At the end of the group stages games, eight teams sealed their qualification into the quarter finals.
They are Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Senegal, Tunisia, DR Congo, Morocco, Egypt and Ghana.
Ahead of the quarter finals games on Saturday, Sportsnetgahana.com takes a look at the teams that qualified from Group A and B.
In a group comprising hosts Gabon, Guinea Bissau and Cameroon, Paulo Duarte’s side defied all odds to top their Group with five points. They drew 1-1 with Cameroon and Gabon in their first and second game respectively.
In their last group game against Guinea Bissau they won 3-1 and that helped them to finish top of the group with a better goal difference.
Burkina Faso will face Tunisia in their next game.
The four-time African champions finished second in Group A with five points after Senegal beat them to the top spot with better goal difference.
The Indomitable Lions drew 1-1 their first game with Burkina Faso, they then edged out Guinea Bissau 2-1 in their second game. In their last game, they held hosts Gabon to a pulsating goalless draw game.
That result engineered their qualification into the quarter finals, and they will face Senegal.
The Teranga Lions so far are the best team in the ongoing competition, they were the first team to seal their quarter finals ticket after recording two straight wins – they beat Tunisia 2-0 in their first game, repeated the same scoreline against Zimbabawe, before drawing 2-2 with Algeria in their final Group B game.
Currently they are one of the second best attacking teams in the tournament as they have scored six goals in three games.
The Carthage Eagles after their opening fixture loss to Senegal bounced back strongly, they won the bragging right over their North African neighnours Algeria, they defeated them 2-1.
In their last group game against Zimbabwe, the two-time African champions finalized their qualification into the quarter finals after thrashing Zimbabwe 4-2.
Tunisia is currently the best attacking team in the ongoing competition scoring seven goals in three goals.