THE 2013 AFCON Board has approved that the Confederation of African Football (CAF) will conduct the final qualifying round draw for the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations on 5 July 2012 at Emperor’s Palace. The draw will be live on SuperSport.
• They also agreed that the EThekwini Municipality will now host the final 2013 AFCON draw, scheduled for 26 October this year.
• The 2013 AFCON LOC will launch its marketing campaign on 3 July 2012 and approve its CI manual.
There will be a two-day workshop with the commercial partners and all of CAF’s sponsors on June 25-27.
A high-level CAF delegation will ake the final inspection of cities from July 3-9.
“Its’ now all systems go. Once the final qualifying draw has been conducted, the real countdown will commence. We are entering the final home stretch as far as preparations for the AFCON 2013 are concerned,” said AFCON 2013 CEO, Mr Mvuzo Mbebe.
The teams that have qualified for the final qualifying draw that will take place at Emperors’ Palace are:
Algeria, Angola, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Coite d’Ivoire, Egypt / Central Africa Republic (match scheduled for June 30), Ethiopia, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea Equatorial, Liberia, Libya, Malawi, Mali, morocco, Mozambique, Niger, Nigeria, DR Congo, Senegal, sierra Leone, Sudan, Togo, Tunisia, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe.