Kenyanstar Of The Week

Kenyanstar Of The Week – Nicholas Macharia

Like most of the previous Kenyan Stars interviewed on this column have correctly noted, poor infrastructure and insufficient youth programs stand in the way of sports excellence in Kenya. In all if not most sports, we compete against countries who introduce their sports people to the game at a very early stage.  That is why this week, Our Kenyan Star of the week, Nicholas Macharia, who runs a football academy under the banner of Ambassadors Football Club and supported by the International Christian Church at Nairobi’s Imara Daima estate.  

Kenyanstar Of The Week – Trizah Atuka

The news came to her at the start of February that she was to deliver a motivational talk to the young students of Nyakach High School deep in Nyanza’s Nyabondo plateau. It was something the Kenya Pipeline Volleyball Team captain only dreamt of as a child.

Kenyanstar Of The Week – Pauline Naise

Pauline Naise belongs to a different class, a rare one, with a few names ahead of her. A class of Kenyan stars who have represented the country at International level  in two(or more) different sports, and have excelled at it. The likes J.J Masiga for Rugby and Football,  Aasif Karim for Tennis and Cricket, Carl Tundo for Motorsport and Golf and Collins Omae for Rugby and Athletics. 

Kenyan Star Of The Week –  Collins Olimba 

As African elite national football teams battle for the continent’s most coveted football prize, The African Cup of Nations in Gabon, Kenyans are watching from the sidelines. Hoping that in 2019, our national team will be there competing against and alongside the best as we did 13 years ago in 2004. But as we wait, do we have the necessary strategies and policies in place to take us to the Cup of Nations or even the World Cup. Cheza Sport CEO speaks to Kenyanstar about the need for football academies in improving the Kenyan game. For his efforts with Cheza Sports, Collins Olimba is our Kenyan Star of the week. 

Kenyan Star of The Week – Irfan Karim

Kenyan Cricket is on the rise again, but not at the pace it should be. Reckons Kenyan International Irfan Karim. Karim remains hopeful but asserts that it will take efforts and commitment from all stakeholders for Kenya to regain the form that took her to the semi-Finals of the world cup in 2003. Kenyanstar caught up with the 24 years old Wicket Keeper and son of the great Aasif Karim for the following Interview on our Kenyan Star of the week  column. 

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Dennis Oliech: Unfulfilled Potential, Unbridled Patriotism

What do Oliech, Rooney and Fabregas have in common? …No! it’s not the three vowels in their names. Once upon a time in a not-so distant past, they were among the world’s 20 brightest young talents. The only difference is that the latter pair has amassed 14 titles between them while Dennis “the menace” has NONE. At the end of their respective careers, what will we remember them by?