Africa Cup of Nation’s champions Nigeria will have to overcome the absence of key attackers when they face Kenya in Wednesday’s World Cup qualifier.
Nigeria will be without key strikers Emmanuel Emenike, Kalu Uche and Victor Moses.
After a 2-2 friendly draw with Mexico last Friday in the United States, Nigeria returned to a training camp before flying to Nairobi via Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa.
The Super Eagles lead Group F with five points from three matches, same as closest rivals Malawi, who also host third-placed Namibia on Wednesday.
Match officials to handle the Kenya versus Nigeria 2014 World Cup qualifier have arrived in Nairobi ahead of Wednesday clash.
Kenya President, Uhuru Kenyatta and a host of cabinet secretaries are expected to grace the Kenya Harambee Stars’ clash against African champions, Nigeria’s Super Eagles.
Ivorian Doue Nomandieze will be the center referee. Doue will be assisted by Yeo Songuifolo, also from Ivory Coast and Burundian Jean Claude Birumushahu.
Another Ivorian Dembele Denis will be the fourth official, with Sarr Idrissa from Mauritania serving as the referee assessor.
Egyptian Marzouk Mazen will be the Match Commissioner and Van Rhee Wilelmus from Netherlands will be the senior security officer.
The upcoming game will be played at the 60,000 seater Moi International Sports Centre Kasarani from 1600hrs local time (2p.m. Nigerian time).
At the same time, Harambee Stars training camp is now a full house with the arrival of Scotland-based Victor Wanyama and Brian Mandela who plies his trade in South Africa.
“It is indeed a big opportunity for the less privileged young kids to meet their football idols and as a federation we believe this visit will leave the kids at the home happy,” said FKF President Sam Nyamweya.