The group details are as follows:
Group A – Angola, Cape Verde, Morocco and South Africa
Group B – Mali, DR Congo, Ghana and Niger
Group C – Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Nigeria and Zambia
Group D – Algeria, Ivory Coast, Togo and Tunisia
In 2012, Zambia had won their first African cup and Ivory Coast were the runners up. Christopher Katongo, the captain of Zambia was awarded as the best player of the tournament in 2012.