South Africa being in town will be very good for the game and it means that the Football Kenya Federation is serious about building the national team.
Added to that, it is a night-time kick-off, which is another thing I like because it gives us time to attend the match.
However, I have a small issue, which is with the pricing of the tickets.
I think it is too high.
I understand that the federation feels that it should make some money.
Added to that, I have no idea if and how the South African's stay will be catered for during the time they are here.
However, I do feel that 1000 shillings and 300 for the terraces is a wee bit expensive for the match.
First, I think that to get people to attend the match on a week-night, the prices have to be pocket friendly.
Otherwise, you force people to make choices that they need not to.
My opinion is that they (FKF) should use the match to see how well evening matches can do before setting their prices.
If it were Saturday evening with no Arsenal- Man U games on the timetable, it would have made sense to charge that amount, seeing as it is the only thing of attraction.
But on a Tuesday in the middle of the month, charging what they are is not feasible.. is it?
I don't think so, but I stand to be corrected.
What about the math of it, would you rather have many people actually attend at lesser prices or a few people attend for a large fee?
I think that to make an impression, you would want a large crowd come out and watch the match instead of a few people for a large fee.
At the end of the day, I am not a part of the federation, but I think that if you want a huge crowd to attend a match of importance, you must make it affordable.
Which I find is not the case with this match.