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WC Qualification Africa

  • September 8, 2013
  • • 16:00
  • • Moi International Sports Centre, Nairobi
  • Referee: Ghead Grisha
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Kenya- Namibia Preview: Nations playing for pride

Kenya- Namibia Preview: Nations playing for pride

Timothy Olobulu.

Despite the two teams having no chance of reaching 2014 World Cup final, both coaches have expressed desire to pick maximum points on Sunday

  PROBABLE LINEUPS



KENYA

Angola
Duncan Ochieng'
Owino, Ochieng, Mandela, Atudo
Opiyo, Wanyama, Kahata
Osiako, Wanga, Oliech





NAMIBIA

 Morocco
Ephraim Tjihonge
Horaeb, Katjiukua, Mwedihanga, Haseob
Gebhardt, Tijiueza, Martins, Louis
Jacob, Katjiteo



Kenya will welcome back striker Dennis Oliech when they take on Namibia's Brave Warriors in Sunday's 2014 World Cup qualifier at Kasarani.

Oliech, the country's top goal scorer in the last ten years, missed the June 7 crucial qualifier against Nigeria at home due to suspension and the Stars’ were dimmed 1-0.

The AC Ajaccio striker also missed another World Cup qualifier against Malawi on June 14 after falling out with coach Adel Amrouche.

Without Oliech, Stars have struggled to score goals and his presence on Sunday therefor, gives coach Amrouche more options upfront. Oliech is likely to start alongside AFC Leopards’ striker Allan Wanga, who has been in top form club side AFC Leopards.

Despite it being a dead rubber, both coaches have expressed desire to bag maximum points. Amrouche said:"We want to win it for the millions of fans who have stood behind us in the past so that we can bring them joy."

His Namibian counterpart Riccardo Manneti says they will be playing for pride and this raises the profile of the fixture.

  DID YOU KNOW?
  • Kenya has never qualified for the Fifa World Cup.

  • Kenya is yet to win any match during the current qualifiers which end on Sunday.

  • Kenya has not scored even a single goal at home during the current qualifiers.

  • Namibia's only victory in the qualifiers was against Kenya when both teams played in Windhoek last year. The Brave Warriors won the fixture 1-0.

  • Kenya are currently at the bottom of Group 'F' in the World Cup qualifiers with three points.

  • Namibia coach Riccado Manneti was not in charge when his side beat Kenya last year.

  • Namibia have five points from the campaign and will finish on eight if they beat Stars at home.

  • Just like Kenya, Namibia have never qualified to any Fifa World Cup.

  • Kenya will welcome back striker Dennis Oliech (pictured in past action right).

Last Five Matches

Head To Head

Kenya

Namibia

Wins
2
0
2
Wins

Betting & Predictions

Reader's Predictions

Kenya KEN
Kenya Kenya
Draw
Namibia NAM
Namibia Namibia
70%
16%

Top 3 Predictions

Kenya KEN
2 - 1
Namibia NAM
Kenya KEN
1 - 1
Namibia NAM
Kenya KEN
2 - 0
Namibia NAM

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