The draw of the groups took place on Sunday in Yaounde. The Indomitable Lionesses inherit a group considered difficult.
The verdict fell on Sunday, September 18, 2016 in Yaounde, capital of Cameroon, where took place the ceremony of drawing the lots of groups of the 12th edition of the Africa Women Cup of Nations of football (and the first under that name ) that will be played in the cities of Yaounde and Limbe from 19 November to 3 December. The eight best teams in the continent are now fixed on their opponents. Groups are as follows:
- South Africa