The football governing body of the continent will be holding the draw in Durban that will involve 16 countries including hosts South Africa
The football governing body of the continent had initially set October 26 for the draw. The Issa Hayatou-led organization failed to assign any reason for the change of date.
The event will take place in Durban. Fifteen teams will join hosts South Africa in the draw after the final qualifying games take place in October.
Matches for the next edition of the Afcon will take place in Johannesburg, Port Elizabeth, Rustenburg, Nelspruit and Durban. The tournament will run from January 19 to February 10.
Zambia are the reigning African Champions after beating Ivory Coast in Gabon and Equatorial Guinea early this year.