Tough pool awaits Shujaas in Paris

Tough pool awaits Shujaas in Paris

Kenya 7s team, Shujaas, will not have an easy ride in the season’s last leg in Paris as they seek to conclude their 2017/18 season on a high. The Kenya sevens have been pooled together with London7s winners Fiji, who have won the main cup four times consecutively and five times out of nine so far. Kenya has met Fiji in two main cup finals this season in Vancouver and Hong Kong with the Fijians…

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Kenya 7s makes history in London7s with Paris7s to spare!

Kenya 7s makes history in London7s with Paris7s to spare!

The London leg of the HBSC Sevens series may not have been the best outing for the Kenya 7s, best known as Shujaas, in the 2017/18 season but nevertheless they have something to be proud of. For the first time in history, the national rugby sevens team hit the 100 points mark in the London leg with the Paris 7s leg to spare that will be happening next weekend of 9th-10th June. The Shujaas team…

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It’s six steps backward for Kenya in latest FIFA ranking

It’s six steps backward for Kenya in latest FIFA ranking

Kenya has dropped six places to position 88 from position 82 in the latest FIFA ranking that was released on September, 14 The drop can be attributed to the poor performance that was displayed by national team in the last FIFA international week where Kenya played three friendly matches. Kenya drew 1-1 with Mozambique and Mauritania but lost 2-0 to Morocco. The rankings were not any better for Mozambique who dropped 4 places to position…

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Lined up Stars friendlies a prove FKF is losing track

Lined up Stars friendlies a prove FKF is losing track

In the upcoming September FIFA international week, Harambee Stars is expected to play three friendly matches against Mozambique, Togo and Mauritania. The only positive part of it is that the Mwendwa-led FKF office has utilized almost every FIFA week by making sure it lines up international friendlies for the National team during the period which is unlike in the past. However, when I take a look at the teams Kenya shall play against, I immediately…

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Kenya vs Malawi final squad

Kenya vs Malawi final squad

Kenya national team Harambee Stars is scheduled to play Malawi in an international friendly set for April 18, 2017 at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos beginning 3pm. Their opponents, Malawi, are scheduled to jet into the country today, Sunday, April 16, 2017 at 1820hrs ahead of the Tuesday friendly. Harambee Stars First Coach Stanley Okumbi has released a final list of 23 players who shall play Malawi on Tuesday. The following is the list that…

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Surprise omission as Okumbi announces Kenya’s starting XI against Cranes

Surprise omission as Okumbi announces Kenya’s starting XI against Cranes

Kenya’s Harambee Stars will play against Uganda Cranes on Thursday in a FIFA international friendly and head coach Stanely Okumbi has named his preferred starting line up. The surprise omission from the starting line up is Captain Victor Wanyama. Brian Mandela will take over as the captain. Posta Rangers goalkeeper Patrick Matasi will be the day’s goalkeeper while Michael Olunga and Jesse Were are expected to bag goals for Kenya. The match will be played…

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Title sponsors ready for an expanded League

Title sponsors ready for an expanded League

Kenya Premier League title sponsors Sportpesa have no problem with the FKF’s proposal of an 18-team league up from the current 16-team league. Sportpesa’s Chief Marketing Officer (CMO), Kester Shimonyo, added his voice on the ongoing stalemate between FKF and KPL on whether to expand the league or remain unchanged. The CMO said that a resolution on the issue is urgently required,”We are doing so many things with KPL and FKF and therefore want them…

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KPL runs to World Leagues Forum and casts doubts on FKF’s sincerity

KPL runs to World Leagues Forum and casts doubts on FKF’s sincerity

It is not over yet, the battle between the Football Kenya Federation (FKF) and Kenya Premier League (KPL) does not seem to end any soon! Following a directive by FIFA for FKF to take charge of football activities in the country, KPL is not moved an inch. There has been a tussle between FKF and KPL on the composition of the league with FKF rooting for an 18-team league while KPL sticking to the current…

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FKF wins supremacy battle to have 18-team Premier League in 2017

FKF wins supremacy battle to have 18-team Premier League in 2017

The next season of the Kenya premier League will have 18 teams, up from the current 16, after FIFA has come out to back national governing body FKF. FKF president Nick Mwendwa wrote to FIFA seeking guidance after a standoff between the federation and the current managers of the first tier, Kenya Premier League. FKF wants 18 teams in the top flight while KPL wants the number to remain at 16. FIFA then wrote back…

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Okumbi names foreign-based players in preparation for Liberia, Mozambique friendlies

Okumbi names foreign-based players in preparation for Liberia, Mozambique friendlies

It is in order to first applaud the Mwendwa-led Football Kenya Federation (FKF) for their support towards  Harambee Stars, something that was conspicuously missing in previous regimes. Kenyans are now getting accustomed to Harambee Stars playing FIFA friendly matches during international breaks. The reward for the effort is also evident because the national team is impressively rising in FIFA rankings. Kenya is lined up to play Mozambique and Liberia on 12th and 15th November respectively….

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