SportPesa Premier League (SPL) Allstars team’s first test on the road to 2018 Africa Nations Championships (CHAN) today will take on La Liga Second Division side Cordoba in a friendly in Spain.
The match will be held at Estadio El Mauli in the Spanish city of Antequera at 10.00 pm East African Time. SPL Allstars’ second friendly will be on Saturday at the same time against Sevilla Atleticom “B” team at Estadio Jose Burgois Quintana in Coin, Malaga.
The two matches will be used a yardstick to select the Kenyan team for CHAN which Kenya will host next year. During their Spanish tour, the team will also attend a two-day career-development seminar.
The trip is part of the deal between the Spanish top-flight LaLiga and the Kenyan Premier League (KPL) Limited signed in May and which was facilitated by leading bookmakers SportPesa.
During the trip, LaLiga officials will offer capacity building exchanges with their KPL counterparts in areas of club management, marketing and club licensing. Gor Mahia’s duo of goalkeeper Boniface Oluoch and defender Musa Mohammed are the most experienced players in the SPL team who should inspire the rest to a succesful outing.