African World Cup big guns choke
25 March 2013, 10:44
Nairobi - Several of the favourites in Africa’s qualifiers for the 2014 Fifa World Cup Brazil™ struggled on the third matchday of the group stage, now at the half-way point.
Morocco's loss in Tanzania was the biggest surprise, while 2012 African champions Zambia were held to a draw in Lesotho and Senegal and new African kings Nigeria were held at home. As only the ten group winners advance to the final round of qualifying, the dropped points will undoubtedly increase the pressure and the chances of a major shock moving forward.
The Super Eagles were expected to enjoy a bit of a walk in the park at home against their East African opponents, however, it turned out to be anything but as 20-year-old Kahata gave the visitors the lead when he scored direct from a free-kick.
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