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2013 Africa Cup of Nations has been done

Posted: 31 October 2011 Time: 10:59

The draw for the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations, to be hosted by South Africa, was conducted at the weekend by the sub-committee of the Afcon organising committee in Malabo. 

With South Africa automatically qualifying as hosts, 46 other countries will participate in qualifiers for the final tournament.   The 16 teams that qualified to CAN Orange 2012, to be staged in Equatorial Guinea and Gabon, will get an automatic bye from the first two rounds and enter directly in the final round of qualifiers that begins after Afcon 2012, meaning that 30 countries will take part of the qualifiers from the start.   The lowest ranked four teams (Swaziland, Sao Tome, Seychelles, and Lesotho) will meet in first and second leg preliminary round to qualify two teams.   The two winners of the first prelim, along with 26 other nations will meet in two-leg qualifiers to bring the number of contestants down to 14.   After Afcon 2012, the 16 teams that qualified along with the 14 teams that qualified from Preliminary round 2 will meet in first and second leg formula to qualify 15 countries. They will then be joined by South Africa as host country.    The Final Round will be played in September and October 2012.   The draw is: Preliminary Round 1: Seychelles v Swaziland (Win 1/2) Sao Tome v Lesotho (Win 3/4) Preliminary Round 2 Ethiopia v Benin Rwanda v Nigeria Congo v Uganda Burundi v Zimbabwe Algeria v Gambia Kenya v Togo Win 3/ 4 v Sierra Leone Guinea Bissau v Cameroon Chad v Malawi Win 1/2 v RD Congo Tanzania v Mozambique Central Africa v Egypt Madagascar v Cape Verde Liberia v Namibia   The matches will be played in the first half of 2012 and with the exact dates to be communicated later. 

Previous comments on this story...

champ nespray is a movie star look-alike coach
posted: 11:51 am
because the majority of chips pliers make the squad, humiliate the nation and afta that celebrate wth hlokoloza animal dance movements, i will send a proposal to SAFA to host these tournament at the zebra game reseve cause were tight of being humiliated and as far as i know these chimps playas deseve to play in forest and backdoors

just imagine the 2013 AFCON: YEYE controling the midfield against camerroon in the semis while monkeys/chimpanzee/gorillas go to top of the moutains to have a clear view of one of their own perfoming

lets do this tournament in honour of yeye and the SPCA
posted: 12:18 pm
GROUP E : South Africa, Nigeria, Egypt, Cameroun.........askies, Jika Majika Bafunny Bufana will qualify without kicking a ball by virtue of being hosts. please read the rules first so that u atleast manage to go to the next round than humiliate urselves with Jika MAJIKA celebrations.ya'll know how to celebrate failure in style
posted: 01:14 pm
Mookamedi o stupid I think this cows must delete ur comment.
posted: 01:22 pm
Where is South Africa in the list of countries that must qualify? Woops somebody tells me that they will qualify simply by virtue of providing stadiums and hotels to those who qualified. I hope they read the rules properly. The qualification is only for 2013. For God's sake why can't Bafana X2 repeat that dance after their qualification. I liked it. That was really pathetic. Running around the stadium celebrating with Itu Khune infront as though they had qualified. I hope in 2013 they read rules, in particular rule number one. How on earth can a team fail to read the first rule (14.1) of the tournament? The first rule is simple and it states: READ THE RULES. The most important rule is READ THE RULES. I hope they understand this time. Read the rules. Read the rules. Read, read, read and read.
champ nespray is a movie star look-alike coach
posted: 02:05 pm

thanks for the lecture...its really appreciated

are u the same okocha who used to be one of the greatest drug lords nigeria have ever produced?

thanks god for transforming u, into this holy person

from druglord to a motivational speaker and adviser...thats an achievement by brotha(nigeria accent)
posted: 02:42 pm
Wait a min SA has qualified for a major competition??? Do the monkey dance, nah they jus hosting orther wise they would be spectating at home as usual.
posted: 03:14 pm
Somebody educate me: AFCON 2012, then AFCON 2013? Which AFCON after 2013?
The Ghost
posted: 04:22 pm
@ okocha wannabe, tell your super chickens to do the same ... read the rules ... you talk as if you qualified when you also bit the dust too. Didn't you think you qualified after your last game only to eat humble pie as well? And then blame everything on the coach when the truth really is that you are ALL talk with NOTHING to show for it.
posted: 05:10 pm
@Mnyango, the reason we have 2012 and then 2013 AFCON is because CAF has decide to change it to the odd years, so after 2013 its gonna be 2015, 2017 etc!!
posted: 12:25 pm
Banana Banana(Jika Majika side)needs to have CAF rules written in Xulu, i blame CAF for assuming that even South Africans understands the queen's language.but it was worth on earth were we gonna witness Hollywood act in Khone only to finish off in style with the Pathetic Jika Majika dance..i saw their coach Pitso practicing the dance on bench..oh he's pro that one!!
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