Ghana, a perennial powerhouse in African football has not won the Cup of Nations in 30 years. The Black Stars will be one of the favourites for AFCON 2012. Mali and Guinea, two nations who have been extremely consistent in AFCON in last 20 years are all set to give a tough challenge to Ghana. Botswana, on the other hand, qualified after a solid campaign and can cause an upset in this group.

Group C is easily one of the toughest groups in AFCON 2012. It contains Morocco, boasting Barclays Premier League players like Taarabt and Chamakh along with their north African rivals Tunisia. Co-Hosts Gabon and Niger, who knocked out Egypt and South Africa in qualifiers will look to upstage the two north african teams.