Thanking Sportpesa

The Kenyan sports industry has been neglected by stakeholders in the country for a very long time. This has seen talent in the country go to waste in enormous levels. Very few of those who get to exploit their talents manage to live up to their potential due to poor levels of support and facilitation in the industry. It is such a sorry state of affairs that has led to a lot of cases of broken dreams and high levels of youth unemployment that is accompanied with poverty.

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Dennis Oliech, AJ Auxerre staring relegation in the face

“Relegation” is a word that is laced with horror for many football fans all over the world– yet for others it remains a complete mystery. For those who have not experienced promotion/relegation systems, they can appear slightly confusing. For people who do know of the concept, you may be unaware there are multiple different models operating in the world’s top leagues. In the Kenya Premier league itself; the two teams that finish bottom get relegated whereas the first two get promoted to the top flight.

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Gor Mahia Vs AFC Leopards; 5 things we learnt

An in-form Afc Leopards took to the stage to face their bitter rivals Gor Mahia in what was to be a first leg encounter every football fan in this great country waited for with abated breath. AFC were looking forward to maintaining their unbeaten record this season whereas Gor Mahia were seeking redemption after faltering at the start of the season and beating AFC would be a huge relief for both the fans and players alike.

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Dear Mister Ogolla…

In the wake of Alaba Awono’s sacking as Gor Mahia coach, Gor Mahia Legend John “Bobby” Ogolla was called upon to handle the team as it seeks to find a permanent coach for the club. A few individuals saw it as a wrong move from the Gor Mahia management while others saw it as a step in the right direction. So today on the John Aggrey perspective, Bobby receives a letter and even before it’s his to keep, Kenyanstar gets a copy of it and here it is. The name of the writer has been for anonymity purposes.

Gor needs a war cry

The Kalenjin are the most patriotic nation in the Great Rift Valley if my historical observations hold any sense. My conclusion is not based on the many medals their athletes get frequently. I’m talking war!…

The A to Z of the Kenya Premier League

John Aggrey On my third ever post for Kenyanstar, I thought giving you some little history on the Kenyan Premier League would be worthwhile. As you would come to learn, each team has a history,…

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Shouldn’t clubs negotiate own TV rights?

I’ve just landed from Brazil. I travelled from Ceará to São Paulo then to Salvador. I went to book a cortege and learn some few essential Portuguese in readiness for the 2014 World Cup. I’ll be going back to cheer Harambee Stars in the World Cup 2014. That aside for now; I know you’re struggling to believe me.