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Liverpool ‘open Sadio Mane contract talks’

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448 total views, 312 views today BY SAMSON MBII,NAIROBI,15TH SEPT 2019-Liverpool have reportedly opened talks with Senegalese forward Sadio Mane over a new contract. The 27-year-old’s current deal at Anfield runs until 2023 but Jurgen Klopp‘s side are believed to want to tie him down for longer amid the winger’s outstanding run of form. Mane won both the Premier League Golden Boot and the Champions League with the Reds last season, while he also played a starring role in Senegal’s run to the final of this summer’s African Cup of Nations. The French website Soccer Link reports that…

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Kenya’s Geoffrey Kamworor breaks World Half Marathon record

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566 total views, 308 views today BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,15TH SEPT 2019-Geoffrey Kamworor shaved 17 seconds off the World Marathon record when he ran a barnstorming 58:01 en route to winning the Copenhagen Half Marathon on Sunday. The three-time World Half Marathon champion thus lowered the previous mark held by his Kenyan compatriot Abraham Kiptum who ran 58:18 in October last year in Valencia. Despite heavy winds at the Danish capital, Kamworor reached the 10km mark in 27:32, well inside the World record and from that point he began to completely pull away…

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Marcus Rashford penalty sees Manchester United overcome Leicester City

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802 total views, 300 views today BY SAMSON MBII,NAIROBI,14TH SEPT,2019-Marcus Rashford scored the only goal of the match as Manchester United recorded a 1-0 win over Leicester City in Saturday afternoon’s Premier League clash at Old Trafford. The England international converted from the penalty spot in the eighth minute to hand the Red Devils a huge three points, with the result moving the team into fourth position in the Premier League table. The Foxes had their moments during the 90 minutes of action, but Brendan Rodgers‘s side were unusually lacklustre in the final third as the home side kept…

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David De Gea finally signs new Manchester United contract?

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537 total views, 59 views today BY SAMSON MBII,NAIROBI,14TH SEPT 2019-Goalkeeper David de Gea has reportedly finally signed a new contract with Manchester United that will make him the club’s best-paid player. The Red Devils have been looking to tie the 28-year-old down to a new deal for months, with Real Madrid, Paris Saint-Germain and Juventus all showing an interest in signing the Spaniard during the summer. According to the Daily Record, the new deal will see the former Atletico Madrid stopper pick up £13.3m per season after tax, taking him past Paul Pogba as the highest earner…

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Kenya Rugby Union secures Kshs115 Million Partnership Deal With EABL

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737 total views, 4 views today BY SAMSON MBII,NAIROBI,13TH SEPT 2019-The Kenya Rugby Union on Friday secured a total of Kshs115 million partnership deal with East Africa Breweries Limited (EABL). Speaking at the launch, the EABL Group Corporate Relations Director, Eric Kiniti said, “It’s my pleasure to be here partnering with the KRU to grow the sport across the Country.” KRU boss Oduor Gangla underpined Tusker’s influence in the game. “We can all attest to the fact that we have had the best Sevens Circuit in the recent years and TuskerLager has…

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Chepkoech wins national trials a head of World Championships set for Doha, Qatar on September 27 – October 8

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847 total views, 2 views today BY SAMSON MBII,NAIROBI,12TH SEPT 2019-World 3000m steeplechase record holder Beatrice Chepkoech  has won   national trials held on Thursday at the Nyayo National Stadium, Nairobi in 9:45.15 ahead of former World champion Hyvin Kiyeng (9:45.20) and the World Under 20 champion Celliphine Chespol (9:45.24). This measn taht she will now  lead team Kenya in the water-and-barriers race at the World Championships set for Doha, Qatar on September 27 – October 8. Chepkoech had however already booked herself a ticket to Doha having won the IAAF Diamond League,…

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Nyayo stadium to open its door for KPL matches this weekend

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811 total views, 2 views today BY SAMSON MBII,12TH SEPT 2019-A Kenyan Premier League match pitting AFC Leopards against Kariobangi Sharks on Sunday will be staged at the Nyayo stadium . It will be the first time in two years for the second largest sporting facility in the country to host a football match. The Moves comes  after the stadium was  worked on and partially fitted with seats, however the entire works of renovation  remains incomplete . In 2017, Nyayo was closed for renovation ahead of the 2018 CHAN was Kenya was…

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Everton defender fined by the FA

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1,530 total views, 1 views today BY SAMSON MBII,NAIROBI,10TH SEPT 2019-The English FA has fined Everton defender Yerry Mina a sum of £10,000 for appearing in a betting advert in his native Colombia. Apart from the fine, the defender was warned over his future conduct after admitting a Football Association misconduct charge in relation to its betting rules. A statement released by the FA said: “Yerry Mina has been warned as to his future conduct and fined £10,000 after admitting a misconduct charge in relation to the FA’s betting rules. “The Everton FC defender…

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Manchester City midfielder pulls out of Germany squad with illness

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1,739 total views, no views today BY SAMSON MBII,NAIROBI,9TH SEPT 2019-Manchester City midfielder Ilkay Gundogan has withdrawn from the Germany squad that is set to take on Northern Ireland in a Euro 2020 qualifier due to illness. Bayern Munich’s Leon Goretzka already left camp last week due to his lingering thigh injury and Nico Schulz injured his foot in Friday’s 4-2 loss to the Netherlands. Now, Manchester City midfielder İlkay Gundogan will also miss Monday’s showdown with group leader Northern Ireland. Gundogan is likely to be replaced in the starting line-up by Bayer Leverkusen midfielder Kai…

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Uganda Cranes arrive ahead of a friendly match with stars on Sunday

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2,729 total views, no views today BY SAMSON MBII,NAIROBI,6TH SEPT,2019-The Ugandan national football team has arrived in the country  ahead of their scheduled friendly match against Kenya’s Harambee Stars on Sunday. The contingent comprised of the Cranes’ local-based players, with their foreign-based quintet of Luwagga Kizito, Khalid Aucho, Allan Kyambadde, Emmanuel Okwi, and Taddeo Lwanga having jetted in earlier in the night. “Their (Harambee Stars) performance has been good in recent times. We are likewise, performing better. It is a high profile friendly match and I am looking forward to it,”…

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Juan Mata reveals what Manchester United are lacking this season

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2,184 total views, 1 views today BY  SAMSON MBII,5TH SEPT 2019-Following their poor start to the season Manchester United midfielder Juan Mata has revealed that the club has lacked the killer instinct to secure wins. Mata made his first United start of the season in the 1-1 draw at Southampton on Saturday as the Red Devils made it three games without a win. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s team has lost points from winning positions twice this season against Wolverhampton Wanderers and Southampton. In his weekly blog, Mata revealed what United are lacking this season, “In my opinion, you have to look at…

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2022 FIFA W/Cup emblem unveiled

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2,238 total views, no views today BY SAMSON MBII,NAIROBI,4TH SEPT 2019-The official emblem for the 2022 FIFA World Cup to be hosted by Qatar has been unveiled. The Arab country is getting set to give the world a taste of something almost entirely different. The official unveiling took place in Qatar’s capital, Doha, at 20:22 local time on Tuesday, with thousands of spectators witnessing the synchronised projection of the emblem onto a number of the country’s most iconic buildings, including Burj Doha, Katara Cultural Village Amphitheatre, Ministry of Interior, Souq Waqif…

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Vihiga United reappoints coach Tera, aims to be promoted to KPL

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1,551 total views, no views today BY  KORIR JUMA,NAIROBI,3RD SEPT 2019-National Super League (NSL) side Vihiga United has resigned Tom Tera as an assistant coach, almost five months since he was fired alongside the then fellow assistant coach Francis Xavier and the then coach Mike Mururi due to poor performance. Tom Tera takes over from Vihiga Queens head coach Alex Alumira who held the role on an interim basis for three months. Tera will assist Sammy Okoth who was confirmed last week as their permanent head coach after short stint on…

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Kenya wins fifth gold medal in Rabat Morocco as Titus Ekiru finishes first in the 21km Half Marathon

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2,525 total views, 2 views today BY SAMSON MBII, 30TH AUG 2019– Kenya has won its fifth gold medal in the 21km Half Marathon at the ongoing All Africa Games at the Prince Moulay Abdellah Stadium in Rabat, Morocco after Titus Ekiru  managed to cross the finishing light first despite  the hot weather conditions. Ekiru clocked 1:01:42 to take gold as Moroccan duo of Reda Elaaraby (1:02:44) and Hamza Sahli (1:02:45) ensured silver and bronze remained at home. Kenya’s Morris Munene took fourth place in 1:02:51 with Panuel Mkungo placing fifth in…

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Chelsea have been handed a tricky group as UEFA Champions League 2019/20 draw is announced

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2,415 total views, no views today BY SAMSON MBII,NAIROBI,29TH AUG 2019-Liverpool have been drawn in a fairly ‘comfortable’ group for the 2019/20 Champions League, where they will face Napoli, Genk and Salzburg in Group B.  Chelsea have been handed a tricky group, where they will face Ajax, Lille and Valencia, with Manchester City handed a fair group where they will face Atalanta, Dynamo Kyiv and Shakhtar. Here is the full draw; Group A PSG Real Madrid Club Brugge Galatasaray Group B Bayern Tottenham Hotspur Olympiacos Zvezda Group C Manchester City Shakhtar…

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Manchester United’s Chris Smalling to join Roma on loan

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2,137 total views, 5 views today BY SAMSON MBII,NAIROBI,29TH AUG 2019-Manchester United defender Chris Smalling is close to joining Roma on a season-long loan for a Sh340 million fee. The 29-year-old visited United’s headquarters on Thursday to define his exit and is expected to fly to Italy in the evening to undergo a medical. Talks between the two clubs started on Tuesday with United initially requesting Sh2.3 billion between a loan fee and option to buy, but eventually decided to opt for a one-year loan to avoid long bureaucratic matters that could…

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Harambee Stars Defender Joseph Okumu now finds a new home in Swedish Side IF Elfsborg

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1,036 total views, 1 views today BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,28TH AUG 2019-Harambee Stars defender Joseph Okumu has joined Swedish top-tier side IF Elfsborg. The 22-year-old defender is among players who showed outstanding performance for the national team during the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt, therefore attracting attention of many clubs. He is already in Sweden and having agreed personal terms with the club, is set to be officially unveiled on Wednesday. The lanky defender started his professional football career at Chemelil Sugar FC in 2014 joining straight from Kakamega High School.…

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Manchester United agree to loan Alexis Sanchez to Inter Milan?

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806 total views, 1 views today BY SAMSON MBII,NAIROBI,28TH AUG 2019-Inter Milan have reportedly agreed a season-long loan deal for Manchester United forward Alexis Sanchez. Having contributed just five goals from 45 appearances in all competitions, Sanchez has fallen down the pecking order at Old Trafford, which has led to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer being prepared to part ways with the Chile international. Inter have been monitoring developments in recent weeks, resulting in a bid being made to sign the attacker on a temporary basis. According to journalist Fabrizio Romano, Inter have come to an agreement to sign Sanchez for…

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Gor Mahia humiliate Burundi 5-1 to make it to round one of the CAF Champions League

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1,526 total views, 1 views today BY SAMSON MBII,NAIROBI,25TH AUG 2019-Gor Mahia  beat Burundi’s Aigle Noir 5-1 on Sunday  to proceed to round one of the CAF Champions League  at the Moi International Sports Centre, Kasarani  . The match was delicately poised having drawn 0-0 in the first leg meet in Bujumbura  a fortnight ago but every pundit expected K’Ogalo to carry the day at home and they did not disappoint. Captain Kenneth Muguna led from the front giving K’Ogalo the lead in the 10th minute, and six minutes later, former Zoo…

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Olympic champion David Rudisha slightly injured in a grisly road accident

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2,330 total views, 3 views today BY CORRESPONDENT/ SAMSON MBII,25TH AUG 2019-Kenyan Olympic champion David Rudisha on Sunday sustained minor injuries after he was involved in a road accident at Nyansiongo area on the Kijauri-Keroka highway in Nyamira County. According to  Keroka OCPD Walter Abondo  who confirmed the incident said the world 800 metres record holder, who was on his way to his Kilgoris home, rammed into a bus from behind. However none of the bus passengers sustained any injuries during the 2a.m incident but Rudisha was taken to Keroka sub-county Hospital…

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Crystal Palace record first ever Premier League win over Manchester United

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1,312 total views, no views today BY SAMSON MBII,NAIROBI,24TH AUG 2019-Patrick Van Aanholt scored a 93rd-minute winner as Crystal Palace recorded a 2-1 victory over Manchester United in Saturday afternoon’s Premier League clash at Old Trafford. Daniel James had cancelled out a first-half Jordan Ayew effort to leave the two teams level in the 89th minute, before Van Aanholt squeezed his strike under David de Gea in the final exchanges as Palace recorded their first ever Premier League win over the Red Devils. © Reuters Scott McTominay and Luke Shaw both had half-chances for United in the opening 10 minutes, with the former heading…

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Victor Mugubi Wanyama on his way out of Tottenham Hotspur,headed for Club Brugge

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1,076 total views, 1 views today BY SAMSON MBII,NAIROBI,23RD AUG 2019-Belgian side Club Brugge are reported to be   in talks with English Premier League club Tottenham Hotspur over a possible deal for midfielder Victor Wanyama. Wanyama joined Spurs from Southampton in the summer of 2016 but has slipped down the pecking order and has yet to feature for the London club this season. He could be on the move to the continent, where the transfer window remains open until September 2. Brugge are looking for more options in midfield after selling Marvelous…

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Arsenal and WorldRemit launch second edition of Future Stars

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1,278 total views, no views today LONDON, United Kingdom, August 22, 2019/ — Arsenal and online money transfer service, WorldRemit (https://www.WorldRemit.com), are offering one male and one female football coach from Africa or the Americas the chance to attend an exclusive training programme with Arsenal Football Development coaches in London. Now in its second edition, the “Future Stars” programme was developed by WorldRemit and Arsenal to celebrate the positive impact that grassroots youth football coaches have on their communities, helping the children they train to develop life skills both on and off the…

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Chapa Dimba Na Safaricom Star Benson Ochieng Snapped Up By KPL Side Western Stima

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1,042 total views, no views today Nairobi, Kenya – August 22nd 2019…Kenya Premier League team Western Stima FC has snapped up yet another Chapa Dimba Na Safaricom all-star. Benson Ochieng who scored the winner in the national final against Al-Ahly FC last season has signed a two-year deal with the club. He becomes the second Chapa Dimba Na Safaricom player to be signed by Western Stima. The first player happens to be his Manyatta united team mate Ibrahim Ochieng.  “We have already featured Benson in some of our pre-season games and going…

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Transition: Legendary athlete Robert Gwaro Ouko passes away aged 70

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7,887 total views, 3 views today BY KORIR JUMA,NAIROBI,19TH AUG 2019-Legendary athlete Robert Gwaro Ouko has died aged 70. Gwaro  who is  a member of 4×400 metres relay team that won gold for Kenya at the 1972 Munich Olympic Games died on Sunday night at his Ngoma home. Ouko had long sought medical assistance from the government without much success, raising concerns over the role of the National Heroes Council on the plight of many Kenyan legends. “My brother and our legend Robert Ouko. I have struggled for you until the last…

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Kenya’s Beatrice Chepkoech shines in Birmingham

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1,967 total views, no views today BY SOURCES,18TH AUG 2019-Reigning women’s steeplechase record holder Beatrice Chepkoech warmed up for the national trials in Kenya slated for mid-September with a superb performance  at the Birmingham Diamond League in the United Kingdom on Sunday. Chepkoech who leads the current Diamond League standings in her discipline surged to the lead from the onset and never looked back in the 11th stop of the diamond league series. Chepkoech, the 2018 Commonwealth silver medalist was tracked by Olympic silver medalist Hyvin Kiyeng and former junior World under-…

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Chapa Dimba Na Safaricom Extends LaLiga and FKF partnership For Season Three

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2,974 total views, 1 views today Nairobi, Kenya – Tuesday, 13th August 2019… Safaricom (NSE: SCOM) has today announced an extended partnership with LaLiga, the men’s top professional football division of the Spanish League and Football Kenya Federation (FKF) for the third season of the Chapa Dimba na Safaricom youth tournament. This year’s tournament will also feature coaching clinics to be conducted in partnership with LaLiga as part of efforts to upskill local football coaches as well. “We are grateful for a chance to once again partner with Safaricom and LaLiga to give young, aspiring…

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Harambee Stars head Coach Sebastien Migne resigns

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2,020 total views, 2 views today BY SAMSON MBII,NAIROBI, 12TH AUG 2019- Harambee Stars coach Sebastien Migné has resigned .It is reported that Migne resigned after an agreement with Kenya Football federation (FKF).FKF confirmed the news in a statement. “FKF and Migné have agreed on a settlement for the coach, over a period,” FKF statement reads. After being eliminated from the 2020 CHAN qualifiers by Tanzania two weeks ago, Migné rudely said that firing him would be so costly. Reports say the FKF needed close to Ksh50 million in compensation to get…

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Manchester United opens the season on a high note,beats Chelsea 4-0 at at Old Trafford

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2,081 total views, no views today BY SAMSON MBII,NAIROBI 11TH AUG 2019-Manchester United have made an emphatic start to the 2019-20 Premier League season by thrashing fellow top-four hopefuls Chelsea 4-0 at Old Trafford this afternoon. Marcus Rashford gave the hosts the lead from the penalty spot in the first half, but the match was in the balance until a 16-minute blitz which saw Frank Lampard‘s side blown away in his first match in charge of the club. Two goals in the space of 95 seconds – from Anthony Martial and then a second for Rashford – essentially…

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SportPesa cancels all sports sponsorships after battle with state over taxes

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4,946 total views, 1 views today BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,9TH AUG 2019-Sports betting  firm SportsPesa has cancelled all sports sponsorships after a prolonged battle with KRA over taxes.The firm confirmed the development through a statement on Friday. “We regrettably wish to announce that due to the uncertainty of this situation SportPesa will be cancelling sports sponsorships effective immediately. All clubs and partners will have received notices as provided for in their contracts.” it said. SportPesa said it has been subjected to punitive measures by regulators such as delayed license renewal and the suspension…

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English Premier League biggest spenders rankings in the transfer window

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1,184 total views, no views today BY SAMSON MBII,NAIROBI,9TH AUG 2019-A total of 114 signings were witnessed in the English Premier League ahead of the 2019-2020 season with the 20 clubs coughing up £1.4billion. This summer transfer window slightly edged last season’s spending by a total of £158m and smashed the £1billion threshold for the fourth consecutive year. Harry Maguire’s signing from Leicester City was the record transfer in the window after Manchester United parted with  £80m to sign him. Everton were the busiest clubs in terms of arrivals as they signed a total of 17 players…

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Rugby: 2019 Safari Sevens Scheduled for 18th-20th October

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1,182 total views, no views today NAIROBI, Kenya, August 8, 2019/ — The 23rd Edition of Safari Sevens will be held on the Mashujaa Day weekend, 18th-20th October at the RFUEA Grounds. The tournament made its return to this venue in 2018 after a seven-year hiatus with Samurai lifting the 2018 title, beating Shujaa 21-14 in an enthralling final. Safari Sevens has been the launch pad for the careers of many a great rugby talent, the likes of Kenya Sevens greats Steve Gichuki, Ken Aswani, Felix Ochieng, Benjamin Ayimba, Oscar Osir, the…

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Arsenal & Chelsea reach £8m agreement for David Luiz

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700 total views, no views today   BY SAMSON MBII,NAIROBI,8TH AUG 2019–News out of London say that Chelsea have accepted an £8 m offer for David Luiz to join Arsenal. According to BBC Sport, Luiz is set to do his medical at Arsenal today ahead of completing what will be a two-year deal. “Arsenal have agreed an £8m deal with Chelsea to sign defender David Luiz on a two-year contract. The 32-year-old Brazil international, signed a new two-year Chelsea deal in May, will have a medical at Arsenal on Thursday,” reported the…

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Women’s international rugby has a new team with Madagascar set to enter the test arena in Johannesburg

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847 total views, no views today   DUBLIN, Ireland, August 7, 2019/ — All games will be live streamed from 9-17 August, 2019 Rugby Africa Women’s Cup takes place over three matchdays on 9, 13 and 17 August The winning team will qualify directly for Women’s Rugby World Cup 2021 The event is the first opportunity for a team to directly qualify through the new regional qualification pathway Women’s rugby experiencing huge growth with a 28% increase in registered players The first opportunity for a team to qualify for Women’s Rugby…

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Hasan Oktay Resigns As Gor Mahia Coach

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902 total views, no views today BY SAMSON MBII,NAIROBI,6TH AUG 2019-Hasan Oktay has resigned as the coach of Kenyan Premier League club Gor Mahia citing  personal challenges. Oktay formerly communicated his decision to quit to the club chairman Ambrose Rachier on Tuesday. “Kindly accept my resignation as Gor Mahia FC head coach effective today, the sixth day of August 2019. As you are aware, the decision has been forced on me by the personal challenges I am facing here in Europe,” he said in a statement. The Turkish Cypriot, who joined…

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Manchester United sign top transfer target

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1,224 total views, no views today BY AFP,LONDON,5TH AUG 2019-Manchester United signed Harry Maguire from Leicester on Monday for a reported Sh10 billion (£80 million) fee that makes the England centre-back the world’s most expensive defender. United have secured Maguire on a six-year contract with an option for a further 12-month extension. The £75 million Liverpool paid for Virgil van Dijk in 2018 was the previous record fee for a defender. However, Juventus’ capture of Van Dijk’s Netherlands teammate Matthijs de Ligt earlier this month (July) could rise to 85.5 million…

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Robin van Persie reveals why Alexis Sanchez has struggled at Manchester United

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1,119 total views, 1 views today BY SAMSON MBII,NAIROBI,5TH AUG 2019-Former Arsenal and Manchester United forward Robin van Persie believes that Alexis Sanchez has struggled at Old Trafford because he joined a defensive team. Van Persie, who made the same move from United to Arsenal five-and-a-half years prior to Sanchez’ switch, believes he thrived at Old Trafford because he arrived when the club was in a far better state. Sanchez scored only one league goal in 20 appearances last season with an injury and loss of form limiting his game time. In an interview with the Telegraph, van Persie…

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Liverpool New Signing Sorry For Offensive Video About Harry Kane

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2,106 total views, no views today BY SAMSON MBII,NAIROBI,1ST AUG 2019-New Liverpool signing Harvey Elliott has apologized for a video in which he appears to use derogatory language about Tottenham striker Harry Kane. Elliott, 16, posted a video on Snapchat during Spurs’ loss to Liverpool during the Champions League final in June. In a statement, Elliott said he is “truly sorry” and the contents of the video “do not represent who I am as a person or how I’ve been brought up”. “I realize that my actions were both immature and…

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THE 2019/20 EPL SEASON WILL BE AN INTERESTING ONE,THIS IS WHY!

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3,782 total views, 3 views today BY GUEST WRITER ,29TH  JULY,2019-It’s almost time for Europe’s domestic football leagues to start back up again, which means much of the world will soon be tuning back in for Premier League action. Per the official EPL schedule, the first matchweek begins on August 9th – less than a month from the time of this writing. So, with the action so close, we’re taking a look at the likely contenders for the 2019/20 campaign. The Favorites Manchester City – Manchester City held on for a closely-contested EPL title…

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Harambee Stars hold Tanzania in the first leg of the first round Africa Nations Championships

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2,907 total views, no views today BY SAMSON MBII,NAIROBI,28TH JULY,2019-Harambee Stars held Tanzania to a barren draw in the first leg of the first round Africa Nations Championships (Chan) qualifier at National stadium, Dar es Salaam on Sunday. The result places Sebastien Migne’s charges in good stead of proceeding to the second and final qualifying round if they pick a win of any kind in the return leg to be played in Nairobi next Sunday. Kenya was lucky to escape from Tanzania unscathed as the hosts enjoyed a lion’s share of…

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Arsenal agree £72m on deal for Lille winger

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1,918 total views, no views today BY BBC ONLINE,27TH JULY 2019-Arsenal have reached an agreement with French club Lille to sign Ivory Coast winger Nicolas Pepe in a deal worth Sh 9.3billon((£72m). The Gunners will pay for the 24-year-old via a series of instalments that suit their restricted budget for this summer. An agreement between Arsenal and Pepe’s representatives still needs to be finalised. But the transfer is expected to be completed in the next 24 to 48 hours. Italian side Napoli also met Lille’s asking price, but their proposal was…

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Everton to bid Sh8b for Zaha

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1,185 total views, 1 views today BY AGENCIES ,NAIROBI,26TH JULY,2019-Everton are in talks to sign Wilfried Zaha and are set to bid Sh7.7 billion for the Crystal Palace forward, according to reports. The Toffees are willing to offer the Eagles a player as part of the deal for Zaha, who wants to test himself at a new club after four-and-a-half years at Palace, who finished 12th in the Premier League last season. His preference would be to remain in London, but he is understood to be willing to move back to the…

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Kenyan national men basket team through to AFROCAN 2019 finals after beating Morocco

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1,048 total views, 5 views today By SAMSON MBII,NAIROBI,26TH JULY,2019– National Men’s Basketball team  have qualified for the finals of the Africa Cup of Nations basketball  in Bamako, Mali after beating Morocco last night. Kenya will now take on the DRC in the final. Kenya Finals humbled  Morocco 66 : 96  in the semi finals .Kenya who are the  first timers & underdogs of the tournament have produced superb performance to the surprise of many. Loading…

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Mathare United head coach Francis Kimanzi resigns

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832 total views, no views today BY SAMSON,NAIROBI,25TH JULY,2019-Francis Kimanzi has resigned from his post as Mathare United head coach, the Kenyan Premier League (KPL) club has announced. His assistant Salim Ali has been promoted to take over from Kimanzi who stepped down to focus on his role at the national team Harambee Stars technical bench. Kimanzi has been on duty with the Harambee Stars as Sebastien Migne’s assistant since May 31 when the team travelled for the pre-African Cup of Nations camp in France and on his return, has been…

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Barry Otieno named FKF interim C.E.O

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2,541 total views, 1 views today BY SAMSON MBII,NAIROBI,22ND JULY,2019-Football Kenya Federation (FKF) has named  its Communication manager Barry Otieno will take over as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) in an acting capacity. This development comes just a day after Robert Muthomi stepped aside to allow investigations continue into allegations that he tried to aid the transfer of Kenyan international John Avire. Confirming the news,FKF president Nick Mwendwa revealed that Otieno will double up on both roles until investigations on Muthomi are concluded. “Out of respect, Robert Muthomi has asked to step…

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Result: Harry Kane scores last-gasp halfway line winner as Spurs beat Juventus

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2,559 total views, 1 views today BY SAMSON MBII,NAIROBI,21ST JULY,2019-Harry Kane scored a sensational 93rd-minute winner from the halfway line to fire Tottenham Hotspur to a 3-2 victory over Juventus in their International Champions Cup clash in Singapore this afternoon. An entertaining contest looked set for penalties after Lucas Moura had equalised following quickfire goals from Gonzalo Higuain and Cristiano Ronaldo, which had cancelled out Erik Lamela‘s opener. However, Kane produced a moment of magic with the last meaningful kick of the game to lob Wojciech Szczesny from inside the centre circle as Spurs made a winning start to their pre-season campaign. © Reuters Maurizio…

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THE 2019/20 EPL SEASON WILL BE AN INTERESTING ONE,THIS IS WHY!

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3,255 total views, 2 views today BY GUEST WRITER ,21ST  JULY,2019-It’s almost time for Europe’s domestic football leagues to start back up again, which means much of the world will soon be tuning back in for Premier League action. Per the official EPL schedule, the first matchweek begins on August 9th – less than a month from the time of this writing. So, with the action so close, we’re taking a look at the likely contenders for the 2019/20 campaign. The Favorites Manchester City – Manchester City held on for a closely-contested EPL title…

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Jurgen Klopp reveals the position Liverpool must improve after Borussia Dortmund defeat

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854 total views, no views today BY SAMSON MBII,NAIROBI,20TH JULY 2019-Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has revealed that they must improve their defending after errors costed them in the 3-2 defeat to Borussia Dortmund. All three of Dortmund’s goals owed much to slack play by Liverpool, the opener when Nathaniel Clyne failed to clear his lines, the second following a collective hesitation from a half-cleared set-piece, and the third when left-back Yasser Larouci lost possession inside his own area. Speaking after the game, Klopp called for his defense to improve, “The goals we conceded were…

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Algeria win 2019 Africa Cup of Nations

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782 total views, no views today BY AFP,CAIRO,20TH JULY 2019-Baghdad Bounedjah’s early goal propelled Algeria to a first Africa Cup of Nations title in 29 years after a fiery 1-0 victory over Sadio Mane’s Senegal in Friday’s final in Cairo. Bounedjah gave Algeria a dream start in the second minute when his deflected shot looped over Senegal goalkeeper Alfred Gomis, and it proved enough for the 1990 champions to lift the trophy on foreign soil for the first time. Algeria’s forward Riyad Mahrez (centre) receives the trophy from Confederation of African…

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ICC suspends Zimbabwe Cricket for political interference

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841 total views, no views today BY SAMSON MBII,19TH JULY 2019-The International Cricket Council (ICC) has suspended Zimbabwe for failing to ensure there is no government interference in its running of the sport. ICC funding has been withdrawn and the country will be barred from participating at ICC events. Zimbabwe are due to take part in a T20 World Cup qualifier in October. “We must keep our sport free from political interference,” said ICC chairman Shashank Manohar. “What has happened in Zimbabwe is a serious breach of the ICC constitution and…

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