As host nation South Africa automatically go into Pot 1 among the top seeds and they are joined by Chipolopolo, the Black Stars and the Elephants.
The tournament takes place in South Africa between January 19 and February 10 next year.
Afcon 2013 seedings:
Pot one: South Africa, Zambia, Ghana, Ivory Coast
Pot two: Mali, Tunisia, Angola, Nigeria
Pot three: Algeria, Burkina Faso, Morocco, Niger
Pot four: Togo, Cape Verde Islands, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia
Note: The four groups will consist of one team from each pot with top two finishers qualifying for the quarterfinals
- Points awarded for performances in previous three Cup of Nations tournaments with seven for winners, five for runners-up, three for semifinalists, two for quarterfinalists, and one for teams eliminated after first round
- Points from the most recent tournament are multiplied by three, from the middle tournament by two, and from the oldest by one.