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Siaya county: Don’t build a stadium with a running track

Siaya county governor Cornel Rasanga announced that his county will be constructing a 20,000 seat stadium. This is a commendable initiative by the governor. “I today presided over the contract signing of the construction of a 20,000-seater capacity ultra-modern stadium … Continue reading

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Kenya failed to host CHAN yet MPs went joyriding to the world cup

Twenty Kenyan MPs and Senators traveled to Russia to watch the world cup. The trip was fully funded by the Kenyan tax payer. Everything from airline tickets to accomodation, match tickets, food and a hefty daily allowance was paid of … Continue reading

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Dear Nick Mwendwa, Kenya can qualify for 2026 World Cup

The 2026 world cup will feature 48 teams, up from the 32 that are playing in the 2018 and 2022 world cups. The allocation has not been finalized. But the projection is that Africa will have 9 slots, up from … Continue reading

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Disband government teams and form women’s teams instead

Have you ever wondered why the United States is the most successful nation in women’s football? This despite the fact that their men’s team has been lagging and even failed. The women’s world cup has been held seven times and … Continue reading

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Kenya at the 2017 CECAFA Cup

The 2017 CECAFA Senior Challenge cup was played after a two year hiatus. Kenya hosted it with matches being played in Machakos, Kakamega and Kisumu. Kenya emerged victorious, winning their seventh title. Group Matches Kenya 2 Rwanda 0 Kenya opened … Continue reading

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Mwendwa is a good FKF chair but this Okumbi business will ruin his legacy

Nick Mwendwa’s election as FKF chair was indeed a breath of fresh air for the long suffering fans of Kenya football. Kenyans had had to endure nearly two decades of incompetent and corrupt leaders like Sam Nyamweya, Mohamed Hatimy, Maina … Continue reading

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Mwendwa’s defence of Okumbi doesn’t make sense

I moved!!! I moved to a new place. Your browser should automatically take you there in 10 seconds. If it doesn’t plase go to http://my.newplace.com/ The Kenya national team recently concluded a tour of Asia during which their performance was … Continue reading

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AFC Leopards vs Al Ahly in 1987 (plus video)

One of the most memorable events in the history of Kenyan football was the encounter pitting the then Kenyan champions AFC Leopards against Egyptian giants Al Ahly also known as Nationale. This second round matchup was a tension filled event … Continue reading

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Kenya should forget hosting events and focus on youth development

On Saturday September 24 2017, Kenya was stripped of the hosting rights for the 2018 CHAN tournament. Kenya had been awarded hosting rights in 2014. But progress in stadium construction was slow and it became painfully obvious to CAF that … Continue reading

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Congratulations on a friendly and peaceful Mashemeji derby

The first leg of the 2017 derby pitting Kenya’s top two sides, AFC Leopards and Gor Mahia passed without incident. Not only was the match incident free but also the fans of both sides maintained a friendly atmosphere before and … Continue reading

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