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Remembering James Sianga

Legendary Kenyan goalkeeper and coach James Aggrey “Abawa” Sianga passed away on Friday September 9 2016 after a long battle with diabetes. Sianga’s career is one of the most illustrious of any sportsman in Kenya. Sianga’s career started in the … Continue reading

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Win over Congo shows importance of quality friendlies

On Sunday June-5-2016, Kenya’s Harambee Stars registered their first win of the 2017 Africa Nations cup when they beat Congo 2-1. But Harambee Stars were not just victorious, they played much better than they have played of late, and were … Continue reading

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Kipchoge on his way to being the greatest marathoner ever

On April-22-2016, Eliud Kipchoge beat a very strong field to win th 2016 London Marathon. The field included two former world record holders: Wilson Kipsang and Dennis Kimetto, plus New York Marathon winner Stanley Biwott, not to mention Ethiopian track … Continue reading

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Sofapaka headed the way of Coast Stars, Re-Union and others

Sofapaka FC have been one of Kenya’s top teams over the past decade or so. Formed in 2002, they first came to prominence when they won the Presidents Cup in 2007, while still in the second tier league. Two years … Continue reading

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Kenya never stood a chance against Guinea Bissau

The 2017 Africa Nations cup home and away series against Guinea Bissau was labeled a do or die encounter. Kenya had to win both matches to keep their hopes of qualifying alive. There was some optimism given that Guinea Bissau … Continue reading

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Bring back Sakata Ball

One of the first casualties of the Sam Nyamweya era was the immensely popular Sakata ball tournament that was sponsored by Safaricom. Nyamweya terminated the tournament because Safaricom refused to meet his demand that every football sponsor must deposit 15% … Continue reading

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Michael Olunga a good example for aspiring pros

In January of 2016, Michael Olunga left Gor Mahia to attend trials with Swedish side IF Djugarden. It was bound to be a tall order for Olunga as most Kenyan attacking players who attend trials with top tier sides in … Continue reading

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Kenya football fans have suffered through 15 years of incompetence

15 years of incompetence and corruption in Kenya football may be ending now that Nick Mwendwa has been elected FKF chairman. To find the last time Kenya had a decent football federation chairman, you would have to go back to … Continue reading

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Why Michael Olunga will succeed in Europe

Most of the Kenya players who made a successful career in Europe have been defensive midfielders including Victor Wanyama, Mcdonald Mariga, Robert Mambo who played in the UEFA cup, Patrick Osiako who has been in Europe for an amazing eight … Continue reading

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The construction of Camp Toyoyo : A good use of CDF Money

In July 2015, the new look Jericho Sports grounds was reopened after it had been closed down for reconstruction. It became the first neighbourhood sports ground in Kenya to be equipped with Astro turf. The grounds were refurbished at a … Continue reading

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