Monday, June 10, 2013

World Cup qualifiers:Nigeria takes on Namiba while Malawi prepares to face Kenya

The Super Eagles of Nigeria could take a huge step toward securing a place at the 2014 World Cup by beating Namibia away from home on Wednesday. Nigerian is currently in the lead with 2 points in their CAF qualification Group F and, a win in Windhoek, Namibia will pull Nigeria closer to the 3rd round of the qualification, the only thing Keshi’s side will have to do is at to at least guarantee draw against Malawi come September.

Namibia is suffering a major blow now as they currently do not have a head coach, John Muinjo, the president of Namibia Football Association (NFA), announced the resignation of head coach, Roger Palmgren earlier today, Palmgren did not return to Namibia with the rest of the squad after their game against Malawi, but flew to South Africa on Friday.

FIFA has selected referee Mensur MAERUF from Eretria, and the all-important match kicks off on 12 June 2013 at Nigerian time and the match will be played at Sam Nujoma independence stadium in Windhoek, Namibia. The Super Eagles won 1-0 over the Brave Warriors of Namibia in the first leg of the WCQ which was held in Calabar Nigeria last year.