Kenya’s youngest representative in the exhibition match between English Premier League side Hull City against the Sportpesa All Stars has remained behind to train with the teams youth side.
16-year-old Joshua Otieno, who fans saw come in as a substitute with less than a minute of added time remaining, has been invited to train with the Tigers’ U18s for the next few days.
Administration problems meant that Otieno only arrived in the UK 24 hours before the All Stars took to the field at the KCOM.
Having only tasted a few seconds of football on English soil, the Tigers’ Academy stepped in to give the exciting midfielder the extra experience of training with the Club’s up-and-coming youngsters before he travels back to Kenya on Sunday.
Otieno, a student at Kakamega High School in his home country, plays his football for Sony Sugar and was selected to represent the All Stars after impressing at a training camp run by coaches from the Tigers’ Academy.
The All Stars were beaten 2-1 by a Hull City XI was broadcasted live across Africa, where millions tuned in to support the Kenyan side.