Francis Kimanzi was fired as Kenya coach on Tuesday after a string of poor results in qualifying competitions, football officials said.
Tunisia made it two wins from two, while South Africa, Nigeria, Senegal and Côte d'Ivoire all had to make do with away draws on Saturday in the African qualifying campaign for Brazil 2014.
Algeria are just one of the African favourites making tricky away debuts this weekend in Brazil 2014 qualifying, while Ghana travel to face continental champions Zambia. FIFA.com previews a heavy schedule of crucial fixtures in Africa.
African champions Zambia lost 2-0 in Sudan, while the team they beat in the continental final, Côte d'Ivoire, defeated Tanzania on a busy Saturday of 2014 FIFA World Cup™ qualifying action.
Cameroon and Central African Republic both got off to winning starts in Brazil 2014 qualifying as they beat Congo DR and Botswana respectively, while Kenya were held to a goalless draw against Malawi.
The Brazil 2014 preliminaries reach the group stage in Africa this weekend with a host of continental giants seeking to ease anxieties by making a positive start to their respective campaigns.