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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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A review of Kenya Football in 2015

At the club level, 2015 was a historic year in Kenya football. Gor Mahia won the national league with an unbeaten record, becoming the first team to do so since 1988. Unfancied Bandari surprised everyone when they won the 2015 … Continue reading

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Kenya Football Gallery for 2015

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Twahir Muhiddin : The best Kenyan coach ever

In December of 2015, reknowned coach Twahir Muhiddin steered Bandari FC of Mombasa to winning the 2015 GoTV shield, thus earning the right to represent Kenya in the 2016 Confederations cup. On their way to winning the cup, Bandari eliminated … Continue reading

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Harambee Stars can go places if supported

Against all odds, Kenya’a Harambee Stars pulled off a shock 1-0 win over Cape Verde in the opening match of the 2018 World cup qualifiers. No one gave Kenya a chance given the shoddy preparations in which the players assembled … Continue reading

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