The 2017 African Cup of Nations is here and it is scheduled to take place as from 14th January to 05th February 2017, the Premier international competition in Africa will be taking place between January and February of 2017 which is widely known as African Cup of Nations.
Gabon will be hosting the 21 day competition starting from 14th January 2017 and will be played through 05 February 2017. Many top african players will be leaving their club sides in Europe to be part of the premier african competition. There will be 16 teams participating in the tournament which starts with group stage of 4 groups with 4 teams each. Top two qualify for the knockout stages and the final takes places on Sunday, 05 February 2017 at Stade de l’Amitié, Libreville.
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This will be the 31st edition of the African Cup of Nations for the African Continents premier football competition. It was started back in 1957 when only three teams competed in a 3 teams competition but with the passage of time football has evolved in africa and now 16 teams take part in what is a very competitive competition and the participating Nation Teams include; Cameroon, Gabon, Guinea-Bissau, Burkina Faso, Senegal, Algeria, Zimbabwe, Tunisia, Morocco, Ivory Coast, Togo, DR Congo, Egypt, Ghana, Uganda, Mali. So far 18 nations in Africa has hosted the competition and 2017 African cup of nations will be taking place in Gabon who are hosting it for the very first time.
14 nations have won the competition so far with Egypt being the most successful team in the competition having won it 7 times while Ghana and Cameroon has won it 4 times each. Samuel Eto’o of Cameroon has the all time leading goal scorer in African cup of nations and he will be part of Cameroon squad.
African Cup of Nations 2017 – Match Schedule:
The competition will start with the opening game between hosts Gabon and Guinea-Bissau on 14th January while the final match will be played 5th February 2015. here is the complete match schedule of the tournament.
African Cup of Nations 2017 Match Schedule Calendar (14 January – 05 February)
All Times are in Local African Time
1. Gabon vs Guinea-Bissau (Group A) 14 January 17:00
2. Burkina Faso vs Cameroon (Group A) 14 January 20:00
1. Algeria vs Zimbabwe (Group B) 15 January 17:00
2. Tunisia vs Senegal (Group B) 15 January 20:00
1. Ivory Coast vs Togo (Group C) 16 January 17:00
2. DR Congo vs Morocco (Group C) 16 January 20:00
1. Ghana vs Uganda (Group D) 17 January 17:00
2. Egypt vs Mali (Group D) 17 January 20:00
1. Gabon vs Burkina Faso (Group A) 18 January 17:00
2. Cameroon vs Guinea-Bissau (Group A) 18 January 20:00
1. Algeria vs Tunisia (Group B) 19 January 17:00
2. Senegal vs Zimbabwe (Group B) 19 January 20:00
1. Ivory Coast vs DR Congo (Group C) 20 January 17:00
2. Morocco vs Togo (Group C) 20 January 20:00
1. Ghana vs Mali (Group D) 21 January 17:00
2. Egypt vs Uganda (Group D) 21 January 20:00
Group Knockout Stage
1. Cameroon vs Gabon (Group A) 22 January 20:00
2. Guinea-Bissau vs Burkina Faso (Group A) 22 January 20:00
1. Senegal vs Algeria (Group B) 23 January 20:00
2. Zimbabwe vs Tunisia (Group B) 23 January 20:00
1. Morocco vs Ivory Coast (Group C) 24 January 20:00
2. Togo vs DR Congo (Group C) 24 January 20:00
1. Egypt vs Ghana (Group D) 25 January 20:00
2. Uganda vs Mali (Group D) 25 January 20:00
- Quarter Final #1 (Winner A vs Runnerup B) 28 January 17:00
- Quarter Final #2 (Winner D vs Runnerup C) 28 February 20:00
- Quarter Final #3 (Winner C vs Runnerup D) 29 February 17:00
- Quarter Final #4 (Winner D vs Runnerup A) 29 January 20:00
- Semi Final #1 01 February 20:00
- Semi Final #2 02 February 20:00
Third Place Playoff
- Third Place Playoff 04 February 20:00
- The Final 05 February 20:00
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