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EPL club Hull City set to tour Kenya next year

Hull City are set to tour Kenya in a historic trip tentatively slated for mid-2017.

The tour will see the EPL club engage in a series of events including playing a friendly match against an All Star Kenyan team.

The development was confirmed by Football Kenya Federation (FKF) via its social media pages.

FKF made the statement following a meeting between President Nick Mwendwa, CEO Robert Muthomi with Hull City’s Commercial Manager Simon King and Samson Sport Consultancy Director Sam Arora at the FKF House Goal Project in Kasarani.

Also in attendance during the talks were representatives from Kenyan betting firm SportPesa, which signed a multi-billion sponsorship deals with both Hull City.

SportPesa’s jersey sponsorship deal with Hull is worth Sh1.2 billion for the next three years.

The betting firm are also FKF’s official betting partner in an arrangement worth Sh70 million.

“The negotiations were pegged on bringing Hull City to play a Kenyan select side and an exchange program for football administrators in the country,”FKF’s statement reads in part.

According to close sources, Hull’s first team will tour Kenya during its end of season break/pre-season slated for between May – August 2017.

The team will then line up against an All Stars squad consisting Harambee Stars captain Victor Wanyama, Arnold Origi, Macdonald Mariga, Ayub Timbe, Jesse Were and Micheal Olunga at the 60,000 seater Kasarani stadium.