We usually do not know what to expect from those guys.. You are not sure what will happen when they come out to play.. Goals galore, solid display or the complete opposite.
Obviously, we usually go watch them without too much expectation anyway, so the result rarely matters.
We are prepared for anything, like we are attempting the lottery or the green card... Anything can happen.
Not this time though.
Optimism is at it's highest, especially because we have a new coach in town.
Henri Michel is a top coach in many respects. He has been a French international player and has even coached the likes of current UEFA boss Michel Platini.
In Africa, his C.V reads like that of a human rights lawyer... And is longer than a millionaire's bank statement.
He has seen it all and has attempted it all.. In some ways, coming to Kenya is an easier job for him, because again, expectations are not too high here.
We are used to failure.
There is also the case of having some new players on board.
Thika United's Francis Kahata has me very excited because he is one player who has proven week in week out that he has the skill to match any player in the world.
KCB's Paul Mungai would also have been in this category, as too SoNy Sugar's Enoch Agwanda... but they are not there.
Wesley Kemboi, the overlapping Edwin Wafula and Teddy Akumu will attempt to catch the eye...
Apart from them, we have the usual culprits.. Dennis Oliech, the in-form Victor Wanyama, Brian Mandela and others... A good solid base of players to look forward to.
Take them apart
If you add Optimism + New coach + New players = Victory.
I think that we will take apart Bafana, who also have a new coach and are under pressure to do well, as the 2013 AFCON approaches.
Can they afford a loss away at African minnows Kenya?? Their press will slaughter them back home and they know what it would do to their overall confidence to get beaten here.
As for us, we have nothing to lose but everything to show...
I think we will win because we have all the positives and Bafana are avoiding the negatives.. Go Harambee Stars, Bafana are there for the taking.