Africa Cup of Nations - South Africa 2013 group stage draw

Nigeria will return to the Africa Nations Cup final tournament with the first match against Burkina Faso after the Super Eagles were drawn in Group C alongside defending champions Zambia, Burkina Faso and Ethiopia. 

Debutants Cape Verde, who upset Cameroon to make their first finals, will play host South Africa in the opening match of the biennial competition.

Cape Verde, with a population of about 500,000, shocked the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon 3-2 on aggregate to book their place in the tournament and there were cheers as they were drawn out by South African president Jacob Zuma last night to form the other half of the event’s curtain-raiser.

The tournament will be held in Durban, Johannesburg, Nelspruit, Port Elizabeth and Rustenburg between January 19 and February 10.

Group A: South Africa, Angola, Morocco, Cape Verde Islands
Group B: Ghana, Mali, Niger, DR Congo
Group C: Zambia, Nigeria, Burkina Faso, Ethiopia
Group D: Ivory Coast, Tunisia, Algeria, Togo