Afcon 2013 is upon and there is so much excitement in the county,almost as electrifying as the 2012 world cup was.
Afcon(African Cup of Nations) is the main international association footballcompetition in Africa.It was first held in 1957 and has been held every two years since 1968.South Africa,the current host for the 2013 Afcon were scheduled to participate in1957 together with Sudan,Ethiopia and Egypt but they were disqualified because of the apartheid policies of the governemnt at that time.
This year the tournament started on the 19th of January and will run until the 10th of February.The winner of this tournament will qualify for the 2013 Confederations Cup in Brazil.
Sixteen countries will be taking part in the tournament, with South Africa qualified as hosts. THe 16 teams have been grouped into four groups and wil be based in five host cities,namely Johannesburg,Rustenburg,Durban,Nelspruit and Nelson Mandela Bay
The groups are as follows:
The quarter final matches ill be played in the following order:
i. Winner Group A/Second Group B
ii. Winner Group B/Second Group A
iii. Winner Group C/Second Group D
iv. Winner Group D/Second Group C
The winner of the quarter finals will qualify for the semi final.The final will be played between the winners of the semifinals.