Hull City striker says team will be ‘fully focused on result’ when they face Gor Mahia today

Jarrod Bowen
Hull City's Jarrod Bowen has been speaking about the club's visit to Kenya. Photo: Dom Fellowes (CC BY 2.0)

Hull City forward Jarrod Bowen has spoken about the club’s trip to Kenya after being named the Club’s Players’ Player and Supporters’ Player of the Year for the 2017/18 season.

Although the Sky Bet Championship campaign has finished, with the club ending the season in a disappointing 18th place, Bowen and his team-mates are currently in Kenya for an end-of-season trip. This was arranged by the Club’s Main Shirt Sponsor SportPesa which includes a friendly fixture against Kenyan League Champions Gor Mahia at 3pm today.

The visit is aligned with SportPesa’s mission to develop grassroots football on the African continent.

Speaking about the East African trip, Jarrod said: “The lads are looking forward to it and I’m sure it will be a good experience for everyone who is part of the travelling party.

“We’ve got the game out there against Gor Mahia which I’m sure will be a great occasion.

“I think the official title for the game is ‘end-of-season’ friendly – but I’m not so sure there’s such a thing as a friendly fixture in football.

“It’s not just a jolly-up at the end of the season – we’ll be going there fully focused on getting a result. And it will be the same for the Kenyans as well.

“I was involved in the first fixture at the KCOM Stadium at the back end of last season and it was a competitive match. The Kenyans were in our faces and made it tough for us and we’re expecting more of the same on Sunday.”

Hull City face Gor Mahia at the Kasarani Stadium in Nairobi today at 3pm.

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