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Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba prefers Juventus over Real Madrid?

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73 total views, 73 views today BY SAMSON MBII,NAIROBI,19TH NOV 2019-Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba has reportedly decided to return to Juventus next summer as opposed to joining Real Madrid. The Frenchman is expected to leave Old Trafford next summer after claiming in June that he wanted a “new challenge”. Pogba enjoyed a positive spell in Turin between 2012 and 2016, winning four consecutive Serie A titles and reaching a Champions League final. According to Tuttosport, the 26-year-old has decided to complete a move to Juventus instead of Madrid, who have for some time been considered favourites to sign him.…

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Harambee Stars draw with Hawks of Togo

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308 total views, 235 views today BY  SAMSON MBII,NAIROBI,18TH NOV,2019-Hakimu Oura-sama’s  goal in the 64th minute denied Harambee Stars what would have been a pivotal home win in their quest of earning a ticket to the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations finals set for Cameroon as Togo and Kenya battled to a 1-1 draw at Kasarani Monday night. Belgium based midfielder Johanna ‘Tosh’ Omollo who plies his trade with Cercle Brugge put the Stars ahead midway through the first half with a beauty of goal but Francis Kimanzi’s boys failed to hold…

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Messi stars as Argentina pip Brazil

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1,541 total views, 233 views today BY REUTERS,16TH NOV 2019-Lionel Messi returned from international suspension to score the winner in Argentina’s 1-0 victory over Brazil in Saudi Arabia on Friday. The Barcelona striker, who missed four games after calling the South American Football Confederation “corrupt,” scored after 14 minutes to give Argentina a deserved victory in the so-called Superclasico. The result extended Brazil’s winless run to five games since they lifted the Copa America in July, their worst such run since 2013. Brazil beat Argentina 2-0 the last time these teams met…

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Mauricio Pochettino ‘angry over failed Philippe Coutinho move’

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1,769 total views, 194 views today BY SAMSON MBII,NAIROBI,15TH NOV 2019-Mauricio Pochettino was allegedly left frustrated with Tottenham Hotspur’s efforts to sign Philippe Coutinho during the summer transfer window. When Coutinho was made available by Barcelona, Spurs were one of a number of clubs who were heavily linked with a move for the playmaker. The Brazil eventually joined Bayern Munich on a season-long loan deal, shunning the possibility of making the switch to the Premier League, Serie A or Paris Saint-Germain. According to The Sun, Pochettino was angry with the failed attempt to sign a player who he had…

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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer ‘backs Manchester United pursuit of Erling Braut Haaland’

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1,819 total views, 43 views today BY SAMSON MBII,NAIROBI,14TH NOV 2019-Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has reportedly given Manchester United chiefs the green light to target Erling Braut Haaland next summer. The Red Devils boss is keen to reunite with the Red Bull Salzburg striker, who he previously managed at Molde, according to The Mirror. The 19-year-old has scored a stunning 26 goals in just 18 appearances for Salzburg during the 2019-20 campaign, including an unrivalled seven in the Champions League. Haaland has also reportedly attracted the interest of a whole host of clubs including Barcelona, Real Madrid and Juventus. Last month, the Norwegian described rumours…

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Continental championship Rugby Africa Cup 2020 season starts with new spectator experience

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1,114 total views, 9 views today BY SAMSON MBII,NAIROBI,13TH NOV 2019-Earlier this year Rugby Africa (RugbyAfrique.com) announced the new Rugby Africa Cup (RAC). A format that is easier to follow for spectators and more inclusive for teams across the continent. On November 23, 2019, the elimination stage kicks off the new season with two matches: Côte d’Ivoire vs Rwanda in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, and Ghana vs Botswana in Elmina, Ghana. The following matches will be Senegal vs Mauritius in Dakar, Senegal on November 30, 2019 and Madagascar vs Nigeria in Antananarivo, Madagascar on…

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Result: Manchester United cruise past Brighton to move up to seventh

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1,873 total views, 1 views today © Reuters Manchester United injected some much-needed positivity into their Premier League campaign by comprehensively beating Brighton on an afternoon when Marcus Rashford went from the sublime to ridiculous. Having faced uncomfortable questions during the previous international break following a shock loss at Newcastle, the mood around Old Trafford this time is one of optimism. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer‘s side are up to seventh after comfortably defeating Brighton 3-1, with an effort from Andreas Pereira and Davy Propper‘s own goal putting United on course for a victory that Rashford wrapped up after Lewis Dunk had…

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Mashemeji derby:Gor Mahia punish AFC Leopards at Kasarani

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1,703 total views, no views today BY SAMSON MBII,NAIROBI,10TH NOV 2019-It all begun as a  match before  exploding  into a second half filled with moments of blissful exhibition football as Gor Mahia FC ripped the form book to crush their eternal rivals AFC Leopards 4-1 at the Kasarani Stadium on Sunday. Gmien Yikpe scored a spectacular double to kickstart a remarkable goal-fest and spark the Kenyan Premier League (KPL) champions who thus ended a testing run that included exit from continental football. It will be recalled that Gor had been knocked…

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Chelsea climb to second after beating Palacein an EPL match

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1,546 total views, 1 views today BY SAMSON MBII,NAIROBI,9TH NOV 2019-Chelsea recorded a sixth consecutive Premier League win for the first time since their title-winning season of 2016-17 as they moved up to second in the table. The Blues’ victory over Crystal Palace means they are now five points behind leaders Liverpool. Frank Lampard’s side moved above Manchester City, who play leaders Liverpool on Sunday, and could be leapfrogged by Leicester City, who host Arsenal at 17:30 GMT on Saturday. Tammy Abraham’s 10th league goal of the season and Christian Pulisic’s header…

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Kabras host Impala in top of the table clash; Quins, Nondies in pursuit of first wins

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905 total views, no views today BY SAMSON MBII,NAIROBI,8TH NOV 2019– It’s first against second as current leaders Kabras Sugar host second placed Resolution Impala Saracens in match day three action at the ASK Showground in Kakamega on Saturday 9 November 2019. Kabras have again made a blazing start to the new campaign, averaging 66 points in their two previous fixtures. They started with an 89-0 whitewash of newly promoted Kisumu on match day one before building on a 7-6 halftime lead to score 36 unanswered points en route to a…

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Guardiola is the best manager in the world, says Klopp

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867 total views, no views today BY REUTERS,8TH NOV 2019- Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp has hailed Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola as the best manager in the world as the Premier League rivals gear up for Sunday’s top-of-the-table clash at Anfield. Leaders Liverpool have a six-point advantage over the defending champions and the match is a crucial one for both sides. The build-up has been coloured by Guardiola saying Liverpool’s Sadio Mane sometimes dived and then backtracking. Klopp, who has taken a dig at City’s “tactical fouling”, drew a line under…

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Odhiambo and Ambaka back as Shujaa heads to the Olympic Qualifiers

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1,323 total views, no views today BY SAMSON MBII,NAIROBI,5TH NOV 2019- Technical Director Paul Feeney has named a strong 12-man Shujaa squad ahead of the 2019 Africa Men 7s that doubles up as the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Qualifiers. The tournament is set to take place on Friday 8th and Saturday 9th November in Johannesburg, South Africa. The tournament features a total of 14 teams that are ranked as per last year’s results. Kenya is second after falling to Zimbabwe in the final held in Tunisia. Other teams are: Uganda, Madagascar, Zambia, Tunisia, Senegal, Morocco,…

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Chelsea to rival Manchester United, Real Madrid in Jadon Sancho pursuit?

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1,030 total views, no views today BY SAMSON MBII,NAIROBI-Chelsea will reportedly rival Manchester United and Real Madrid in their pursuit of Jadon Sancho in next summer’s transfer window. The Englishman has cemented himself as one of the most promising players in world football since joining Borussia Dortmund, claiming 15 goals and 19 assists in 42 Bundesliga appearances. United have been most heavily linked with signing Sancho, although Real Madrid are another club that has been credited with an interest in the youngster. According to The Mirror, Chelsea will look to challenge both clubs in order to secure the signature of the 19-year-old.…

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Result: Jamie Vardy scores again as Leicester beat Crystal Palace 2-0

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1,260 total views, no views today BY SAMSON MBII,NAIROBI,3RD NOV 2019-Caglar Soyuncu‘s first goal for Leicester and a late second by Jamie Vardy helped the Foxes remain in the Premier League top four with a hard-fought 2-0 win over Crystal Palace. Brendan Rodgers‘ team struggled to create chances at Selhurst Park, but showed the type of resolve and quality needed at crucial moments to move above Chelsea and back up to third in the table. It was an ultimately disappointing afternoon for Roy Hodgson‘s Eagles, who have now gone three games without a win during…

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Kenyans shines in athletics by breaking records in Istanbul, Beijing

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3,761 total views, no views today BY SAMSON MBII,NAIROBI,3RD NOV 2019-Sunday was Kenyans day to shine as they posted record-breaking performances  in Istanbul and Beijing with Daniel Kibet and Matthew Kipkoech Kisorio the men’s course records in their respective races. Kibet had been recruited as a pacemaker for the Vodafone Istanbul Marathon, but stayed on to win the event in 2:09:44, knocking 13 seconds seconds off the previous course record. Kisorio won in 2:07:06 in at the Beijing Marathon after breaking away in the final 10 kilometres rewriting the men’s course…

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MATHARE-RANGERS SHARE SPOILS IN GOALLESS DRAW IN MACHAKOS

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1,029 total views, 2 views today BY SAMSON MBII,NAIROBI,1ST NOV 2019-Mathare United were unable to make it back to back wins for the first time this season as they drew 0-0 with Posta Rangers in the two team’s KPL round 8 fixture played at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos on Friday 1 November. The result leaves the two teams still locked at now 11 points each with Rangers having the edge on the standings due to a superior goal difference. Despite the dropped points, Mathare who have a game in hand, still…

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We must have efficient funds procedures to benefit National teams-CS Amina

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709 total views, no views today BY KORIR JUMA,NAIROBI,1ST NOV 2019-Sports Cabinet Secretary Amina Mohamed has conceded the Sports, Art and social Development Fund procedures need to be streamlined in order to efficiently benefit the country’s national teams. Speaking at the Moi International Sports Centre in Ksarani,Amina acknowledged there is a huge gap between approval of moneys requested by federations and disbursement into their accounts and vowed to push for the establishment of a faster system. Her admission follows an eventful week in which the national women’s football team was disbanded…

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Carabao Cup quarters: Villa trip for Liverpool

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1,147 total views, no views today BY SOURCES,31ST OCT 2019-Carabao Cup holders Manchester City will visit Oxford in the quarter-finals, while League Two Colchester will face Manchester United at Old Trafford. Oxford’s reward for a penalty shoot-out victory against fellow League One side Sunderland is a repeat of last year’s third-round meeting against Pep Guardiola’s side at the Kassam Stadium. Colchester, the lowest-ranked side remaining in the competition, will face five-time winners Manchester United after they reached the last eight for only the second time in their history. Premier League leaders…

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Ministry Of Sports queries how FKF used Ksh244 Million AFCON Money,wants the cash accounted for

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1,494 total views, no views today BY SAMSON MBII,NAIROBI,29TH OCT 2019-Ministry of sports on Tuesday  asked the Football Kenya Federation (FKF) to account for money they were given by the government to prepare the Harambee Stars for the 2019 AFCON in Egypt before the can ask for more. Just before   the  start of the  continental showpiece in June/July, the government approved a budget of Ksh224 million for the national team. The cash  was to cater for among other things the team’s camp in France and allowances. Earlier today, at a press…

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Change of venue for Posta Rangers vs Wazito game

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3,030 total views, no views today BY SAMSON MBII,NAIROBI,22ND OCT 2019-Kenyan Premier League match pitting Posta Rangers and Wazito FC set to be played on Sunday 27th has been moved from Kenyatta Stadium, Machakos to Narok County Stadium. Wazito confirmed the changes via their Twitter account with the match set to kick off at 2:00 PM EAT. Wazito, who are currently without a coach following the dismissal of Head Coach Fred Ambani and Technical Director Stanley Okumbi will be keen to bounce back over the weekend. The club suffered a 4-2…

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RUGBY:Shujaa, KCB storm Safari 7s quarters

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3,055 total views, no views today BY SAMSON MBII,NAIROBI,19TH OCT 2019-Kenya Shujaa and the National Sevens Series champions Kenya Commercial Bank (KCB) are through to the Main Cup quarter-finals of the ongoing Safari Sevens at the RFUEA grounds. Bush Mwale landed a hat-trick of tries while Nelson Oyoo managed a brace as Shujaa crushed Russia Academy 41-0 to reach the quarter-final, having already beaten Zambia 31-0 in the Pool “C” outing. KCB registered two major upsets, stunning World Rugby Series side Spain 24-7 and Africa Sevens champions Zimbabwe 19-12 to also…

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Rugby:Its all systems go for Safari Sevens as teams are announced

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3,790 total views, no views today BY SAMSON MBII,NAIROBI ,16TH OCT 2019-This  year’s safari sevens rugby tournament has taken shape after  two Kenyan teams were  announced. The tournament takes place from 18th to 20th October at the RFUEA Ground. Andrew Amonde captains a Shujaa squad that features Kenya’s all time leading try scorer Collins Injera and the experienced Willy Ambaka as well as the exciting talents of Daniel Taabu and Mickey Wanjala. The effervescent Jeff Oluoch captains the Morans who have in their ranks the likes of youngsters Jonhstone Olindi, Geoff…

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Kenya Women’s Rugby 7s Team Qualifies For 2020 Olympics

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4,073 total views, no views today BY SAMSON MBII,NAIROBI,14TH OCT 2019-Kenya women’s rugby sevens team, the Lionesses, have qualified for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics after reaching the final of the Africa Women’s Sevens Championship in Tunisia on Sunday. Kenya, who are the defending champions, beat the hosts 19-0 in the semis to book a direct ticket to Japan for the summer games. They will play arch-rivals South Africa in the final later today as they bid to defend their title for the second time on the bounce. The Kenyan girls have…

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History it is as Eliud Kipchoge runs a Marathon in 1:59:40!

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5,156 total views, 1 views today BY KORIR JUMA,NAIROBI,12TH OCT 2019-History  was on Saturday made after Eliud Kipchoge ran a full marathon  completing under  1:59:40, in  the INEOS Challenge in style in  Vienna. The world marathon record holder missed the mark by 26 seconds two years ago but there was no denying him for the second time of asking as he achieved sporting immortality at the Austrian capital. Kipchoge’s mantra in the build up to the race has been to prove ‘No Human is Limited’ and on Saturday the Olympic champion duly…

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INEOS 1:59 challenge in which Kenya’Eliud Kipchoge will feature to start at 9:15 am Kenyan time on Saturday

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2,172 total views, 1 views today BY SAMSON MBII,NAIROBI,11TH OCT 2019-The start time for the INEOS 1:59 challenge featuring Eliud Kipchoge has been announced as 9:15am Kenyan time. The star time was announced on Friday evening the organizers  who said Kipchoge and his team are keen that a significant crowd will attend to cheer him on and help him make history. “The Challenge will start at 08:15 (09:15 Kenyan time) CEST tomorrow, Saturday 12 October,” the statement reads. Deputy President William Ruto and his wife Rachel left the country on Thursday evening for Vienna,…

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Lionesses to kick off their Olympic Qualifiers against Ghana

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2,534 total views, 1 views today BY SAMSON MBII,NAIROBI,7TH OCT 2019-The Kenya Lionesses will be competing for a slot in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics next weekend in Jemmal, Tunisia during the Women’s Qualifiers that doubles up as the Africa Women’s 7s Championship on 12th and 13th October. The ladies have been in session for the last two months after breaking from the 15s set where they finished second in the Rugby Africa Women’s Cup. The Lionesses will be out to not only defend the title they won last year but also seek a return…

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Defending champion Conseslus Kipruto retains his title after winning 3000 metres steeplechase Gold medal in Doha

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2,434 total views, no views today BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,5TH OCT 2019-Defending champion Conseslus Kipruto retained his title Friday night after winning 3000 metres steeplechase Gold medal in the ongoing IAAF World Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar. Kiprutoh won the event in 8 minutes and 01.35 seconds beating Ethiopia’s Lamecha Girm in a photo-finish. Girma finished second in 8 minutes and 01.36 seconds while 2014 African champion Soufiane El Bakkali from Morocco timed 8 minutes and 03.76 seconds to take the bronze medal.   Meanwhile, World Champion Faith Kipyegon and Winny Chebet will take…

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Michael Mwanja and Willy Ombisi Accredited as World Rugby Match Commissioners

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3,060 total views, no views today NAIROBI, Kenya, October 2, 2019- The Kenya Rugby Union’s (https://www.KRU.co.ke/) Fixtures and Competitions’ Administrator Michael Mwanja received his World Rugby Certificate as an Accredited Match Commissioner in August. Mwanja attended the Training Course held in Johannesburg in August when the Women’s Rugby World Cup Qualifier was taking place. Ombisi on the other hand was assessed during the Victoria Cup match between Kenya Simbas and Zimbabwe on 21st September by Rugby Africa’s Regional Training Manager Denver Wannies after which he was accredited. The week leading up to…

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Masud Juma Withdraws From Harambee Stars Squad For Mozambique Friendly, Enosh Ochieng takes up his place.

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1,835 total views, no views today BY SAMSON MBII,NAIROBI,2ND OCT 2019- Masud Juma  who plays for JS Kabylie has  withdrawn from the Harambee Stars squad set to face Mozambique in an international friendly match in October. Masud picked up a knee injury in his last league match and has since been replaced by Ulinzi stars forward Enosh Ochieng, who played a part in Kenya’s CHAN Qualifier against Tanzania, as well as the friendly match against Uganda. Coach Kimanzi had earlier this week named the squad for the match set be played…

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Ethiopia’s Kenenisa Bekele is the 2019 Berlin Marathon champion.

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2,046 total views, no views today BY KORIR JUMA,NAIROBI,29TH SEPT 2019-Ethiopia’s Kenenisa Bekele on Sunday won   the 2019 Berlin Marathon after outrunning  a number of several long distance runners considered the world’s best. Bekele cut the tape in a time of two hours, one minute and 41 seconds which is just two seconds shy of the world record set by Eliud Kipchoge in last year’s race. Kipchoge, who holds the current record of 2:01:39, skipped this year’s race and could not defend his title. The world marathon record holder will be…

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Obiri leads Kenya’s quest for gold in women’s 10,000m final

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5,848 total views, no views today BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,28TH SEPT 2019-World 5000m champion Hellen Obiri will lead Compatriots Agnes Tirop and Rosemary Wanjiru in the quest for gold in women’s 10,000m final as the World Athletics championships enter day two in Doha, Qatar. The trio will face stiff opposition from Netherlands Sifan Hassan and Ethiopia’s contingent led by Senbere Teferi, Letesenbet Gidey and Netsanet Gudeta. Former World champion Eunice Sum will line up in the women’s 800m semi finals.  Sum qualified for the Semifinals as one of the best losers in…

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Kenya’s Ruth Chepngetich wins gold in Doha despite humid conditions

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5,701 total views, 1 views today BY AFP,DOHA,28TH SEPT 2019-Women’s marathon runners were rushed for medical attention, faces contorted in pain while other competitors hobbled off the track in the inaugural road race of Doha’s World Athletics Championships. Humidity of more than 73 percent and temperatures of almost 33 degrees Celsius (91 degrees Fahrenheit) dogged the race, specially started at midnight to avoid peak heat, as it meandered along a course on Doha’s Corniche coast road. “You see somebody down on the course and it’s just, extremely grounding and scary,” said Canada’s…

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CS Amina visits Kipchoge ahead of INEOS race slated for next month in Austria

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4,931 total views, no views today BY JAON WANJIKU,NAIROBI,21ST SEPT 2019-Sports Cabinet Secretary ambassador Amina Mohammed on Saturday  visited the World marathon record holder Eliud Kipchoge as he continues preparations for the historic sub two-hour run slated for next month. This will be the first time for Kipchoge  attempt run a marathon race in less than two hours in the race dubbed ‘INEOS 1:59 challlenge’ set to be held in Vienna, Austria. With less than a month remaining before the challenge, Mohammed visited Kipchoge today at his Global Communication training camp…

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Liverpool ‘open Sadio Mane contract talks’

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6,264 total views, no 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…

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Kenya’s Geoffrey Kamworor breaks World Half Marathon record

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6,371 total views, no 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…

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Marcus Rashford penalty sees Manchester United overcome Leicester City

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2,617 total views, no 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…

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David De Gea finally signs new Manchester United contract?

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707 total views, no 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…

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Kenya Rugby Union secures Kshs115 Million Partnership Deal With EABL

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796 total views, no 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…

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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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944 total views, no 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…

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Nyayo stadium to open its door for KPL matches this weekend

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905 total views, no 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…

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Everton defender fined by the FA

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1,575 total views, no 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…

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Manchester City midfielder pulls out of Germany squad with illness

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1,791 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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2,770 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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2,229 total views, no 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…

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2022 FIFA W/Cup emblem unveiled

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2,283 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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1,611 total views, 2 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 interim…

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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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2,586 total views, 1 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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2,457 total views, 1 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 Donestk…

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Manchester United’s Chris Smalling to join Roma on loan

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2,187 total views, no 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…

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

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1,068 total views, no 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…

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