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2013 Africa Cup of Nations qualification

The 2013 Africa Cup of Nations qualification is 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.

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Qualified nationsEdit

 
  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

FormatEdit

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 roundEdit

  • 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 won 1–0 on aggregate and advanced to the First round against Sierra Leone.

First roundEdit

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.


Rwanda  0 – 0  Nigeria
Report

Nigeria  2 – 0  Rwanda
I. Uche   9'
Musa   56'
Report

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.


Burundi  2 – 1  Zimbabwe
Mavugo   46'
Nahayo   90+5'
Report Musona   60'

Zimbabwe  1 – 0  Burundi
Musona   36' Report

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  4 – 2  São Tomé and Príncipe
K. Kamara   17'33'
T. Bangura   21'40'
Report Jair   2'
José   47'

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


Guinea-Bissau  0 – 1  Cameroon
Report Choupo-Moting   90+1'

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  2 – 0  Chad
J. Banda   31'
Kamwendo   73'
Report

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'

DR Congo  3 – 0  Seychelles
Mbokani   38'
Issama   45'
Kanda   84'
Report

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.


Egypt  2 – 3  Central African Republic
Zidan   10'
Salah   47'
Report Momi   25'62'
Manga   69'

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.


Liberia  1 – 0  Namibia
Williams   67' Report

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

Liberia won 1–0 on aggregate and advanced to the Second round.

Second roundEdit

SeedingEdit

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)

MatchesEdit

  • 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.


Zambia  1 – 0  Uganda
C. Katongo   18' Report

Uganda  1 – 0  Zambia
Massa   25' Report
Penalties
Walusimbi  
Mwesigwa  
Masaba  
Onyango  
Okwi  
Kizza  
Mawejje  
Oloya  
Kizito  
Ochan  
8 – 9   C. Katongo
  Mayuka
  Chansa
  Sinkala
  Mweene
  F. Katongo
  Sakuwaha
  Kampamba
  Nkausu
  Sunzu

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
Careca   7'
Bisha   15'
Omar   35'
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.


Ivory Coast  4 – 2  Senegal
Kalou   43'
Gervinho   65'
Drogba   80' (pen.)
Gradel   85'
Report N'Doye   33'
Cissé   60'

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

Equatorial Guinea  2 – 1  DR Congo
Judson   23'
Ricardinho   35'
Report Mulumbu   43'

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  3 – 1  Central African Republic
A. Traoré   18'90+6'
Dagano   40' (pen.)
Report Manga   7'

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

GoalscorersEdit

3 goals
2 goals
1 goal
1 own goal

ReferencesEdit

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External linksEdit