Angola could miss World Cup

LUANDA - Angola are in danger of being eliminated from the 2010 World Cup qualifying race after Uganda exceeded expectations by forcing a 0-0 Group 3 draw in Luanda on Monday.

LUANDA - Angola are in danger of being eliminated from the 2010 World Cup qualifying race after Uganda exceeded expectations by forcing a 0-0 Group 3 draw in Luanda on Monday.

The shock 2006 World Cup qualifiers visit leaders Benin in the penultimate series of second round fixtures during September and a loss coupled with a win for Uganda in Niger would rule Angola out of contention for a top-two finish.

The 12 group winners and best eight runners-up advance to the third round where the countries will be split into five pools with the winners joining hosts South Africa at the first World Cup to be staged in Africa.

All World Cup fixtures in Africa double as qualifiers for the 2010 Nations Cup and Angola are guaranteed a place among the 16 participants as hosts.

Meanwhile in Nairobi on Monday, Kenyan coach Francis Kimanzi was cautious on his side's hopes of participating in the 2010 World Cup and Africa Cup of Nations finals despite a good run in Group2 qualifiers.

Kenya's weekend 0-0 draw with Zimbabwe pushed their points to seven but the team fell behind group leaders Guinea on goal difference. - Sapa-AFP

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