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The Standard – Kenya: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s son Noah ready to make his senior debut against Manchester United | The Standard

Solskjaer's son in Kristiansund squad for Man United friendly Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's son Noah could make his first-team debut against Manchester United after being included in the Kristiansund squad that will face his dad's side in a friendly in Oslo on Tuesday. The 19-year-old midfielder has made his way through...

Chelsea ban fan for life for racist abuse in Man City game

Chelsea have banned a supporter for life for hurling racial abuse at players during last season’s Premier League home match against Manchester City, the club said on Tuesday. City’s Raheem Sterling was a target of abuse from fans near the touch line during the game, in an incident widely...

Why Neymar rape case was dropped

Police investigating rape allegations against Brazilian football player Neymar say they have closed the case.The São Paulo attorney general's office said the case was suspended due to a lack of evidence, but will be sent to prosecutors for a final decision.The investigation was opened after Brazilian model...

The Standard – Kenya: Volleyball: Cheptil renew rivalry with Nairobi’s Soweto Academy | The Standard

Kwanthanze’s Susan Chepchumba (centre) against Silvia Jepchirchir (left) and Margaret Chepkemboii of Cheptil. There will be no love lost when familiar foes Cheptil and Soweto Academy lock horns in their opening match of the 2019 Secondary Schools national Term Two games today, at Kisumu Polytechnic. It will be payback time...

We are not here to tour – Mombasa’s Serani

Serani High School defender Kelvin Temba vies for the ball with Goseta High School skipper Lawrence Ongoma during their Copa Coca-Cola National Championship tie at the Kisumu Polytechnic on July 30, 2019. PHOTO/Timothy Olobulu NAIROBI,...

PSG sign Everton’s Gueye on four-year contract

Paris St Germain have signed Everton midfielder Idrissa Gueye on a four-year contract, the French champions said on Tuesday. The 29-year-old Senegal international joined Everton from Aston Villa in 2016 and made 108 appearances for the Merseyside club. He spent five years at Lille before moving to England, winning...

Kenya makes strides on doping, but challenges remain

Kenya suffered international embarrassment in 2016 when a string of doping scandals brought the country famed for its distance runners within a whisker of disqualification from the Rio Olympics."It was a time when Kenya faced an enormous challenge in terms of the very integrity of our sports,"...

Ex-champs Wiyeta kick off Copa with a bang

Wiyeta Girls High School skipper Jamila Amida surges forward against a Dagoretti Mixed High School player during the Copa Coca-Cola Championship at the Kisumu Polytechnic on July 30, 2019. Photo/Timothy Olobulu KISUMU, Kenya, Jul 30...

Wazito parade new arsenal, including Karim ahead of new season

Ambitious Wazito FC have unveiled three marquee new signings, making a statement of intent ahead of the 2019/20 Kenyan Premier League season. The trio is former Gor Mahia duo – Karim Nizigiyimana and Abouba Sibomana- as well as striker Elvis Rupia from Zambian side Power Dynamo Rupia popularly known...

‘I cheat because others cheat’: Kenya and doping

At first Alex did not want to dope. The Kenyan runner wanted to compete clean, earn an honest living, and lift his family out of poverty through grit and determination.But his resolve crumbled as he realised he could not match his opponents, athletes he knew were doping...

Kenya in fair pool for women’s Afrobasket

The Kenya Lionesses rest at their team hotel during their Africa Zone Five Championship in Kampala, Uganda. PHOTO/Basketball Pundit KE/Twitter NAIROBI, Kenya, Jul 30 – The national women’s basketball team will face off with Cape...

Why Oktay is taking a ‘sabbatical’ from Gor Mahia

Turkish-Cypriot coach Hassan Oktay is heading home to his native country Turkey to take care of his ailing parents and other pressing family matters, leaving the glamour club Gor Mahia starring at an uncertain future. Citizen Digital can authoritatively report that Oktay, 46, jets out today for Istanbul to...

A painful tale of a Kenyan runner’s downfall from doping

At first, the Kenyan marathoner felt invincible. Racing out beyond the pack, his energy levels buoyed by blood doping, nothing seemed to stand in the way of victory."At 35 kilometres, I started getting cramps," the athlete told AFP on condition of anonymity, recalling the 2012 race in...

Sudan footballers hope for revolution boost

“There are no facilities or the equipment we need,” said Salim, son of a farmer, before booting a ball across a dirt pitch in a Khartoum neighbourhood. KHARTOUM, Sudan, Jul 30 – He has no...

BFK to whittle down number of male boxers for All Africa Games

The Boxing Federation of Kenya faces a selection nightmare in settling for the final boxing team to travel to Morocco for All African Games after the organisers confirmed that only Olympic weights will be featured in the coming event. The development means the officials will scale down the number...

Kenyan youngster chasing NBA dream in Senegal

Even as Kenya basks in the glory of the history-making national men basketball team in the Fiba AfroCan Championship, a basketball prodigy from Kisumu is carrying the national flag high in Senegal.Ricky Omondi Okello, 17, who turns out for Kisumu Lakeside basketball team is the only Kenyan...

Verstappen writes off his own chance of title success

Max Verstappen won his seventh career Grand Prix on Sunday © AFP/File / Andrej ISAKOVIC HOCKENHEIM, Germany, Jul 29 – Max Verstappen wrote off his own chances of a driver’s championship win on Monday despite...

Simbas land in Zimbabwe ahead of Victoria Cup clash

The Kenya rugby 15s side Simbas are expected to have their first training session Tuesday evening in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe. Simbas landed in Harare Tuesday morning and are expected to face defending champions Zimbabwe this weekend in their second match of the Victoria Cup. Under the management of head coach...

Chager leads 23 crews to contest of speed in Nanyuki

Twenty-three cars have entered the 2019 Top Fry Classic Rally, which revs off on Wednesday morning in Nanyuki.Baldev Chager, fresh from winning his third Safari Rally title with Ravi Soni, are seeded first in a Porsche 911 car. Chager’s driving style will also change from a Four-Wheel...

Saudi Arabia appoint Renard as coach

Herve Renard has taken over as Saudi Arabia coach © AFP/File / JAVIER SORIANO RIYADH, Saudi Arabia, Jul 29 – Herve Renard, who resigned as Morocco coach following the team’s surprise elimination at the African...

Kanuli carries special memories from Shabana as he takes the mantle at Nzoia

After a few months of uncertainty regarding his future, former Shabana FC coach Andrew Rix Kanuli will take over the mantle at Nzoia FC after agreeing on personal terms with the Mumias Complex based side. His arrival means a new direction to the sugar millers that finished 12th in...

KSSSA: Dagoretti, St Anthony favourites in football

The battle lines are clearly drawn as star-studded St Anthony's boys Kitale from Rift Valley and Dagoretti High School of Nairobi chase the Coca-Cola Kenya Secondary Schools Sports Association (KSSSA) boys under 19 football title as the Term Two games kick off at different venues in Kisumu...

Red Bull break own pit stop record

Max Verstappen has seven career Grand Prix victories following his Hockenheim success © AFP / Andrej ISAKOVIC PARIS, France, Jul 29 – Winner Max Verstappen and...

Top drivers to navigate for honours at Nanyuki Rally

All Classic car rally which has attracted at least 23 entrants is set to gear off on Wednesday morning at prestigious Fairmount, Mount Kenya Safari Rally Club in Nanyuki. Second edition Top Fry titleholder Baldev Charger will be on the tracks cruising a Porsche 911 navigated by Ravi Soin...

KSSSA: Soweto Academy out to make amends in volleyball

The 2018 national girls volleyball runners-up Soweto Academy are on a quest to lift the national title this year as the volleyball competition of the Coca-Cola-sponsored Kenya Secondary Schools Sports Association (KSSSA) games gets underway on Tuesday morning at Kisumu Polytechnic.In the opening matches for girls...

Brazil police end Neymar rape probe over lack of evidence

Police in Brazil probing rape allegations against football superstar Neymar, pictured April 21, 2019, have closed the case due to a lack of evidence, the Sao Paulo attorney general’s office says © AFP/File / Anne-Christine...

All Africa Games a top priority, says coach Wachira as preps for ITF intensify

Kenya women’s tennis team head coach Peter Wachira has decided to put his focus on the All Africa Games  scheduled for next month in Morocco rather than the women’s International Tennis Federation (ITF) World Tour which will come before the AAG early next month at the Nairobi Club. Kenya...

‘We will finish Tanzania,’ vows Harambee Stars skipper Odhiambo

Harambee Stars developmental side captain Dennis Odhiambo says he has seen enough to convince him that Kenya will progress to the next phase of the 2020 Africa Nations Championship (Chan) qualifiers at the expense of neighbours Tanzania.Exactly a month after Kenya’s Harambee Stars dramatically beat Tanzania’s...

Kenya makes doping strides, hurdles remain

Marathon runners training along the back roads around Iten but 36 Kenyan athletes are currently suspended for doping © AFP / TONY KARUMBA NAIROBI, Kenya, Jul 29 – Kenya suffered international embarrassment in 2016 when...

Need fresh elections? Avail Sh3 million, Shikanda tells Sports Registrar

AFC Leopards new boss Dan Shikanda has told the Sports Registrar to cough out the Sh3 million needed for the club to go to fresh elections. The Sports Registrar has declined to recognise Leopards new leadership citing the failure to follow the laid down electoral process. The Registrar also...
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