By KBC Reporters
The Sportpesa All-stars football team’s training camp was official launched Tuesday at the Moi International Sports center Kasarani in preparation for the first ever meeting between an English Premier League side and a Kenyan football team.
The team will face English premier league side Hull City in a friendly match next month in London.
The match organized by Sportpesa which is also the current sponsor of English Premier league side Hull City will played on the 27th of next month at the KC Stadium in the United Kingdom.
The team that was unveiled today brings together players drawn from 16 teams that participated in the 2016/17 Sportpesa Premier League.
According to Sportpesa, the 47 selected players will be fighting for a slot in the final 18-man squad that will form the Sportpesa Allstars to face Hull City.
The match is aimed at improving Kenyan football through exposure to a more competitive football arena.
Separately, Ghana’s Africa Cup of Nations squad has agreed to accept any win bonus proposal from the government in order to avoid a recurrence of past rows.
The Ghana football Association announced the decision, saying the players wanted to show they are ready to play for their nation and not motivated only by money.
At the 2014 Brazil World Cup Ghana’s government sent more than 3 million dollars in cash by plane to pay the players.
Ghana reached the quarter-finals at the World Cup in South Africa seven years ago, but the achievement was soured by a dispute over payments of 63,000 dollars that were promised to each player.