The creation of the event was a response to the desire to strengthen national competitions regularly weakened by a mass exodus of top players who leave their home countries to play for foreign teams which will pay more and get them more media coverage.
It features only players who ply their trade in the domestic leagues and features from all the six CAF zones on the continent.
With regional qualifying in the zones – North Zone, Zone West A, Zone West B, Central Zone, Central-East Zone and Southern Zone – it ensures that all of Africa is represented.
The final first was staged in Cote d’Ivoire in 2009 and were won by DR Congo, who defeated Ghana in the final.
The second tournament was played in Sudan in 2011, when Tunisia beat Angola in the deciding match.
South Africa will stage the third event after original hosts Libya pulled out due to the civil war that erupted in that country in the last few years.
The sixteen teams will be spilt into four groups of four sides each, with the top two nations advancing to the quarterfinals.
Latest Fixtures & Results
|Libya||4 - 3*||Ghana||01 Feb 14||Cape Town ...||Report|
|Nigeria||1 - 0||Zimbabwe||01 Feb 14||Cape Town ...||Report|
|Ghana||4 - 1*||Nigeria||29 Jan 14||Free State...||Report|
|Zimbabwe||4 - 5*||Libya||29 Jan 14||Free State...||Report|
|Ghana||1 - 0||DR Congo||26 Jan 14||Peter Moka...||Report|
|Gabon||3 - 5*||Libya||26 Jan 14||Peter Moka...||Report|
|Mali||1 - 2||Zimbabwe||25 Jan 14||Cape Town ...||Report|
|Morocco||3 - 4||Nigeria||25 Jan 14||Cape Town ...||Report|
|Burundi||1 - 2||DR Congo||22 Jan 14||Peter Moka...||Report|
|Mauritania||2 - 4||Gabon||22 Jan 14||Free State...||Report|
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