Author: Julius Jumah

Congolese defender Felly Mulumba has made a return to Bandari FC just a year after he ditched the Dockers to sign for Zimbabwean club FC Platinum. The former Bandari skipper has penned a two-year deal on his return to the Mombasa-based club. “We are pleased to announce the return of solid defender loved by many Felly Mulumba. Felly is expected to boost our defence department,” the club said in a statement on their social media accounts. https://twitter.com/BandariOfficial/status/1357699662174707712 Before heading to Zimbabwe, the 30-year-old played for Bandari FC for five years, winning three trophies; the GOTV Shield, the KPL Super Cup,…

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Thika Shakers Soccer Academy is slowly giving shape to the Makongeni Estate of Thika town, guiding young football talents towards the realisation of their dreams. The academy famously known as T-Shakers re-emerged in 2018 with only five players after going under in 2008, due to the hard financial torrents that hit the academy that was only three years old then. “We started this academy because we saw a lot of youths were getting wasted by drugs and immorality. Our objective as a team is to nurture players’ talents as well as their discipline,” explains Harub Swaleh, the academy’s founding head…

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Tusker FC head coach Robert Matano has called on leaders in Busia county to come to the rescue of football in the region. Matano who hails from Budalang’i terms Busia a hub of football talent that has for decades lagged behind due to perennial neglect. “People must come out to help the sport in the region. The MCAs, the MPs and other leaders must help the teams. We have Tom Olaba, Joseph Wandera, I am there along with a few others, but we cannot actualize the dream by ourselves,” Matano said in a phone interview with TV47. Matano who led…

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The Independent Policing Oversight Authority (IPOA) has launched investigations into the Christmas Day incident where three police officers were caught on camera raining blows on a motorist in Nakuru. Chairperson Anne Makori says appropriate action will be taken against the officers once the investigations are complete. From the video clip making rounds on social media, a lone police officer is seen in a heated verbal exchange with the motorist. The exchange descended into a fist fight, with two other officers joining in the melee, ostensibly to “rescue” one of their own. “Unapiga askari kwa nini? (Why are you beating a…

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Kenyan athlete has become the first ever human being to complete a half marathon under 58 minutes. Kandie clocked 57:32 seconds at the Valencia Half Marathon on Sunday morning to smash the half marathon world record by 29 seconds. Kibiwott Kandie celebrates by carrying the Kenyan flag after setting a new half marathon world record in Valencia on Sunday, December 6, 2020. PHOTO/COURTESY The previous record on 58:01 was set by Geoffrey Kamworor in Copenhagen in September 2019. Jacob Kiplimo, Rhonex Kipruto and Alexander Mutiso who wrapped up the top four slots also finished the race under 58 minutes dwarfing Kamworor’s record. Ugandan…

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Czech manager Tomas Trucha has been appointed head coach of Malaysian club FC Penang just hours after ditching Kenyan giants AFC Leopards. The Malaysian Premier League club broke the news on social media much to the surprise of Kenyan football fans. “OFFICIAL! Tomas Trucha is Penang FC’s new head coach for 2021!,” read one of FC Penang’s tweets on Friday morning. https://twitter.com/FCPenang/status/1334684472671801344 The 49-year old who only oversaw one game at Ingwe, their 2-1 win over Tusker in the season opener on Saturday, quit the 1998 Kenyan Premier League champions after his agent Prince Kofi Channis received threats over his…

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The national U20 football team Rising Stars pose for a group photo. PHOTO/COURTESY The national U20 football team Rising Stars kicked off their U-20 CECAFA championships campaign with an emphatic 3-0 mauling of Ethiopia in a Group C opener at the Sheikh Amir Stadium in Arusha Tanzania on Monday afternoon. Gor Mahia sensation Benson Omala headed home Kenya’s opener from a fine right-footed swing-in cross from Kariobangi Sharks defensive prodigy just five minutes to the interval. Gor Mahia sensation Benson Omala in a past training session with the national U-20 football team Rising Stars. PHOTO/COURTESY Ronald Reagan from Sharks wasted…

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Kenya Pipeline women volleyball team is out to rediscover their characteristic cutting edge once the new volleyball season serves off despite the COVID-19 threat. Kenya Pipeline players during a training session. PHOTO/ELVIS OJIAMBO/TV47 The team which lost to rivals KCB and Kenya Prisons in three straight sets to finish third at the 2019 Kenya Volleyball Federation (KVF) playoffs seeks an upturn in fortunes. “Last year this team finished third in the national league. Let us forget that now, let us struggle to be first or second. Next year, when the club championship resumes, I want to work and finish first…

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Harambee Stars lethal striker Michael Olunga will miss the 2022 African Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifying double header against Comoros. This follows the coronavirus scare that has engulfed his Japanese club of Kashiwa Reysol. Reysol announced the suspension of ‘all activities’ for the first team after the team’s head coach Nelsinho Baptista along with three players, whose identity has been hidden, tested positive for the virus. Eleven members of Reysol’s staff have too tested positive. “The activities of the top teams, academies and schools have been suspended since November 4 and will continue to be suspended for the time being,”…

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AFC Leopards appoint Czech Republic national Thomas Trucha as new head coach Trucha, 49, signs two-year deal with the 1998 KPL champions Antony ‘Modo’ Kimani assumes assistant coach role Kenyan Premier League side AFC Leopards have confirmed Czech Republic national Thomas Trucha as the new head coach. The 47-year-old who joins Ingwe on a two-year deal has previously coached Botswana giants Township Rollers. “AFC Leopards is pleased to announce Thomas Trucha as our new head coach. The 47-year-old Czech Republic national is a UEFA PRO licensed coach,” the statement from the club reads in part. Trucha who has been overseeing…

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