The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has announced that the 2012 African Cup of Nations draw will be held in October in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea.
"The draw will be conducted by CAF General Secretary Hicham El-Amrani, along with other CAF officials and renowned footballers amongst others," CAF said in a statement on its official website Sunday.
"The ceremony will take place exactly 20 days after the final round matches of the qualifying series."
The draw will place qualified teams into four groups, with the leaders and runners-up of each group reaching the quarter finals.
Egypt, the record winners of the tournament with seven titles under its belt, is likely to miss out on next year's cup after collecting a mere two points from four games in Group G of the qualifiers.