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The 2012 African Cup of Nations will be the 28th edition of the African Cup of Nations, the football championship of Africa (CAF). It will be co-hosted by Gabonmarker and Equatorial Guineamarker. The two countries won the right to host the tournament after defeating a Nigerianmarker bid along with two other bid winning nations, Angolamarker and Libyamarker. Bids from Mozambiquemarker, Namibiamarker, Zimbabwemarker and Senegalmarker were rejected. For the first time in CAF history, the hosts of three successive tournaments were chosen at the same time; Angola was chosen to host in 2010, Gabon/Equatorial Guinea were chosen as hosts for the 2012 cup and Libya for the 2014 edition. Nigeria was chosen as a stand-by host in the event that one of the chosen nations were to become unsuitable.

Bids shortlist

Five countries were put on the shortlist to host the tournament including one joint bid.
  • /
  • (reserve hosts)

Qualified teams

Country Qualified as Date qualification was secured Previous appearances in tournament1
00Hosts 0329 July 2007 01
01Hosts 0025 July 2007 03


Stadium Name City Capacity
Stade Omar Bongomarker Librevillemarker 45,000 (after renovations)

Stade Pierre Claver Divounguy Port-Gentilmarker 20,000 (after renovations)

Nuevo Estadio de Malabomarker Malabomarker 15,000

Estadio La Libertadmarker Batamarker 10,000


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