Orange Africa Cup of Nations, South Africa 2013 Updates, Fixture / Games Schedule, Date, Time, Scores and Results



Kicking off on the 19th of January, the 2013 edition of the Africa Cup of Nations, also known as the Orange Africa Cup of Nations for sponsorship reasons, will end on February 10, 2013. This will be the 29th Africa Cup of Nations organized by the Confederation of African Football (CAF).
African Cup of Nations 2013 logo
The 2013 football championship of Africa will be staged in South Africa after that country struck a deal with Libya to swap their hosting rights from 2017 due to the Libyan civil war.

FNB Stadium at Johannesburg will host the opening match and the final. The other venues selected for matches are Moses Mabhida Stadium at Durban, Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium at Port Elizabeth, Mbombela Stadium at Nelspruit, and Royal Bafokeng Stadium at Rustenburg.

Katlego, which means "success" in Sesotho language, the official match ball of the Orange Africa Cup of Nations, South Africa 2013. This is manufactured by Adidas and it is the 4th ball especially created for the most important African football tournament.

Zambia's National football team known as The Chipolopolo (the Copper Bullets), emerged as the winner of the 2012 CAF Africa Cup of Nations. As a title holder, the team automatically qualified in this year Africa Cup of Nations along with host South Africa and fourteen other teams.

The draw for the final tournament took place on 24 October 2012 in Durban.

GROUP STAGE - Standings
Group A
|
Group B
Team
W
D
L
Pts
|
Team
W
D
L
Pts
South Africa 1 2 0 5
|
Ghana 2 1 0 7
Cape Verde 1 2 0 5
|
Mali 1 1 1 4
Morocco  0 3 0 3
|
Congo DR 0 3 0 3
Angola 0 1 2 1
|
Niger 0 1 2 1
Group C
|
Group D
Team
W
D
L
Pts
|
Team
W
D
L
Pts
Burkina Faso 1 2 0 5 | Côte d'Ivoire 2 1 0 7
Nigeria 1 2 0 5 | Togo 1 1 1 4
Zambia 0 3 0 3 | Tunisia 1 1 1 4
Ethiopia 0 1 2 1 | Algeria 0 1 2 1

In the first round of the tournament, the teams will compete in round-robin groups of three teams for points, with the top two teams in each group proceeding to the knockout stage.

2013 Africa Cup of Nations Fixture / Games Schedule, Date, Time, Scores and Results
GROUP STAGE
Date Group Time (UTC +2) Venue Final Score
January 19
A
18:00 Johannesburg
South Africa
-
Cape Verde
0 - 0
A
21:00 Johannesburg
Angola
-
Morocco
0 - 0
January 20
B
17:00 Port Elizabeth
Ghana
-
Congo DR
2 - 2
B
20:00 Port Elizabeth
Mali
-
Niger
1 - 0
January 21
C
17:00 Nelspruit
Zambia
- Ethiopia 1 - 1
C
20:00 Nelspruit
Nigeria
- Burkina Faso 1 - 1
January 22
D
17:00 Rustenburg
Côte d'Ivoire
- Togo 2 - 1
D
20:00 Rustenburg
Tunisia
-
Algeria
1 - 0
January 23
A
17:00 Durban
South Africa
-
Angola
2 - 0
A
20:00 Durban
Morocco
- Cape Verde 1 - 1
January 24
B
17:00 Port Elizabeth
Ghana
- Mali 1 - 0
B
20:00 Port Elizabeth
Niger
- Congo DR 0 - 0
January 25
C
17:00 Nelspruit
Zambia
- Nigeria 1 - 1
C
20:00 Nelspruit
Burkina Faso
- Ethiopia 4 - 0
January 26
D
17:00 Rustenburg
Côte d'Ivoire
- Tunisia 3 - 0
D
20:00 Rustenburg Algeria - Togo 0 - 2
January 27
A
19:00 Durban Morocco - South Africa 2 - 2
A
19:00 Port Elizabeth Cape Verde - Angola 2 - 1
January 28
B
19:00 Port Elizabeth Niger - Ghana 0 - 3
B
19:00 Durban Congo DR - Mali 1 - 1
January 29
C
19:00 Nelspruit Burkina Faso - Zambia 0 - 0
C
19:00 Rustenburg Ethiopia - Nigeria 0 - 2
January 30
D
19:00 Rustenburg Algeria - Côte d'Ivoire 2 - 2
D
19:00 Nelspruit Togo - Tunisia 1 - 1
QUARTER-FINALS
Date Time (UTC +2) Venue Final Score
February 2 17:00 Port Elizabeth Ghana - Cape Verde 2 - 0
20:30 Durban South Africa - Mali 1 - 1 (a.e.t.)
1 - 3 (Penalty shootout)
February 3 17:00 Rustenburg Côte d'Ivoire - Nigeria 1 - 2
20:30 Nelspruit Burkina Faso - Togo 1 - 0 (a.e.t.)
SEMI-FINALS
Date Time (UTC +2) Venue Final Score
February 6 17:00 Durban Mali - Nigeria 1 - 4
20:30 Nelspruit Burkina Faso - Ghana 1 - 1 (a.e.t.)
3 - 2 (Penalty shootout)
THIRD PLACE
Date Time (UTC +2) Venue


Final Score
February 9 20:00 Port Elizabeth Mali - Ghana 3 - 1
FINAL
February 10 20:00 Johannesburg Nigeria - Burkina Faso 1 - 0

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