UPDATED WITH VIDEO: SUPER EAGLES BEGIN 52-YEAR UNBEATEN RUN WITH KENYA

UPDATED WITH VIDEO: SUPER EAGLES BEGIN 52-YEAR UNBEATEN RUN WITH KENYA

BY KUNLE SOLAJA

It may well known that Kenya national football team has in 52 years, never beaten Nigeria in any contest and in diverse venues ranging from Nairobi, Rabat, Lagos and Calabar.

In all, there have been 16 encounters. It was on this date; 8 May 1968 that the unbeaten streak Nigeria has over Kenya began.

On their way back home after picking the 1968 Olympic Games’ ticket in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, the Green Eagles of Nigeria stopped over in Nairobi and beat their hosts, 2-1 in a friendly match. Peter Anieke scored the two goals for Nigeria.

Ever since, the best result that Kenya ever obtained in encounters with Nigeria national team is a 1-1 draw. There were three instances of this.  First was in Nairobi on 7 February 1976 as the Nigerian team stopped over in Nairobi for a high altitude acclimatization on their way to Ethiopia for the Africa Cup of Nations.

Next was a 12 January World Cup qualifier, which marked the end of Amodu Shuaibu’s first stint as Super Eagles’ coach. The last was in Calabar during a World Cup qualifying duel when Kenya took a surprise first half lead.

Nigeria had to wait till almost the end of added time before Nnamdi Oduamadi restored parity.

KENYA – NIGERIA: HEAD-TO-HEAD

P         W        D         L         F         A   

Nigeria                       16        13        3          0          35       9

Kenya                           16        0          3          13        9        35

·  8 May 1968 (F) Kenya 1-2 Nigeria

·  7 Feb. 1976 (F) Kenya 1-1 Nigeria

·  3 Aug. 1981 (F) Kenya 1-3 Nigeria

·  7 Apr. 1985 (WCq) Kenya 0-3 Nigeria

·  20 April 1985 (WCq) Nigeria 3-1 Kenya

·  14 Mar. 1988 (ACN) Kenya 0-3 Nigeria

·  14 Jan. 1992 (ACN) Kenya 1-2 Nigeria

·  12 Jan. 1997 (WCq) Kenya 1-1 Nigeria

·  7 June 1997 (WCq) Nigeria 3-0 Kenya

·  4 May 2002 (F) Nigeria 3-0 Kenya

·  27 May 2007 (F) Kenya 0-1 Nigeria

·  7 June 2009 (WCq) Nigeria 3-0 Kenya

·  14 Nov. 2009 (WCq) Kenya 2-3 Nigeria

·  29 Mar. 2011 (F) Nigeria 3-0 Kenya

·  23 Mar. 2013 (WCq) Nigeria 1-1 Kenya

·  5 June 2013 (WCq) Kenya 0-1 Nigeria

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