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
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
"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
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."