Nigeria overtook Tunisia on the final day of its World Cup qualifying campaign and reached soccer’s showcase for the first time since 2002, coming from behind to win 3-2 Saturday at Kenya.
Obafemi Martins scored twice for the Super Eagles, who qualified three straight times starting in 1994 before falling short of the 2006 tournament.
Nigeria (3-0-3) finished first in Group B with 12 points, one ahead of Tunisia (3-1-2), which lost 1-0 at Mozambique.
Dennis Oliech put Kenya ahead in the 16th minute when he beat goalkeeper Vincent Enyeama with a low shot. Martins tied it in the 62nd off a pass from Peter Odemwingie, and Nigeria went ahead three minutes later when Ayegbeni Yakubu hit a post and converted the rebound.
Allan Wetende retied it when he scored off a header in the 79th, but Martins scored again in the 83rd.
At Maputo, Dario scored in the 83rd minute as Mozambique thwarted Tunisia and sent the Carthage Eagles to their first loss in qualifying since their opener in June 2008. Tunisia has appeared in four World Cups, including the last three.
Source: yahoo news
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