South Africa have been grouped with Mexico, France and Uruguay in Group A for the 2010 World Cup.
Speaking to KickOff.com after the draw at the Cape Town International Convention Centre, England-based midfielder Kagisho Dikgacoi conceded that their group was tough but added that Bafana have a definite chance to qualify for the knockout stages of the World Cup.
“It was a very exciting draw and I am sure most South Africans are starting to enjoy the feeling of next year’s World Cup.
“I don’t think there are any weak countries in this tournament but I am happy with the teams that we have drawn.
“I believe South Africa have a great chance to progress to the next stage of the tournament. I don’t know much about Mexico but at least we know something about Uruguay as we have played them before.
“France are a great team but they have not been performing well in their last few games and I feel we have a chance of beating them.
“I believe six points from both Uruguay and Mexico could pave the way for us to progress to the next round,” said Dikgacoi.
Mamelodi Sundowns and Bafana Bafana defender Sboniso Gaxa termed their group as a ‘decent one’.
“It is a decent draw. Our group is not easy and it’s not tough but rather a challenging one. All the teams in our group are strong and competitive.
“France are renowned in terms of being a dangerous team but recently they have not been convincing. I think if we can win our first game, we have great chance of qualifying for the next stage of the tournament,” Gaxa added.