Gor Mahia to play Hull City

Gor Mahia are set to play Hull City of the English second tier on May 13. The match is being facilitated by Sportpesa.

Additional Reporting from the Standard

Kenya Premier League Champions Gor Mahia are set to host former English Premier League outfit Hull City in a friendly match sponsored by SportPesa on May 13.

K’Ogalo are not strangers to playing Premier League sides after having lost 2-1 to Everton in Tanzania back in July 2017.

Head coach Dylan Kerr says he is happy ‘the management secured such a friendly’.

“It is a good match for us as a club and we welcome Hull to Kenya. We played Everton last year and it was a good experience for us and we are hoping to get the best this time. It shows that we are growing to international standards and I am happy the management secured such a friendly. The match is good for our side as we seek to defend our KPL title and make progress in the CAF Confederations Cup,” said Kerr.

Gor will play South African side SuperSport in the CAF Confederations Cup and Kerr has urged his players to take advantage of their ‘home’ status to win the match.

“SuperSport is a big club. They reached last year’s final and we are aware of the threat they pose. This is a team I have known for a while,” said Kerr.

“I was playing and coaching in South Africa and we ought to take the match as a final. We have to take our chances especially at home before heading out for the return leg,” he added.

Hull City, who also enjoy shirt sponsorship from a betting firm SportPesa, played an all-star team from Kenya in a friendly back in February last year at the KCOM Stadium. Hull won 2-1 courtesy of Eliot Holmes’ header and an own goal from Gor’s Harun Shakava.

Humphrey Mieno gave the Kenyan side a consolation goal from a long range shot.

Hull is currently 18th in the Championship log, with 39 points after 38 games.  They suffered a 3-0 defeat at the hands of Birmingham in their last fixture and will host Aston Villa when the league resumes.

4 thoughts on “Gor Mahia to play Hull City

    1. Oduor12

      Yes, but first EC and Sportpesa should ensure that our players’ emoluments are fully paid. Next the Confed Cup game is more important then this mere friendly (an opportunity for Sportpesa promote its brand at GM’s expense) that will prove exploitative if our players face Hull City on empty stomachs i.e with Jan-Apr18 salary arrears not fully settled given that bloated EC is sending conflicting info. Who do we believe, the long serving Ngala, the junior assistant secretary but who is Mugabe’s sidekick or the more senior secretary, who is most likely clueless given the opaque and non transparent administrative style of Jakom, AR.

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  1. James Okello

    Gor Mahia is a very powerful brand and this brand must be protected and enhanced by Officials, Fans, and The Players. How do you feel when as a player you have a pressing matter and you call one of the officials several times without any success. Is that motivation or demotivation of players especially before a big much in Tunis. I do hereby submit that the Secretary was very unprofessional in handling the case of Geoffrey Walusimbi and it affected the entire team badly in Tunis. Even your gardener can’t be treated like that.

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