The 33rd Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) should originally have been played in June and July 2021. Unfortunatly, the upcoming AFCON will far later take place in Cameroon between January 9 and February 6, 2022 due to Covid-19 pandemic which continue to undermine preparations for the tournament.
Contrary to previous editions, twenty-four teams will take part in the competition with 52 games over six venues across Cameroon.
- Olembe Stadium, Yaounde
- Stade Ahmadou Ahido, Yaounde
- Japoma Stadium, Douala
- Roumde Adija Stadium, Garoua
- Kouekong Stadium, Bafoussam
- Limbe Stadium, Limbe
Hosts Cameroon will open fiesta taking on Burkina on January 9 as at Olembe Stadium, Yaounde with a kick-off 16:00 GMT.
AFCON 2022 Groups
Group A: Cameroon (hosts), Burkina Faso, Cape Verde Islands, Ethiopia – (Olembe Stadium, Yaounde).
Group B: Guinea, Malawi, Senegal, Zimbabwe – (Kouekong Stadium, Bafoussam).
Group C: Comoros Island, Gabon, Ghana, Morocco – (Stade Ahmadou Ahidjo, Yaounde).
Group D: Egypt, Guinea Bissau, Nigeria, Sudan – (Roumde Adjia Stadium, Garoua).
Group E: Algeria, Equatorial Guinea, Ivory Coast, Sierra Leone – (Japoma Stadium, Douala).
Group F: Gambia, Mali, Mauritania, Tunisia – (Limbe Stadium, Limbe).
AFCON 2022 Group Stage fixtures, dates and kick-off times
Sunday January 9
Cameroon vs Burkina Faso – 4pm GMT kick-off
Ethiopia vs Cape Verde – 7pm GMT kick-off
Monday January 10
Senegal vs Zimbabwe – 1pm GMT kick-off
Guinea vs Malawi – 4pm GMT kick-off
Morocco vs Ghana – 4pm GMT kick-off
Comoros vs Gabon – 7pm GMT kick-off
Tuesday January 11
Algeria vs Sierra Leone – 1pm GMT kick-off
Nigeria vs Egypt – 4pm GMT kick-off
Sudan vs Guinea-Bissau 7pm GMT kick-off
Wednesday January 12
Tunisia vs Mali – 1pm GMT kick-off
Mauritania vs Gambia – 4pm GMT kick-off
Equatorial Guinea vs Ivory Coast – 7pm GMT kick-off
Thursday January 13
Cameroon vs Ethiopia – 4pm GMT kick-off
Cape Verde vs Burkina Faso – 7pm GMT kick-off
Friday January 14
Senegal vs Guinea – 1pm GMT kick-off
Malawi vs Zimbabwe – 4pm GMT kick-off
Morocco vs Comoros – 4pm GMT kick-off
Gabon vs Ghana – 7pm GMT kick-off
Saturday January 15
Nigeria vs Sudan – 4pm GMT kick-off
Guinea-Bissau vs Egypt – 7pm GMT kick-off
Sunday January 16
Gambia vs Mali – 1pm GMT kick-off
Ivory Coast vs Sierra Leone – 4pm GMT kick-off
Tunisia vs Mauritania – 4pm GMT kick-off
Algeria vs Equatorial Guinea – 7pm GMT kick-off
Monday January 17
Burkina Faso vs Ethiopia – 4pm GMT kick-off
Cape Verde vs Cameroon – 4pm GMT kick-off
Tuesday January 18
Malawi vs Senegal – 4pm GMT kick-off
Zimbabwe vs Guinea – 4pm GMT kick-off
Gabon vs Morocco – 7pm GMT kick-off
Ghana vs Comoros – 7pm GMT kick-off
Wednesday January 19
Egypt vs Sudan – 7pm GMT kick-off
Guinea-Bissau vs Nigeria – 7pm GMT kick-off
Thursday January 20
Ivory Coast vs Algeria – 4pm GMT kick-off
Sierra Leone vs Equatorial Guinea 4pm GMT kick-off
Gambia vs Tunisia – 7pm GMT kick-off
Mali vs Mauritania – 7pm GMT kick-off
AFCON 2022 round-of-16 fixtures, dates and kick-off times
Sunday January 23
Group A runner-up vs Group C runner-up – 4pm GMT kick-off (Game 1)
Group D winner vs Group B/E/F third-place – 7pm GMT kick-off (Game 2)
Monday January 24
Group B runner-up vs Group F runner-up – 4pm GMT kick-off (Game 3)
Group A winner vs Group C/D/E third-place – 7pm GMT kick-off (Game 4)
Tuesday January 25
Group B winner vs – Group A/C/D third-place – 4pm GMT kick-off (Game 5)
Group C winner vs Group A/B/F third-place – 7pm GMT kick-off (Game 6)
Wednesday January 26
Group E winner vs Group D runner-up – 4pm GMT kick-off (Game 7)
Group F winner vs Group E runner-up – 7pm GMT kick-off (Game 8)
AFCON 2022 quarter-final fixtures, dates and kick-off times
Saturday January 29
Quarter-final 1: Winner of Game 4 vs Winner of Game 3 – 4pm GMT kick-off
Quarter-final 2: Game 1 vs Game 2 winner – 7pm GMT kick-off
Sunday January 30
Quarter-final 3: Game 7 winner vs Game 6 winner – 4pm GMT kick-off
Quarter-final 4: Game 5 winner vs Game winner – 7pm GMT kick-off
AFCON 2022 semi-final fixtures, dates and kick-off times
Wednesday February 2
Semi-final 1: Quarter-final 1 winner vs Quarter-final 4 winner – 7pm GMT kick-off
Thursday February 3
Semi-final 2: Quarter-final 2 winner vs Quarter-final 3 winner – 7pm GMT kick-off
AFCON 2022 third-place play-off date and kick-off time
Sunday February 6 , 4pm GMT kick-off.
AFCON 2022 final date, venue and kick-off time.
Sunday February 6, 7pm GMT kick-off at the Olembe Stadium, Yaounde.