Bafana Bafana have been drawn in Group C in the 2026 FIFA World Cup African Qualifiers.
South Africa was drawn alongside Nigeria, Benini, Zimbabwe, Rwanda and Lesotho.
Hugo Broos’ soldiers were seeded in pot 2 during the draw conducted on Thursday.
The group winner will automatically qualify for the 2026 FIFA World Cup in the United States, Mexico & Canada.
2026 FIFA World Cup African Qualifiers Full Draw:
Group A: Egypt, Burkina Faso, Guinea-Bissau, Sierra Leone, Ethiopia, Djibouti
Group B: Senegal, Congo DR, Mauritania, Togo, Sudan, South Sudan
Group C: Nigeria, South Africa, Benin, Zimbabwe, Rwanda, Lesotho
Group D: Cameroon, Cape Verde, Angola, Libya, Eswatini, Mauritius
Group E: Morocco, Zambia, Congo, Tanzania, Niger, Eritrea
Group F: Ivory Coast, Gabon, Kenya, The Gambia, Burundi, Seychelles
Group G: Algeria, Guinea, Uganda, Mozambique, Botswana, Somalia
Group H: Tunisia, Equatorial Guinea, Namibia, Malawi, Liberia, Sao Tome And Principe
Group I: Mali, Ghana, Madagascar, Central African Republic, Comoros, Chad