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Sports Featured image for Shabana survives as Muhoroni Youth is relegated in thrilling FKFPL season finale
Sun 23 Jun, 2024 20:05
Shabana survives as Muhoroni Youth is relegated in thrilling FKFPL season finale
Featured image for Shabana survives as Muhoroni Youth is relegated in thrilling FKFPL season finale

Gor Mahia crowned their season with a 4-3 win over Bidco at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos


Michael Kirwa Featured image for FKFPL SEASON FINALE: Title glory for Gor Mahia, last chance for relegation hopefuls
Sun 23 Jun, 2024 10:27
FKFPL SEASON FINALE: Title glory for Gor Mahia, last chance for relegation hopefuls
Featured image for FKFPL SEASON FINALE: Title glory for Gor Mahia, last chance for relegation hopefuls

A day of contrasts awaits as Gor Mahia will be crowned league champions while relegation-threatened hope for one last miracle


Sports Featured image for A season of high lows as the curtain falls on the 2023-24 FKF Premier League season
Thu 20 Jun, 2024 22:07
A season of high lows as the curtain falls on the 2023-24 FKF Premier League season
Featured image for A season of high lows as the curtain falls on the 2023-24 FKF Premier League season

Gor Mahia won the league with three rounds to spare but there was more that happened in the season that comes to and this weekend


Sports Featured image for Kenya drops to 108 in latest FIFA rankings, Somalia sink below 200
Thu 20 Jun, 2024 17:37
Kenya drops to 108 in latest FIFA rankings, Somalia sink below 200
Featured image for Kenya drops to 108 in latest FIFA rankings, Somalia sink below 200

Morocco is the highest ranked African nation at position 12 globally


Sports Featured image for Talanta humiliate Gor Mahia to survive relegation as Muhoroni, Shabana, Sofapaka push battle to final day
Wed 19 Jun, 2024 21:44
Talanta humiliate Gor Mahia to survive relegation as Muhoroni, Shabana, Sofapaka push battle to final day
Featured image for Talanta humiliate Gor Mahia to survive relegation as Muhoroni, Shabana, Sofapaka push battle to final day

Muhoroni Youth were the biggest winners of the day after registering a massive 6-0 win over already relegated Nzoia Sugar FC


Sports Featured image for History made as Junior Starlets qualify for the 2024 FIFA Women's U17 World Cup
Sun 16 Jun, 2024 17:44
History made as Junior Starlets qualify for the 2024 FIFA Women's U17 World Cup
Featured image for History made as Junior Starlets qualify for the 2024 FIFA Women's U17 World Cup

The Junior Starlets beat Burundi 5-0 on aggregate to book a ticket for the forthcoming FIFA U17 Women's World Cup


Michael Kirwa Featured image for Desa Grounds: California estate's historic playground set for major modern makeover
Sun 16 Jun, 2024 12:48
Desa Grounds: California estate's historic playground set for major modern makeover
Featured image for Desa Grounds: California estate's historic playground set for major modern makeover

The iconic Desa Ground in California, Eastleigh is currently undergoing refurbishment


Sports Featured image for FKFPL: Shabana defeat AFC Leopards in seven-goal thriller as Talanta sinks Muhoroni Youth
Sat 15 Jun, 2024 19:49
FKFPL: Shabana defeat AFC Leopards in seven-goal thriller as Talanta sinks Muhoroni Youth
Featured image for FKFPL: Shabana defeat AFC Leopards in seven-goal thriller as Talanta sinks Muhoroni Youth

Shabana's win over AFC Leopards in Homabay was the highlight of the day


Sports Featured image for FKFPL: Eyes on relegation survival battle after Gor Mahia seal title
Sat 15 Jun, 2024 11:03
FKFPL: Eyes on relegation survival battle after Gor Mahia seal title
Featured image for FKFPL: Eyes on relegation survival battle after Gor Mahia seal title

The Police Sacco Stadium and Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos host double headers this afternoon


Sports Featured image for Somalia fire coach after disappointing 2026 World Cup qualifying campaign
Wed 12 Jun, 2024 20:47
Somalia fire coach after disappointing 2026 World Cup qualifying campaign
Featured image for Somalia fire coach after disappointing 2026 World Cup qualifying campaign

Rachid Lousteque has been fired after nine loses and two draws in the 11 games he was in charge


Sports Featured image for Brave Harambee Stars hold African champions Ivory Coast to a goalless draw
Tue 11 Jun, 2024 18:57
Brave Harambee Stars hold African champions Ivory Coast to a goalless draw
Featured image for Brave Harambee Stars hold African champions Ivory Coast to a goalless draw

Harambee Stars is now third in Group F with five points from four matches


Michael Kirwa Featured image for Kenya faces daunting task against unbeaten Ivory Coast in crucial World Cup qualifier
Tue 11 Jun, 2024 09:43
Kenya faces daunting task against unbeaten Ivory Coast in crucial World Cup qualifier
Featured image for Kenya faces daunting task against unbeaten Ivory Coast in crucial World Cup qualifier

Doubts abound on Harambee Stars’ quality as Kenya looks to bounce back against African Champions Ivory Coast in crucial World Cup Qualifier match


Somalia Featured image for 2026WCQ: Somalia's struggles continue as Ocean Stars fall to Botswana's Zebras
Mon 10 Jun, 2024 19:09
2026WCQ: Somalia's struggles continue as Ocean Stars fall to Botswana's Zebras
Featured image for 2026WCQ: Somalia's struggles continue as Ocean Stars fall to Botswana's Zebras

With zero points from four matches, Somalia's dream of qualifying for their first FIFA World Cup remains elusive, but they can use the experience as a learning curve.


somali halw recipe Featured image for Halwa, centuries-old Somali dessert, faces decline as modern tastes evolve
Sun 09 Jun, 2024 22:58
Halwa, centuries-old Somali dessert, faces decline as modern tastes evolve
Featured image for Halwa, centuries-old Somali dessert, faces decline as modern tastes evolve

A rising number of people have outgrown it and are consuming less and less of it, if any at all, abandoning the traditional food that was once a staple of festivals and daily life.


Sports Featured image for FIFAU17WCQ: Kenya's Junior Starlets on the brink of history after thrashing Burundi
Sun 09 Jun, 2024 22:28
FIFAU17WCQ: Kenya's Junior Starlets on the brink of history after thrashing Burundi
Featured image for FIFAU17WCQ: Kenya's Junior Starlets on the brink of history after thrashing Burundi

The Junior Starlets will host Burundi in the return on June 16th at the Ulinzi Sports Complex.


shopping malls in eastleigh Featured image for How Eastleigh’s iconic BBS Mall is fuelling the Somali love for photography
Sat 08 Jun, 2024 11:47
How Eastleigh’s iconic BBS Mall is fuelling the Somali love for photography
Featured image for How Eastleigh’s iconic BBS Mall is fuelling the Somali love for photography

The BBS Mall, with its many restaurants, shops, and other business premises, has numerous picturesque spots..


Sports Featured image for 2026WCQ: Kenya held by stubborn Burundi as Somalia fall to Mozambique
Fri 07 Jun, 2024 18:42
2026WCQ: Kenya held by stubborn Burundi as Somalia fall to Mozambique
Featured image for 2026WCQ: Kenya held by stubborn Burundi as Somalia fall to Mozambique

The two teams will be back in action on Tuesday


Sports Featured image for Hope springs eternal as Somalia hope to revive 2026 FIFA World Cup Qualifying campaign
Fri 07 Jun, 2024 10:22
Hope springs eternal as Somalia hope to revive 2026 FIFA World Cup Qualifying campaign
Featured image for Hope springs eternal as Somalia hope to revive 2026 FIFA World Cup Qualifying campaign

Somalia's Ocean Stars and Mozambique face off from 4PM EAT


Sports Featured image for Remembering Joshua Cheruiyot Kirui: Family and friends celebrate the life and times of maverick mountaineer who died on Mt Everest
Thu 30 May, 2024 22:04
Remembering Joshua Cheruiyot Kirui: Family and friends celebrate the life and times of maverick mountaineer who died on Mt Everest
Featured image for Remembering Joshua Cheruiyot Kirui: Family and friends celebrate the life and times of maverick mountaineer who died on Mt Everest

Family and friends gathered on Wednesday to celebrate Cheruiyot Kirui who passed on near the summit of Mt Everest in Nepal


Sports Featured image for Gor Mahia shortlist 12 for vacant coach role after receiving over 50 applications
Thu 30 May, 2024 13:50
Gor Mahia shortlist 12 for vacant coach role after receiving over 50 applications
Featured image for Gor Mahia shortlist 12 for vacant coach role after receiving over 50 applications

The club's Technical Committtee is expected to analyse the final short list and settle on the next coach on Saturday


Sports Featured image for Shauri Moyo's Faheem Juma on the brink of making history with Nairobi City Thunder
Wed 29 May, 2024 13:35
Shauri Moyo's Faheem Juma on the brink of making history with Nairobi City Thunder
Featured image for Shauri Moyo's Faheem Juma on the brink of making history with Nairobi City Thunder

Feheem Juma stumbled on basketball by chance, but has now risen to one of the best in the game in Kenya. He is now at his prime and on the brink of making history with Nairobi City Thunderr


Sports Featured image for KCB cruise to FKF finals as Kenya Police-AFC Leopards is abandoned due to crowd trouble
Sun 26 May, 2024 19:00
KCB cruise to FKF finals as Kenya Police-AFC Leopards is abandoned due to crowd trouble
Featured image for KCB cruise to FKF finals as Kenya Police-AFC Leopards is abandoned due to crowd trouble

The Kenya Police - AFC Leopards match that was abandoned due to crowd trouble will proceed from the 60th minute tomorrow at the same venue but without fans. 


Sports Featured image for Quartet scrap for cup glory after Gor Mahia runs away with league title
Sun 26 May, 2024 09:49
Quartet scrap for cup glory after Gor Mahia runs away with league title
Featured image for Quartet scrap for cup glory after Gor Mahia runs away with league title

The FKF Cup semis will be played at the Police Sacco Stadium and not Dandora as earlier scheduled


Sports Featured image for Beatrice Chebet smashes 10,000 metres World Record at the Prefontaine Classic
Sat 25 May, 2024 22:00
Beatrice Chebet smashes 10,000 metres World Record at the Prefontaine Classic
Featured image for Beatrice Chebet smashes 10,000 metres World Record at the Prefontaine Classic

Her performance today serves as a warning to her fellow competitors about her coming of age, and if her recent results, which were mesmerizing at Hayward Field today, are any indication, she is headin...


Sports Featured image for OPINION: Qualifying for U17 Women's World Cup is Kenya's gateway to African supremacy
Fri 24 May, 2024 22:18
OPINION: Qualifying for U17 Women's World Cup is Kenya's gateway to African supremacy
Featured image for OPINION: Qualifying for U17 Women's World Cup is Kenya's gateway to African supremacy

If Kenya's Junior Starlets edge Burundi in the two-legged day, they will book a spot in the prestigious FIFA U17 Women's World Cup for the first time


Sports Featured image for Mombasa Stars’ goalkeeper called up to the Somalia national football team
Fri 24 May, 2024 17:51
Mombasa Stars’ goalkeeper called up to the Somalia national football team
Featured image for Mombasa Stars’ goalkeeper called up to the Somalia national football team

Two Kenyan-born players - Handwala Bwana and Abdi Salim are in the Somali provisional squad for upcoming 2026 World Cup qualifiers against Mozambique and Botswana


Sports Featured image for Tribute to Cheruiyot Kirui - The bold mountaineer who dared to dream
Thu 23 May, 2024 17:07
Tribute to Cheruiyot Kirui - The bold mountaineer who dared to dream
Featured image for Tribute to Cheruiyot Kirui - The bold mountaineer who dared to dream

The career banker and hobby mountaineer was discovered dead just before the summit of Mt Everest earlier today


Talanta Featured image for KCB thrive against Talanta as Ulinzi Stars and Murang’a Seal battle to stalemate
Mon 20 May, 2024 19:20
KCB thrive against Talanta as Ulinzi Stars and Murang’a Seal battle to stalemate
Featured image for KCB thrive against Talanta as Ulinzi Stars and Murang’a Seal battle to stalemate

The FKFPL now takes a break until June 15th due to the International Break


Sports Featured image for Gor Mahia clinch record 21st league title as Nzoia Sugar if officially relegated
Sun 19 May, 2024 21:14
Gor Mahia clinch record 21st league title as Nzoia Sugar if officially relegated
Featured image for Gor Mahia clinch record 21st league title as Nzoia Sugar if officially relegated

K'Ogalo's 3-0 win over Muhoroni Youth handed the club its 21st league title


Tusker FC Featured image for Tusker FC edge Police as Sharks and Posta Rangers sparkle in comeback wins
Sat 18 May, 2024 21:15
Tusker FC edge Police as Sharks and Posta Rangers sparkle in comeback wins
Featured image for Tusker FC edge Police as Sharks and Posta Rangers sparkle in comeback wins

All eyes will be on Gor Mahia tomorrow when they take on Muhoroni Youth in Murang'a. A win for K'Ogalo will all but hand the Green Army their 21st League title


Sports Featured image for Gor Mahia hold the cards as their date with destiny awaits
Sat 18 May, 2024 12:41
Gor Mahia hold the cards as their date with destiny awaits
Featured image for Gor Mahia hold the cards as their date with destiny awaits

If Gor Mahia beat Muhoroni Youth on Sunday afternoon in Murang'a they will have secured their 21st league title


Sports Featured image for KCB delay Gor Mahia party as they hold them hostage in Murang'a
Thu 16 May, 2024 21:32
KCB delay Gor Mahia party as they hold them hostage in Murang'a
Featured image for KCB delay Gor Mahia party as they hold them hostage in Murang'a

The two teams battled to a goalless draw at the St Sebastien Park in Murang'a


Tusker Featured image for AFC Leopards stop Police to hand Gor Mahia advantage in title as relegation survival battle heats up
Wed 15 May, 2024 21:13
AFC Leopards stop Police to hand Gor Mahia advantage in title as relegation survival battle heats up
Featured image for AFC Leopards stop Police to hand Gor Mahia advantage in title as relegation survival battle heats up

Gor Mahia will have one hand in the title if they edge KCB tomorrow in Murang'a


Sports Featured image for Glory beckons for Gor Mahia but Kenya Police not giving up hope
Wed 15 May, 2024 08:37
Glory beckons for Gor Mahia but Kenya Police not giving up hope
Featured image for Glory beckons for Gor Mahia but Kenya Police not giving up hope

Kenya Police FC takes on AFC Leopards in Dandora Stadium this afternoon while Gor Mahia will be away in Murang'a against KCB on Thursday


Sports Featured image for Rampant Leopards maul Talanta as Tusker and Kenya Police also register wins
Sun 12 May, 2024 18:22
Rampant Leopards maul Talanta as Tusker and Kenya Police also register wins
Featured image for Rampant Leopards maul Talanta as Tusker and Kenya Police also register wins

Ingwe's 3-0 win over Talanta was the highlight of Sunday FKFPL Fixtures


Sports Featured image for Gor Mahia march on as four-tanstic Makwatta sinks Sofapaka
Sun 12 May, 2024 11:32
Gor Mahia march on as four-tanstic Makwatta sinks Sofapaka
Featured image for Gor Mahia march on as four-tanstic Makwatta sinks Sofapaka

Two more matches will be played this afternoon to mark the end of FKFPL round 29


Sports Featured image for Gor Mahia vs Shabana clash highlights FKF Round 29 fixtures as Dandora Stadium hosts two double headers
Sat 11 May, 2024 12:32
Gor Mahia vs Shabana clash highlights FKF Round 29 fixtures as Dandora Stadium hosts two double headers
Featured image for Gor Mahia vs Shabana clash highlights FKF Round 29 fixtures as Dandora Stadium hosts two double headers

Gor Mahia hosts Shabana this afternoon at the Mambo Leo Stadium in Kisumu in what is the highlight fixture of the weekend


Sports Featured image for Sammy Pamzo Omollo's journey from cricket fields to football pitches
Wed 08 May, 2024 20:31
Sammy Pamzo Omollo's journey from cricket fields to football pitches
Featured image for Sammy Pamzo Omollo's journey from cricket fields to football pitches

Former Kenyan international Sammy "Pamzo" Omollo, now the head coach at FKF Premier League side Shabana FC, doubled as a cricketer and footballer, but settled on the latter, and one would argue he has...


Ulinzi Stars Featured image for Posta Rangers return to winning ways as Nairobi City Stars and Ulinzi Stars share spoils
Tue 07 May, 2024 20:06
Posta Rangers return to winning ways as Nairobi City Stars and Ulinzi Stars share spoils
Featured image for Posta Rangers return to winning ways as Nairobi City Stars and Ulinzi Stars share spoils

All the rescheduled matches were played at the Dandora Stadium


Tusker FC Featured image for Ten-man Tusker prevails over Nzoia Sugar
Mon 06 May, 2024 17:41
Ten-man Tusker prevails over Nzoia Sugar
Featured image for Ten-man Tusker prevails over Nzoia Sugar

James Kibande was clearly emotional and had to be substituted after scoring the goal that all but relegated his former team to the second-tier


Technology Featured image for Kenyan gamer Bilal Mohamed wins e-sports tournament in Nigeria
Sun 05 May, 2024 21:36
Kenyan gamer Bilal Mohamed wins e-sports tournament in Nigeria
Featured image for Kenyan gamer Bilal Mohamed wins e-sports tournament in Nigeria

E-Sports Kenya Federation President Ronny Lusigi says the victory gives them the confidence to send more players for continental competitions.


Sports Featured image for AFC Leopards and Kenya Police thrive as other fixtures are postponed
Sun 05 May, 2024 20:32
AFC Leopards and Kenya Police thrive as other fixtures are postponed
Featured image for AFC Leopards and Kenya Police thrive as other fixtures are postponed

AFC Leopards edged Bandari by a solitary goal while Kakamega Homeboyz lost 1-2 to Kenya Police


Sports Featured image for Gor Mahia stretch lead as away teams reign supreme in Saturday's FKFPL matches
Sat 04 May, 2024 21:51
Gor Mahia stretch lead as away teams reign supreme in Saturday's FKFPL matches
Featured image for Gor Mahia stretch lead as away teams reign supreme in Saturday's FKFPL matches

Gor Mahia are now marching towards their 21st Kenyan Premier League title


Sports Featured image for Murang'a Seal - Gor Mahia clash highlights FKFPL round 28 fixtures
Sat 04 May, 2024 10:51
Murang'a Seal - Gor Mahia clash highlights FKFPL round 28 fixtures
Featured image for Murang'a Seal - Gor Mahia clash highlights FKFPL round 28 fixtures

History chasing Gor Mahia faces league debutants Murang'a Seal in what is the highlight fixture in the Football Kenya Federation Premier League (FKFPL) this weekend


President William Ruto Featured image for Ruto's appointments: Rise of the commanders to ranks in Kenyan military

Sports Featured image for FKF suspends five over match-fixing allegations
Fri 03 May, 2024 12:05
FKF suspends five over match-fixing allegations
Featured image for FKF suspends five over match-fixing allegations

FKF has cracked the whip on five individuals in what is just a tip of the iceberg as match-fixing continues to gain ground in Kenyan football


Taha Ali Featured image for Swedish-Somali winger Taha Ali shines as Malmö win the Swedish Cup
Thu 02 May, 2024 12:49
Swedish-Somali winger Taha Ali shines as Malmö win the Swedish Cup
Featured image for Swedish-Somali winger Taha Ali shines as Malmö win the Swedish Cup

Swedish-Kenyan Martin Tony Waikwa Olsson also scored one of the penalties for Malmo as they edged Djurgarden 4-1 on post-match penalties to win the Swedish Domestic Cup


Sports Featured image for Nairobi City Thunder prove pedigree with convincing win over South Sudan's SSD Cobra Sports
Wed 01 May, 2024 22:46
Nairobi City Thunder prove pedigree with convincing win over South Sudan's SSD Cobra Sports
Featured image for Nairobi City Thunder prove pedigree with convincing win over South Sudan's SSD Cobra Sports

Cobra Sports from South Sudan will play two more friendlies - against Equity Hawks and all-star team.


World Athletics Featured image for Athletics Kenya issues warning as AIU implements stricter out-of-competition testing
Wed 01 May, 2024 17:59
Athletics Kenya issues warning as AIU implements stricter out-of-competition testing
Featured image for Athletics Kenya issues warning as AIU implements stricter out-of-competition testing

Kenyan athletes aiming to compete in the 2024 Paris Olympics must now undergo a minimum of three out-of-competition tests by July 4, 2024, or face exclusion


Sports Featured image for Immortality beckons as Kipchoge and Jepchirchir make Team Kenya final marathon teams
Wed 01 May, 2024 12:46
Immortality beckons as Kipchoge and Jepchirchir make Team Kenya final marathon teams
Featured image for Immortality beckons as Kipchoge and Jepchirchir make Team Kenya final marathon teams

Timothy Kiplagat and Sharon Looked have been named as reserves for the men's and women's teams respectively


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