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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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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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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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Bobby Williamson’s salary: A case of misplaced priorities

The East African Standard recently announced that Harambee Stars coach Bobby Williamson is paid a monthly salary of Ksh 2.5 million per month. This is equivalent to US $ 23726.05 per month. This is a staggering amount by any standards. … Continue reading

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Coach Bobby Williamson shows a glimpse of his ability

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The Kenya U23 team under Bobby Williamson beat the Botswanan counterparts 4-1 in a 2016 Olympics qualifier. The one however was not enough as Kenya had lost the first leg 0-3. This happened thanks to shambolic travel arrangements by the … Continue reading

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Poor FKF organization wrecks Kenya’s hopes

For the umpteenth time, Kenya football fans were subjected to yet another humiliation. This time it was against Botswana in a 2016 Olympics qualifier. Kenya went down 0-3 in the first leg match played in Gaborone. All three goals were … Continue reading

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AFCON 2017: Will Kenya repeat the same mistakes

For the 2017 Africa Nations cup, Kenya has been handed a difficult qualifying path. They must navigate a difficult group E that includes Congo-Brazzaville, Zambia and Guinea Bissau. The top two teams will automatically qualify for the 16 team tournament … Continue reading

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Why Kenyan sides struggle in Continental events

The performance of Kenyan clubs in continental club events over the past 15 years has been rather poor. Whether it is Gor Mahia, AFC Leopards, Tusker or Ulinzi, all have faced first round exits. The one exception has been Sofapaka … Continue reading

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Ndolo is right: Fields are dissappearing at an alarming rate

When Sofapaka midfielder Anthony Ekaliani Ndolo was voted as the 2014 Kenya Premier League player of the year, he took the opportunity to sound alarm bells about the fact that football fields on which the youth play are rapidly disappearing. … Continue reading

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Now that Harambee stars are eliminated, they have friendlies

When Harambee stars were in the throes of trying to qualify for the 2015 Africa Nations cup the players pleaded for proper preparations. Senior players , most notably Victor Wanyama and Dennis Oliech pleaded for friendly matches. Some of the … Continue reading

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