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English premier league clubs sets stage for the 2019/20 Premier League season!

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2,483 total views, 105 views today BY GUEST WRITER,15TH 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 <a href=”https://www.premierleague.com/news/1240976″>official EPL schedule</a>, 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. <h3>The Favorites</h3><strong>Manchester City</strong> – Manchester City held on for a closely-contested EPL…

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Sports Betting firm SportPesa assures its customers that services will resume soon,Consultation with relevant Authorities ongoing

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3,590 total views, 101 views today BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,14TH JULY 2019-SportPesa has assured its customers a cross the country that talks were ongoing to ensure that normal operations resumes.The company which is one out 27 betting companies affected by the directive from the interior ministry  to have their operations stopped said on  Sunday that  it is in discussion with the Ministry of Interior and Kenya Revenue Authority to resume its services, which have been off since Friday evening. “We remain hopeful that an amicable solution will be arrived at soon to allow…

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AFCON 2019:Algeria orders military planes to fly fans to Egypt

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1,327 total views, 100 views today BY AFP,ALGIERS,13TH JULY 2019-Algeria’s hopes of reaching the Africa Cup of Nations final will be boosted by the arrival of another 2,000 fans in time for Sunday’s semi-final against Nigeria in Cairo. Six military planes, along with 10 from Air Algeria, will put on special flights to help encourage the Desert Foxes as they attempt to win the tournament for the first time in 29 years. According to a statement received by AFP, the Algerian Ministry of Defence said that the army high command had taken…

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Doping offences:Two more athletes from Kenya suspended

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1,870 total views, no views today BY KORIR JUMA,NAIROBI,9TH JULY 2019-Kenyan athletic community has suffered yet another blow after the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth and Africa 10,000m champion Joyce Chepkirui and long distance runner John Jacob Kibet Kendagor were  suspended after they were found guilty  of using banned substances Chepkirui, who also won the Amsterdam and Honolulu marathons in 2015 besides finishing 10th in Boston Marathon the same year, has been suspend by Athletes integrity Unit (AIU) after some discrepancy in her Athletes Biological Passport (ABP). According to the Nation Chepkirui, the…

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Kariobangi Sharks overpower Everton in Kasarani

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1,982 total views, no views today BY EVERTON FC/UPESINEWS REPORTER,NAIROBI,7TH JULY 2019-Everton’s historic pre-season opener against Kariobangi Sharks in Nairobi ended in a 1-1 draw, before the Kenyan hosts triumphed in a penalty shootout. The Blues became the first English Premier League team ever to play in Kenya, two years after achieving the same feat in Tanzania. Duke Abuya sent the 60,000 local supporters delirious when he opened the scoring for the Sharks midway through the first half. Midfielder Joe Williams, a half-time substitute, craftily claimed Everton’s leveller with a low…

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Egypt FA chief quits after shock Cup of Nations exit

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1,986 total views, no views today BY AFP,CAIRO,7TH JULY 2019-The president of the Egyptian Football Association Hani Abou Rida resigned late Saturday and “sacked” his technical team after the hosts’ shock elimination from the African Cup of Nations. The decision had been “a moral obligation” said the Egyptian FA in a statement after “disappointing Egypt’s supporters” in a 1-0 defeat to South Africa, adding that all board members had been invited to resign. Saturday’s match saw rank outsiders South Africa stun the record seven-time African champions whose line-up included Liverpool star…

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South Africa knock hosts Egypt out of Africa Cup of Nations

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898 total views, no views today BY AFP,CAIRO,7TH JULY 2019-Thembinkosi Lorch scored on 85 minutes to give South Africa a stunning 1-0 victory over Africa Cup of Nations hosts Egypt after a pulsating last-16 clash in Cairo Saturday. After three woeful group performances, South Africa were rank outsiders against the record seven-time African champions, whose line-up included Liverpool star Mohamed Salah. A seesaw struggle was settled when a swift counterattack allowed Lebo Mothiba to send Lorch through and he fired past goalkeeper Mohamed Elshenawy. The winners were unrecognisable from the team…

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Nigeria too powerful for Cameroon beats them 3-2 to make it to the quarter finals of AFCON 2019

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473 total views, no views today BY AFP,ALEXANDRIA,6TH JULY 2019-Odion Ighalo scored twice and teed up Alex Iwobi’s winning goal as Nigeria eliminated defending Africa Cup of Nations champions Cameroon after a thrilling 3-2 victory in Alexandria on Saturday. China-based forward Ighalo bundled home a scrappy opener but Clarence Seedorf’s Cameroon hit back through Stephane Bahoken and Clinton Njie with two quick-fire goals before half-time. Nigeria drew level as Ighalo volleyed in his second just past the hour and he then turned provider to play in Iwobi to steer home three…

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Chelsea confirm Frank Lampard as new manager

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1,132 total views, no views today BY SAMSON MBII,NAIROBI,4TH JULY 2019-The former England midfielder returns to Stamford Bridge following a season in charge of Sky Bet Championship side Derby. Lampard has signed a three-year deal to replace Maurizio Sarri after the Italian left to join Juventus in June. The 41-year-old is Chelsea’s all-time record goalscorer and won 11 major honours during a successful 13-year stint in west London. “Chelsea Football Club is delighted to announce Frank Lampard as our new head coach,” a statement on the club’s official website read. “One…

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Senegal beat Kenya 3-0 further complicating matters for Harambee stars in 2019 AFCON

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1,651 total views, no views today BY SAMSON MBII,NAIROBI,2ND JULY 2019-Senegalese Lions of Teranga  beat  Kenya 3-0 in the final gruop C MATCH staged at the 30 June Stadium  in Cairo on Monday night .The results  were registered courtesy  of  inspired second half . The amazing  results  means  Lions of Teranga are into the last 16 of Africa Cup of Nations but left Harambee Stars’ chances of making it to the continent’s premier football competition continue to dwindle . After defending so well in the first half, Kenya buckled under the…

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Celebrations,rekindled hope for Kenya as Harambee stars rallies from behind to beat Tanzania

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2,855 total views, no views today BY SAMSON MBII/JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,28TH JUNE 2019-Hope  of Kenya  advavancing in this year’s African cup of Nations in Egypt has been rekindled after Harambee stars  rallied from behind to beat Tanzania’s Taifa Stars 3-2  in a second group C match  staged   at 30 June Stadium in  Caiaro on Thursday night. Harambee Stars  first two goals were scored by Livewire Michael ‘Engineer Micah’ Olunga .The first in the 37th minute and the winner in the 79th minute . The win was Kenya’s first in the tourney and…

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Kenya U20 delegation Heads to Brazil for World Rugby U20 Trophy Championship

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2,656 total views, no views today NAIROBI, Kenya, June 26, 2019/ –– The Kenya U20 delegation traveling to Brazil on 4th July for the World Rugby U20 Trophy Championship has been named by the Head Coach Paul Odera. The side lifted the Africa U20 Trophy in April at the KCB Sports Club after beating the defending Champions Namibia 21-18. This is the second time Kenya will be featuring in this specific tournament, the first one being in 2009 when we hosted it at the RFUEA Grounds. The team has since been in…

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Algeria beats Kenya 2-0 in group C opening match of AFCON 2019

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3,356 total views, 1 views today BY KORIR JUMA,NAIROBI,24TH JUNE 2019-Kenya went down 2-0 to Algeria in their opening group C match of the African Cup of Nations 2019 in Egypt on Sunday night.Despite the not very pleasing results ,credit can be given to the team considering that the group has difficult teams  among them the deserts foxes .The next match Kenya will play against Tanzania on Thursday . Harangued and dominated in a frantic first half when the Desert Foxes showed unrelenting appetite for Kenya’s goal, the Stars buckled under pressure…

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Manyatta United , Kitale Queens Win Chapa Dimba National Finals

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2,180 total views, no views today Meru, Kenya –23rd June 2019… Manyatta United from Nyanza and Kitale Queens from Rift Valley are the new national champions of the Chapa Dimba Na Safaricom Youth tournament. Manyatta United emerged the national champions in the boys’ category after beating Rift Valley’s Al-Ahly FC 2-1. It was an entertaining game as each side displayed amazing skills with jittery fans chanting in support of their favorite teams in a fully parked Kinoru stadium. Dennis Ayot scored an early penalty for Manyatta in the 23rd minute before Benson Ochieng…

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AFCON 2019:Uganda hit DRC 2-0 in Cairo

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1,911 total views, no views today BY SAMSON MBII,22ND JUNE 2019-Uganda Cranes on Saturday  begun  their 2019 Africa Cup of Nations tittle race  with  victory   Democratic Republic of Congo  2-0  in an entertaining  Group A match staged  at the Cairo International Stadium . The victory, courtesy of Patrick Kaddu and Emmanuel Okwi’s headed efforts, took Uganda top of Group A with three points, with hosts Egypt, who edged Zimbabwe 1-0 a day earlier, second on goal difference. Kaddu’s glancing header off a Faruku Miya corner on 15 minutes was the first…

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No Mane, no problem, says Senegal coach ahead of Tanzania clash

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654 total views, no views today BY AFP,CAIRO ,22ND JUNE 2019-Powerful Senegal will launch their 2019 Africa Cup of Nations campaign against Tanzania in Cairo Sunday without Liverpool star Sadio Mane, but coach Aliou Cisse is unconcerned. The 27-year-old forward is serving a one-match ban after being yellow-carded twice during qualifying for the biennial showcase of African football. “His absence should not in any way bother us,” stressed Cisse, who was part of the Senegal team that finished runners-up to Cameroon in the 2002 Cup of Nations, their best showing. “Certainly…

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2,839 total views, no views today BY SAMSON MBII,NAIROBI,20TH JUNE 2019-Kenya coach Sebastien Migne have assured former Prime Minister Raila Odinga that the team will do their best for the country in the Africa Cup of Nations that begins on Friday in Egypt. Raila, accompanied by Devolution SC Eugene Wamalwa and Kenya Ambassador to Egypt Joff Otieno, had paid the team a surprise visit at their hotel in Cairo on Thursday afternoon. He sought  to re-assure-  their VIP guests they would bring honour to the country. On his part ,Team captain…

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IAAF claims Caster Semenya is ‘biologically male’

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1,033 total views, no views today BY REUTERS,19TH JUNE 2019-Olympic 800 metres champion Caster Semenya has accused the global athletics governing body of using her as a human guinea pig as it emerged that the IAAF had sought to have her declared a “biological male” in proceedings before sport’s highest court. The South African was reacting to the full 163-page judgement released by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) on Tuesday which rejected her appeal against rules that mean middle distance female athletes with a high natural level of testosterone…

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European Football Legend Luis Garcia To Grace Chapa Dimba Na Safaricom National Final

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2,610 total views, no views today Nairobi, Kenya – 13th June 2019… Former Liverpool and Barcelona winger Luis Javier Garcia will grace the Chapa Dimba Na Safaricom National Final set for Kinoru stadium, Meru County between June 20th – June 23rd 2019. The Legendary Spanish footballer will feature in this season’s finale as a LaLiga ambassador and will take part in some mentorship clinics. He will also attend the semifinal and final games of the tournament. Eight boys’ teams and seven girls’ teams from eight regions will battle it out to be crowned national champions…

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Harambee Stars coach Sebastien Migne names final 23 man squad for AFCON

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2,764 total views, no views today BY SAMSON MBII,NAIROBI,11TH JUNE 2019-Harambee Stars coach Sebastien Migne has named  the final 23-man squad for the Africa Cup of Nations which kicks off on June 22 in Cairo.There are notable names that have been left out  with the coach dropping  Zesco United midfielder Anthony Akumu. South Africa-based defender Brian Mandela had already ruled out having picked up a knee injury on Monday, meaning Migne had three more players to trim from his initial 27-man squad that has been in France from May 30. Winger…

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Rugby:Provisional 2019 Lionesses Squad On International Duty

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2,587 total views, no views today NAIROBI,10TH JUNE,2019-The provisional Kenya Lionesses 15s squad on duty this year has been named and it features a total of 40 ladies. The ladies have been in session for the last one month preparing for Elgon Cup and the Rugby World Cup Qualifiers in August. As part of their preparation after World Rugby introduced the RWC Qualifiers tournament, the ladies started off with the three week long Aberdeen Shikoyi Franchise where for them to make the cut into the National 15s team, they had to…

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Curtains comes down on the 2018-19 National Super League (NSL) season as Wazito , KSM ALL STARS SEAL KPL PROMOTION

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1,141 total views, no views today BY SAMSON MBII,NAIROBI,9TH JUNE,2019-Curtains came down on the 2018-19 National Super League (NSL) season on Sunday 9 June and on the final round of the campaign with  Wazito FC and Kisumu All Stars finishing  the season in 1st and 2nd place respectively to secure automatic promotion to the KPL after producing similar 7-1 hidings on Sunday with Nairobi Stima, who were also gunning for automatic promotion, being left to settle for a playoff spot with a 3rdplace finish. The three teams came into the round separated only…

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Michael Njenga & Lidya Njeri win the 13th Edition of Henry Wanyoike Hope for the Future Run

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789 total views, 3 views today Nairobi, Kenya – 8th June 2019…  Michael Njenga and Lidya Njeri are the new champions of the 13th edition of Henry Wanyoike Hope for the Future Run held today at Kikuyu, Kiambu County. Njenga clocked 25:02 to beat Vincent Boit and Dancun Manyara who finished second and third in a time of 25:22 and 26:09 respectively in the men’s 10km senior race. “I am very glad for my win today. This is my second time to be part of the run and I have been training hard to…

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Eden Hazard: Real Madrid sign Chelsea forward for fee that could exceed Sh19 billion

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661 total views, no views today BY BBC SPORTS,8TH JUNE,2019-Real Madrid have agreed a deal to sign forward Eden Hazard from Chelsea for a fee that could exceed £150m (Sh19.3 billion). Hazard has agreed a five-year contract and will be presented as a Real player on 13 June, subject to a medical. The Belgian scored 110 goals in 352 games for Chelsea after joining from Lille in 2012, and scored twice as they won the Europa League final last week. “Leaving Chelsea is the biggest and toughest decision in my career…

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13th Edition of Henry Wanyoike Hope for the Future Run to take place This Saturday

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800 total views, no views today  BY CORRESPONDENT,NAIROBI,7TH JUNE,2019-The 13th edition of Henry Wanyoike Hope for the Future Run will be held tomorrow, Saturday, the 8thJune 2019 in Kikuyu town. Safaricom has sponsored the race to a tune of KES 1 Million and is expected to attract over 8,000 participants. This is in addition to providing security and ambulances for the event whose target for the year is to raise KES 10 million, in kind and cash that will be used to distribute 200 white canes for visually impaired people across all…

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Manchester United set to secure second signing after capture of Ajax star

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782 total views, no views today BY SAMSON MBII,NAIROBI,6TH JUNE 2019-Manchester United are reportedly close to reaching a deal for Swansea City ace Daniel James, according to the Evening Standard.  The winger is a wanted man at Old Trafford, as manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer kicks his revolution at the English giants. James has been a revelation for the Welsh side this past season, managing to score six goals and seven assists in 39 appearances for the club. The Red Devils have been discussing a possible move and were particularly stuck at the…

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Chapa Dimba Na Safaricom National Final Fixtures Unveiled

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1,186 total views, no views today Nairobi, Kenya – 4th June 2019… The draw for the national finals of the Chapa Dimba Na Safaricom youth soccer tournament was held today with 15 teams set to battle for the ultimate prize. Eight boys’ teams and seven girls’ teams from eight regions will take part in the national finals set for June 20th – 23rd at Kinoru Stadium, Meru County. Season 2 of the tournament will witness new winners being crowned after reigning champions Kapenguria Heroes and Plateau Queens were eliminated in the early stages of the…

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Three things we learned from the Europa League final

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2,854 total views, no views today BY AFP,BAKU, AUSTRIA,30TH MAY 2019-Chelsea thrashed Arsenal 4-1 in an all-English final in the Europa League on Wednesday. Here AFP Sport looks at three things we learned from the showpiece at Baku’s Olympic Stadium: Olivier Giroud has found opportunities difficult to come by in the Premier League following his January 2018 move from Arsenal, but the France striker again proved his worth in Chelsea’s Europa League triumph as he finished the competition’s top scorer with 11 goals, one above highly-rated Eintracht Frankfurt sharpshooter Luka Jovic.…

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Kenya 7s outshines Samoa,registers impressive points against France to keep Cup quarters hopes alive

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4,705 total views, no views today BY SAMSON MBII,25TH MAY 2019- Vincent Onyala scored a hat-trick of tries as Kenya survived a late scare from Samoa to win 21-20 in a closely contested Pool “B” duel in the London Sevens at Twickenham Stadium on Saturday. Johnstone Olindi converted two first half tries from Onyala as Paul Murunga’s charges went for the breather 14-10 up. The Samoans would the rally to take 15-10 lead before Onyala touched down with Olindi converting for a 21-15 lead. Samoa had a last-gasp chance to win…

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Umaru Kasumba is the Player of the Month for April 2019

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4,658 total views, no views today BY KORIR JUMA,NAIROBI,24TH MAY 2019-Sofapaka striker Umaru Kasumba has become the second player after Enock Agwanda to bag two Sportpesa/LG player of the month award in one season. This is after the Ugandan forward who bagged the February 2019 award was feted for his exemplary performance in April during an award ceremony held at Eastleigh Secondary School on Friday 24th May. “I knew you would come back and give me another award. I’m a believer so when I told you that I’ll win it again…

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Gor Gor Mahia FC wins the Kenyan Premier League (KPL) title for a record-stretching 18th time

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3,326 total views, no views today BY UPESINEWS REPORTER,NAIROBI,22ND MAY 2019-Gor Mahia FC on Wednesday  won the Kenyan Premier League (KPL) title for a record-stretching 18th time after Bandari FC, the last challenger with a chance of overturning their lead, crashed out of the title race. Bandari faced a must-win situation against Mathare United and had hoped Gor lose against Vihiga United to keep them in the race but they ultimately let it slip after  their barren draw at the Kasarani Stadium on Wednesday. This  automatically  Gor’s lead at the top…

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Sports Journalists Association of Kenya (SJAK) honors Paralympian Vincent Mutai .

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1,611 total views, no views today BY SAMSON MBII,NAIROBI,21ST MAY 2019-Sports Journalists Association of Kenya (SJAK) on Tuesday  honored Paralympian Vincent Mutai with the Sports Personality Award for April 2019. Mutai took the accolade after winning three Class T46 Gold medals in the 100 metres, 200 metres and the Long Jump at the 4th International Athletics Meeting in Marrakech, Morocco. To claim the coveted award, Mutai beat African U20 gold medallists Faith Chepkemoi and Mary Moraa, and Brigid Kosgei who won the women’s race at the 2019 London Marathon. Mutai now…

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Champions Barcelona end La Liga season with a draw at Eibar

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1,515 total views, no views today BY SAMSON MBII,NAIROBI,19TH MAY 2019-Champions Barcelona rounded off their 2018-19 La Liga campaign with a 2-2 draw at the home of Eibar on Sunday afternoon. Barca have once again proved to be the best that Spain have to offer, with a total of 87 points seeing them finish the season 11 points clear of their nearest challengers Atletico Madrid. The Catalan giants fell short in the Champions League this season, but will have the chance to complete another domestic double when they face Valencia in the Copa del Rey final next weekend.…

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Gor Mahia mull Leopards 3-1 in Mashemeji derby staged at Moi kasarani

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979 total views, no views today BY SAMSON MBII,NAIROBI,19TH MAY 2019-AFC Leopards will have to wait a little while longer to claim their first win in the Mashemeji Derby since 2016; this after their better arch  rivals Gor Mahia sailed to a 3-1 win in the second such match   of the season of the derby at the MISC Kasarani on Sunday 19 May. Nicholas Kipkirui grabbed a brace with a goal either side of half time with Jacques Tuyisenge adding the third in very controversial circumstances as the ball had appeared…

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Manchester City rip apart Watford in FA Cup final to seal historic treble with 6-0

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795 total views, no views today BY SAMSON MBII,NAIROBI,18TH MAY,2018-Raheem Sterling scored a hat-trick as Manchester City cruised to a 6-0 victory over Watford at Wembley Stadium to win the 2019 FA Cup and make it a clean sweep of domestic honours. The Citizens scored twice in the first half and four more times in the second to complete their mission of becoming the first English side ever to lift all three trophies – the Premier League, EFL Cup and FA Cup – in a single season. Watford started well as Ederson produced what proved to be a big save…

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KCB are the Kenya Cup Champions after overpowering Kabras Sugar

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457 total views, 2 views today BY SAMSON MBII,KAKAMEGA,18TH MAY 2019-Kenya Commercial Bank on Saturday edged out bitter rivals Kabras Sugar 23-15 in a thrilling final to clinch their third successive Kenya Cup at the ASK Showground in Kakamega. The Saturday results was a culmination of   poor results that Kabras has been showing in the showpiece  having lost all its matches. Here is  a chronology of  the way results have panned out : 22nd April 2017: KCB 36 – Kabras 8 24th Feb 2018: KCB 41 – Kabras 12 24th Mar 2018:…

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Chapa Dimba Na Safaricom All-Stars pick first win in Barcelona

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1,590 total views, no views today Barcelona, Spain – Tuesday 14th May 2019…  Chapa Dimba Na Safaricom All-Stars boys’ last evening won their second friendly match against Sant Gabriel of Spain scoring 2-1 in regulation time. Benjamin Njenga of Shimanzi Youth and Lual Mengistu of Euronuts found the target each as the All-Stars came from a goal behind to edge out the home team Sant Gabriel 2- 1. However, their girls’ counterparts were not lucky as they went down 2-0 to a tactical Sant Gabriel girls at the same venue in a…

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Harambee Stars coach Sebastien Migne names AFCON 2019 provisional team

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1,460 total views, 1 views today BY SAMSON MBII,NAIROBI,14TH MAY 2019-Harambee Stars coach Sebastien Migne has  named a provisional squad that will travel to France for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations preparations. The squad includes a huge portion of e players  who feature  during the qualifying round , with skipper Victor Wanyama set to lead the side to Egypt for the biennial football bonanza that runs from June 21-July 19. Experienced defender David ‘Cheche’ Ochieng and Zesco United striker Jesse Jackson Were are the major casualties in Migne’s squad. Ochieng, who…

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Manchester City beat Brighton & Hove Albion to retain Premier League title

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1,932 total views, no views today BY SAMSON MBII,NAIROBI,12TH MAY 2019-Manchester City have retained the Premier League title courtesy of a 4-1 win over Brighton & Hove Albion on the final matchday of the 2018-19 campaign. City entered the clash at the Amex one point clear of second-placed Liverpool, knowing that a victory over the Seagulls would see them become the first side to retain the Premier League title for 10 years. Liverpool kept to their end of the bargain by beating Wolverhampton Wanderers at Anfield to move onto 97 points for the campaign,…

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Chapa Dimba Na Safaricom All-Stars Football Trainings enters day three at Futbol Salou Grounds

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1,154 total views, no views today Cambrils, Spain – Saturday 11th May 2019…  Chapa Dimba Na Safaricom All-Stars today held their third football training session at Futbol Salou a head of their second friendly match against Gimnastic de Tarragina set for Monday.   The trainings conducted by La Liga’s Jose Ruiz and Ismael Rodriguez were tactical and technical-based, with much focus on ball control, recovery from a goal, speed and field decision-making by players.   “The players are physically fit and that is why most of our trainings are more on tactics…

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Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang nets hat-trick as Arsenal cruise to Baku

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1,381 total views, no views today BY SAMSON MBII,NAIROBI,10TH MAY 2019-Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has scored a hat-trick to help Arsenal to a 4-2 win at the Mestalla as they booked their place in the Europa League final with a 7-3 aggregate victory. The Gunners took their chances in the first leg to lead 3-1 at the midway stage and they were equally as clinical in Spain on Thursday night, scoring from four of their five shots on target. Kevin Gameiro scored twice in the east of Spain, and Alexandre Lacazette added to his brace from the first leg, but the night belonged…

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Chelsea reach Europa League final with penalty-shootout win over Frankfurt

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852 total views, no views today BY SAMSON MBII,NAIROBI,10TH MAY 2019-Chelsea have held their nerve in a penalty shootout against Eintracht Frankfurt to earn a place in the Europa League final. Ruben Loftus-Cheek‘s opener on Thursday night was cancelled out by Luka Jovic, but neither side could add a decisive third goal which left the tie locked at 2-2 on aggregate. Cesar Azpilicueta‘s early miss in the shootout gifted the advantage to Frankfurt, but Kepa Arrizabalaga saved from Martin Hinteregger and Goncalo Paciencia to set up a showdown with city rivals Arsenal in the final later this month. Frankfurt created the first opportunity…

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Tottenham Hotspur through to final with incredible comeback win in Amsterdam

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731 total views, no views today BY KORIR JUMA,NAIROBI,9TH MAY 2019-Lucas Moura has scored three second-half goals to produce one of the most famous victories in Tottenham Hotspur‘s history, as they recovered from 3-0 down on aggregate to beat Ajax 3-3 on away goals and progress through to their first Champions League final. The Dutch side cruised into a 2-0 lead in the first half of the second leg, adding to their 1-0 advantage from the first leg, only for Lucas to score three times in an incredible second half. The third of Lucas’s goal arrived in the sixth…

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Magnificent Liverpool thrash Barcelona to reach Champions League final

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720 total views, no views today BY SAMSON MBII,NAIROBI,8TH MAY 2019-Liverpool have reached their second successive Champions League final with a remarkable 4-0 victory over Barcelona in the second leg of their semi-final clash at Anfield. Jurgen Klopp‘s side were trailing 3-0 on aggregate heading into Tuesday’s encounter, but Divock Origi netted the first and fourth goals on a memorable night on Merseyside. However, the introduction of Georginio Wijnaldum – an enforced one due to an injury to Andrew Robertson – proved key with the Dutchman chipping in with a double in three second-half minutes. Barcelona had their opportunities on an unforgettable…

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Chapa Dimba Na Safaricom All-Star Team Ready for the Training Camp

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770 total views, no views today Nairobi Kenya – Tuesday 7th May 2019…  The Chapa Dimba Na Safaricom All-Star team successfully landed in Barcelona today ahead of their ten-day training camp with the Spanish La-Liga sides. The players left Nairobi, JKIA on Monday 6th May at 22:45pm and landed in Dubai on Tuesday at 4:45 am for a layover to Barcelona. They left Dubai Airport to Barcelona at 8:00am landing in Catalonia, Spain at 3:00pm Kenyan time. The team consists of 32 of the best players – 17 boys and 15 girls who…

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Manchester United miss out on Champions League after draw with Huddersfield Town

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1,220 total views, no views today BY SAMSON MBII,NAIROBI,5TH MAY 2019-Manchester United have been held to a 1-1 draw by Huddersfield Town in Sunday’s Premier League clash at the John Smith’s Stadium, a result which leaves Ole Gunnar Solskjaer‘s side with Europa League football next season. Scott McTominay put United in front during the opening stages of the contest, but Isaac Mbenza‘s first goal for Huddersfield earned the already-relegated side a share of the spoils. Chelsea’s 3-0 win over Watford means that United cannot finish in the top four of the standings, with the North-West giants now facing a…

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Result: Lionel Messi brace puts Barcelona on brink of final as Liverpool punished 3-0

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1,785 total views, no views today BY SAMSON MBII ,NAIROBI, 2ND MAY 2019-Lionel Messi has scored two second-half goals to earn Barcelona a 3-0 win against Liverpool at Camp Nou in the first leg of their Champions League semi-final tie. Former Liverpool fan favourite Luis Suarez put the hosts in front, but the Reds responded well and forced Marc-Andre ter Stegen into three big saves early in the second half. The visiting side’s failure to take their opportunities cost them as Messi scored twice in quick succession, the second a sublime free kick, to give Barcelona a huge advantage ahead of next…

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Result: Donny van de Beek gives Ajax big advantage as Tottenham Hotspur lose home leg

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1,823 total views, no views today BY SAMSON MBII,NAIROBI,1ST MAY ,2019-Ajax have defeated Tottenham Hotspur 1-0 away from home in the first leg of their Champions League semi-final first leg through Donny van de Beek‘s strike 15 minutes in. The Dutch side were well on top when opening the scoring and came closest to netting the second goal of the night through David Neres‘s shot in the second half, which came back off the post. Tottenham had spells on top after switching from a three-man defence to four at the back, but they managed just one shot on…

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Kenya Rugby Union co-opts Wangui Kibe and Peris Mukoko into the Board of Directors

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1,332 total views, no views today NAIROBI, Kenya, April 30, 2019/ — The Kenya Rugby Union (www.KRU.co.ke) has co-opted two women – Wangui Kibe and Peris Mukoko, into the Board of Directors with immediate effect. “We are keen to have a Board that reflects the spirit of rugby as a sport for all: men, women, boys and girls. The two ladies have, through the quality of their Rugby contribution, and enduring commitment proven that they will add value to the governance of the sport. It’s a one-year co-option. Kui (Wangui), for…

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South B United and Acakoro Ladies Crowned Chapa Dimba Na Safaricom Nairobi Winners

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720 total views, no views today South B United and Acakoro Ladies Crowned Chapa Dimba Na Safaricom Nairobi Winners Nairobi Kenya – Monday 29th April 2019…  Acakoro Ladies from Kasarani and South B United from Starehe are the new Chapa Dimba Na Safaricom Nairobi region champions. South B United triumphed in the finals beating Jericho All-Stars from Makadara 2-1 to be crowned Nairobi’s best in the tournament held at Goan Gymkhana grounds -Pangani. Fabio Otieno scored the first goal putting Jericho United ahead in the 27th minute before Alvin Kuka scored an…

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