During his stay, Fowler will host a number of customer engagement forums; interact players and officials of the National Football team; conduct a football clinic with young footballers under the Musa Otieno Foundation among other engagements.As part of his visit, Fowler will also share his football career experience and business ideas with university students under the Barclays ReadytoWork programme.“Over the years, Barclays Bank has been a proud financial partner of the English Premier League, a collaboration that has seen many premier league legends visit Kenya as part of activities to enhance our brand visibility, reward loyal customers with memorable experiences, as well as inspire local footballers,” Barclays Marketing and Corporate Relations Director Caroline Ndungu announced.“The EPL is one of our most valuable partnerships and Fowler’s visit is a reassurance that our customers will continue enjoying the benefits of this partnership even after we transition from Barclays to Absa. From a business perspective, we want to use this campaign to reward our loyal customers and build on our brand equity by going beyond conventional financial services and offering memorable experiences,” Ndungu added.Fowler’s career at Liverpool is notably the most remarkable, with more than 171 goals scored for the club over 330 appearances for the club.0Shares0000(Visited 3 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Liverpool legend Robbie Fowler to visit Kenya in November. Photo/COURTESYNAIROBI, Kenya, Nov 6 – Liverpool legend Robbie Fowler is set for a three-day visit to Kenya beginning November 23, courtesy of Barclays Kenya- a member of Absa Group Limited.Fowler, who is best remembered for his time at Liverpool and as the six-highest goal scorer in the history of the Premier League, will be in the country for several activities aimed at engaging EPL fans in Kenya.
Sunderland head coach Gus Poyet has played down a touchline spat with Hull manager Steve Bruce during the sides’ 1-1 draw on Tuesday night.The Black Cats boss was sent to the stands for protesting a yellow card shown to Jack Rodwell for diving, and was involved in an altercation with the Tigers chief on his way from the dugout.But when asked for his take on the bizarre events, the Uruguayan insisted it was all over nothing.“I kicked a bucket…a water bottle,” said Poyet.“Unfortunately some of the water came out and it didn’t look right, so I was sent off…simple as that.“The referee sent me off and by the rules I suppose that is the decision, so I need to accept that. Yes I did kick the bottle, and a little bit hard, but that was my strength when I was a player!”But what happened with Bruce?“I’m sorry but I’m old fashioned, so what happens on the pitch stays on the pitch,” he added.“I never come out and cry like a baby, so I keep that to myself.“There hasn’t been time to see him after the game, because we get fined if we don’t speak to the press 20 minutes after, so I will probably see him later.”The 1-1 draw leaves the Black Cats just four points clear of the bottom-three, but Poyet insists the point earned against the Tigers could prove vital in their battle to avoid the drop.“It’s an important point in a difficult game,” said the coach.“For a long period it looked like the game was getting away from us, but we didn’t stop.“We didn’t create too many chances, but we tried as best we could and never gave up.”