The CAF qualification tournaments begin with a preliminary round to narrow the entrants to 48 teams, and then 12 groups of 4 are drawn to play in a league.
The qualifying competition for the 2010 World Cup will be combined with the qualification process for the 2010 African Cup of Nations. South Africa qualify automatically but choose still to play in the qualifiers to facilitate the African Cup of Nations version of the qualifiers.
The first group stage will see 12 groups of 4, with the group winners and 8 best runners-up advancing to the second group stage. That will consist of 5 groups of 4 - with group winners advancing to the World Cup finals and top three nations in each group advancing to the 2010 African Cup of Nations.
Group A: Cameroon, Togo, Marocco, Gabon
Group B: Tunisia, Mozambique, Nigeria, Kenya
Group C: Algeria, Zambia, Rwanda, Egypt
Group D: Sudan, Mali, Benin, Ghana
Group E: Cote d`Ivoire, Ghana, Burkina Faso, Malawi
13th October 2007 Seychelles v Djibouti VOID
13th October 2007 Somalia v Swaziland VOID
13th October 2007 Central African Rep v Sao Tome and Principe VOID
13th October 2007 Madagascar v Comoros Islands 6-2
17th October 2007 Sierra Leone v Guinea Bissau 1-0
17th November 2007 Djibouti v Seychelles VOID
17th November 2007 Guinea Bissau v Sierra Leone 0-0
17th November 2007 Swaziland v Somalia VOID
17th November 2007 Sao Tome and Principe v Central African Rep VOID
17th November 2007 Comoros Islands v Madagascar 0-4
During the qualification process both Sao Tome and Principe and The Central African Republic withdrawn from the qualifying tournament.
It was the decided that the two highest seeds in the preliminary section, Swaziland and the Seychelles, would be given byes to the next round.
Their opponents, Somalia and Djibouti would play each other to determine who goes through. The game will be played over just one leg as Somalia is not deemed fit to host FIFA matches.
17th November 2007 Djibouti v Somalia 1-0