Only one team from the group that also includes Guinea and the winner between the Comoros and Mozambique will qualify for the final qualifying round of the 2014 World Cup.
The Africa Zone has 10 qualifying groups. The winners from each group will then be seperated in five different two legged matches. Those which come out victors from those five matches will then make the road to Brazil as Africa has five slots at the continental football festival.
This means that the Warriors need to finish top of their group to make it to the deciding stage and Egypt look like their biggest obstacles as they have a well documented successful record in Africa football. The Egyptians are the reigning Africa champions and have won the African Cup of Nations on seven occasions on top of having been to the World Cup on two occasions.
The Egyptians have even managed to go as high as nineth on the Fifa World Rankings.
The Warriors though will be buoyed on by the fact that in 1993, the Warriors then under the coaching guidance of the late German coach Reinhard Fabisch knocked out the Egyptians from the 1994 World Cup finals.
Most soccer fans are also of the opinion that the Egyptians are not invincible adding that Norman Mapeza’s side have been luck to be drawn in this group which they feel can be negotiated through.
The marathon qualifying matches will start in June 2012 and conclude in September 2013. The Comoros and Mozambique, however, will quick start the World Cup route when they play their preliminary round match in November this year.
Ghana who reached the quarter finals in 2010 in South Africa have been drawn in the same group with Zambia, Sudan and the winner between Lesotho and Burundi.