61'
Saladin 64'
Report

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


Libya 0 – 1 Algeria
Report Soudani 88'
Algeria 2 – 0 Libya
Soudani 6'
Slimani 7'
Report

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


Senegal 0 – 2
Abandoned4
 Ivory Coast
Report Drogba 52', 71' (pen.)

Ivory Coast won 6–2 on aggregate and qualified for the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations.


DR Congo 4 – 0 Equatorial Guinea
Mbokani 56', 80'
Kanda 61'
Ronan 73' (o.g.)
Report

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


Gabon 1 – 1 Togo
Cousin 69' Report Adebayor 74'
Referee: Janny Sikazwe (Zambia)
Togo 2 – 1 Gabon
Wome 36'
Adebayor 57'
Report Aubameyang 80'

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


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

Goalscorers[edit]

3 goals
2 goals
1 goal
1 own goal

References[edit]

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