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Kenya 3rd in Mexico Grandprix

Kenya wrapped up her Mexican tour with two wins in three outings following a straightforward 3-0 (25-14, 25-18, 25-13) win over Algeria in a one-sided affair of the FIVB Grand Prix at the Juan de la Berrera Gymnasium on Sunday evening.   The outcome of the match irked Algeria coach Francois Salvagani who lamented his team’s ill preparation for the tournament.   ...

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Banking his fortunes on Golf

By  Joseph Mwangi Kenya amateur golf match play champion Boniface Kosgei has his eyes trained on the 2015 edition of the Kenya Open golf tournament. The 26 year old accountant-turned amateur golfer became the first to book a berth at the annual premier golf tournament when he won the amateurs Tournament last week after brushing off stiff challenge from golfers from Kenya and U...

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Gor Fans Raise Players Pay

After the mashemeji derby, match, the players benefited from a Ksh 75,000 cash donation from fans as a way of saying thank you for maintaining their form despite not being paid allowances for weeks. This according to a report on goal.com. If it is indeed true that the club has n0t been paying player allowances then it is a grave issue that the club must address immediately. A few weeks...

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Divock Origi Agrees five-year Liverpool deal

LIVERPOOL have finalised the deal to sign Belgian World Cup star Divock Origi from Lille. According to reports in Belgium, Origi has signed a five-year contract at Anfield after passing his medical. As part of the deal the 19-year-old will return to Ligue 1 outfit Lille for the next year before returning to the Premier League club. The transfer fee for the striker, who hit five...

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Test status pushed to 2006

The International Cricket Council (I.C.C.) bosses President Eshan Mani along with Chief Executive Malcom Speed were in town to review the cricket scenario in Kenya.  Unfortunately they were not pleased as various things discussed and agreed have not been met.  Our Test Status desire has been deferred to 2006 where ICC will review the progress made. They were concerned about t...

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Tough road ahead to Sammy Obingo as KCA CEO

After the recent visit by International Cricket Council (ICC) to look at Kenya Cricket Association's progress, towards attaining Test Status, our cricket body, embarked appointing a CEO/General Manager. There were 5 candidates for this position and a one-time football administrator; Sammy Obingo was picked for the position. He now has a formidable task ahead in putting things right in ...

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Expected change in leadership at CK

Over the last few months, the cricket scene (off the field) had many issues, including elections of Cricket Kenya being stopped after by court order. The Nairobi Provincial Cricket Association (NPCA), formed in 1985/6 finally had their elections in August 2012. To the surprise of many, the incumbent and the team did not stand for re-election or showed any interest to continue.   ...

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New leadership- C K meaningless cricket year 2012

  In December 2012, as another meaningless cricket year in Kenya finally had a change in leadership. Jacky Jan Mohamed (Zahra) became the first lady in history to be the chairlady of a national cricket body in the world.   Jacky who has been in cricket administration for a long time having worked under Jimmy Rayani and Sharad Ghai both past chairman of KCA has goo...

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New government’s importance to sports

With His Excellency Uhuru Kenyatta being elected as the 4th President of Kenya after a historic and peaceful general election of the country, there is huge expectation all around. Sports is no exception. The government should have considered the Ministry of Sports on its own and not as part of another docket.   Sports are now a multi-billion industry and justice needs ...

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The Karims- A sporting Dynasty

The publishers of Sports Monthly magazine, Alpha Sports Limited (part of Safinaz Group of Companies) produced a documentary entitled “The Karims – A Sporting Dynasty” that was nominated in the recently watched Tiger Paw Sports Film Festival in Delhi – India.   The festival had 82 entries and 22 were nominated from short to feature movies/documentaries. ...

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