8 African Teams That Have Secured 2017 AFCON Qualification

Written by Peter Pedroncelli

The 2017 AFCON qualification matches took place over the course of the past weekend, with a number of national teams securing their places at the Africa Cup of Nations ahead of the final qualifying matchday.

The tournament is set to take place in Gabon at the beginning of next year, so the Panthers are assured of qualification as hosts, but for the rest of the continent, the qualification series has been the only way that they could make an appearance at the tournament in January.

The fifth round of matches took place in the groups over the course of Friday, Saturday and Sunday, and a few teams managed to earn their spot in the continental flagship competition with a match to spare.

Here are the eight teams that have ensured qualification to the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations thus far.