The Kenya Simbas have released the squad that will face Zimbambe in their fourth Rugby Africa Gold Cup match at the Hartsfield Stadium in Bulawayo on Saturday July 22,2017.

KCB's Jacob Ojee has been included in the starting lineup after being declared fit to play. There were concerns over his fitness when he was substituted the first half of last weekend’s clash against Senegal but has since recovered sufficiently to return to the team.

Bramwell Mayaka has also been reinstated into the team will cover the front row in place of Dennis Karani who is out of the squad due to academic commitments. 

Meanwhile, lock Oliver Mang’eni will link up with the side for the Namibia clash. Mang’eni missed the last two fixtures against Tunisia and Senegal due to personal and work commitments.

 

Simbas squad to face Zimbabwe

15.Tony Onyango(Menengai Cream Homeboyz), 14. Darwin Mukidza (KCB), 13. David Ambunya(SportPesa Quins), 12. Leo Seje(Resolution Impala Saracens), 11. Jacob Ojee(KCB), 10. Isaac Adimo(SportPesa Quins), 9. Samson Onsomu(Resolution Impala Saracens), 1. Moses Amusala(KCB), 2. Peter Karia(KCB), 3. Curtis Lilako(KCB), 4. Wilson Kopondo (SportPesa Quins,Captain), 5. Simon Muniafu(Resolution Impala Saracens), 6. Eric Kerre( Resolution Impala Saracens), 7. Davis Chenge (KCB), 8. Joshua Chisanga (Newcastle Falcons) Replacements 16. Philip Ikambili (Menengai Cream Homeboyz), 17. Oscar Simiyu (KCB), 18. Bramwell Mayaka (Menengai Cream Homeboyz), 19. George Nyambua (Kabras Sugar), 20. Martin Owila (KCB), 21. Lyle Asiligwa (SportPesa Quins), 22. Kenny Andola (KCB), 23. Dennis Muhanji (SportPesa Quins). 

Management: Jerome Paarwater ( Head Coach), Dominique Habimana (Forwards Coach), Charles Ngovi (Backs Coach), Richard Ochieng’ (Strength & Conditioning Coach), Chris Makachia (Physio), Simiyu Wangila ( Team Manager).

 

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The GoTV Shield Cup resumes this weekend with seven fixtures set to be played across the country in Round of 16 of the competition.

On Saturday, defending Champions Tusker FC will continue their march towards defending the title when they host second division side Butterfly at the Kinoru Stadium on Saturday afternoon while minnows Eldoret Youth and Savannah clash at the Kipchoge Stadium for a place in the quarter finals of the competition.

It will be an all Premier league affair when Bandari clash with Nakumatt FC on Saturday at the Mbaraki Stadium in a repeat of the 2015 finals which the Dockers emerged victorious. 2014 GoTV winners Sofapaka will take to the field on Sunday to face league counterparts Kariobangi Sharks at the Nyayo Stadium with both team eager to proceed to the next round.

The last fixture in the Round of 16 will be on Wednesday between AFC Leopards and Bidco United at the Thika Sub County Stadium

Saturday July 22

Bandari vs Nakumatt (Mbaraki)-15:00

Sony Sugar vs Nzoia Sugar (Awendo)-15:00

Eldoret Youth vs Savannah (Kipchoge Keino)-13:00

GFE 105 vs Wazito (Kipchoge Keino)-15:15

Kakamega Homeboyz vs Vihiga United (Mumias)-15:00

Tusker vs Butterfly (Kinoru)-15:00

Sunday July 23

Sofapaka vs Kariobangi Sharks (Nyayo Stadium)-15:00

 

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The Kenya Hockey leagues continue this weekend with twelve matches lined up. Six matches will be played on Saturday July 22, 2017 while the other six take place on Sunday July 23.

Women's league champions Telkom will be eyeing a perfect finish to the first leg when they host Kenyatta University Titans on Saturday at the City Park Stadium. Telkom were not involved last weekend but have won all their last nine matches to top the league table with 27 points.

Jkuat, who lost 3-1 to Strathmore last weekend will be looking to bounce back when they face University of Nairobi on Saturday at City Park from 11am.

In the men's premier league, KCA University who were 3-2 winners over Strathmore last weekend will clash with Western Jaguars on Saturday while Nakuru face KU Vultures in Nakuru on Saturday.

Saturday

Premier Women: JKUAT v UON -12noon, Telkom v KU Titans – 4pm

National Men: Wazalendo Youth v Dedan Kimathi – 2pm, Parkroad Tigers v Mvita – 6pm

Premier Men: Western Jaguars v KCAU- 3pm (Kakamega), Nakuru v KU Vultures 3pm (Nakuru)

 

Sunday

National Men: Daystar v Mvita – 9am, JKUAT v Dedan Kimathi – 1pm

Premier Women: USIU v UON – 11am, Sliders v Amira – 3pm

Premier Men: Western Jaguars v Sikh (10am) – Kakamega, Parklands v Butali – 5pm

 

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 The national U18 team that recently took part in the IAAF World U18 Championships that were held at the Kasarani Stadium have each been awarded 100,000 shillings by President Uhuru Kenyatta.

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8-time Diamond League Meeting Winner Hellen Obiri will lead five Kenyans in their quest for victory in women's 300 meters of the Diamond League that is set to be held on Friday July 21, 2017 in Monaco.

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Asbel Kiprop and Elijah Manangoi will lead six Kenyans in the hunt for gold in the 2017 Diamond League that is set to be held on Friday July 21, 2017 in Monaco, France.

Asbel Kiprop is a 23-time Diamond League Meeting winner with his personal best coming in the same venue in July 2015 where he finished the 1500 meters in a time of 3:26:69. 

Kiprop who is the world’s most dominant miler has won four global titles, including the Olympic gold medal from 2008 when he was still a teenager. He is also the most prolific winner of the 1500m/mile Diamond Trophy, having won in 2010, 2015 and 2016.

Elijah Manangoi will be seeking to give Kiprop a run for his money when the two track giants meet on Friday night. Manangoi is the world 1500m leader, winning the IAAF Diamond League kick-off event in Doha. The world silver medalist has a 1500m best of 3:29.67 and finished third in last year’s Bowerman Mile.

Ronald Kwemoi is the other Kenyan tasked with giving competition to the two household names. Kwemoi is the Commonwealth silver medallist and has a mile best of 3:52.57. In May, the Olympic finalist destroyed a superb field over 3000m in Doha to win in 7:28.73, showing a turn of speed over the last 100 meters that will give all the other fast-finishers something to think about.

Other Kenyans that will compete in the race are Justus Soget, Timothy Cheruiyot, Jackson Mumba Kivuva and Andrew Rotich Kiptoo. 

 

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Julius Yego and Emmanuel Korir will be eyeing splendid results when they participate in the Diamond League on Friday July 21, 2017 in Monaco, France.

Julius Yego will be taking part in the javelin throw and will be inspired by his season best time of 87.97 meters. The 28-year old posted a personal best time of 92.72 meters in 2015 at the World Championships to become the first Kenyan to win gold in a field event.

He will however face stiff competition from the likes of Germany's Rohler Thomas who won the 2016 edition of Diamond League that was held in Shanghai. Other stiff competitors include Jacub Vadlejch (Czech Republic), Vetter Johannes (Germany) and Walcott Keshorn (Trinidad and Tobago).

800 Meters

In the 800 meters, Emmanuel Korir will be the only Kenyan participant in a pack of eight athletes who will be eyeing victory. Korir's recent gold medal came in June at the 2017 NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships in a time of 1:45:03. He will be hoping to replicate Kenya's performance in the 2016 edition of the event where Ferguson Cheruiyot led a 1,2,3 finish for Kenyans in the 800 meters race.

Korir will face stiff competition from Amel Tuka (Bahrain), Pierre-Ambroise Bosse (France) and McBride Brandon (Canada).

 

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An underwhelming second half summarized KPL AllStars’ huge 4-0 loss to LaLiga 123 side Cordoba CF on Wednesday July 19, 2017 at the El Mauli Stadium in Spain.

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Kenyans will now have the ease of watching the KPL Allstars match from the comfort of their homes after team sponsors SportPesa confirmed that the match will be aired live on Bamba Sports. KBC, K24 and SuperSport will also be airing the match live.

The KPL AllStar select team is set to take on  Spanish side Cordoba CF who play in the second division LaLiga 123 on Wednseday July 19, 2017. The match will be played at 10:00pm Kenyan time at the Estadio El Mauli in Antequera City, Spain.

The Kenyan team will be seeking good results that will motivate them in preparing for their second match which will be against Sevilla Atletico on Saturday July 22.

 

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Harambee Stars head coach Stanley Okumbi who also doubles up as the KPL AllStars coach has named the starting lineup that will face Cordoba CF on Wednesday July 19, 2017. The match is a friendly and is set to kick off at 22:00 Kenyan time.

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A team of 30 students from different schools have been selected to represent the country in the East Africa Secondary School Games in the swimming category. This year's edition of the regional games are set to be held in Gulu, Uganda from August 14 to August 27.

Agah Khan Academy is the school that is most represented with five swimmers followed by Oshwal and Jaffery Academies who both have two. 

BOYS

NAME SCHOOL COUNTY

1. Emmanuel Ndonga Agah Khan Accademy Nairobi 

2. Atuhare Ambala Agah Khan Academy Nairobi 

3. SmitMalde Oshwal Academy Nairobi 

4. Andrew Wamarema Strathmore Nairobi 

5. Kevin Adede Makini Nairobi 

6. Kunyiha Kirundi Agah Khan Academy Nairobi 

7. Nabil Shikely Jaffery Academy Mombasa 

8. Rushabh Shah Oshwal Academy Mombasa 

9. Abdalla H. Mazrui Agah khan High Mombasa

10. Jono Opande Braeburn Kisumu 

11. Joseph Okal Kisumu Academy Kisumu 

12. Adrian Ngweno Laiser Hill Kajiado 

13. Nigel Amos Akala Brookhouse Nairobi 

14. Larson Agade Kamusinga Bungoma 

15. Osama Mohamoud Serani Mombasa

GIRLS

NAME SCHOOL COUNTY 

1. Hadassa Gichovi Loreto Valley Road Nairobi 

2. Joy Ndonga Rusinga School Nairobi 

3. Samantha Hawala Loreto Valley Road Nairobi 

4. Kemunto Ongera Agah Khan Academy Nairobi 

5. Aisha Nasser Agah Khan Academy Nairobi 

6. Alexandra Kranck Hillcrest Nairobi

7. Tatyana Kiruthi Brookhouse Nairobi 

8. Tanam Mohata Hillcrest Nairobi

9. Nabiha Shikely Jaffery Mombasa 

10. Nikita Kassandra Juja Academy Kiambu 

11. Michelle Osiro Alliance High Kiambu 

12. Stephanie Machuka Limuru Girls Kiambu 

13. Felicia Tanzer Greensteds Nakuru 

14. Ivy Mayende Kabarak Nakuru 

15. Nicole Kowido St. Mary’s Lwak Siaya

 

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Haambee Starlets head coach Anne Aluoch has named the final squad of 20 players that will depart for Botswana for the 2018 FIFA U20 Women's World Cup qualifier. Starlets will play Botswana on Friday 21 July at the Lobatse Sports Complex, Botswana and the teams jets out of the country on Wednesday July 19.

Of the 20 players selected, 15 players are from high schools and participated in the recently concluded National Secondary School Ball Games that were held in Nyeri. In the tournament, Wiyeta Girls'  were crowned champions and have been recognized handsomely with seven of their players in the travelling contingent to Botswana.

Corazone Aquino who plies her trade with Soccer Queens has been tasked with captaining the team as they seek a slot in the 2018 FIFA U20 Women's World Cup which will take place in France.  

Travelling Squad

Goalkeepers: Lilian Awuor, Judith Osimbo (both Nyakach Girls), Dinah Tembesi (Wiyeta Girls)

Defenders: Lucy Akoth (St Paul’s Abwao), Wincate Kaari (Thika Queens), Vivian Nasaka (Ibinzo Girls), Maureen Khakasa (Wiyeta Girls), Robai Khamusa, Leah Cherotich (Wiyeta Girls),

Midfielders: Lilian Mmboga, Corazone Aquino (Soccer Queens), Sheril Angachi (Olympic High School), Cynthia Shilwatso (Ibinzo Girls), Marjolen Nekesa, Cynthia Atieno.

Strikers: Martha Amunyolete (Wiyeta Girls), Mercy Akinyi (Nyakach Girls), Rachel Muema, Jentrix Shikangwa (Wiyeta Girls), Diana Wacera (Mathare United)

 

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Kakamega High School's Green Commandos and Wiyeta Girls are among the five teams that have been named to represent Kenya in the East Afrcia Secondary School Games that are set to be held in Uganda from August 14 to August 27.

Girls

In the girls' category, Kenya will be represented by Wiyeta and Ibinzo Secondary School. The two teams earned the spots after reaching the finals of the recently concluded National Secondary School Games which were held in Nyeri. In the finals, Wiyeta thrashed Ibinzo 3-1 on post-match penalties following a 1-1 draw in normal time.

Boys

Upper Hill, St Anthony's and Kakamega High School are the three teams that will represent Kenya in the boys' category. Upper Hill were crowned this year's national champions following a 3-1 win over St Anthony's on post-match penalties after the two sides had drawn 1-1 in normal time. St Anthony's therefore qualified as runners-up, with the Green Commandos going as number three.

Kenya's Representatives

Wiyeta Girls.

Ibinzo Secondary School.

Upper Hill.

St Anthony's.

Kakamega High School.

 

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National Super League side Wazito FC proved as heavy as Gor Mahia by holding them to a barren draw in a friendly on Wednesday July 19, 2017 at the Camp Toyoyo Grounds.

Gor Mahia under coach Dylan Kerr opted to use young players in the friendly, starting the likes of Oliver Maloba and John Ndirangu. The back three was covered by Joash Onyango Joachim Oluoch and Mike Simiyu.

Wazito

Wazito had probably the most and best chances in the game but could not get a goal even with the likes of Bob Mugalia and John Mabia in attack. Mugalia was teed up by Mabia early in the first half but wasted the chance from a goal-clear position.

The woodwork prevented Dennis Gicheru from taking the NSL side ahead in the second half after his spinning header hit the bar and went out of play. Joachim Oluoch then almost scored in his own net  after deflecting a Marilu Ihaji free kick but seems luck was on his side. Wazito went on to summarize their wasteful trend in the match with a squandered chance from substitute Peter Karuri's attack late in the match.

Gor Mahia

With pace on the flanks through Maloba and Ndirangu, Gor Mahia sought to break on counter attacks but were unfruitful in their quest. Softie's first effort on goal was deflected for a corner, with Jeconia being denied a goal by Zachary Onyango after some exchange of passes with Maloba.

Zachary Onyango would then go on to stop John Ndirangu and Innocent Wafula's long range efforts to preserve the draw for Wazito.

 Gor, who will not be involved in this weekend's matches used the match to keep themselves fit for their next league assignment which is against Muhoroni Youth. Wazito on the other hand were using the friendly to prepare for their weekend GoTV Shield encounter with GFE 105 at the Kipchoge Stadium on Sunday 23.

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Kaya Tiwi Girls and Laiser Hill are among the four teams that will represent Kenya in this year's East Africa Secondary School Games which are set to be held in Uganda from August 14 to August 27.

Girls

In the girls' category, Kaya Tiwi and St Brigid Girls made the cut after facing off in a hotly contested finals. Kaya Tiwi eventually emerged winners, retaining their national title with a 48-35 win over their opponents. St Brigid qualify by virtue of being runners-up with former basketball powerhouse BuruBuru Girls failing to make it to the regional games after finishing fourth behind Tigoi who were third.

Boys

In the boys' category, Laiser Hill and Upper Hill are the ones tasked with flying the country's flag. Laiser Hill defeated their arch rivals Upper Hill 51-43 in the boys’ basketball finals to clinch the national trophy.

Basketball Representatives

Kaya Tiwi Girls.

St Brigid Girls.

Upper Hill School.

Laiser Hill School.

 

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Kakamega High School and St Mary's Yala are among the six schools that will represent Kenya in the rugby category in this year's East Africa Secondary School Games (EASSG) to be held in Uganda from August 14 to August 27.

The six teams will represent the country in rugby 15s and 7s, with each category having three representatives. 

15s

The 15s category has Kakamega High School, St Mary's Yala and Upper Hill School. Kakamega High School qualified after retaining the title courtesy of an 18-14 win over Laiser Hill, who had the most valuable player in the 15s category by the name of Kennedy Nzilu.  Upper Hill consequently qualified as runners-up, with St Mary's going as number three.

7s

Kenya will be represented in the 7s category by Menengai High School, Chavakali and Muhuri Muchiri Boys High School. Menengai won the KSSSA rugby sevens title after a hard-fought 7-5 win over Chavakali High in the National Secondary Schools Terms Two A Games. Chavakali qualified as runners-up while Muhuri Muchiri will go as number three.

Rugby 15s

Kakamega High School.

Upper Hill  School.

St. Mary’s, Yala.

Rugby 7s

Menengai High School.

Chavakali High School.

Muhuri Muchiri High School.

 

Comment

Test rugby is set to go regional in 2018 following a decision by the board of  the Kenya Rugby Union to spread the international matches across the country.This move will bring international 15-a-side rugby closer to the grassroots and increase the game’s popularity and visibility.

This move is consistent with the practice in major rugby playing nations like South Africa, New Zealand and Australia who rotate test matches across various venues.

Some of the regions earmarked as potential venues include Mombasa, Nakuru, Kisumu, Machakos and Kakamega. Each of these regions have event management experience from years of hosting high profile fixtures such as the Rugby Super Series and the National Sevens Circuit. KRU will also support the regions in the organization/logistics of the matches as the requirements of test rugby are significantly higher than domestic competitions.

The KRU has started the process of evaluating each venue under criteria such as playing facility, transport, accommodation to ensure basic infrastructure is met to host games of such magnitude and will soon meet the local authorities and affiliates to discuss the venture.

Commenting on the decision, KRU Secretary Oduor Gangla said “Fifteen a side international rugby is growing rapidly with Nairobi hosting six test matches this year, all of which have been very well attended. The timing is right to extend this unique product across the country and grow the test match experience and culture across the country. A number of KRU affiliates have already expressed strong interest in hosting such matches and we look forward to engaging with them from September 2017 to actualize this plan.”

This plan is consistent with the broad mandate of KRU to grow and develop the game of rugby union. Rugby fans across the country will have unique opportunities to experience test match rugby. In addition, KRU will look to introduce new commercial partners into the game especially regional companies and the county governments who have significant budgets for sporting activities. With the large and growing following of test matches, we expect a huge multiplier effect for businesses in the region as they will host the rugby fraternity to local opportunities”

“For this venture to be successful, the support of our affiliates across the country is essential and this will deepen our working relationship. Part of the returns of these events will be earmarked towards legacy rugby development programs that will contribute to the growth and development of the game and support initiatives of the affiliates in the regions,” he concluded.

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National Super League side Wazito FC will on Wednesday July 19, 2017 play against Gor Mahia in a friendly match. The match will be staged at the Camp Toyoyo Grounds from 09:00.

This weekend will see a bunch of GoTV Shield Cup fixtures played, meaning that Gor Mahia will be out of action after they were bundled out of the tournament by Bandari FC.

 

Wazito on the other hand will use the friendly to prepare for their weekend GoTV Shield encounter with GFE 105 at the Kipchoge Stadium on Sunday 23.

Comment

Kariobangi Sharks coach William Muluya said that during Saturday's match against Kariobangi Sharks, their opponents' plan was to defend and they executed it very well.

The two teams rallied to a barren draw although Sharks had better chances which they failed to utilize and notch a win. Homeboyz on the other hand were comfortable in their own half as they looked satisfied with a point from the encounter.

 “Homeboyz’ plan was to defend and they did a very good job at that. Our best chances came in the opening moments of the game but we didn’t take advantage of those chances so we have to contend with the single point,” said Muluya.

Following the draw, Sharks did not bag all three points but managed to maintain their eleven-match unbeaten run which is one of the highest of any Kenyan Premier League team this season.

 

Comment

The GoTV Shield Cup match between AFC Leopards and Bidco FC had been pushed to Wednesday 26th July 2017. The match was scheduled to be played on Sunday July 23 but in a statement on their website, Leopards notified fans of the developments. The venue of the match will now be at the Thika Municipal Stadium from 15:00.

The clash is among the eight fixtures to be played in Round of 16 of the competition which was won by Tusker FC last year. Ingwe booked a date with the former Matano club courtesy of a 2-0 win over Nairobi Stima while Bidco were winners against Rainforest FC.

``Kindly note that the GoTV Shield round of 16 match between Bidco FC vs AFC Leopards that was scheduled for Sunday 23rd July 2017 has been postponed to Wednesday 26th July 2017,'' read the statement.

 

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Mathare United head coach Francis Kimanzi has urged his troops to be more aggressive in their next fixtures if they are to post better results. The former Harambee Stars coach made the comments following their last match where they settled for a barren draw with Sony Sugar on Saturday July 15, 2017.

The coach noted some positives from the draw but urged his players to be more clinical infront of goal so that they can get back to winning ways.

“It was a tough game (against Sony Sugar). We showed some very positive intentions and controlled the game very well which is also very important. We just need to work on the composure in front of the goal and being more quick and aggressive. If we perfect that in the next few fixtures then we can turn the tables,'' said Kimanzi.

“Every team wants to be in a place where you enjoy. When you are at the bottom you have psychological and mental fear. You tend to overdo things just to turn the results but when you get positive results everything settles down and mentally you become better,'' he added.

Mathare United lay bottom of the Kenyan Premier League table with only 12 points after sixteen matches. The Slum Boys have not tasted a win in their last eight matches, having lost five and drawn three times. 

Their 1-0 win over Gor Mahia at the end of April this year was their last victory and prior to that, they had only won one other match which was their opening fixture of the season against fellow strugglers Thika United. 

Mathare's next league fixture will be against Kakamega Homeboyz on Saturday July 29, 2017.

Comment

It was a weekend of mixed results in the mens' Kenya Hockey Union league as several sides registered wins while others suffered shock losses to fall further in the pecking order.

Nairobi Sikh registered the biggest win of the weekend, thumping Wazalendo 5-0 to take their point tally to 21. The win however did not have any impact on the table as they remained 5th on the log after nine games.

Parklands Sports Club rose a spot to 8th after seeing off strugglers Technical University in a 4-1 win while Greensharks beat Kenyatta University 2-0 to leap to 2nd place. They now have 30 points after fourteen matches and are behind leaders Kenya Police who have played a match less. Butali Warriors who were not in action during the weekend sum up the top three positions.

Defending Champions Strathmore University fell into more misery after going down 3-2 to fellow learners KCA University on Sunday July 16. The win rose KCA four places to 10th with eleven points while further lowering Strathmore's position to 13th with ten points.

 

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Strathmore University soared to the second position of the women’s Kenya Hockey Union league after a comfortable 3-1 win over Jkuat.

Sylvia Mukami scored for Jkuat early in the game to put them ahead but Strathmore surged from behind to stage an incredible comeback through goals from Virginia Wanyee, Gilly Okumu and Ruth Odhiambo. The 3-1 win takes the Scorpions to 2nd place and are now four points adrift of leaders Telkom.

At City Park Stadium, Vikings beat Mombasa Sports Club 3-0 to bag vital points that would lift them upto 6th position in the league table. Leaders Telkom were not involved during the weekend but still top the charts with 27 points. Strathmore are second having displaced USIU who come in third with apoint less than the Scorpions.

 

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The squad to represent Kenya in this year's CAVB Zone V World Championship qualifiers set for Kigali, Rwanda has been released. The qualifiers are slated to take place between July 22 and 27 will see 14 Kenyan participants leave the country for Rwanda on Tuesday 18 July.

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It was medals’ day for team Kenya on Sunday July 16, 2017 as Bett and Meyan scooped gold and silver in the boys’ 2000 meters amidst over 55,000 home supporters.

With only one lap remaining in the race, the two Kenyans split off the rest of the pack to create a huge gap between them and the Ethiopians who were the closest opponents.

They now had to battle for a first place finish and it is Leonard Kipkemoi Betyt who bagged gold by finishing first in a time of 5:32.52, backed by cheers from the fans who were present at the Kasarani Stadium. He was closely followed by Cleophas Kandie Meyan who posted a personal best time of 5:33.07 to finish second while Ethiopian Alemu Kitessa finished a distant third in 5:42.10.

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Kenyan participants in boys’ 3000 meters steeplechase of the just concluded IAAF World U18 Championships were able to manage a second and third place finish to add silver and bronze to the hosts' medal tally.

Edward Zakayo, who was the race favourite finished just behind Ethiopian Selemon Barega in a time of 7:49.17 while Stanley Waithaka came in third in 7:50.64. Race winner Barega finished in a time of 7:47.16 which was a personal best, with the Kenyan duo also managing to record personal best times.

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Kenya emerged victorious in the girls’ 800 meters of the just ended IAAF World U18 Championships, scooping both gold and silver on Sunday July 16, 2017 to add to their medal tally.

Jackline Wambui finished 1st in a time of 2:01.46 with counterpart Lydia Jeruto Lagat coming 2nd with a personal best time of 2:02.06. Ethiopia’s Hirut Meshaesha summed up the podium with a 3rd place finish in 2:06.32.

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Zoo Kericho bagged three vital points at home after seeing off Chemelil Sugar 2-0 at the Kericho Green Stadium on Sunday July 16, 2017.

Kipkirui Goal

Nicholas Kipkirui who had been tasked with leading the Zoo attack in search of goals took his team ahead in the 14th minute after directing a Bernard Odhiambo cross bullet header into the net.

Chemelil keeper Jairus Adira prevented his team from falling further behind, saving Michael Madoya’s penalty in the 17th minute after Omino had committed foul inside the box.

Adira’s Dismissal

One minute to the break, Chemelil keeper Adira came out of his line to rob the ball from Odhiambo and after a reckless tackle on the Zoo man, he was given marching orders leaving Chemelil with ten men on the pitch. Moses Marita had to be sacrificed for substitute keeper Richard Aimos.

Kipkoech Goal

With Chemelil one goal and one man down, Zoo striker Ernest Kipkoech buried them with a goal in the 70th minute to all but seal victory for the home team. The result takes Zoo’s point tally to eighteen, catapulting them to the 13th position of the league table.

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It was a race to remember for South Africa in the boys’ 200 meters of the on-going IAAF World U18 Championships after they scooped both gold and silver.

Retshidisitswe Mlenga finished first with a season best time of 21.03 with country mate Tshenolo Lemao coming in second with a person best time of 21.12.

Luis Brandner bagged silver for  Germany after finishing third in 21.23 which was also his personal best. Mlenga and Lemao also scooped gold and silver for South Africa.

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Nicholas Kipkirui and Ernest Kipkoech will lead Zoo Kericho’s attack when the team tackles Chemelil Sugar on Sunday July 16, 2017 at the Kericho Green Stadium fro 15:00.

Both teams head into the match in search of a win following winless tries in their last two matches, with Chemelil losing all nine points in their last three matches. Zoo Kericho will also be seeking to flip their bad run at home where they have only manage one win out of eight matches that they have played at home. They currently sit 14th on the table standings while Chemelil are 10th with twenty one points.

Squad

Vincent Misikhu retains his place in between the sticks while Johnstone Ligare, Simon Sabiri, Dominic Ouma and Isaac Kipyegon cover him in defense. Geoffrey Gichana and Bernard Odhiambo will search for team chances from the flanks with Mmata Leonard and Michael Madoya man the midfield.

Starting XI: 19. Vincent Misikhu, 9. Johnstone Ligare, 39.Simon Sabiri  Dominic Ouma, 12. Isaac Kipyegon, 4. Mmata Leonard 18:Geofrey Gichana, 5. Michael Madoya, 10. Bernard Odhiambo, 22. Nicholas Kipkirui, 35. Ernest Kipkoech.

Subs: 1. Koko Samuel, Andrew Ongwae, 16 Danson Namasakha, 31.Akiya Stanlaus, Dennis Otieno, Kepha Ondati, 20. Mangili Selenga.

Comment

Kenya stayed unbeaten in the Rugby Africa Gold Cup with a 45-25 win over Senegal at the RFUEA Ground on Saturday afternoon.

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Sofapaka and Thika United had to settle for a 0-0 draw in Round 16 of the Kenyan Premier League on Saturday July 15th at the Thika Sub County Stadium.

Sofapaka, who lost their last match to Nakumatt, desperately needed a win to console themselves while Thika United were also in search of a win to propel them out of the relegation zone. However, none of the teams was able to find the back of the net and each had to contend with one point.

The result leaves Sofapaka 6th in the table standings with twenty four points while Thika are 17th with eleven points.

At the Machakos Stadium, Kariobangi Sharks and Kakamega Homeboyz also rallied to a barren draw despite numerous scoring chances.The draw leaves Sharks placed 5th on the league table with twenty sixpoints while Homeboyz are 7th with twenty three points.

Sofapaka Starting XI: Mathias Kigonya(G)2. Willis Ouma3. Abdulatif Achicobe Omar 4. Rodgers Modest Aloro 5. Jonathan Mugabi6. Mohammed Kilume7. Hillary Echesa (Cpt)8.Bernard Mang'oli9. Umaru Kasumba10. Ali Feni11. Timothy Luda

Subs: 12. Edmond Kwanya 13. Brian Dayo Magonya14. Maurice Odipo15. Kennedy Odour16. Micheal Odour17. Ezekiel Okare18. George Opiyo.

Thika United Starting XI: Allan owini Anekaya Wilson Mieja Sammy Christopher oruchum Ongotho Suleiman Tsuma Said Lewa Denis Shami Kibwana Mukangula Eugene Iregi Benson Chibuze Longinus.

Subs: Emase Eliud Edmond Adem Mwanje Samuel Mutinda micheal Odhiambo Stephen Asad Abudalla Idah Sosthens

 

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AFC Leopards registered a hard fought and much needed 1-0 win over Bandari FC on Saturday July 15, 2017 at the Mbaraki Stadium.

The match was momentarily stopped in the opening minutes of the game after Joshua Mawira and Victor Majid got injured in separate incidents but were able to come back into the field after treatment. Mawira’s delay with the ball in the 30th minute after a volleyed pass from Kamura denied him a chance to score and take his team ahead. With the two teams locked, neither side was able to compile passes that would break down the opponent’s defense and they went into the break with the scores at 0-0.

The second half started with Vincent Oburu failing to utilize a rare chance to put the ball past keeper Oburu in a one on one situation in the 49th minute. Leopards however did not lose momentum, with Isuzza and Kitenge combining very well four minutes later but the latter saw his effort go wide. Ingwe then decided to bring in Marcellus Ingotsi for Aziz Okaka  in the 54th minute and it is the substitute whoo made all the difference in the game, scoring a beautiful goal in additional time to earn his team all three points.

The win was Leopards’ first in ten league matches and takes them to 11th on the log with nineteen points from 16 matches.

AFC Leopards Starting XI: Gabriel Andika Dennis Shikayi  Joshua Mawira Robinson Kamura Musa Mudde Aziz Okaka ( Marcellus Ingotsi) Whyvonne Isuzza Victor Majid ( Duncan Otieno)  Keziron Kizito Vincent Oburu Alexis Kitenge.

Unused Subs: Edwin Mukolwe, Haroun Nyakha Raymond Omondi

Bandari starting XI: 1. Wilson Oburu  2. Dan Otewa  3. Mohammed Siraj 4. Felly Mulumba  5. Noah Abich  6. Andrew Waiswa  7. Abdalla Hassan  8. Anthony Wambani  9. Kevin Omondi  10. Mwinyi Hassan  11. Baron Oketch ( Darius Msagha).

Unused Subs:  1. Joseph Okoth (Gk) 2. Shaban Kenga  3. Fred Nkata  4. Sunday Apudo 5. Ivan Kiweewa 7. Bernard Otieno

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Ulinzi Stars’ 2-1 win over Nakumatt FC on Saturday July 15, 2017 was enough to move them to the top of the Premier League table.

With a fair share of possession, Nakumatt looked the stronger team in the first ten minutes before Ulinzi started getting slowly into the match. Waruru tried his luck with two chances with one from a header but could not trouble the goalkeeper.

Daniel Waweru almost took the Soldiers ahead in the 31st minute after beating keeper Sammy Okinda but his effort was cleared at the goal line by Eugene Ambulwa. Ulinzi however broke the deadlock two minutes into the second half, Samuel Onyango having an easy time to put the ball into the net following Ambulwa’s blunder in defense.

Nakumatt however leveled matters through substitute Joshua Oyoo in the 59th minute to take the game rolling once again. It is the Soldiers who had the last laugh, Omar Mbongi’s thunderous header in the 87th minute sealing the win for Nyangweso’s charges to go top of the league table.

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Kariobangi Sharks have named the starting eleven that will clash with Kakamega Homeboyz in Round 16 of the Kenyan Premier League on Saturday July 15, 2017.

Taya Odongo and Sanneh Ebrinah start in striking with Michael Bodo, Sven Yidah, Patilla Omoto, Elli Asieche and Duke Abuya manning the midfield. Sharks captain Geoffrey Shiveka will partner in defense with Jeff Oyemba, Paul Kamau and Pascal Ogweno.

Starting XI: Jeff Oyemba, Paul Kamau, Geoffrey Shiveka (c), Pascal Ogweno, Michael Bodo, Sven Yidah, Patilla Omoto, Elli Asieche, Duke Abuya, Mathew Tayo Odongo, Ebrimma Sanneh

Subs: Robert Mboya, Wycliffe Otieno, Christopher Kimathi, Ibrahim Kitawi, Ovella Ochieng, Cavin Odongo, Masoud Juma

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Ulinzi Stars have made several changes in their squad that is facing  Nakumatt FC on Saturday July 15, 2017 in Ruaraka. Jactone Odhiambo, Omar Mbongi and John Kago have all been handed starting berths in Saturday’s fixture.

Starting XI: Odhiambo Jactone, Brian Birgen, Mohammed Hassan, Geofrey Kokoyo, Omar Mbongi  John Kago Boniface  Onyango, Churchil Muloma, Samwel  Onyango, Daniel Waweru, Stephen Waruru.

Subs: James Saruni, Oliver Rutto Cyrus Shitote, Sande Ben, Moses Otieno, Ochieng Enosh, cliff Kasuti,

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