Soccer

Zuma to attend AFCON draw

2012-10-18 13:02
Jacob Zuma (Gallo)
Johannesburg - President Jacob Zuma will attend the Africa Cup of Nations final draw in Durban next week, local organising committee chairman Chief Mwelo Nonkonyane said on Thursday.

Zuma would head the list of dignitaries at the function at the city’s International Convention Centre (ICC) on Wednesday.

Confederation of African Football (CAF) president Issa Hayatou would also be present, and the draw was expected to be conducted by CAF secretary general Hicham El Amrani.

The guest list, of about 2 000, would also include association heads from the other 15 qualified countries.

The tournament will be held from January 19 to February 10 in five cities across South Africa.

Seeding for 2013 Africa Cup of Nations between January 19 and February 10 in South Africa:

Pot 1

South Africa
Zambia
Ghana
Ivory Coast

Pot 2
Mali
Tunisia
Angola
Nigeria

Pot 3
Algeria
Burkina Faso
Morocco
Niger

Pot 4
Togo
Cape Verde Islands
Democratic Republic of Congo
Ethiopia

Note: The four groups will consist of one team from each pot with top two finishers qualifying for the quarter-finals

Seeding formula

- Points awarded for performances in previous three Cup of Nations tournaments with seven for winners, five for runners-up, three for semi-finalists, two for quarter-finalists, and one for teams eliminated after first round

- Points from the most recent tournament are multiplied by three, from the middle tournament by two, and from the oldest by one

- Host nations automatically go into Pot 1

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