Namibia vs Nigeria by Neuro
Namibia drew 0:0 with Malawi away from home last weekend. They had opportunities to score, but failed to do so, while the final result was fair. With this draw, team continued being at third position with four points earned out of same number of matches.
With Nigeria at the first place with eight points, it's not hard to understand that Namibia's chances are minimal and that they will have to win both last matches, but also to have luck with the last match of Nigeria. In any way, Swedish coach Palmgren announced his retirement from the bench after the game with Malawi, as he receives threatening phone calls regarding his family's life. Ricardo Mannetti, one of the most important players of Namibian football and current coach of under 21 national team took over the national team temporarily.
Their team is composed of mainly players who play in the domestic league which is one of the weakest in the African continent. The team shouldn't suffer many changes in comparison to the game in Malawi.
Nigeria is coming from a 1:0 victory over Kenya last weekend, scoring the winning goal ten minutes before the end by striker Ahmed Musa from CSKA Moscow. They played as much as it was needed, while the heat was excessive and didn't help any team to show something more.
Everybody is satisfied with the current progress of the national team as they occupy the first position and have a great chance of closing it down. The target of qualification is attainable more than ever, especially with the new victory tonight as Nigeria would make the most decisive step to find their place for the third qualifying phase. Nigerian coach Keshi announced also the squad that will got to Brazil and play Confederations Cup, including only eight players from the domestic league while all the others have European experience. John Obi Mikel, Victor Moses, Joseph Yobo are some of the most known names of their mission.
There is no easier way for Nigeria to get through to the third phase but to win today and go satisfy to Confederations Cup. No doubt that they have quality to do that easily and everything but their victory would be a great surprise against a rival that is already in the trouble.