African Lion vs Asian Tiger: Battle of continents as Senegal meet Japan in second Group H round

African Lion vs Asian Tiger: Battle of continents as Senegal meet Japan in second Group H round

It will be a clash of continents at the Ekaterinburg Arena on Sunday the 25th as Asian heroes Japan play African giants Senegal for a slot at the knock out stages. Neither team has ever won two consecutive opening matches in the World cup so this could be a perfect opportunity to make history. Japan and Senegal come to this match with high confidence following 2-1 wins over Colombia and Poland respectively.  Both teams are…

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Will Salah overshadow El-Shanaway for MOTM against Russia – and will he also decline the award?

Will Salah overshadow El-Shanaway for MOTM against Russia – and will he also decline the award?

Egyptian Goalie says no to Man of the match award For most footballers, winning the man of the match award against a team like Uruguay is a dream comes true. But this was not the case for Egyptian goalie Mohamed El- Shanawy who refused to take the award after an impressive work in goal. Egypt played two-time Fifa World Cup champions Uruguay in their opening match on June 15, staging a show that few expected. They…

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Gor’s impressive form sees them Close gap on Tusker

Gor’s impressive form sees them Close gap on Tusker

George ‘Blackberry’ Odhiambo’s 40th Minute strike against a 10 man Ulinzi saw Gor Mahia close the gap between them and league leaders Tusker FC to two points. Gor is currently second with 43 points while Tusker stands at 45 points. Gor’s win yesterday came just days after beating Chemelil Sugar 3-1. Rwandan import Jacques Tuyisenge was heavily involved in the goal, shrugging off a challenge in the box to send a feeble shot on goal…

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Squad of 50 athletes named for Rio olympics

Squad of 50 athletes named for Rio olympics

After perhaps what has been termed the most intriguing and competitive athletics trial ever held in Kenya, a squad of 50 athletes has been released by Athletics Kenya. The 50 will compete for both Individual and National glory in Rio Brazil. The list has both big names and a few new inclusions with a number of the elite athletes getting in the squad by virtue of wild cards. The team comprise of the following: WOMEN…

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Mourinho takes Old Trafford job

Mourinho takes Old Trafford job

Manchester United have officialy appointed Jose Mourinho as head coach. Mourinho takes over from Dutchman Louis van Gaal who faced the axe on Monday despite winning the FA cup. Jose Mourinho and Manchester United have agreed on terms after finalisation of an image rights deal. The personal deal signed will last for 3 years. Mourinho is said to have instructed United’s executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward to sign a new centre-back, right midfielder, central midfielder and…

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AK names marathon team for Rio Olympics

AK names marathon team for Rio Olympics

Athletics Kenya has released the names of the marathon team that will represent Kenya at the Rio Olympics today. The team comprise 8 athletes, 4 men and 4 women. London Marathon champions Eliud Kipchoge and Jemimah Sumgong are expected to lead the Kenyan marathoners. Kipchoge, who is also the reigning Berlin Marathon champion and Sumgong, a runner-up in the Boston, Chicago and New York marathon meets, are part of the team of eight athletes named…

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World cup winners in dire need ahead of tourney

World cup winners in dire need ahead of tourney

Did you know that we have a world cup trophy in Kenya? If you didn’t know please know that our Rollball team won the world cup in June last year. The team won the title by defeating India 2-1 in the finals. Rollball is a new game or rather new to Kenyans and no wonder no government head was there at the airport to welcome the champions of the world. That aside there is a…

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Much more needed for Harambee stars and Starlets than just social media scales

Much more needed for Harambee stars and Starlets than just social media scales

With the current social Media attack on the Kenyan men’s football team the Harambee stars, I am also tempted to have a voice on the issue. First I am so happy that the starlets are going to the Awcon championships this year. I am of the opinion that the ladies got lucky but also of the same feeling that there luck can turn to something better with good training and preparations before the tourney.The key…

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Kenya, Ethiopia rule busy marathon weekend

Kenya, Ethiopia rule busy marathon weekend

It was an all Kenyan affair in the Marathon category last weekend. Kenyans and Ethiopians claimed a bigger slice of the glory in spring city marathons in Rotterdam, Vienna City and Rome yesterday. The victory comes ahead of Boston Marathon set for next Monday (April 18) and London Marathon on Sunday next week. In the Dutch port City of Rotterdam, little known Marius Kipserem scored an upset victory at the NN Rotterdam Marathon, clocking 2:06:11…

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‘Jausenge’ impressive start for Gor Mahia

‘Jausenge’ impressive start for Gor Mahia

Every season Gor Mahia signs a foreigner who later proves to be paramount in the team and a threat to reckon with. Talk of the dangerous little Ugandan Dan Sserunkuma, last seasons’ Meddie Kagere and this year is no exception with Jacques Tuyisenge, a Rwandan International who was signed for a record four million shillings. The striker has scored 3 goals in his first two premier league matches. The Rwandan record signing, who had been…

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