Author: Joel Masibo

Olympic javelin silver medalist Julius Yego has thrown in the towel, resigned as Team Kenya captain ahead of the beckoning summer games in Tokyo, Japan. The 32-year-old athlete broke the news through a social media post on Monday, July 5 with reports revealing his fall out with Athletics Kenya on various issues among them lack of access to a trainer as the core reason. The 2015 World Championship gold medalist also pointed out unfavorable preparation environment as another reason he could not possess the national team’s arm band anymore. Sharing his disappointment to the expectant fans, “Mr. YouTube” revealed that…

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The 2021 Football Kenya Federation Cup final pitting arch rivals Gor Mahia and AFC Leopards has been moved from Utalii Grounds to newly refurbished Nyayo National Stadium at 3pm local time. Gor Mahia edged Kenyan Premier League newbies Bidco United in the semi-final through post match penalties to book the particular mouthwatering encounter with Ingwe who knocked out lower division side Equity FC in a similar fashion last month. Sunday’s clash will be the 10th meeting between the two Kenya’s most successful clubs in the domestic cup, having last met in 2013 final when Gor Mahia lost 0-1 to Leopards…

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Kenya national under-23 football team head coach Satanley Okumbi has named his provisional squad ahead of the forthcoming 2021 CECAFA Senior Championship scheduled for July 3-18 in Bahir Dar, Ethiopia. The former Harambee Stars and Kariobangi Sharks tactician went for experience in his selection with notable faces playing in the country’s top flight league receiving the call up. Custodian Brian Bwire of Kariobangi Sharks and Caleb Otieno of Gor Mahia will bear the responsibilities of manning the goal line of Emerging Stars Okumbi drafted in Kakamega Homeboyz promising defender Sylvester Owino and Moses Mudavadi of Nzoia Sugar to man his…

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Kenyan-American and former world champion Bernard Lagat has been named University of Arizona’s cross country team head coach. This comes months after the five-time Olympian was named among three interim tacticians entrusted to sharpen the team after head coach James Li retired this past campaign. Lagat brings along vast experience to the side after the 46-year-old served as an interim coach in the track and field category for the team earlier in 2021. Director of Track and Field and Cross Country Fred Harvey described  Lagat as one of the world’s greatest runners, hence the best candidate for the job. “It…

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Gor Mahia head coach Carlos Manuel Vaz Pinto has described the return of forward Benson Omalla as an added advantage to FKF Premier League side in the midst of piled fixtures. The former Western Stima goal poacher left Gor Mahia earlier in the season for Swedish side Linkopin on a six-month loan but made an unceremonious return to his parent club last week after terminating his contract with the European outfit. Omalla pointed out being played off position was the core reason he cut links with Linkopin. His decision of returning to Kenya has, however, elicited mixed reactions among local football…

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Marathon great Eliud Kipchoge has challenged Uasin Gishu County Governor Jackson Mandago to move with speed and rehabilitate the water catchment area of Kapseret Forest. Speaking as a guest of  at the third edition of Eldoret City Marathon on Sunday, Kipchoge reiterated that Governor Mandago will be remembered for two things; the good and the ugly he brought to the people of Eldoret in his tenure as the county chief for 10 years. Eldoret City Marathon was founded in 2018 with the main goal of enhancing environmental preservation and climate action, hence Kipchoge calling Mandago to action in achieving the…

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Debutant Mercy Kipchumba and Victor Kipchirchir produced  stellar runs to win the third edition of Eldoret City Marathon on a chilly Sunday morning in Eldoret town. Kipchumba clocked 2:28:31 to cut the tape ahead of Judith Korir who came in second within a timeframe of 2:28:31. Jackline Chelai managed to record 2:29:47, settling for position three in the women’s category of 42.195KM Speaking moments after winning her race, Mercy Kipchumba revealed that she did not expect to go all the way in the star – studded marathon. “I did not expect to win particularly after seeing the star-studded start list. I…

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Football Kenya Federation Premier League bigwigs AFC Leopards hope to go top of the league standings with a win against newbies Bidco United at Ruaraka Grounds on Sunday. Ingwe will unseat KCB at the crest if they bag maximum points today. The former champions will top the charts with 39 points, three above KCB who went down 0-1 to Sofapaka FC in an epic league encounter yesterday, staged at Ruaraka. Leopards are chasing a lucrative slot to represent Kenya in next season’s CAF Champions League competition. The slot will be theirs if they’ll be on pole spot as at June…

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Football enthusiasts in Kenya have paid tribute to ex-Harambee Stars defender Zablon Amanaka who was found dead in his house on Saturday, May 29. Amanaka was a resident of Mwiki, Kasarani, in Nairobi County. The cause of his death is yet to be established. Football Kenya Federation led the football community in the country in paying homage to the fallen footballer. “We join the Kenyan football fraternity in mourning the death of former Harambee Stars defender Zablon Amanaka,” said FKF in statement. Amanaka, popularly known as ‘Zabu’ also played for AFC Leopards and Mahakama FC. “We extend our condolences to…

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Kakamega Homeboyz head coach Nicholas Muyoti has hinted at his possible resignation from the FKF Premier League side. Last Saturday, he guided ‘Abana Be Ingo’ to an impressive 4-0 victory against Western Stima at Bukhungu Stadium. Based on his cryptic Facebook post on Saturday night, the former AFC Leopards star thanked Kakamega Homeboyz playing unit for the great work they’ve done together. “Thank you Kakamega Homeboyz players for keeping the faith and the work we have done together. It is time,” Muyoti wrote. This development unfolds days after the Kakamega-based outfit hired former Nzoia Sugar and Bandari FC coach Bernard…

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