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WC Qualification Africa

  • 05 June 2013
  • • 15:00
  • • Moi International Sports Centre, Nairobi
  • Referee: N. Doue
  • • Attendance: 30000
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  • Wow, what a match. The Kenyan hoodoo continues, they have never beaten Nigeria in 12 attempts. Join me on Twitter as we take our conversation further. It has been Lolade Adewuyi @jololade
  • 90' + 5'
    And that's the final whistle five minutes into added time. rejoicing in the Nigerian camp as Stephen Keshi breaks into a smile and a victorious hug with his technical staff.
  • 90' + 4'
    Still going on, no end in sight here?
  • 90' + 2'
    Substitution David Owino Andrew Murunga
  • 90'
    Frenzied finish here, Kenya searching, Nigeria defending. Unhappy looking Kenyan officials in the stands
  • 87'
    Substitution Nnamdi Oduamadi Fegor Ogude
  • 85'
    Kenya playing with greater intent now as they search for an equaliser in this game
  • 81'
    Goal Ahmed Firaz Moosa
  • 81'
    GOAL!!! Ahmed Musa scores for Nigeria. He shoved aside a defender then chips the ball over Ochieng in goal to give the Super Eagles late. Can they hold on for a famous victory in Nairobi?
  • 78'
    For your information, it has ended 0-0 in Blantyre between Malawi and Namibia. If it remains this way Nigeria will hold on to their lead in Group F with 6 points
  • 76'
    Yellow Card David Owino
  • 75'
    Substitution Peter Opiyo Patrick Osiako
  • 75'
    A screaming shot from Mikel sails just wide, surely the Chelsea man must score one of these days
  • 73'
    Great shift from Echiejile who wins a challenge and crosses in but Ujah narrowly misses the header
  • 70'
    Yellow Card Duncan Ochieng
  • 70'
    Substitute Anthony Ujah announced his entry with a header that just went over the Kenyan goal off a cross from Ahmed Musa
  • 68'
    Substitution B. Ideye Anthony Ujah
  • 66'
    Kenya captain Victor Wanyama is lying prostrate on the pitch. Hope it's not a major injury for the youngster
  • 62'
    Yellow Card Mulinge Ndeto
  • 58'
    Substitution John Ogochukwu Ogu Sunday Mba
  • 58'
    Goalkeeper Duncan Ochieng is making his 53rd appearance for Kenya today
  • 56'
    Substitution Sunday Mba John Ogochukwu Ogu
  • 56'
    Looking for more options in midfield, Nigeria have taken out Sunday Mba for John Ogu
  • 55'
    Yellow Card Ogenyi Onazi
  • 53'
    Substitution Kepha Litunya Aswani Stephen Waruru
  • 53'
    There's been a faster pace to this half with both teams attacking ceaselessly - end to end stuff.
  • 50'
    Yellow Card Johanna Ochieng Omolo
  • 47'
    The second half has kicked off in earnest and both teams continue to search for that opening goal inside the Moi Sports Centre
  • Goal.com Kenya Chief Editor Dennis Mabuka inside the Kasarani stadium just told me that the fans are clamouring for goals in this encounter. I'm sure they won't mind if it comes from the visitors as long as we get a goal
  • @chydy4love says: The Super Eagles should come out this second half &be ruthless in attack.Keyans will want to capitalize set piece to get result
  • @chydy4love says: The Super Eagles should come out this second half &be ruthless in attack.Keyans will want to capitalize set piece to get result
  • Where are my Kenyan followers? Let me know your thoughts concerning this game so far
  • @dahrmmie_jegz says: Nigeria just need 2 be more effective in front of goal..i wish d team goodluck
  • @pelumiakinboye says: "Goalless after 45minutes is not a bad one for the Eagles. Kenya should be prepared, Eagles can score anytime I just hope it's fast"
  • @ballotelly56 Says: "Going to the break on goaless draw is bad for Nigeria,i hope they can take the lead early in the 2nd half"
  • It was an eventful first half with the Kenyans holding looking strong and withstanding the Nigerian forward line. What did you make of it? Anyone reversing their predictions? Let me know via @jololade
  • Referee Doue has just blown for half time with both sides locked 0-0. In Blantyre, Malawi are still being held 0-0 by Namibia
  • 45'
    The longer this game has gone, Harambee Stars have grown in confidence as they attempted a one-two pass in front of the Nigeria defence.
  • 43'
    Nigeria know that they need to make their possession count otherwise the Kenyans could catch them on the blind side.
  • 32'
    Kenya's Number 15 is down on the pitch as the referee stopped the game for him to receive treatment. He's up walking now
  • 30'
    Kenya see another corner kick go to waste as the tension builds inside the Kasarani
  • 25'
    Kenya win their first corner kick. A cross to a midfielder and a shot that sails over the bar
  • 22'
    When Kenya have been able to hold possession, they have been restricted to their own are of the field, unable to make it count
  • 18'
    So far Nigeria are hugging the bulk of possession against the Kenyans who look content to want to catch them on the fast break
  • 16'
    Musa shoots a free kick just above the cross bar after Ideye was fouled outside the box
  • 15'
    Kenya's attempts to launch attacks through long balls from the middle have not been successful so far, but the Nigerian must be on the watch out
  • 14'
    Glad to tell you that Musa is back on the pitch and he wins a free kick in the middle
  • 9'
    Wanyama makes a great tackle to dispossess Ahmed Musa but the Nigerian doesn't get up. He's writhing on the floor in pains. He finally gets up and walks out of the pitch
  • 8'
    Kenya playing deep and could be forced into making mistakes in front of their dangerous area
  • 3'
    The pace of the game still slow as Mikel tries to make Nigeria play it cool and build up slowly. Kenya have settled down after that early mistake
  • 2'
    Nigeria almost went ahead as Ideye benefited from Musa's hardwork but shot wide
  • 1'
    And it is kickoff. Kenya start proceedings from the middle in front of a boisterous home crowd
  • The two captains exchange epaulets: Wanyama for Kenya and Enyeama for Nigeria - lots of age difference between both these lads
  • @Soul_cheezy has told me he expects Nigeria to run out 3-1 winners. Let's hope for a great game this afternoon
  • National anthems now, Nigeria go first in their traditional all green while the Kenyans have white tops over red shorts
  • Pre-match formalities being carried out now asKenyan officials shake hands with players of both teams
  • What do you think? Tell me via Twitter @jololade and I will air your views
  • Conversely, 96.6% of our Nigerian readers on the Nigerian edition believe that the Super Eagles will win this encounter while 3% tip Kenya to win. A meagre 0.4% believe that it would end in a draw.
  • In a poll conducted on our Kenyan site, 78.5% of Kenyans think Harambee Stars will win while 6.3% think Nigeria will win. 5.5% think it will be a draw.
  • If you're in Nigeria, it's doubtful that the match will be shown on local TV. So it's imperative that you keep a date with us as we bring you the key details of the encounter.
  • I'll be taking predictions and observations for this game via Twitter, hit me up via @jololade and we could have your predictions live on our countdown.
  • Nigeria's line up for the game is expected to look like this: Enyeama; Ambrose, Oboabona, Omeruo, Echiejile; Onazi, Mikel, Mba; Oduamadi, Ideye, Musa
  • Line Up for Kenya will be 4-3-3 today: Duncan Ochieng; David Owino, David Ochieng, Brian Mandela, Mulinge Ndeto; Victor Wanyama, Johannah Omollo, Peter Opiyo; Francis Kahata, Jamal Mohammed, Kepha Aswani
  • The anticipation for the game is so high among local fans that many of them have done the incredible, they are crossing the highway by foot instead of using the footbridge. Stay safe guys, that's the only way to enjoy this encounter.
  • Welcome to the Moi International Sports Centre, Kasarani, Nairobi where Kenya host African champions Nigeria in a 2014 Fifa World Cup qualification. It's the fourth round of matches in Africa Group F. My name is Lolade Adewuyi and I will be bringing you all the main events of this encounter in cold and chilly Nairobi. We d not expect rains today though, should make things perfect for a beautiful game this afternoon.