GABON / EQUATORIAL GUINEA
Date January 21 to February 12, 2012
Participating countries 16
Top scorers Didier Drogba (Côte d'Ivoire), Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Gabon), Cheick Diabaté (Mali), Houssine Kharja (Morocco), Chris
Katongo (Zambia), Emmanuel Mayuka (Zambia), Manucho (Angola): 3 goals
For the second time in the history of the CAN, the competition is jointly organised by two countries: Gabon and Equatorial Guinea. And for the first time, the defending champions are absent from the next edition.
Egypt, along with Nigeria, Cameroon, Algeria and South Africa, failed to qualify. Equatorial Guinea, Botswana and Niger, on the other hand, are newcomers to the competition.
The Ivorian "golden generation", the overwhelming favourites, again failed to reach the final on penalties, this time against Zambia (0-0, 7-8 tab), who claimed their first trophy.