Author: Joel Masibo

Football governing bodies across the United Kingdom have united to stage an anti-social media campaign with a common goal of curbing online abuse witnessed in the sport lately. The campaign will be rolled out next weekend. It is aimed at piling pressure on social media companies to take necessary action after failing to sanction accounts that direct racist slurs and other forms of cyber abuse at players. During the boycott, the English FA, Premier League, English Football League Championship, Women’s Super League, FA Women’s Championship, Professional Footballers’ Association, LMA, Professional Game Match Officials Limited, Kick It Out and the FSA will…

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ODM leader Raila Odinga and several other leaders have congratulated World Marathon record holder Eliud Kipchoge on his MM Marathon victory. “What a great performance and flawless display of mastery coupled with dominance,” said Raila on Kipchoge’s victory of 2:04:28 at the event held in The Netherlands. “Keep flying the Kenyan flag high as we head to the Olympics.” The marathon held at the Twente Airport in Enschede, Holland on Sunday April 18, was a comeback statement for Kipchoge after flopping in the London Marathon in October 2020. The reigning Olympics Champion and World Record Marathon holder is preparing for…

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Olympics champion and World Marathon record holder Eliud Kipchoge has bounced back from the 2020 London Marathon nightmare to win the 2021 NN Mission Marathon in Enschede, Netherlands, Sunday. Kipchoge clocked 2:04:28 in a race that proved easy for the marathon great as he showed optimism, determination and energy from the onset as Jonatahn Korir rallied behind to finish second within a timeframe of 2:06:40. The race became an all East African affair on the halfway mark of 61:43 with Kipchoge and Jonathan Korir exchanging leading turns at the front pack. Ugandans Filex Chemonges and Geoffrey Kusuro were closely chasing the Kenyan…

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Kenyan long distance runner Ruth Chepngetich smashed the World Half Marathon record in Istanbul, Turkey on Sunday. Chepngetich, 26, clocked 1:04:02 at the N Kolay Istanbul Half Marathon, which was 29 seconds better than the old record. The 2017 and 2019 champion stretched away from her closest challenger, Ethiopia’s Yalemzerf Yehualaw in the last round of the tight race to cut the tape approximately 38 seconds earlier. Two-time world 5,000m champion Hellen Obiri was third with a time of 1:04:51. This year’s edition went down in history as the fastest debut half marathon ever held- three competitors finished inside 65…

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English Premier League side West Bromwich Albion has filed a report with the police following racist abuse directed at striker Callum Robinson. Yesterday, Robinson scored two goals (60′, 90+1) in the relegation-threatened club’s 5-2 drubbing of Chelsea at Stamford Bridge. The report on the abusive Instagram posts was made at West Midlands Police. In a statement, West Brom said, “The despicable Instagram posts were sent in reply to the Republic of Ireland international after he scored twice in a memorable team performance at Stamford Bridge. The club is appalled by the messages and will offer Callum the help and support…

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The Communication Authority of Kenya (CAK) Sunday morning slapped Homeboyz Radio with a hefty fine of KSh 1M and a six – month suspension of a morning show program for failing to adhere to the programming regulations stipulated by the communications regulatory body. Radio Africa and Homeboyz Radio have been thrown into troubled waters after the station’s morning program (Lift Off) hosts Shaffie Weru, Joseph Munoru (DJ Joe Mfalme) and Neville Muasya issued insensitive comments championing for gender based violence uttered on Thursday. The trio, who have since been fired were accused of blaming and shaming a sexual violence victim…

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Kenya national men’s football team, Harambee Stars has edged out Taifa Stars of Tanzania 2-1 in 2021 African Cup of Nations qualifiers preps on at Nyayo National Stadium. Premier League top scorer Eric Kapaito put the hosts in the lead on the 20th minute after cleverly beating goalkeeper Juma Kaseja. Kenya kept knocking at the door of Taifa Stars seeking to extend its lead with a series of deadly counter attacks upfront. Sofapaka FC midfielder Lawrence Juma came so close in the 21st minute but was unlucky to see his effort hit the woodwork. The visiting team also looked threatening…

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Ivory Coast and Crystal Palace forward Wilfred Zaha has urged relevant stakeholders in sports to use education in the intensified war against racism. The Ivorian talisman revealed that players of African descent are still exposed to racism slurs in the outer world leagues, in spite of prevailing efforts to tame the vice. Zaha refused to take a knee in the Eagles’ English Premier League 1-0 victory over West Bromwich Albion on Saturday. Taking a knee has been adopted by the English FA in support of the global ‘Black Lives Matter’ movement. Zaha believes the ‘pre-match routine’ has lost its meaning…

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Football Kenya Federation league defending champions Gor Mahia lost 2-0 to KCB this afternoon. Two second half goals from Dennis Simiyu and Victor Omondi were enough for KCB to seal the victory at Kasarani stadium. K’Ogalo was out to make it two wins in a row after their recent victory against Kakamega Homeboyz 2-1, while KCB was trying to put a 3-0 drubbing at the hands of Kariobangi Sharks behind them. The tie started on a high pace with both teams cautious to avoid conceding early. The highlight of the early minutes of the first half saw Gor Mahia’s Geofrey Ochieng…

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Kenya Cup 2021 edition is slowly gaining momentum with the competitions’ favorites Kabras Sugar and holders KCB scrambling for top spot in match day two. Kabras Sugar cemented their pole position in the league by recording another impressive 9-35 victory against Strathmore Leos in their second outing of the competition at Impala Grounds yesterday. Jeansean Misoga, Eugene Sifuna and George Nyambua were magnificent in the second half to help Kabras into their second win in a row. In another encounter, champions KCB had to dig deep to edge out Kenya Harlequin 32-35 at the Nairobi’s RFUEA Grounds. Cabrini Muhanga went…

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