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FIFA World Cup Qualifying Preview: Malawi v Kenya

Created on 10 Jun., 2013 10:42 AM GMT

Malawi face a must-win match against Kenya on Wednesday if they are to maintain a realistic chance of reaching the World Cup finals.

With two games left in Group F of the Confederation of African Football's (CAF) second round of World Cup qualifying, Malawi are second on six points, two adrift of leaders Nigeria, while Namibia (four points) are third.

Malawi host bottom-side Kenya, who have two points, on Wednesday and will know anything less than victory will leave them in a tough position to reach the third round of CAF's qualifying for Brazil 2014.

In their last game in Group F, Malawi must travel to Nigeria to take on the reigning African Cup of Nations champions.

Malawi caretaker coach Edington Ng'onamo will rely on his South African-based sextet versus Kenya, with Bidvest Wits' Robin Ngalande and Atusaye Nyondo of SuperSport United likely to start up front.

Kenya will head to Malawi with one win in their past five matches having lost 1-0 to Nigeria last
Wednesday, while Ng'onamo's team drew 0-0 with Namibia.

Neither Kenya nor Malawi have ever qualified for the World Cup finals.

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