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Kakamega Homeboyz chairman Cleophas Shimanyula has hailed his team for a spectacular display that saw them boot AFC Leopards 4-1. Kakamega Homeboyz upset the form book, sending four past a helpless Leopards, who scored a consolation through Malian Mousa Sissoko. “The result yesterday was testimony of who the superpower in Western football is. There is now a clear distinction between the team that pretends to be a super power, and one that is the super power,” asserted Shimanyula.
The ugly face of indiscipline has finally found home at the AFC Leopards den, at a time the club is struggling to find a proper footing. The 4-1 drowning last weekend in the hands of Kakamega Homeboyz has thrown the entire team into confusion. This comes just days after the team suffered a 4-0 loss to Simba SC in Tanzania.
The Kenyan Premier League has come up with official measures that will be adopted to deal with sports betting, doping and officiating within the league.
Kenyan sports betting platform SportPesa has signed a three-year deal to be the official betting partner of Premier League soccer club Southampton.
Muhoroni Youth head coach John Bobby Ogolla believes his side could have prevented the 2-1 loss they suffered to hosts Bandari in the KPL Round 19 match played at KPA Mbaraki on Sunday were it not for referee and ball boys’ fault.
The National Sevens Series kicks off on 6th/7th August with the first leg, the Prinsloo Sevens taking place at the Nakuru Athletic Club.
The Simbas reclaimed the Elgon Cup with a comprehensive 45-24 home win over Uganda’s Rugby Cranes, taking home the diadem on a 93-34 aggregate, having won the first leg in Kampala 48-10 in June.
Running in his marathon debut, Festus Talam produced a stunning 2:06:26 victory at the 33rd DLL Marathon Eindhoven on Sunday (9). The 21-year-old Kenyan, with 1:01:48 half marathon credentials this year, was enlisted as a pacemaker for the event in this city in the south of the Netherlands, assigned to bring the lead group through 35 kilometres on pace for a 2:06 finish. But once there and his duties done, he forged on impressively, mostly alone.
Kenya's Rodgers Kwemoi grabbed the first medal for the Kenyan contigent in Poland when he won the 10,000m race in fashion at the IAAF World Under 20 championships on Tuesday evening.
The two days Athletics Kenya Olympics trials culminated on Friday in Eldoret at the famous Kipchego Keino stadium and as was expected elite athlete booked their Brazil tickets for the Rio Olympic Games.
The IAAF Doping Review Board has today decided its first case of an athlete seeking exceptional eligibility to compete in International Competition as a neutral athlete under Competition Rule 22.1A.
Marathon world record holder Dennis Kimetto will be looking to resurrect his reputation at the Media Maratón de Bogota, an IAAF Gold Label Road Race, on Sunday 31 July.
Organisers of Monaco’s Herculis meeting have revealed four more world champions set to compete at the IAAF Diamond League meeting on 15 July.
The grueling race to promotion into the premiership is coming to an end. The weaklings in this year's premier league, Nairobi City Stars and Ushuru Football Club have already been relegated to create room for the men who have stood out from the boys in the Super League to join the table of men in the Kenyan Premier League. A big congratulation to Nzoia United for clinching the title with four matches to go and losing only a single game the whole season.
AFC Leopards SC has become a circus of sorts with the recent drop in form and finishing just above the relegation zone in 2016. Lack of quality, passion and focus in a side that has the second largest sponsorship package in the league has raised more questions than answers. When a team like AFC Leopards loses to every team in the league, it leaves a lot to be desired.
The Football Kenya Federation Arbitration Tribunal ruling on the case of former coach Ivan Minnaert opened the lid, and laid bare what has been an awful and failed season for one of Kenya’s most followed club - AFC Leopards. Ingwe, got off to the 2016 season on a flier, despite enduring a massive player exodus in the January transfer window.
I grew up as a Gor Mahia fan and it is Gor Mahia’s loss to APR FC of Rwanda in 2010 that made me stop the foreign football and EPL ‘madness’. I remember the pullout from Daily Nation with all the Class of 1987 players who won Nelson Mandela Cup was pinned up on the wall of my room for many months. Abbas Khamis Magongo, the man from Mwanza is my best Gor Mahia player ever. That is not what I want to talk about. I want to jump into the forthcoming Gor Mahia elections.
The ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports needs to come up with a serious master plan that will put sports right at the center of the Kenyan society and also implement the Sports Act to the letter. The masterplan should give a direction with practical steps in using sports to alleviate youth unemployment, bring about national cohesion and encourage tourism. Building proper sports infrastructure right from the grassroots and creating capacity at that level to harness and nature talent at a young age will improve a lot on the quality of sportsmen in the country.
Mohamed Hussein is proving that Somalis are a hard nut to crack. This has been one of my long held beliefs. Again he has also proven that Somalis are very industrious people when it comes to business, yet another belief that I hold. Now, away from what many would consider prejudice, Hussein Mohammed has become a figure that can’t be wished away in the Kenyan football sphere. Given the kind of positive influence he has brought into Kenyan football it will be a disaster if we lost such a brilliant brain because of the fights Football Kenya Federation have been taking to his yard.