Tusker midfielder Humphrey Mieno has today received Ksh100,000 token from SportPesa for scoring a goal during the SportPesa AllStars versus Hull City FC match held in the UK last month.
Mieno scored the lone goal for the Kenyan team which played against a select Hull City team at the historic match played at Hull City’s KCOM home stadium. The game which was attended by top Kenya Premier League, Football Kenya Federation, government as well as SportPesa officials ended 2-1 in favour of Hull City.
“It felt great to score the goal. I am humbled by the support from Kenyans and thankful for the support the entire team received from SportPesa while we were at the UK,” said Mieno.
The rest of the AllStars team was given Ksh1,150,000 for the effort at KCOM translating to Ksh50,000 for each member of the team.
“Our team did well considering the harsh weather. It was very cold and many are not used to playing in such weather and we commend them for doing their very best to even manage a goal,” said SportPesa CEO Ronald Karauri
“It was an impressive show and we are proud of the team. The rewards we are giving them today are just to express our appreciation because they took time off their club schedules to take part in this historic match and prior to this they diligently attended training sessions which shows a lot of dedication on their part,” said Karauri.
Karauri was speaking when SportPesa hosted the team to a luncheon in Nairobi today.
ABOUT THE ALLSTARS
The team comprised 18 players drawn from various SportPesa Premier League teams. They were picked by development coaches from Hull City who visited Kenya at various times late last year and early this year. The youngest member of the team is Joshua Otieno, a 16-year old Kakamega High School student. Harambee Stars coach Stanley Okumbi was the AllStars coach while seasoned coach Neville Pudo is the team manager.