The continent’s 52 member associations will play for five available spots at the 2014 FIFA World Cup.
In a draw conducted at the Marina da Gloria in Rio de Janeiro on Saturday the Warriors who have never qualified for the World Cup will meet continental giants Egypt, Guinea and the winner between the Comoros and Mozambique clash.
The top finishers in the ten groups will be drawn into five two-leg pairings, and the winners of those matches will represent CAF at Brazil 2014.
Zimbabwe will have to beat Egypt, a team eager to re-gain lost pride after a mediocre performance resulted in them missing out on to the 2010 South Africa FIFA World Cup. Guinea who beat Nigeria last October will also be tough opponents for the Warriors.
“Unless a miracle happens I don’t see us progressing especially with the problems at ZIFA, a lot still needs to be done”, said Mthabisi Dube a soccer fan.
ZIFA has been rocked by financial crisis that has seen individuals forking out their money to meet national teams travelling expenses.
The Football Association has lately been accused of engaging in match fixing scandals that has tarnished the country’s football image.