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Kenyan youngster Joshua Otieno training at Hull Academy

Kenyan teenage footballer Joshua Otieno could be on the verge of a dream move to England, a day after he was taken in for trial at the Hull City Academy.

The 16 year old Kakamega High School student was part of the SportPesa All Stars squad that recently toured England, and consequently lost 2-1 in a friendly match against the English club’s developmental side.

And although he barely got a touch of the ball during the match, after coming on as a substitute seconds to the final whistle, the Sony Sugar U20 player seems to have done enough in training to impress the Hull City technical team.

“He is a quality player. He has the right age and with the exposure he will get here by training with our youth teams, he might stand to go far, who knows maybe even remain here,” said Hull City legend and Academy coach Dean Windass.


Otieno is set to train alongside the English team’s U18 and U23s for the next week, at the Bishop Burton College in England.

Should he convince the coaching team enough to warrant a move, the Kenyan lad could be in line for an opening salary of upto £5,000 (or Sh700,000), a month, which is estimate amount paid for a first professional contract to an English Premier League player.

Also, considering he is a still a minor according to the Fifa rules, the club will be required to invite one of Otieno’s parents to England to help him settle down.