An advance team from English Championship side Hull City FC landed in Nairobi on Tuesday evening ahead of the monumental fixture against Gor Mahia FC this weekend.
The team included Hull legend Dean Windass, Andrew Stead the club’s Partnership Executive and Medical officer Rob Price and a couple of other officials.
This is the team’s maiden tour of Kenya and the match has built an insurmountable amount of excitement and anticipation from the local football fans.
Windass, well known for his stunning volley in the 2008 Playoff final against Bristol City, was just as hyped for the task ahead, stating that it will be a fantastic game.
“It’s good to be back in Kenya and I’m really looking forward to the game on Sunday. Though some of the players might be tired from the season, I have no doubt that they will put on a good show and we’re in for a great game of football,” Windass underlined.
Gor were granted this once in a lifetime opportunity to play a match against an English side for the second time after their landmark game against Everton FC in Tanzania last year, this time on home soil after they emerged victorious over rivals AFC Leopards in a penalty shootout at the Afraha Stadium in Nakuru on Labour Day.
The rest of the delegation from Hull and the first team players arrive in the country on Friday, May 11 for final preparations before the showdown against the record SportPesa Premier League (SPL) champions.
The highly anticipated match will be played at the newly refurbished Kasarani Stadium on Sunday, May 13 at 3PM.