Gabon Selected To Host 2017 African Cup Nations

Posted: Apr, 12th 2015 Contributor: Bilen Shifferaw,

Gabon has been chosen as host of the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations finals 2017.

They beat Ghana and and Algeria to the hosting rights of the 31 st edition of Africa Cup of Nations.

CAF Pesident Issa Hayatou announce the winner on Wednesday, 8 April 2015 following votes by the CAF Executive Committee. Delegations of the bidding countries presented their bids to the CAF Executive Committee. 

Gabon co-hosted the 2012 edition of the Africa Cup of Nations with neighbours, Equatirial Guinea.


Full draw for 2017 Afcon qualifiers:

Group A: Tunisia, Togo, Liberia, Djibouti

Group B: Democratic Republic of Congo, Angola, Central African Republic, Madagascar

Group C: Mali, Equatorial Guinea, Benin, South Sudan

Group D: Burkina Faso, Uganda, Botswana, Comoros

Group E: Zambia, Congo, Kenya, Guinea Bissau

Group F: Cape Verde, Morocco, Libya, Sao Tome

Group G: Nigeria, Egypt, Tanzania, Chad

Group H: Ghana, Mozambique, Rwanda, Mauritius

Group I: Ivory Coast, Sudan, Sierra Leone, Gabon

Group J: Algeria, Ethiopia, Lesotho, Seychelles

Group K: Senegal, Niger, Namibia, Burundi

Group L: Guinea, Malawi, Zimbabwe, Swaziland

Group M: Cameroon, South Africa, The Gambia, Mauritania


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