Sportpesa Allstars is set to play English Premier League side Hull City tonight in a friendly game. The match which will be held at the KCOM stadium in London will be shown live on KTN TV at 9:30 pm Kenyan time. The game was planned to enforce the sponsorship from Sportpesa to Hull City. The journey which started back in November last year has seen a team of 18 players from the Kenyan Premier League train under 3 professional coaches that came in from England.
Richard Kaylor, Kris Blakeston and Terry Boyle
have now produced an 18 man team that is already at the KCOM stadium to play the game later tonight. The team includes: Patrick Matasi (Posta Rangers), David Okello (Tusker FC), James Situma ( Tusker FC), Robinson Kamura (AFC Leopards), Haron Shakava ( Gor Mahia), Chris Oruchum (Thika United), Wesley Onguso (Western Stima), Haron Nyakha (AFC Leopards), Osborne Monday (Kariobangi Sharks), Joshua Otieno (Sony Sugar), Humphrey Mieno (Tusker FC), Cliff Kasuti (Ulinzi Stars), Geoffrey Kataka ( Posta Rangers), Samuel Ndung’u (AFC Leopards), John Mark Makwata (Ulinzi Stars), Amos Nondi (Gor Mahia), Moses Odhiambo (Sofapaka), and Allan Wanga (Tusker FC).
Ronald Kariuri who is the CEO Sportpesa has said that the match will help improve soccer standards in Kenya and also help connect Kenyan fans to the English Premier League. He went on to say that this is a once in a lifetime opportunity for Kenyan Stars to play against an English Premier League opposition. The game also comes as part of the partnership of Sportpesa and the Kenyan Premier League. The betting company also sponsors the Kenyan Premier League.
The team that is set to play tonight will also get a chance to travel around the Hull City stadium and get to train in their facilities. Tickets for this game will go for one Euro per person or for a group of six individuals. The game will also be live all over Africa.