Menengai Cream Homeboyz and KCB secured home semifinal qualification at the close of the Kenya Cup’s league phase on Saturday 25 March 2017.

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Kenya has improved tremendously in the past year posting positive results that has seen them rise in rankings into the top 90 in the World.

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Serial satellite tour winner Matt Wallace will look to continue the habit tomorrow on the European Challenge Tour as he takes a one-shot lead into the final round of the Barclays Kenya Open after an impressive Moving Day at Muthaiga Golf Club.

The Englishman was four shots behind overnight leader Adrien Saddier but his four under par third round of 67 took him to 12 under par, with Saddier and Aaron Rai his closest rivals.

The 26 year old was unstoppable on the Alps Tour last year, winning on five successive appearances before sealing a dominant top spot in the Order of Merit by also triumphing at the Grand Final.

Top ten finishes on the Challenge Tour in Spain and Italy last season also suggested he was ready to compete at this level and he was understandably delighted with his day’s work in Nairobi as he goes in search of the biggest victory of his young career.

“I played really nicely today,” he said. “Not actually as well as the last two days, but I gave myself a lot of chances today and managed to get through a scruffy patch in the middle and finish nicely again.

“I birdied the last two holes and did the same yesterday – I had a really nice yardage into 17 and decided to really attack it and stuffed it in there really close and 18 is always a really good birdie chance.

“I really approached today the same as all week, I was obviously four shots behind Adrien so I was trying to shoot as low as I could and post a good score, but I didn’t think I’d be leading – I’m there though and I’m looking forward to tomorrow.

“I’m hoping to learn from this experience because this is definitely the biggest crowd I’ve played in front of, especially the last few holes there, with a lot of people coming down. They really appreciate the good shots so hopefully I can give them something to cheer again tomorrow.

“I’ve got a local caddie on the bag this week who’s been doing the job here for 26 years – as long as I’ve been living! I talk to him a lot because I find if I go quiet I lose confidence.

“He’s been very good so far because obviously he knows the course very, very well – there’s been a few club decisions where I’ve gone ‘really?’ and it’s turned out perfect, so he knows his stuff and he knows my game well, given we’ve only been together for three or four days.

“Last year’s success was massive for me. I try to dumb it down as much as possible and say it’s just golf, and it is, but hopefully I can take the performances from last year into tomorrow.

“Jordan Smith showed last year how possible it is to move quickly to the top of the Challenge Tour from the satellite tours. I play with guys on the European Tour, Callum Shinkwin in particular, a lot and I think if I can compete with him, I know I can do it out here too.”

Three bogeys on the front nine cost France’s Saddier his lead while Englishman Rai birdied three of his final four holes for a round of 69 and a share of second place.

Welshman Rhys Davies, four times a winner on the Challenge Tour, momentarily topped the leaderboard before a scrappy back nine left him one shot further back on ten under par.

Also well within striking distance going into the final day are South Africans Jaco Ahlers and Louis De Jager and Sweden’s Jens Dantorp, all of whom share fifth place on nine under par, just three behind Wallace.

Source -- European Tour

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The Hockey and Rugby teams of Upper Hill School have registered positive results as this year's Nairobi region Term One A School games got underway at State House Girls and Nairobi School.

Upper Hill won 2-0 against Nairobi School in boys' Hockey and humiliated Jamhuri School 31-0 in Boys' Rugby.

But while Nairobi school salvaged their day beating Aquinas 38-0 in Rugby, Jamhuri's bad day continued suffering yet another humiliating 34-3 defeat against Muhuri Muvhiri  in Boys' Rugby.

In Other results Parklands Arya won 2-0 against Hillcrest in Girls Hockey and proceeded to 3-0 against Kianda while still in boys' Hockey, Starehe won 2-1 against Makongeni.

The games will continue on Sunday the 26th with the regional winners proceeding to the finals to be played in April. 

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National Hockey Champions Friends School Kamusinga from Bungoma County were eliminated from this year's competition after a 1-0 loss to Kakamega County's Musingu High School in the finals of the Western region Term one A school Games. Musingu will now represent the region at the Nationals to be played in April.

In basketball Boys finals, Busia County's Sigalame High School white washed Vihiga's Chavakali 107-34 to seal to book a ticket for the finals. The games were played at St. Peters High School in Mumias. 

The Western Region will be represented at the finals by the following schools;

Hockey

Musingu High School - Boys 

Misikhu High School - Girls 

BasketBall 

Sigalame High School - Boys

Tigoi High School - Gils 

 

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Bernard Onyango is well known among local soccer lovers especially fans of defunct sides Eldoret KCC F.C and Mumias Sugar FC.

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African pay-television broadcaster Kwesé TV has acquired exclusive rights to the National Collegiate Athletic Association’s 2017 Division I Men’s Basketball Championship, an event more commonly known as March Madness.

Here is a host of other selected sports business news that came through this week;

US set to be 'focus' of F1 expansion plans

Sean Bratches, Formula One's managing director of commercial operations, has confirmed that the operators of the motor-racing world championship are set to focus on the US as a key expansion market.

Toronto to consider Commonwealth Games bid

The Toronto City Council will look into the possibility of bidding to host the 2022 Commonwealth Games following a notice of motion by Councillor James Pasternak.

The Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) is looking for a replacement host after the South African city of Durban was forced to withdraw its bid earlier this month due to financial difficulties and a lack of progress since it was awarded hosting rights in September 2015.

Eurosport Sweden lands Allsvenskan rights

International sports broadcaster Eurosport has acquired rights in Sweden to the Allsvenskan, the top tier of club football in the country.

British Superbike Championship teams up with Vauxhall, BMW

British automotive manufacturer Vauxhall Motors has been named as the official commercial vehicle of the 2017 British Superbike Championship (BSB), while the German car-maker BMW is set to provide the official course, safety and medical car fleet for the next three years.

Sport1 strikes deal for Virtuellen Bundesliga rights

German sports broadcaster Sport1 has acquired rights to the Virtuellen Bundesliga (VBL), the official esports competition of the German Football League (DFL).

Everton agrees deal for stadium site

English Premier League football club Everton has agreed heads of terms to acquire a site at Bramley Moore Dock, where it intends to build a new state-of-the-art stadium.

TV3 nets England football rights

Irish commercial broadcaster TV3 has acquired rights for England’s national team football qualifiers ahead of the 2018 Fifa World Cup in Russia.

ASO takes Tour de France to China with new events

Amaury Sport Organisation (ASO) has formalised its plans to take the Tour de France brand into China by unveiling two events that are set to take place following this year's edition of the cycling showpiece.

Dakar Rally to return to Peru

Peru will host the opening stage of next year’s edition of the Dakar Rally endurance motorsport event, it has been announced. The country’s capital, Lima, will kick off the 2018 Dakar Rally before the event travels through the Andes towards Bolivia. Competitors will then approach the Bolivian capital of La Paz for a rest day before the event concludes in Córdoba, Argentina.

The event, which will comprise 14 stages in total, will run from January 6-20.

Title sponsor signs up for IAAF World Relays

The Bahamas Telecommunications Company has been named as the title sponsor of the International Association of Athletics Federations’ upcoming World Relays event in the Caribbean country.

Fox Sports picks up rights to inaugural Big3

The Fox Sports division of US network Fox has acquired rights for Big3, a new three-on-three, half-court basketball league that will launch on June 25.

Uefa president raises prospect of luxury tax to curb club spending

Uefa president Aleksander Ceferin has said European football's governing body is again looking at the prospect of introducing a 'luxury tax' system in the game as it seeks further means to restrict the financial dominance of the continent's top clubs.

Ireland plays down Brexit fears for Rugby World Cup bid

The chairman of Ireland’s bid to stage the 2023 Rugby World Cup has insisted that Britain’s impending exit from the European Union will not have a detrimental impact on the country’s efforts to stage the national team tournament.

DFL to launch Bundesliga International sales and marketing unit

The German Football League (DFL), organising body of the top two divisions of the domestic game, has revealed plans to replace its existing DFL Sports Enterprises entity with a new body entitled Bundesliga International.

Seiko partners with World Para Athletics Championships

Japanese watch manufacturer Seiko has agreed a deal to sponsor this year’s World Para Athletics Championships, which will take place in London.

Formula E chief hails rise in manufacturer partners

Alejandro Agag, founder and chief executive of Formula E, has said the electric car-racing series has far surpassed its expectations by securing nine manufacturers for the 2018-19 season, having initially set a target of three competing companies by its fifth campaign.

Glasgow awarded European Short Course Swimming Championships

The Ligue Européenne de Natation (LEN), the governing body of aquatics in Europe, has awarded the Scottish city of Glasgow hosting rights for the 2019 European Short Course Swimming Championships.

Tokyo 2020 golf venue reverses female membership stance

Kasumigaseki Country Club, the venue due to host golf events during the 2020 summer Olympic Games in the Japanese capital of Tokyo, has announced that it has voted to admit women members after being urged to do so last month by the International Olympic Committee (IOC).

BWF assigns key hosting rights, revamps event structure

The Badminton World Federation (BWF) has awarded hosting rights for its 2018 and 2019 World Championships to Nanjing and Basel, respectively, while it has also unveiled a major overhaul to its event structure.

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The Nairobi Region Secondary Schools Term One Games are set to kick off on Saturday the 25th March at State House Girls with some game being played at Nairobi School. A total of 16 teams (7 girls and 9 boys)  will participate in this year’s event. The games will end on Sunday the 26th March 2017.

Moi Girls and Upperhill School represented the region last year in the nationals but this year, each region will be represented by 2 teams. Upperhill finished second last year in the finals after being beaten by Kamusinga in the final. Moi Girls were eliminated in the group stages after loosing all their matches.

Brookside is the title sponsor for the Kenya Secondary Schools games.

GIRLS

POOL A

Moi Girls

Mount Laverna

Buruburu Girls

POOL B

Parklands Arya

Hillcrest

Kianda

Precious Blood

 

BOYS

POOL A

Dr Ribero

Ofafa Jericho

Lenana

POOL B

Hillcrest

Starehe

Makongeni

POOL C

Highway

Upperhill

Nairobi School

Source -- Hockey Kenya

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History was made on the second day of the prestigious Barclays Kenya Open Tournament when Finland’s Oliver Lindell hit a historic hole-in-one at the Par-3 hole 13th at Muthaiga Golf Club to win a Ford Ranger WildTrak.

Using his 7 iron, the 18 year old attached to Virvik Golf hit the 173 meter shot over the water hazard to claim the first ever winning hole-in-one in the history of the Kenya Open.

The first timer in the Kenya Open lands the Ford Ranger Wildtrak valued at Sh 6.9 Million, close to Sh 3 million more than the tournament winner’s prize money which is estimated at Sh 3.5 million.

“This is a great feeling. It is my first time in Kenya and playing here has been very interesting as the altitude is totally different from the other events I have played in,” expressed Lindell, adding that the hole-in-one shot helped him in improving his score.

“I did not play well yesterday as I finished at 2 over par but today was better as I recorded a 6 under par which is a score likely to make cut. I stand little chance to win the tournament, unless I make another albatross,” he added.

CMC Motors General Manager (passenger cars) Patrick Amenya expressed his delight in having the first winner of the car in 49 years. “This is great for the company and we are committing to have another car in the next edition and hope to get another winner,” he said.

On her part, head of Government Relations and Public Policy Hellen Ndeti said that she is glad that on their first year of sponsoring the tournament, history has been made.

“We have had other hole-in-one’s before but none has been on the designated hole. This is exciting for us as the organisers, history being made at the ‘home of Golf’,” Kathleen Kihanya, head of PR and sponsorships intimated.

Other than the hole in one, Lindell had picked an eagle on par five hole ten where he teed off and picked a total of four birdies and two bogeys on the course for his 6 under par 65 score.

Source -- Kenya Golf Guide

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Wazalendo and Strathmore will be playing away this weekend as the Kenya Hockey Union League continues this weekend. A total of nine games have been slated to be played this weekend.

Wazalendo will be away to Nakuru playing Nakuru Athletic while Strathmore will be in Kakamega hosted by Western Jaguars. Wazalendo have only 1 point from their match against Greensharks where they drew 2-2. They will be will be looking to get 3 points from Nakuru who have 3 points from 2 games played.

Butali Warriors, Kenya Police are the only team which have beaten Jaguars at home and Strathmore coach, Meshack Senge is fully aware of this. ” Playing Western Jaguars at home is hard because it is a different ground from what the boys are used to and Jaguars play a different playing format”  Said the Tactician on Wednesday evening.

In the National men’s League, Mvita XI will play Impala and Thika Rovers on Saturday and Sunday respectively at City Park. Veteran side Parkroad Tigers will play Daystar University. Both teams lost their first matches  and so will be looking to get points from this game.

Only Ladies Premier league matches will be played this weekend. Chase Amira will play Multimedia on Saturday and on Sunday USIU will play African Queens, Orange at 9 am at City Park.

SATURDAY 25th MARCH 2017

PREMIER LADIES

CHASE AMIRA Vs  MULTIMEDIA UNI – 12.00 pm (CITY PARK)

NATIONAL A

PARKROAD TIGERS Vs  DAYSTAR UNI – 2 pm (CITY 

IMPALA Vs  MVITA XI – 4 pm (CITY PARK)

PREMIER 

NAKURU ATHLETIC Vs  WAZALENDO – 3 pm (NAKURU)

WESTERN JAGUARS Vs  STRATHMORE UNI – 4 pm (KAKAMEGA)

PARKROAD Vs  GREENSHARKS – 6 pm (CITY PARK)

SUNDAY 26TH MARCH 2017

NATIONAL A

THIKA ROVERS Vs MVITA XI – 9 am (CITY PARK)

PREMIER LADIES

USIU Vs  TELKOM ORANGE – 1 pm  (CITY PARK)

PREMIER MEN

CHASE SAILORS  Vs  KENYA POLICE – 3 pm (CITY PARK)

Source -- Hockey Kenya

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Photo: Mohammed Amin (pic-centre) 

He remains one of Kenya’s brightest talents. His ability to play both in defense and attack has helped him stand out among his peers. Pacy and good on set pieces, Clifton Miheso needs no introduction to Kenyan football lovers.

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Events to commemorate this year's International Women’s Day will be commemorated with tournaments on the 25th of march 2017 in KRU District 2 at Ndiru Mixed Secondary in Kisumu County and on the 26th at Rianyanchabera in Kisii County. This is the third tournament of it's kind to be held; the first two tournaments were held in Nairobi County in 2015 and 2016.

Ndiru Secondary which is Zone B will host a total of nine schools on Saturday. They are Ndiru Secondary, Barchando Girls, Lwak Girls, Nyakongo Girls, Kisumu Girls, Sinyolo Girls, Ahero Girls, Got Rateng’ Girls and St. Alloys Reru Girls.

Zone A will see Rianyanchabera Grounds host a total of 12 teams on Sunday: Rianyanchabera  Secondary who are the defending Champions in Nyanza Region and home to the rising star janet kerubo who was last years top try scorer in the girls high school national competition. The participating teams include the following; Asumbi Girls, Ekerubo Secondary, Nyabigena Girls, Nduru Girls, Senior Chief Musa Nyandusi, St. Ann’s Nyangoge Girls, Kioge Girls, Nyabisawa Girls, St. Albert’s Ulanda Girls, Bishop Okok Ogada Girls and lastly Ikonge Girls.

The International Women' s Day was celebrated worldwide on March 8 to commemorate the achievements of women in all spheres including sports.

--- KRU MEDIA

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The Lionesses will start their Women’s Sevens World Series qualifiers with a Pool B clash against hosts Hong Kong at 6.28am East African Time on Thursday 6 April 2017. They will then face off with Belgium at 8.50am before winding up against Argentina at 11.46am.  

Meanwhile, the team today began a three day camp in Nairobi as they intensify  their preparations for the world series qualifiers. 

Head Coach Kevin Wambua, speaking to the Kenya Rugby  Union, said, “ This residential camp is vital for the team for various reasons. We of course are keen on creating a cohesive bond amongst the players. It will also assist in our final preps before we name the final travelling party for the qualifiers in Hong Kong.”

Wambua is expected to name the final squad in the coming week.

--- KRU MEDIA

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Kenya Prisons men’s volleyball club fairy tale in the ongoing Africa Club Championship came to an abrupt halt on Thursday after they suffered a humiliating defeat in the hands of African giants Ah Ahly of Egypt at Taraji Hall in Tunis, Tunisia.

Ahly overpowered the Kenyan champions by straight sets (25-15, 25-13, 25-19) to crash out in the competition’s quarter final.

The loss means Prisons will have to wait for yet another year to start thinking of winning their first continental trophy.

Ahly, the record African champions with 11 titles seems to have mastered the formula of silencing the Kenyan Warders. In 2011, the Egyptian side who are chasing their record 12th title denied Prisons the trophy on the last hurdle with a 3-0 win in the final.

Prisons did not honour the last edition held in Egypt but their return to continental action ended Thursday with an under 20 defeat. This is the second time since 2013 that Prisons has failed to get past quarter final.

Signs of bad things awaiting Gideon Chenje and his charges in this match came right in the opening set. Prisons surrendered the first set in a shocking 15-25 defeat by the African giants.

Things went from bad to worse for the officers when they lost the second set with even a smaller margin, 25-13 before Ahly wrapped up the game with 25-19 win in the final set to sail to the semis.

Ahly will now face Algeria’s Bourj Bouaririj who upset Cameroon’s FAP in straight sets (25-21, 25-20, 25-15) in the other quarters as Prisons battle it out with the Cameroonian for the 4-8 placement matches.

Libyan side Swehly booked their second consecutive semi final place with 3-0 (25-15, 25-18, 25-28) victory over compatriots Assarya. The will play the winner of the match between Esperance and Etoile du Sahel for the other semis while Assarya plays for the 5 to 8 positions against the loser.

In the 9-16 placement matches, Libyan side Ahly Beni Ghazi (Libya) overpowered Benin Police with a straight sets (25-20, 25-21,25-16) while Espoir Bafia (Cameroon) twice came from behind to outsmart Espoir of Congo 3-2.

--Capital Sports - Elivince Joshua

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Kenya's Harambee Stars played to a 1-1 draw against Uganda Cranes  in an International  Friendly Match played at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos Kenya on Thursday the 23rd of March. 

Kenya went ahead in the first half through Michael Olunga's 35th Minute strike but Uganda's Moses Waiswa, playing on his National team debut restored parity in the 86th minute of the match to guarantee a draw for the Ugandans. 

 This was the 77th meeting between the two countries. There are now 23 draws, 22 wins for Kenya and Uganda remains ahead with 32.

Team Line ups:

Kenya XI: Patrick Matasi, Musa Mohammed (Simon Mbugua 55’), Robinson Kamura, Brian Mandela, Aoud Omar, Anthony Akumu, Johanna Omollo (Osborne Monday 81’), Samuel Onyango (Bernard Mangoli 77’), Noah Wafula (John Makwatta 59’), Michael Olunga (Paul Were 60’), Jesse Were

Unused Subs: David Okello, Kenneth Muguna

Uganda Cranes XI: Benjamin Ochan (GK) Nico Wakiro Wadada (Martin Kizza 75’), Godfrey Walusimbi (Kirizestom Ntambi 65’), Murshid Jjuuko, Timothy Awany, Hassan Wasswa Mawanda (Captain), Emmanuel Okwi (Milton Karisa 70’), Muzamiru Mutyaba (Waiswa Moses 79’), Geofrey Serunkuma, Shafik Batambuze, Habib Kavuma

Unused subs: Isma Watenga (GK), Yassar Mugerwa, Brian Majwega

 

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Simon Ngige played an inspired round of 7 birdies and 6 pars as he went on to claim a total score of 67, 4 under the 71 par Muthaiga Golf course, at the end of Day one of the Barclays Kenya Open.

Ngige ended day one tied for 13th as the best placed Kenyan, ahead of amateur Alfred Nandwa (T42) who ended on 2 under par, Riz Charania and David Odhiambo (T56) both on 1 under par. Stefan Adersen and Richard Ainley (T73) finishing the day on par.

The day however belonged to South Africa’s Jaco Ahlers, the former European Tour player blowing away the field to finish on 7 under par to finish top of the Leaderboard, ahead of Welshman Rhys Davies who shot a 6 under par.

Defending Kenya Open champion Sebastien Soderberg finished on T56 after playing a round of one under par. Kenyan hopefuls Dismas Indiza and Jacob Okello both had a bad day at the office playing rounds of 1 over and 7 over par respectively.

Greg Snow also completing a rough day on the Muthaiga course on 2 over par to place him at T113.

Day 2 action resumes on Friday from 7:00 am with players aiming to make the CUT to play into the weekend.

Netherlands’ Will Besseling, the winner of Karen Masters last week was also impressive, posting 35 in the first nine and 32 on the back nine for a score of 4 under par 67.

Former champion Gary Boyd of England posted a similar score but would have had a better result had he not picked a double bogey on hole 12 that cancelled an eagle on hole 10 where he teed off.

Reigning champion, Swedish Sebastian Soderberg is six strokes behind the leader after picking four bogeys in his round, he, however, picked a total of five birdies to settle for one under par 70.

The field for Friday's matches has, however, been reduced owing to the withdrawal of Englands Chris Lloyd, Bjorn Hellgren of Sweden who retired and the disqualification of Kenya’s Mathew Omondi who signed for the wrong score.

Leader board after Round 1:

Jaco Ahlers (SA)            -7    64

Rhys Davies (WL)         -6    65

Oscar Lengden (SWE)   -6    65

Oscar Stark (SWE)         -6   65

Jens Dantorp (SWE)       -6   65

Kalle Samooja (FIN)      -6   65

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Kenya's track legend Paul Tergat has urged athletes to take cross country competitions seriously as it boosts their performances during the track and road race seasons.

Tergat, who is a five-time World Cross Country Champion, said the event has had a low acceptance rate, especially from athletes in Europe and America, yet it has been proven it serves as a stepping stone towards building an athlete's stamina and endurance.

"Cross country is a very important event. And as we head to Kampala, it is important for those athletes who avoid it because it is strenuous to note that it helps boost their preparedness in terms of endurance," he said.

Tergat is the brand ambassador for the IAAF during the World Cross Country Championships, which will be held on Sunday in Kampala.

Last month he toured the course in Kampala and it filled him with nostalgia knowing what fame and accomplishment he gained out of the event during his active days as an athlete.

"This is very fine," Tergat said after a tour of the course. "It is a good challenging course with so many obstacles that will give a great scene to the spectators and a great run to the athletes."

Tergat said the about 600 athletes who will line up for the championships will have an upper hand in the build-up to the track season, which starts in May as they seek to attain optimum performance ahead of the World Championships in London in August.

But he singled out Kenya to dominate the event which returns to the Africa continent for the fifth time. World Cross Country Championships were first held in Africa in 1975 in Rabat, before Johannesburg, Marrakech and Mombasa staged the game.

Now he has prodded the Kenya team, which departs to Kampala Thursday, to go and affirm their prowess in the event by winning in the Ugandan capital.

His sentiments were echoed by another cross country great, Kenyan John Ngugi.

After missing out on the top podium places at 2007 Mombasa World Cross Country, Ngugi said that it's now time for senior men and women to remedy that with victories at Kampala.

Tergat on the other hand, said Kenyan juniors have now matured to take on the world after they failed to secure victory at the 2015 World Cross Country Championships in Guiyang, China.

Ngugi made history when he became the first man to win five senior men's 12km titles at the World Cross Country Championships. He won the races back-to-back from 1986 to 1989 before returning to claim the title again in 1992.

Tergat would become the second man to win the race five times, equaling Ngugi's record with back-to-back victories in 1995 to 1999.

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Not long after the Sports Dispute Tribunal(SDT) reinstated Sofa Paka and Muhoroni Youth to the top flight  Kenya Premier League, Football Kenya Federation has confirmed the guideline for promotion and demotion of the league .

In a  letter signed by the Fkf Secretary General/CEO Robert Muthomi and sent to the Managing Director of Kenya Premier League Company Jack Aguda and copied to all KPL clubs, the federation has advised the KPL Company to stick to the decision of the National Executive Committee(NEC) which resolved that the last two teams on the final table standing  be relegated to the second tier league.

''We take this early opportunity to advise that as per the decision of the Fkf National Executive Committee, the teams finishing last and second last position according to the final table standing of the 2017 KPL season will be relegated directly to the National Super League(NSL). The teams finishing first and second position according to the final table standing of the 2017 NSL season will be promoted directly to the KPL.

The team finishing 16'th position on the final KPL table standing and the team finishing position number three(3) in the final NSL table standing will be subjected to the play off match to determine the team that participates in the 2018 KPL season'' read part of the letter

The newly expanded 2017 KPL consist of  18 teams including four newbies namely Nzoia Sugar, Kariobangi Sharks, Nakumatt and Zoo Kericho

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A late strike by Jumaan Khalid salvaged a point for Nairobi City Stars during the mid week Fkf National Super League match played at KPA Mbaraki Sports Club on Wednesday 22/3/2017.

The match started at a cracking pace with Rangers throwing everything into attack from the word go and in the 5'th min dribbling wizard George Owiti tapped home a pass from Francis Ochola on the left flank.

Ten minutes later City Stars keeper Koffi Jean Claude  parred away  Athman Bori 's long drive  for an abortive corner. City Stars came back  raiding Rangers goalmouth with Oscar Jumba drive cleared by Samuel Karori in the 23'rd min.

The visitors made another effort in the 38'th min when Hamisi Mwinyi set Jumaan Khalid but his shot went over the bar.

City Stars came back a rejuvenated side in the second half and soon their  coach made substitution bringing in Innocent Mutiso for Edwin Nduati. Mutiso terrorized rangers defence with his long drive going off target in the 77'th min.  Two minutes later  Juman Khalid shot blocked by Rangers keeper Ryan Hamisi. Jumaan Khalid levelled the score when he headed home a cross from Mutiso four minutes to time and enable the visitors share the spoils.

With the Results Rangers have five points from three matches as City Stars have one point from three matches played.

Rangers face Vihiga United next Sunday 26/3/2017 at Mumias stadium as City Stars host Agro Chemical at Camp Toyoyo on the same day.

Nairobi City Stars 1-1 Modern Rangers FC

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Strathmore University ladies team on Thursday evening beat Vikings 3-0 denying them 3 points in the only midweek fixture played at the City Park Stadium.  This was the first game for the two teams in this year’s league.

Strathmore dominated the game with Vikings getting to the 25 yard line less than five times. 7 minutes into the game, Gilly Okumu of Strathmore made a solo move dribbling ball from 50 yard line past Vikings defense then passed  to Judy Apondi who put tried to find the back of the net but instead the ball went to a Vikings defense player giving the university side their first Penalty Corner (PC) but failed to convert.

In the 12th minute, Ruth Odhiambo with an assist from Gilly, tapped in the ball past Vikings Goal Keeper, Esther Kariuki was was caught flat foot. Thirteen minutes later,  Gilly got the ball in the net after dribbling past vikings defense. Despite dominating the 1st half, Strathmore failed to covert 4 PCs something that their Coach Meshack Senge said he could not understand but will address it when speaking to the girls.

The the 2nd half Strathmore seemed content with the score missing many open chances and failing to convert any PC they got against Vikings.  In the 52nd minute, Winnie Ingati scored what would be consider the goal of the season as she chipped inside after seeing Esther Kariuki had left the goal. 5 min to stoppage time game became tense when sticks started flying in the air and at some point Strathmore player of the day, Gilly had to be taken out by medical team to be attended to after she was hit on the head.

Strathmore will play next Mombasa Sports Club Away on the 9th of April while Vikings will be Hosting Amira Sailors at City Park on the 19th of April.

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AFC Leopards has raised concerns over fan behaviour while travelling for matches  against  following events of the fans' trip to Thika last Sunday.

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Adam Shaban was a defender who won the hearts of local soccer lovers while he donned the Harambee Stars jersey.

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She draws both admiration and hate in equal measure. Some would call her the Margaret Thatcher of Kenyan football - a fearless leader who takes on anything and anyone. From a stern critic of the previous administration, she now is at the helm of the club she holds dear to heart.

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