KENYA ALL STARS THRASHED BY CORDOBA
Kenya All Stars were on Wednesday handed a 4-0 thrashing by Spain’s lower-tier Cordoba FC in a friendly match played at
Cordoba’s goals came in the 21st, 54th, 66th and 75th minutes through Jonathan Mejia, Jose Fernandez, Alberto Quiles and Alejandro Alfaro.
Coach Stanley Okumbi’s charges made several attempts on goal in both halves but failed to find the net.
The friendly match was organized after Kenya Premier League and La Liga entered into a partnership with one of the highlights being a visit by the KPL All Stars team visit Spain for a friendly match against a La Liga club at the end of the La Liga season.
The team consisted of young players with an average age of 21 years.
All the players are currently playing for various teams that are participating in the 2017 SportPesa Premier League season.
The squad is widely viewed as the team that will represent Kenya in the African Nations Championship next year.
The 18 man squad includes goalkeepers Bonface Oluoch (Gor Mahia), Matthias Kigonya (Sofapaka) and forwards Samuel Onyango (Ulinzi Stars) and Victor Omondi (Nzoia Sugar).
Midfielders are Boniface Muchiri (Tusker), Clinton Kisiavuki (Nakumatt), Jackson Macharia (Tusker), Vincent Oburu (AFC Leopards) Victor Majid (AFC Leopards), Ovella Ochieng’ (Kariobangi Sharks) and Patillah Omoto (Kariobangi Sharks).
Defenders are Musa Mohammed (Gor Mahia), Robinson Kamura (AFC Leopards), Maurice Ojwang’ (Western Stima), Wesley Onguso (Sofapaka), Benson Iregi (Thika United) and Simon Mbugua (Posta Rangers).
Spanish La Liga catered for the air tickets of the players and the technical bench and full-board accommodation for the team.
The team will be in Spain until Tuesday, July 25 after playing Sevilla Atlético in their second friendly match on Saturday, July 22.
The game will be broadcast live on Bamba Sport at 10pm local time.
This was the second high profile international friendly match for Kenyan players in a week after Gor Mahia took on Everton in a friendly match on July 13 in Tanzania.
The Toffees edged out K’Ogalo 2-1 in the friendly that saw former Manchester United forward Wayne Rooney grab a goal on his debut return to his boyhood club.