Frustration after KPL All Stars handed thrashing by lower tier Spanish team
Kenyan footbal fans vented their frustrations on social media, moments after the country’s select football team was thrashed by a lower tier Spanish side in a one sided friendly on Wednesday night.
This contest, pitting the Kenya Premier League All Stars against Cordoba CF at the El Mauli Stadium in Spain, saw the hosts come out comfortable victors after scoring four unanswered goals against the Stanley Okumbi coached side.
Jonathan Mejjan’s 20th minute header opened the floodgates for the second tier Spanish side, and further goals by Sergi Guardiola, Alberto Quiles and Alfaro Alejandro confirmed the embarrassing scoreline.
The match was organised as part of a newly formed partnership between the Kenya Premier League and Spanish La Liga.
— Duncan Ong'ayo (@Danwill254) July 20, 2017
CORDOBA (academy) 4 KPL ALL STARS 0.
— Nìvek Owìno Voke (@NivekOwinoVoke) July 19, 2017
Watching this game between Sportpesa All Stars and Cordoba in Spain. This is the kind of exposure our footballers need.
— Ephraim Njega (@EphraimNjega) July 19, 2017
Despite the Kenyan side arguably consisting the best available talents in the top flight league, the team struggled on most fronts in this clash against a well drilled Cordoba side that finished tenth out of 22 teams in the Segunda division last season.
AFC Leopards forward Vincent Oburu and Kariobangi Sharks winger Ovella Ochieng impressed in phases for the Kenyan team but this wasn’t anywhere near enough.
The result comes a few months after another select Kenyan side christened SportPesa All Stars were outplayed and defeated 2-1 by a development side attached to then English Premier League club Hull City.
The All Stars which is said to consist the skeleton of Kenya’s 2018 Africa Nations Championship (Chan) squad, will wrap up their tour of Spain with another friendly against Sevilla Atletico on Saturday.