Kenya welcomes Bayern coach Guardiola on holiday
29 December 2015, 17:28
Nairobi - Kenyans are on cloud 9 after it was announced that celebrated coach Pep Guardiola is holidaying in the country until the new year.
Guardiola, according to Mombasa Governor Ali Hassan Joho is in the country on holiday and will visit several sites in the country.
He will also spend his new year in Kenya.
" Guardiola is in Kenya for his holidays and we are very happy to have him here. I asked him to visit Mombasa if he can get time," Joho, who allegedly was on the same flight as the current Bayern Munich coach stated.
It is not yet clear where he will head to but according to sources, he will spend most of his time in the Masai Mara and also visit the Lewa Conservancy.
Guardiola has previously coached Barcelona where he won the UEFA Champions League on two occasions.
He has announced that he will leave Bayern at the end of the 2015/16 season and he is expected to arrive in England where he has been linked with Manchester City, United and Chelsea.
Guardiola is the latest in a line of high profile visitors to have visited Kenya in 2015, following in the footsteps of the likes of US President Barack Obama and Pope Francis.
Kenyans interviewed by News24 were happy to hear of Guardiola's visit.
" It is great news. It shows that despite what international media portrays Kenya, this is a great country and great people always come to visit," newspaper vendor Joseph Omburi said.
For Isaac Njoroge, the visit shows just how much Kenya is loved.
" Kenya is a great country. The fact that people like Guardiola, the Pope and Barack Obama have visited the country is evidence of that," the banker said.
Jane Ngugi a salonist was also happy to hear of the arrival of yet another high profile person in the country.
" I do not know football well but I am happy to b here at a time when such people like these are visiting. It shows our country is beautiful and also has beautiful people," she offered.
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