17 January – 8 February
The final qualification round finished last night and the official teams in this tournaments are as follows:
Algeria aka Go team Mino!
The sad news yesterday was the failure of Egypt and Nigeria to qualify from their respective group stages. Those of you who follow Egyptian football would know the faltering condition their national team have been going through these past few years in their qualifications attempts in the World Cup and the African Cup of Nations. Nigeria's failure on the other hand came as shock as they were the defending Champions and have had a decent period in comparison to Egypt.
South Africa, Tunisia, Gabon, and Cameroon were undefeated in the group stages while Algeria collected the highest amount of points with 15 from 5 wins and 1 loss.