The Football Kenya Federation (FKF) president Nick Mwendwa has backed the national team to rise after a slow start to the 2017 African Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifiers.
The team has managed just one point from the opening two matches after a draw with Congo and a home loss to Zambia and as preparations for the third round of matches start, he is confident in Harambee Stars chances against Guinea Bissau.
The newly appointed coach Stanley Okumbi has already named his provisional squad to go to camp for the match, with most players being youthful and Mwendwa says the vigor that comes with youth will be very vital for the team.
“We have a youthful team and a youthful technical bench made of local coaches and I believe that is the best for the team. The coaches understand the players and the culture here, which in any team is important.
“Heading to the home and away fixtures, we have one point and with two wins in the matches, we will be back in it and I am confident we have a good chance to qualify for the finals next year,” he said.
The national team goes to camp on Monday 7 March.