Facebook reacts to SportPesa All Stars English visit
A select Kenyan side has received flak from football fans after a 2-1 defeat at the hands of a developmental Hull City team in a friendly match on Monday night.
The match at the KCOM stadium saw veteran Kenyan Premier League stars struggling to impose themselves on English youngsters, most of who are barely out of their teens.
Goals from 16-year-old Elliot Holmes, who out-jumped the central defensive pair of Robinsom Kamura and Harun Shakava to nod home the opener, plus an own goal from Shakava secured the result for the hosts.
Humphrey Mieno scored Kenya’s consolation.
Kenyans took to social media to comment on the average technical ability exhibited by the Kenyan squad, as well as the lack of cohesion and fluidity in their play.
Here are some of the views:
“That (game) was a reflection of our mediocre Premier League” – Mwawana Muema.
“Game ya jana ilikuwa showbiz jamaa, mischukulie serious sana” – Ochieng Baba.
“Alafu hawa commentators wa nyumbani msidhani tumewasahau. Wacha tumalize kitu moja kwanza“- Wuod Asumbi
“Goal or no goal for Kenya, lazima tuambiane ukweli, kuna kazi ya muhimu kufanywa ili kujenga game Kenya. Hiyo Kazi ianzie kwa kukuza talanta kutoka miaka ya chini na kuwaamini.” – Francis Ngira.