ANC 2013: Nigeria draw Rwanda


Two rounds of matches will be played to reach the tournament, and teams which failed to qualify for the 2012 edition will have to negotiate one extra round of qualifiers.

Hosts South Africa qualify automatically.

With the Super Eagles failing to qualify for the 2012 edition, the country joins 45 other teams which will have to play an additional round of games.

The 16 teams that qualified for the 2012 edition get an automatic bye from the first two rounds and enter directly in the final round of qualifiers that begins after Next year's tournament.

The Draw was conducted on Friday by the sub-committee of the Africa Cup of Nations organising committee in Malabo.

The matches are to be played in the first half of 2012 with exact dates to be communicated later

Draw results: 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