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KPL, FKF in blame game battle

Gor Mahia fans cause chaos at the Kenyatta stadium in Machakos. KPL have expressed discontent in the way FKF have been micromanaging and peddling in their activities saying that the federation has exercised disrespect in the manner they have been disregarding their decisions. [Photo/ jambonews.com]

Published on Friday, October 31, 2014 - 11:00

The Kenya Premier League and Football Kenya Federation have found them at loggerheads following several misunderstandings and differences in decision making.

In recent days, KPL and FKF have been having criss-cross decisions over matters affecting football in the Kenyan Premier League.

KPL have expressed discontent in the way FKF have been micromanaging and peddling in their... Read Full Story

Gor, AFC innocent until proven guilty: FKF rules

Machakos Governor Alfred Mutua assessing the damage caused by goons after the match in Machakos. The two clubs involved will continue with their matches this weekend. [Photo/ AMutua/ Facebook]

Published on Friday, October 31, 2014 - 09:34

Despite outrage from several quarters against Gor Mahia’s behaviour at Machakos, the Football Kenya Federation (FKF) has lifted the ban against the team fans attending the remaining two KPL matches.

In a statement sent to media house on Thursday, FKF set aside the ban on the club though on temporary basis pending the appeals lodged by the two clubs to allow their fans attend their... Read Full Story

Thika United targets top half finish

Thika United players during a past Premier League match. Head coach John Kamau says his main aim is to maintain a top half finish. [Photo/ mobifootball.com]

Published on Friday, October 31, 2014 - 07:22

Thika United head coach John Kamau has said that their main target is to finish in the top eight bracket in the Tusker Premier League, in order to compete in the best eight competition next year.

The tactician remains optimistic even after losing 1-0 to Ulinzi Stars over the weekend at the Thika Municipal Stadium.

Speaking to our reporter at the stadium during training on... Read Full Story

Gor official says ban is excessive

Gor mahia players in a past premier league match. The club through secretary general Chris Omondi has condemned Football Kenya Limited's decision to ban Gor fans from attending any match. [Photo/ gormahia.net]

Published on Thursday, October 30, 2014 - 16:07

Barely a day after Football Kenya Limited (FKL) found Gor Mahia fans guilty of hooliganism, the club has come out to strongly deny the accusation.

Football Kenya Limited chairman Sam Nyamweya on Wednesday said the federation had found Gor Mahia fans guilty of hooliganism, and fined the club Sh500,000 and a further punishment of playing behind closed doors for the remainder of the Kenya... Read Full Story

Ulinzi captain cleared to face Bandari

Ulinzi Stars captain Stephen ocholla in a past Premier League match. According to team doctor John Imboiywa, he has recovered from a rib injury that has kept him out of two Premier League matches and is set to feature in this weekend's match. [Photo/ sportone.nation.co.ke]

Published on Thursday, October 30, 2014 - 15:40

Ulinzi Stars captain Stephen Ochollah is back in training for this weekend’s match after sitting out of two Premier League matches, nursing a rib injury.

According to a report from the club, the captain is back in training with the rest of the team and will be in contention for a starting berth in their match against Bandari at the Afraha Stadium on Saturday.

The captain missed... Read Full Story

Temu: Champion who placed Kenya on global athletic map

Naphtali Temu during the Mexico Olympics in 1968. He was the first Kenyan to win a gold medal in the olympics where blacks were thought they could not win. [Photo/ YouTube]

Published on Thursday, October 30, 2014 - 10:40

Naphtali Temu is a name that may not be familiar to many people but his achievements far outweigh his inconspicuousness.

For a man who placed Kenya on the global athletic map, a lot would be expected regarding his exploits but it is only the name and the memories that his closest family members can only speak of.

Temu was the first and the only Kenyan to ever clinch an Olympic... Read Full Story

Matano praises Ulinzi over good form

Ulinzi Stars players celebrating in style after scoring in a previous match. The head coach, Robert Matano, is a happy man after five straight wins. [Photo/ Ulinzi]

Published on Thursday, October 30, 2014 - 10:02

Ulinzi Stars head coach Robert Matano has praised his team for the good display of football following their five straight wins in a row.

The coach, while speaking to the club’s official website, praised his players, saying that they have played according to his teachings and hence the good results.

“The players have been working hard and playing according to instructions and... Read Full Story

Shabana sinks St Joseph as ex-coach threatens with lawsuit

Shabana players celebrate after scoring. The Kisii-based side beat a resilient St Joseph to move closer to promotion to the Tusker Premier League. [Photo/ kisiidaily.blogspot.com]

Published on Thursday, October 30, 2014 - 09:40

Goals from Francis Ochola and Dennis Ongeri earned Shabana FC a vital victory over St Joseph from Nakuru at Afraha stadium as FKF Division One League comes closer to an end.

The former football giants from Gusii are currently on top of the championship with only one game left at home, against Finlays FC.

In a one-sided game, Shabana enjoyed possession but only managed to break... Read Full Story

Gor official blames Sofapaka over Machakos chaos

The chaos that were witnessed after Sunday’s premier league match between Gor Mahia and  Sofapaka. Gor secretary general says Sofapaka should take the blame since they were the home team. [Photo/ jambonewspot.com]

Published on Thursday, October 30, 2014 - 06:53

Gor Mahia FC organising secretary David Kiilo has said that Sofapaka should take blame for the after-match chaos that were witnessed on Sunday in Machakos.

Speaking to the press on Tuesday, Kiilo said that Sofapaka was the home team and should have ensured maximum security during and after the match.

According to the secretary, Gor Mahia officials too found themselves on the... Read Full Story

Kiambu Photo of the Day: Ulinzi boss furious after penalty miss

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[Photo/Kevin Shanyulah]

Published on Thursday, October 30, 2014 - 06:37

Ulinzi Stars head coach Robert Matano expressing his anger when the Soldiers missed out a penalty kick during the match against Thika United at Thika Municipal stadium over the weekend. The team won 1-0, even after the spot-kick miss. 

Thika to host inaugural 10-a-side tournament

Rugby players at a past tournament. Thika Rugby Football Club is hosting a 10-a-side tournament this weekend at Thika Municipal Stadium. [Photo/ TRFC]

Published on Wednesday, October 29, 2014 - 22:27

Rugby fans in Thika are set to watch the inaugural 10-a-side rugby tournament  at the Thika Municipal Stadium starting this Saturday.

The tournament, which will be hosted by Thika Rugby Football Club, will be used as preparation for 2014/2015 rugby season, according to the organising team.

According to a report from the club, the tournament has attracted 16 competitive clubs... Read Full Story

Top Fry All-Stars still positive despite relegation

Top Fry Nakuru All-stars players. The team became the first premier league club to be relegated this season, but head coach Peter Okidi is positive despite the demotion saying they will be back. [Photo/ TopFry]

Published on Wednesday, October 29, 2014 - 21:55

Top Fry Nakuru All-stars head coach Peter Okidi remains upbeat despite the club’s relegation, saying they have picked so many positives from the Premier League this season.

In a statement from the club, the coach said that though some of his players are likely to leave for other league teams, he plans to scout for quality replacements that will fight for a comeback into top-flight... Read Full Story

Gor fined, to play behind closed doors

A security official separates Gor Mahia and Sofapaka players from a physical battle during the weekend league match in Machakos. The team will now play without fans for the next two games. [Photo/ nation.co.ke] 

Published on Wednesday, October 29, 2014 - 09:22

Football Kenya Limited and the Kenya Premier League yesterday found Gor Mahia football club guilty of failing to control their fans and handled them a hefty fine.

Gor, famously known as K’Ogalo, will now pay Sh500,000 million as well as play without fans at the stadium for the remaining two matches.

The club, which commands the highest following in the country, were handed the... Read Full Story

Shabana face Nakuru's St Joseph at Afraha

Shaban will face St Joseph this afternoon. The two teams have two matches to play before the league comes to an end. [Photo/ wired.co.uk]

Published on Wednesday, October 29, 2014 - 08:00

National Super League side Shabana FC will square it out with Nakuru-based side, St Joseph on Wednesday afternoon at Afraha Stadium.

Shabana is second on the Zone B league table with 43 points five points adrift of leaders, Zoo Kericho and will be hoping to register a win in their quest to get promoted to the Kenya Premier League next season.

St. Joseph on the other hand is 5th... Read Full Story

Kiambu Photo of the Day: Gunned at home

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Thika United tactician John Kamau leaves the stadium clearly agitated after they were gunned down at home by Ulinzi stars in a Tusker Premier League match. He expressed his dissapointment towards his team. [Photo/ KShanyulah/Hivisasa.com]
 

Published on Wednesday, October 29, 2014 - 06:00

Down and out. Thika United head coach cut a dejected figure as he left the pitch clearly frustrated by his team's performance, losing at home which leaves them facing a daunting task to finish in the top eight.

Embattled athletics boss set free after appeal

Mutai was flanked by his vice chairman Barnabas Kitilit, Nandi County AK secretary Kennedy Tanui, marathon coach Abraham Kiplimo and several athletes lead by three-time London Marathon winner Martin Lel. [Photo/ Emmanuel Masinde]

Published on Tuesday, October 28, 2014 - 19:39

Central Rift Athletics Kenya chairman Abraham Mutai’s two-year probation sentence has been set aside.

Mutai had been handed the sentence after Kapsabet principal magistrate Benjamin Limo found him guilty of inciting a crowd.

The alleged inciting utterances were directed at Henry Rono during an event at Ndupawa shopping centre in Nandi County. He was accused of saying that Rono... Read Full Story

Compensate us, Machakos traders demand

Machakos Governor Alfred Mutua assesses the damage. He has said that Gor Mahia has to post a Sh 20M bond if they want to play in Machakos. [Photo/ AMutua/ Facebook]

Published on Tuesday, October 28, 2014 - 14:59

Traders in Machakos are calling upon the county government of Machakos to hurry and compensate them after incurring massive expenses over the weekend.

The traders were left counting losses over the weekend after Gor Mahia fans caused mayhem during their match against Sofapaka at the Machakos Kenyatta stadium. The mayhem started when Gor scored their second goal in their 3-2 loss to... Read Full Story

Mutua bans Gor from playing in Machakos

Machakos Governor Dr Alfred Mutua inspects a car destroyed by some Gor Mahia fans. He has banned the club from playing in the county's Kenyatta stadium until further notice. [Photo/ A. Mutua]

Published on Tuesday, October 28, 2014 - 11:13

Machakos Governor Alfred Mutua has banned Gor Mahia from using the Kenyatta stadium in Machakos after the hooliganism incidents witnessed after the league match over the weekend left people injured and property destroyed.

In a statement released to the press, Mutua said the behaviour of Gor Mahia fans is unacceptable.

"Gor Mahia is an amazing football club. However, the violent... Read Full Story

Ulinzi captain happy with team's performance

Ulinzi Stars players celebrate in a past premier league match. The team has had an impressive season so far and hopes for a top four finish. [Photo/ mobifootball.com]

Published on Tuesday, October 28, 2014 - 06:37

Ulinzi stars captain Stephen Ochola says he is impressed with his team’s performance this season, even though they have no chance of winning the league.

Speaking after his side’s win against Thika over the weekend, ochola said that their main target now is to finish among the top four teams.

He said that they are focused on winning the remaining two matches against Bandari and... Read Full Story

Sofapaka chair calls for stern action against hooliganism

Sofapaka President Elly Kalekwa. He is agitated that soccer hooliganism is on the rise in the country and has called for stern measures taken against such perpetrators. [Photo/ thelondoneveningpost.com]

Published on Monday, October 27, 2014 - 14:30

Sofapaka FC President Elly Kalekwa has asked football authorities to take action against hooligans who attacked his players on Sunday at Machakos, Kenyatta Stadium.

Kalekwa wants stern action taken against Gor Mahia stewards who attacked goalkeeper David Okello during Sunday's ill-tempered Tusker Premier League match, where Sofapaka overpowered Gor Mahia 3-2.

Speaking on Monday... Read Full Story

Sofapaka stun Gor in entertaining clash

Sofapaka players perform a jig in a past premier league match. They stunned Gor mahia in a Tusker Premier League match played at Kenyatta Stadium, Machakos on Sunday. [Photo/ mobifootball.com]

Published on Monday, October 27, 2014 - 12:01

Football fans in Machakos had a rare football extravaganza on Sunday as two Tusker Premier League matches were staged at the Machakos Kenyatta Stadium.

In the match of the weekend, Sofapaka stunned defending Champions Gor mahia 3-2 to blow the title race wide open in an entertaining clash marred with some hooliganism.

The eagerly awaited clash between the two heavyweights lived... Read Full Story

Amwayi strikes to earn Ulinzi vital win

Ulinzi players celebrate in a past league match. The soldiers saw off Thika United at the Thika municipal stadium. [Photo/mobifootball.com]
 

Published on Monday, October 27, 2014 - 09:45

Ulinzi Stars secured three points after seeing off Thika United 1-0 in a Tusker Premier League match played Saturday at Thika stadium.

Kevin Amwayi scored the all-important goal for the soldiers in the 83rd minute after landing on Geoffrey Kokoyo's long pass.

Thika rued their missed chances in the first half, including a penalty miss, giving the visitors a chance to get back into... Read Full Story

Two TPL matches in Machakos today

An aeril view of the Kenyatta stadium in Machakos. Two TPL matches are being staged there. [Photo/ nation.co.ke]

Published on Sunday, October 26, 2014 - 11:56

Two Premier League matches are set to be played today at the Kenyatta stadium in Machakos.

The first fixture will see Mathare United take on SoNy Sugar before third-placed Sofapaka square it out with league leaders Gor Mahia, in a match likely to determine the winner of the league.

Last weekend, Sony Sugar defeated Nairobi City Stars 2-0 to climb to the 8th position with 36... Read Full Story

Western Stima adds fire to Top Fry's miseries

The Nakuru-based side is now officially relegated. [Photo/ wikipedia.com]

Published on Saturday, October 25, 2014 - 23:14

Western Stima beat Top Fry Nakuru All Stars 2-0 in a Kenya Premier League (KPL) match played at the Moi Stadium in Kisumu on Saturday.

Two first half goals from Wesley Kemboi and John Kiplagat settled the encounter in favour of Stima.

Following the result, it is now official that Top Fry Nakuru will not be part of premier league action next season.

The Nakuru-based club... Read Full Story

50m to renovate Kiambu stadia - Waikenda

Kiambu Sports CeC Machel Waikenda. He says that Sh50 miliion has been set aside to renovate sports stadia in the county. [Photo/ ulizalinks.co.ke]

Published on Saturday, October 25, 2014 - 13:17

Kiambu county sports CeC Machel Waikenda has pledged with the County government after his docket was offered funds for renovating all the stadias in the couty.

Waikenda said it is the best move by the county government as the Kiambu youths have been lacking facilities to keep their talents growing.

Speaking in Kiambu town on Friday afternoon when he launched the fund, Waikenda... Read Full Story

Two Premier League matches to be played in Kisumu

Kisumu will host two premier league matches this weekend. Western Stima will host Top Fry Nakuru this Saturday, before Chemelil Sugar and AFC Leopards square it out. (Photo/ ipadinsight.com]

Published on Saturday, October 25, 2014 - 12:14

Kenya Premier League Action returns to Kisumu County this weekend, with two matches on the cards at the Kisumu City’s Moi Stadium.

Western Stima will host Top Fry Nakuru this Saturday, before Chemelil Sugar and AFC Leopards square it out for maximum three points on Sunday.

All the matches will kick off at 3pm.

Western Stima has been using Moi Stadium to host Kenyan Premier... Read Full Story

Top Fry pegs survival hopes on KCB, City Stars failure

Nakuru Top Fry at a previous match. They peg their hopes on the City Stars and KCB losing. [Photo/ fulltime90.com]

Published on Saturday, October 25, 2014 - 12:07

With three matches left to play before the 2013/14 Kenya premier league comes to a close Nakuru top fry all stars can only peg their survival in the top league on the failure of other two clubs.

Top Fry are praying that KCB and Nairobi city stars lose al their remaining matches and at the same time hop that they will win all their remaining matches.

Top Fry are currently bottom... Read Full Story

K'ogalo's Kizito hopeful of a league title

Gor Mahia during a previous match. The team's coach is hopeful of the KPL league title. [Photo/ Gormahia.net]

Published on Saturday, October 25, 2014 - 11:20

Gor Mahia mid fielder Geoffrey Baba Kizito is already dreaming of the Kenyan Premier League title.

K’ogalo are on course of retaining the title, with three games left. They have a four point lead over second placed Sofapaka.

Gor will be taking on Sofapaka in their next match, then Muhoroni Youth and Ushuru FC in their final three matches. If they win against The Batoto ba Mungu,... Read Full Story

K’ogalo confident of seeing off Sofapaka

Jerim Onyango in a past match receives the player of the match award from DSTV. He believes his side will leapfrog fellow title contenders Sofapaka. [Photo/ futaa.com]

Published on Saturday, October 25, 2014 - 08:59

Gor Mahia skipper Jerim Onyango is confident his side will emerge victorious when they face second-placed Sofapaka on Sunday at the Machakos stadium, from 4pm.

Gor are a good run and have not lost a game in the second leg, winning three and drawing twice in their last five matches while Sofapaka have also not lost in their last five matches, winning four and drawing once.

... Read Full Story

Yakhama banished from Top Fry club activities

Nakuru Top Fry Allstars head coach Nick Yakhama has been banished from all club actvities for alleged breach of trust. [Photo/wired.co.uk]

Published on Friday, October 24, 2014 - 19:04

Top Fry Allstars head coach Nick Yakhama has been banished from all club activities, for alleged breach of trust.

Speaking to HiviSasa during the team’s training at Afraha Stadium, Allstars Chairman Robert Muthomi claimed that the management had discovered that Yakhama had peddled falsehoods with the aim of painting the club’s management image in bad light.

"It has come to our... Read Full Story

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