The Kenyan All Star team that will play Hull City Tigers in a friendly match next week stands to reap big should the squad beat the English Premier League club.
Sponsors SportPesa have pledged a Sh1.1 million in cash prize to the players should they win the game on February 27 at the KCOM Stadium in Hull, Sh500,000 for any kind of draw, and a bounty of Sh100,000 for any goal scored during the game.
The team is in residential training at Safaricom Stadium, Kasarani, where they will remain until their travel date on February 22. The friendly is set for February 27.
Youthful Gor Mahia midfielder Amos Nondi is excited about the opportunity to play in Europe against English Premier League opponents, and he sees the match as an opportunity to showcase his talent and potential to any oversees scouts.
“To me, this is not just a friendly march. My career could change drastically and so I’m talking it very seriously. I plan to give it my best, not just for the money, but so that I can impress any suitors out there. You never know, I could get a chance to play for a European team just from this match,” he said on Friday at Kasarani.
Coach Stanley Okumbi has a full squad to work with, with the exception of four players from Tusker and Ulinzi Stars whose teams are preparing for this weekend’s Caf competitions.
Ulinzi winger Cliff Kasuti was however allowed to train with the All Stars, but his team mate John Makwatta will only join the All Stars camp this evening.
Goalkeepers: Patrick Matasi, David Okello.
Defenders: Harun Shakava, Robinson Kamura, Wesley Onguso, Osborne Monday, James Situma, Joshua Otieno.
Midfielders: Cliff Kasuti, Samuel Ndung’u, Christopher Oruchum, Harun Nyakha, Humphrey Mieno, Moses Odhiambo, Amos Nondi.
Strikers: Allan Wanga, John Makwatta, Geoffrey Kataka.