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Gor Mahia, Leopards to clash for chance to play Hull City in Nairobi

Kenyan eternal rivals Gor Mahia and AFC Leopards will face off next month in Nakuru with a chance to play against English club Hull City in Nairobi.

Hull City, which plays EFL Championship – the second tier league in England – are set to tour Kenya for the friendly match slated for mid May.

The high profile visit by the club to Africa is being funded by giant gaming firm SportPesa who are the major financiers of the three clubs through jersey sponsorship.

The official announcement and other details of Hull City’s tour will be announced by SportPesa officials in Nairobi on Monday.


Hull’s trip comes barely a year after Gor Mahia played and lost 2-1 to English Premier League side Everton in another friendly played in Dar es Salaam’s National Stadium.

Also last year, Hull City, comprising mainly youth team players, defeated a touring Kenyan All Star team 2-1.

Hull’s visit to Africa, coming at the end of the English season, will provide a welcome break after a less than impressive two seasons.

The team was relegated from the English Premier League at the end of the 2016/217 season and are currently placed 18th on the 24-team Championship standings with just two matches remaining in the season.