NAIROBI, Kenya- A dozen dancers were at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) on Friday evening to welcome the Hull City FC team set to play Gor Mahia FC at Kasarani.
The team was led by head coach Nigel Adkins on their maiden visit to Kenya and the formidable travelling squad are set to give it their all come Sunday at 3PM.
The season’s top scorer Jarrod Bowen, who scooped two awards this week at the annual Player Awards, headlines the list of players.
Veteran forward Frazier Campbell, who assisted that all famous Dean Windass goal that took Hull City FC to the English Premier League, Jon Toral and David Marshall are other renown names in the travelling party.
“It’s great to be here and I’m really looking forward to the game on Sunday.
“I’m grateful for the season I’ve had and I hope that I can carry on that form against Gor Mahia FC and score a goal,” Bowen told SportPesa News.
The dancers ushered them in as they danced and sang, playing their musical instruments which put a smile on the entire team despite coming off a long connecting flight from Amsterdam.
First team coach, Tony Pennock, Partnerships Executive Andrew Stead and Medical officer Rob Price together with officials from the Ministry of Sports and SportPesa staff were at the airport as well to welcome the English Championship side.
K’Ogalo super fan, Jaro Soja, was not left behind as his well lit green and white motorbike turned plenty of heads as he rode into the airport.
“I’ve come to welcome the Hull City team and to tell them that the mighty Gor Mahia will not accept anything less than a win in the match on Sunday.
“All football fans should come out and support us, I believe my team will make all of us proud,” he underlined.
The team will hold a training session tomorrow afternoon in preparation for the highly anticipated match against the record SportPesa Premier League (SPL) Champions.
“It’s very exciting to be in Kenya for the first time and the welcome we have received is amazing.
“We are all looking forward to the game on Sunday and the rest of our stay,” Adkins told SportPesa News.
The entrance fees for the big match is Kshs 100 ( Regular ) and Kshs 1000 for VIPs.