Bafana Bafana

Kenya target Bafana scalp

2012-10-15 10:19
Henri Michel (Gallo)
Johannesburg - Kenya coach Henri Michel is confident his side can give Bafana Bafana a run for their money when they meet in a friendly international on Tuesday.

The Harambee Stars are currently preparing for the 2014 World Cup qualifiers after their hopes of making the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations finals were ended at the opening round.

South Africa, meanwhile, are free from the pressures of qualifying for the upcoming AFCON instalment as they will host next year's showpiece, but Michel remains confident his side can come away with a positive result and improve their FIFA world ranking of 128th.

"I can say that we are very focused for the forthcoming international friendly," Michel told a press conference in Nairobi this weekend.

"Every match is normally very important for any team and this specific one against Bafana Bafana will be vital for me and the federation, going by Kenya's FIFA ranking, which we could improve with a win."

He added: "I want a good start. The local players have been responding very well to training for the period I have been with them in camp and I am very impressed with them."

Read more on:    fifa  |  henri michel  |  soccer
NEXT ON SPORT24X

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
0 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining
Live Video Streaming
  • SS3
    Wed, 30 Jul 2014 @04:00
  • SS4
    Wed, 30 Jul 2014 @05:00
  • SS5
    Wed, 30 Jul 2014 @05:59
  • SS7
    Wed, 30 Jul 2014 @06:00
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

Vote

Will Shakes Mashaba ensure Bafana Bafana qualify for AFCON 2015?

 
 
Featured Blog

Dave ask if you would like to meet your local sports heroes and stand the chance to win prizes to the value of over R40 000.

Latest blogs
 

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Newsletters Sign up for the Morning Glory, Super 15 and Soccer newsletters

Blogs Yes your opinion counts. Get it out there

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

Mobile Sport24 on your mobile phone - WAP, alerts, downloads, services

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

iPhone Latest Sport24 news on your iPhone

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

TV schedule Plan your couch time with our searchable sport TV guide

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

 
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.