World cup qualifier: Nigeria beat Kenya, top Group F

Nigeria are top of Group F of the African qualifiers for the 2014 World Cup, beating hosts Kenya 1-0 in their second leg tie in Kasarani on Wednesday. Nigeria now have eight points from four matches, while Kenya are bottom of the log with two points.

The other Group F match between Malawi and Namibia ended goalless in Blantyre, leaving the hosts with six points in four matches.

The Super Eagles had a tough day with their hosts as the Kenyans tried all they could to exploit their home advantage in front of a capacity crowd at the Moi International Stadium. But all the visitors needed was an 81st minute strike from CSKA Moscow’s Ahmed Musa to give Nigeria the needed victory.

Nigeria’s next World Cup qualifier will be against Namibia in Windhoek on June 12. After that, the African champions travel to Brazil for the FIFA Confederations Cup which holds from June 15 to 30.

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