Francis Kimanzi was fired as Kenya coach on Tuesday after a string of poor results in qualifying competitions, football officials said.
Nigeria coach Stephen Keshi and new Super Eagles forward Victor Moses both say their best is yet to come after a mixed start to Brazil 2014 qualifying.
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.
It was a tough day for strikers in Africa as Bafana Bafana were held at home by Ethiopia, Nigeria just earned a win and no side managed more than a single goal.
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.
Nigeria are favourites to go through, but don’t belittle us or imagine that we will be easy opponents,” Walter Nyamilandu, President of the Football Association of Malawi