NAIROBI, Kenya- Hull City FC were up and about on Tuesday as the English Championship club that was visiting Kenya interacted with a community that embraced them with open hearts on their maiden trip to Kenya.
The Tigers split up with the medical team sharing their expertise on managing injuries with local club football physiotherapists at a Nairobi hotel on Tuesday.
Another team led by head coach, Nigel Adkins pitched camp in the sprawling Kibera slums where the Hull nine-a-side team went down 0-2 to Shofco FC as part of the activities that saw over 20 teams receive equipment under the Kits for Africa initiative of leading bookmakers, SportPesa.
The third contingent fronted by Adkins’ assistant and Hull team coach Tony Pennock, made the trip to Kawangware where they benefited local sides, Vapor FC and Kangemi Patriots FC with coaching skills that will aid their campaigns in the FKF Division Two and County leagues in that order.
Having played their hearts out against the Tigers on Sunday, SportPesa Premier League champions, Gor Mahia FC were buzzing on Tuesday on the prospects of upsetting visiting Algerian giants, USM Alger in their second CAF Confederations Cup group stage clash at Kasarani on Wednesday evening.
Away from football, Olympic and three-time world 1500m champion, Asbel Kiprop, once again took to social media on Tuesday to protest his innocence as a tribunal hearing into charges his urine samples tested positive for banned blood booster, recombinant EPO loom.
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Tigers Medical Team Conducts Injury Training In Nairobi
NAIROBI, Kenya- Visiting Hull City FC medical staff trained their counterparts from various domestic leagues on Tuesday as part of activities that marked the maiden Tigers tour to Kenya at a Nairobi hotel. Led by the English Football League Championships side Team Doctor, Mark Weller, the Hull medical team imparted knowledge to club physiotherapists drawn from the top tier SportPesa Premier League (SPL) and the FKF Women Premier League. READ MORE
Shofco FC Stop Hull In Kits For Africa Showdown
NAIROBI, Kenya- Kibera based Shofco FC beat English Championship side, Hull City FC 2-0 in a nine-a-side football friendly held at Undugu Grounds in Nairobi on Tuesday. The winning goals were scored by Nicholas Dendwa and Kevin Ntonya in the second half. READ MORE
Vapor, Kangemi Benefit From Hull Coaching Clinic
NAIROBI, Kenya- Nairobi based clubs, Vapor FC and Kangemi Patriots FC benefited from a clinic conducted by Hull City FC coaches on Tuesday morning in Nairobi. The clinic was part of the flurry of activities to engage with the community as the Tigers continue their maiden tour of Kenya that was highlighted by their high-profile international friendly against Gor Mahia FC on Sunday. READ MORE
Asbel Kiprop: Athletics Is ‘My Life’, I Will Never Fake It
NAIROBI, Kenya- Olympic and three-time world men 1500m champion, Asbel Kiprop, has once again taken to social media to insist he would never cheat in a sport that is ‘my life’. The two-time World Cross gold winner is battling doping charges after the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) of the IAAF confirmed his urine samples had tested positive for banned blood booster, recombinant Erythropoietin (rEPO) following an out of competition test last November. READ MORE
Gor Mahia Out To Build On Promising CAF Cup Start
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa- Gor Mahia of Kenya hope home advantage, clinical finishing and crowd power can help them build on an encouraging start to the CAF Confederation Cup group phase when they host USM Alger of Algeria Wednesday. The Nairobi outfit forced a 1-1 matchday 1 draw at Rayon Sports of Rwanda, hours before USM illustrated their strength by whipping Young Africans of Tanzania 4-0 in Algiers. READ MORE