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MOMBASA INTERNATIONAL SHOW

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Kenya draws Nigeria at the qualifiers

Kenya draws Nigeria at the qualifiers

Political Entertainment In  Mombasa

Political Entertainment In Mombasa

Balala builds classes

Balala builds classes

Mombasa Games Clinic KICK OFF

Mombasa Games Clinic KICK OFF

VP's House unveiled

VP's House unveiled

SuperSport Lifts Ban on Gor Mahia

SuperSport Lifts Ban on Gor Mahia

Kisima Awards 2012

Kisima Awards 2012

Wanyama nominated for SOYA

Wanyama nominated for SOYA

Kenya to host International Acts

Kenya to host International Acts

Naija Nite

Naija Nite

Students' riots

Students' riots

Football in Kenya

Football in Kenya

News

MOMBASA INTERNATIONAL SHOW

MOMBASA INTERNATIONAL SHOW

By Nicholas Kioko

The five days annual Mombasa International show is a majo....

Kenyan Politics

Kenyan Politics

By Al-Hajj Mtimbiti

 

Kenya's political....

Political Entertainment In  Mombasa

Political Entertainment In Mombasa

By Nicholas Kioko

 

 

Saturday, the second day  of March,2013....

Balala builds classes

Balala builds classes

 

Najib Balala, an aspirant for Mombasa`s governor post, has broken the ground for the c....

Kenya's 1st Presidential Debate

Kenya's 1st Presidential Debate

 

Kenya made history on 11th March 2013 by holding its first ever Presiden....

Kenya to host International Acts

Kenya to host International Acts

 

  

After succesfully hosting R & B singer Akon on the evening of Saturd....

Mombasa Games Clinic KICK OFF

Mombasa Games Clinic KICK OFF

A unique games clinic for secondary school teachers in the six coastal counties was....

ODM Rally

ODM Rally

ODM CAMPAIGNS AT KENYATTA BEACH

Hassan Joho, an aspirant of the post of Mom....

Football in Kenya

Football in Kenya

HOW TO UPGRADE FOOTBALL STANDARDS IN KENYA

Kenya has triumphed in athletics since time immemor....

Naija Nite

Naija Nite

Divas grace Nija Nite

Last Saturday all roads led to the  Ngong’ Racecourse grounds Na....

Kisima Awards 2012

Kisima Awards 2012

The 2012 Kisima Music Awards were held in Nairobi, Kenya on Friday, November 2nd. K....

SuperSport Lifts Ban on Gor Mahia

SuperSport Lifts Ban on Gor Mahia

SuperSport to air Gor vs Leopards FKF Cup match

Football Kenya Federation (FKF) ....

Wanyama nominated for SOYA

Wanyama nominated for SOYA

  Wanyama makes list of Kenya sports personality nominees

Harambee Stars rising s....

Students' riots

Students' riots

  One killed as Mombasa Polytechnic students riot                       ....
VP's House unveiled

VP's House unveiled

The official residence of our Vice President was officially unveiled yesterday, 15th Nov....

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Football in Kenya

Gor  vs AFC

HOW TO UPGRADE FOOTBALL STANDARDS IN KENYA

Kenya has triumphed in athletics since time immemorial. However its soccer standards continue to nosedive with the rising international advancement of soccer.

Soccer fans should not worry any more. All they need to do is pressurize the sports Ministry to undertake transformation in the management of soccer. Fans should demand accountability from Professor Helen Sambili, the Minister for Sports and Kabando wa Kabando and Wavinya Ndeti- her assistants.

These sports officials should start permanent district teams in all the 254 Kenyan districts. Each team should have forty players, who must be employed on contracts. The technical benches of these teams should be paid and given good remuneration by the government.

The uniform of the district teams should reflect the culture and aspirations of the district. These teams must not be jerseys, which are a replica of European teams. Their names must be local in order to attract support of fans in their background. For example, Lamu district soccer team can be called ‘sulisuli’ and its official jersey must have colours, which should show that the team has an island background.

Each of the eight Kenyan Provinces must have provincial teams, which are formed after an inter-district football tournament.

The provincial teams must have qualified coaches whose financial welfare is catered for by the government.

Provincial teams should be more skilled than the district teams, but members of district teams should be upgraded if they show advance play. On the other hand players of the provincial teams must be advised to rejoin district teams if their standards deteriorate.

The official jerseys of the provincial teams should be unique and be related to the culture of the people in which they are based. Example, North Eastern’s provincial team, can adopt the name “Ngamia Wanderers’ because, many residents that province respect the Carmel.

Each provincial team should have its own flag, and should be allowed to invest in income generating projects like owning stadiums, sports houses and tourist hotels. In addition all teams should have advanced websites, which market their players to international teams.

The eight provincial teams should have an annual tournament, which must be televised live by a sport station, sponsored by the Ministry of Sports. This station should also buy broadcasting rights for all major international football games.

The premier league and the national wide league should continue, but all football Kenya officials must be forced to resign and be banned from holding public offices. Henceforth organizers of football in the country should be former members of Harambee Stars or known Sports personality like: Paul Tergat, Douglas Wakiihuri, Ibrahim Hussein, Mohammed Abbas, Hussein Kheir, Catherine Ndereba, Kipchoge Keino and Nahashon Oluoch.

As a rule all Kenyan companies which make a profit of ten million monthly, must support a football team.

Money should be pumped in school, for they are the nuclear of football. The Ministry of education should not register schools that lack Sports facilities. Secondary schools must be forced to form strong teams that feed district teams with players. The ministry of education should also employ coaches for all schools.

Tertiary colleges and universities should have strong football teams. Academic calendars should be designed to spare weeks for football training and inter-universities competitors.

The Board of Management of Harambee stars should be Provinces and it must ensure that the technical bench of the national team, account for the reasons behind the selection of each players in the national team.

If Kenya adopts these recommendations, no doubt it will take us less than five years to clinch position one in FIFA ranking.

 

Wanyama nominated for SOYA

 

Wanyama makes list of Kenya sports personality nominees

Harambee Stars rising star Victor Wanyama has been nominated for the annual Sports Personality of the Year award.                         

The Celtic midfielder is the only footballer in the short list of seven that was announced by the Soya panel on Thursday at a Nairobi hotel.                        

“Mugubi (Wanyama) has been outstanding for his club Celtic both in the domestic league and also in the European Champions League.                           

"He has also been a tremendous asset to the national team, Harambee stars and has improved the profile of Kenyan football worldwide” said Soya panel chairperson, Evelyn Watta.                            

Wanyama, who did play in  Wednesday’s international friendly against Tanzania that Kenya lost 1-0, has had a very successful year with Celtic, winning a league and Cup double.                         

More recently, he scored  the vital first goal in his clubs euphoric 2-1 win over World club champions and Spanish giants Barcelona in the group stages of the Champions League.                           

Other leading Kenyan sports personalities included in the Soya Awards list are David  Rudisha – Olympic and World champion and 800m record holder, Paralympian Abraham Tarbei, Olympic 3,000m steeplechase champion Ezekiel Kemboi, swimmer Jason Dunford, double Olympic 5,000m and 10,000m silver medallist Vivian Cheruiyot and marathon runner Mary Keitany.

Source: The Daily Nation

                            

SuperSport Lifts Ban on Gor Mahia

SuperSport to air Gor vs Leopards FKF Cup match

Football Kenya Federation (FKF) and Kenyan Premier League (KPL) have intervened to have Gor Mahia matches back on air, a day after being switched off by SuperSport due to crowd trouble.

The broadcaster announced after a meeting with Gor Mahia, FKF and KPL that it has temporarily lifted a ban it had slapped on showing Gor matches as we exclusively reported on Wednesday.

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Mombasa Games Clinic KICK OFF

MOMBASA GAMES CLINIC KICK OFF

A unique games clinic for secondary school teachers in the six coastal counties was officially opened on Thursday, 31st January, 2013 by Mr. Kaburu, the Mombasa County quality assurance officer. He cut the tape at 10:57am in the yet to be completed Shimo la Tewa hall.

The teacher trainees were molded by Stephen Mwaniki (athletics), Timothy Mwazo and Thomas Katana (handball), Abbas Ulaya and Sammy Wanjohi (Basketball), Mr. Ole Koyet of Jaffery Academy and Mike Dume (Hockey), Millicent Busolo and Philip Onyango (netball).

The two trainers of swimming had not arrived at the venue by the time the clinic was officially opened.

The guest of honor’s speech came after speeches by Mr. Andrew, a teacher at Shimo la Tewa school and Mr. Mwafungo Roders, the national Vice Chairman of Kenya Secondary School Sports Association.

The following venues will host 2013 Mombasa Zone Secondary School games

First term games

Host: Kwale County

Matuga Girls Secondary School

Waa boys Secondary School

Dates: 26/03/2013 – 30/03/2013

 

Term 2a games

Host: Kwale County

Voi Secondary School

Dates: 28/05/2013 – 01/06/2013

Term 2b

Host: Kilifi County

Malindi High School

Dates: 23/07/2013 – 27/07/2013.