This will be Coach Adel Amrouche’s first assignment after taking over as the Kenyans head coach. His mission is simple, to break the winless run against the reigning African Kings and also to stand a good chance of picking one of Africa’s tickets to the Brazil 2014 world cup, which would be their first ever.
Stephen Keshi’s men are sitting atop Group F with four points after managing a win and a draw, with Nambia breathing down their necks making the summit of the log still very much up for grabs.
The West African giants who also had the best attacking record at the just concluded African Cup of Nations scoring 11 times in six games, will provide very stiff opposition for the goal-shy visiting team.
The Green and White Army that are blessed with a youthful side have a great opportunity to qualify for their fifth World Cup, and Ladbrokes has them as ¼ (1.25) favourites to come out on top after the game.
For the Kenyans who are ranked 127th in the world against Nigeria’s 30th placement, they will have to sweat it out to shock their hosts at the UJ Esuene stadium at 8/1 (9.00) while a draw is available at 4/1 (5.00).
The Kenyans will be banking on their legendary stiker Dennis Oliech who was on target for them when both teams met in the 2010 World Cup qualifier in Kasarani. The match ended 3-2 in favour of the Nigerians.