The groups for the African 2022 World Cup qualifiers were confirmed on Tuesday evening, with Bafana Bafana being drawn against Khama Billiat's Zimbabwe.
Click through to see all groups of the African World Cup qualifiers.
Qualification gets underway during the first international break of the new year in March, with final qualifying round set to conclude in October 2021.
All 40 nations have been drawn into 10 groups but only the group winners will advance to the final phase of qualifying, which is scheduled for November 2021.
South Africa, whose last World Cup appearance came in 2010, have been drawn in Group G alongside Ghana, Zimbabwe and Ethiopia.
Group A: Algeria, Burkina Faso , Niger, Djibouti,
Group B: Tunisia , Zambia, Mauritania, Equatorial Guinea,
Group C: Nigeria, Cape Verde , Central African Republic, Liberia
Group D: Cameroon, Ivory Coast, Mozambique, Malawi
Group E: Mali , Uganda, Kenya, Rwanda
Group F: Egypt , Gabon, Libya, Angola
Group G: Ghana, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Ethiopia
Group H: Senegal, Congo , Namibia, Togo
Group I: Morocco , Guinea , Guinea-Bissau, Sudan
Group J: Congo DR , Benin , Madagascar, Tanzania
Click through the gallery below to see the African Team of the Year as voted by Bafana players: