Hull City advance party jet into Nairobi, full squad expected on Friday
Former Hull City forward Dean Windass has promised fans a ‘great game of football’ when the English club plays Gor Mahia in the much hyped friendly encounter on Sunday.
According to SportPesa News, the 49-year old, who enjoyed three separate spells with the Championship club totaling six years, landed in the country on Tuesday evening ahead of the highly anticipated clash.
Accompanying Windass, as part of a strong advance party, is Hull’s partnership officer Andrew Stead and Medical Officer Rob Price.
The English side, led by coach Nigel Adkins and captain Micheal Dawson, are expected in Nairobi on Friday ahead of this contest which has been organised by giant gaming firm SportPesa.
“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 they will put on a good show and we’re in for a great game of football,” Windass, remembered for leading Hull to promotion to the English Premier League, explained.
And in a related development, the Kenyan Premier League has postponed Gor Mahia’s league fixture against Ulinzi Stars which had been slated for Sunday in order to accommodate the English club.
K’Ogalo earned the opportunity to face Hull after defeating AFC Leopards 5-4 on post match penalties in the Hull City Challenge on May 1.
This is the second time inside a year that Gor will be facing an English side, having lost 2-1 to a Wayne Rooney led Everton in Tanzania last year.
Sunday’s match will be played at the newly refurbished Kasarani from 3pm.