Malawi were held 2-2 by Kenya in a FIFA World Cup™ qualifier today, opening the door for Nigeria to win Group F. Nigeria have a one-point lead over Malawi and victory away to Namibia will give them an unassailable four-point advantage.
They would be the first country to reach the final Africa zone round, which comprises five home-and-away ties with the winners qualifying for Brazil 2014.
Malawi led twice at Kamuzu Stadium in Blantyre only for Kenya to get a last-minute reprieve when Chimango Kayira scored an own goal. Striker Robin Ngalande put the home team ahead a minute into the second half on an artificial pitch and midfielder Jamal Mohamed levelled soon after.
A goal from veteran midfielder Robert Ng'ambi ten minutes before time offered Malawi hope of a rare home win only for substitute Kayira to put through his own net.
The sole Malawi victory in five qualifiers was away to Namibia three months ago, drawing all three home games.