Kenya number one goalkeeper Arnold Origi has urged his fellow players to have self-belief during the June 5 World Cup qualifier against Nigeria.
Origi, who is suspended for the match, says he believes Harambee Stars has what it takes to upstage the African champions in the decisive return leg fixture.
"It is huge disappointment for me to miss the match against Nigeria. You always want to play in the big games and it does not get bigger than hosting the African champions in Nairobi," Origi told Goal.com.
"However, I want to urge my teammates to believe in themselves and one another for we are a very good talented team, and with belief even the Super Eagles will find us a hard nut to crack especially at home."
"The fans are always important for us and should turn up in large numbers and cheer us to victory," he said.
He added:"I believe our chances of beating Nigeria are as high as it is for them beating us. The gap that was there before between the so called big teams and small teams has been bridged drastically."
"We showed that by drawing against them in Calabar and limiting them to very minimal chances. We are playing at home with our patriotic fans behind us, so I think we have a very good chance of winning."