Kenya’s SportPesa AllStars lost against Select Hull City 2 – 1, thanks to an 11th-minute goal by Elliot Holmes and an own goal by Haron Shakava 66th minute.
Tusker midfielder Humphrey Mieno then scored the consolation for the Stanley Okumbi coached outfit towards the end of the game played on Monday February 27, at KCOM Stadium.
The Hull City team, which was mainly composed of players from the club’s U23s, U18s and U16s sides, dominated the match’s first half.
On the other hand, Ulinzi Stars striker John Mark Makwatta combined well with Tusker’s Allan Wanga upfront but Hull City defenders stood tall.
The match stopped for over 10 minutes from the 11th-minute mark when Wesley Onguso and Max Sheaf went for the ball seeing the latter being stretchered out of the field for treatment.
As expected, the historic match provided excitement galore to many Kenyans, some of whom took to twitter to share their reactions. In characteristic Kenyans on Twitter fashion, the jokes were streaming in.
We have sampled some reactions:
Allstars will qualify for English Premier League if they beat Hull City, let’s cheer our boys to triumph #SportPesaAllStars
— Wiliam Ruto (@WiliamssRutto) February 27, 2017
The commentator knows more of our players than i actually do #SportPesaAllStars
— Stephan Ochieng (@i_steph_an) February 27, 2017
#SportPesaAllStars watching English children playing Kenyan adults .
— Dan Ngoji (@DanNgoji) February 27, 2017
When a man who takes ugali ya wimbi collides with a pizza guy, he walks off as if nothing has happened. ??#SportPesaAllStars
— DAUDI (@ItsDaudi) February 27, 2017
— ??????? (@DuncanKokonya) February 27, 2017
#SportPesaAllstars we are playing an underage hull city team. Hii ni dharau. Do these people knw we are their sponsors!!
— Yobra (@briananyangu) February 27, 2017
#SportPesaAllStars this is what happens when collision between a mutura guy and spaghetti kid happens
— Roba Duo (@RobaDuo) February 27, 2017
U collide with someone who is used to playing at Bukhungu Stadium n u expect to survive! Quick recovery tho. #SportPesaAllStars
— MMN (@NelsonMomanyi) February 27, 2017
Wesley Onguso has just proven that 1kg of Unga is heavier than 1kg of Pizza, the kid has been subbed hope no major injury #SportPesaAllStars
— Abunuasi (@mzitooh) February 27, 2017
#SportPesaAllStars these white guys colonized us. It’s payback time. One kid down. Good work soldiers ?
— 69 shades of retweet (@omo016) February 27, 2017
— Keyboard Warrior ? (@Davidatipster) February 27, 2017
commentator amesema the hull fans are giving support to the opposition…. nikafikiri NASA iko in attendance!!! #SportPesaAllStars
— Kevin Oguna (@kevoninz15) February 27, 2017
— ELVIS SIMON ? (@ElviSymo) February 27, 2017
Some guy somewhere is trying to explain to his girlfriend why Wanyama is not playing #SportPesaAllstars
— oteraw (@oteroh) February 27, 2017
#SportPesaAllStars if we cannot win the match let’s challenge Hull City for half marathon.
— Prince Justo (@princejustoh) February 27, 2017
— Lord Pretty Flacko? (@ovitah_ken) February 27, 2017
— Duncan Makori (@EngnrDan) February 27, 2017
— kiarie 26K ?? (@paulkiarie001) February 27, 2017
The reason we are losing is because the commentator keeps calling Wanga “Wenger” #sportpesaallstars ?? .We see you
— Rowan (@Its_just_rowan) February 27, 2017
Legendary African hospitality you score us one, we add you another ??#SportPesaAllStars
— mtumzuri (@mtumzuri) February 27, 2017
#sportpesaallstars even though we are loosing, this is the most descent football I have seen Kenya play since I was born!
— Tonygathi (@tony_gathi) February 27, 2017
#SportpesaAllStars Hull City should now prepare their Rugby team.. Hatutaki madharau??
— William (@willy_m_k) February 27, 2017
I tremegnically congratulate the #SportPesaAllStars for the rignihouminic historic match in England! It was a crudentitious and terton game!
— Dr. PLO_Lumumba (@PL0_Lumumba) February 27, 2017
#SportpesaAllStars players were promised Sh100K for every goal scored. Does Haron Shakava get Sh100K for his own goal?
— David Mbewa (@MbewaDavid) February 27, 2017
#SportPesaAllStars The commentator pronounced all Kenyan names. Class act! He took the time.The nicknames as well. He did his homework.
— DENNIS (@DWambergue) February 27, 2017
— GOAT Matata™ (@BabiyanceNahum) February 28, 2017
— Musyoka Charlie (@MusyokaCh) February 27, 2017
— Eric M. Mugambi (@mugambimwenda) February 27, 2017