The Confederation of African Football has confirmed the 9 January deadline for final squad submissions ahead of the 2013 African Cup of Nations.
The African confederation wants all 23-man squad lists sent to its Cairo headquarters by midnight GMT on the 9th of January. Failing to do so will result in a fine and infringing countries will only be allowed to take a 22-man squad to the finals.
Along with their 23-man squads, countries will be allowed to bring a delegation of 17 officials.
Hosts South Africa will play the opening the competition with a match against Cape Verde Islands on the 19th of January at the FNB stadium.