(cafonline) The groups for the Africa Cup of Nations 2012 have been drawn in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea with the main talking point being the Group C where co-hosts Gabon will fight it out with Niger, Morocco and Tunisia for a quarter final place. The other co-host Equatorial Guinea were also handed a challenging draw in Group A where they face Libya, Senegal and Zambia.
Cot d’Ivoire should pull through from Group B where it has the company of Sudan, Burkina Faso and Angola. Four time champions Ghana are in Group D with debutants Botswana, Mali and Guinea.
The draw ceremony was attended by the two presidents from the host countries, President Ali Bongo of Gabon and President Teodoro Obiang Nguema of Equatorial Guinea who were the top dignitaries along with CAF President Issa Hayatou.
The three week tournament will take place in cities; Libreville and Franceville in Gabon and Bata and Malabo in Equatorial Guinea.
From the calendar, Group “A” teams will based in Bata; Group “B” - Malabo, Group “C “– Libreville and Group “D” – Franceville.
Africa Cup of Nations 2012 Groups
Group A: Equatorial Guinea, Libya, Senegal, Zambia
Group B: Cote d’Ivoire, Sudan, Burkina Faso, Angola
Group C: Gabon, Niger, Morocco. Tunisia
Group D: Ghana, Botswana, Mali, Guinea
Click here for the fixtures of the 28th Orange -Africa Cup of Nations, CAN 2012 Equatorial Guinea –Gabon released today, 29/10/2011