DURBAN - Rwanda has drawn North African giants Morocco in the FIFA 2010 World Cup qualifiers whose finals will be held in South Africa.
The draws made last evening in the South African port city of Durban pitied Rwanda against Ethiopia and Mauritania as the other teams in Group Eight, whose winner advances to the next round of qualifiers.
Local football ruling body, Ferwafa, officials were pleased with the ‘relatively fair’ draw and are hopeful the national team- Amavubi- would qualify for the soccer’s biggest festival for the first time.
The Amavubi’s appearance in the 2004 Nations Cup finals in Tunisia remains the biggest achievement so far the country’s football fraternity has attained.
The 32 World Cup finals’ slots are divided into 13 for Europe, six for Africa (including the host nation- South Africa), four each for Asia and South America and three for Concacaf. The winners of the Oceania group play off against the fifth-placed Asian side for a further spot while the fifth-placed finishers in South America play off for a berth against the fourth-placed team from the central and North American and Caribbean Zone.