The draw for the 2012 ACN qualifiers will take place a couple of days after the final of ACN 2010, probably after February 3rd, the day of the first FIFA ranking release for 2010.
With 51 members and 14 places available, CAF will probably use a system with 12 groups of 4 teams and one with 3 teams, with the winners and the best runner-up from groups of 4 teams qualifying.
These are the groups (in 2006 there was no actual draw - see the seeding and draw procedure used in 2006) based on matches up to and including January 19th.
Angola move to the first pot, Malawi drop to the second pot.
Group 1: Côte d'Ivoire, Congo, Madagascar, Sao Tome e Principe
Group 2: Algeria, Cape Verde Islands, Lesotho, Central African Republic
Group 3: Ghana, Gambia, Burundi, Guinea-Bissau
Group 4: Egypt, Senegal, Chad, Djibouti
Group 5: Cameroon, South Africa, Swaziland, Somalia
Group 6: Nigeria, Uganda, Sierra Leone, Mauritius
Group 7: Mali, Sudan, Ethiopia, Seychelles
Group 8: Tunisia, Rwanda, Botswana, Comoros
Group 9: Burkina Faso, Kenya, Zimbabwe, Eritrea
Group 10: Benin, Guinea, Libya, Niger
Group 11: Angola, Morocco, Congo DR, Mauritania
Group 12: Mozambique, Zambia, Namibia, Liberia
Group 13: Togo, Malawi, Tanzania