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Tragic deaths shocks Kenyan athletics, now 8 death

2013 Kenya national youth champion Ian Mutuku (19y) is dead, he collapsed and died in Machakos town. He is the eighth Kenyan athlete who suddenly has passed away. Mutuku is a 2014 Africa Youth Games silver medalist Kenya’s athletics fraternity is mourning the death of highly promising sprinter Ian Mutuku who died after collapsing at a hospital in Machakos on Monday, October 24. According to Mutuku’s coach, Peter Muia, the

Leicester stunned nearest rivals Manchester City

In Saturdays game Leicester’s Robert Huth met Riyad Mahrez’s free-kick to give the Foxes an early lead. City rarely looked like breaking down the visitors’ defence, while their own back line appeared vulnerable. Mahrez made it 2-0 with a step-over and finish, and Huth found space to head home a Christian Fuchs corner before Sergio Aguero’s late consolation. Foxes continue fine away form Leicester had already beaten third-placed Tottenham at

Iran’s “national women has eight men on the team

Iran’s national women’s football are in somewhat difficulties – because there might not be talking about a woman team! The team has been accused of being partly composed of men. writes “The Berlingske”. It was said to be about eight of the team’s players, according Mojtabi Sharifi, an official close to the Iranian league, that has the wrong gender to play in a women’s team. Players “has played on the

Shakava and Michael Olunga score as K’Ogalo fightback to floor hosts in Dar

Kenyan champions Gor Mahia on Saturday rallied from a goal down to floor pre-tournament favourites and hosts Yanga SC 2-1 in their opening match of the Cecafa Club Championship tournament at the National Stadium in Dar es Salaam. K’Ogalo overcame an early setback after the Kenyan Premier League leaders found themselves a goal down after five minutes after defender Dirkir Glay put the ball in his own net, to score

Fifa corruption: South Africa cash ‘worrisome’

Tokyo Sexwale told the BBC the US allegations were “worrisome”. The government says it paid $10m to accounts controlled by then Fifa vice-president Jack Warner to support football development in the Caribbean. An official said the money, transferred by Fifa, was given without conditions. But Mr Sexwale – a former Robben Island prisoner, government minister, and a member of both the World Cup bid team and local organising committee –

FIFA crisis: Chuck Blazer was US informant since 2011

The cancer-stricken 70-year-old is a key plank in a US investigation into a multi-million-dollar corruption scandal that forced FIFA boss Sepp Blatter to announce this month that he would resign. Blazer, who was a member of FIFA’s executive committee from 1997 to 2013, cut a deal with US prosecutors to plead guilty and cooperate with the FBI in exchange for a reduced sentence. According to the 19-page plea agreement, unsealed

Makeshift goalkeeper the hero as brave Leopards hit Sofapaka

A makeshift AFC Leopards side Sunday pulled off an awe-inspring 1-0 victory over Sofapaka at the Nyayo National Stadium in Nairobi. The match drew thousands Ingwe fans and kicked off an hour later as Leopards struggled to raise a team because the playing unit was on strike over unpaid salaries. Even then, the available players refused to take to the pitch and only did so after head of the club’s

OVERVIEW: This is what the corruption case in Fifa is about

Fifa is hit by a major scandal in connection with Friday’s presidential election. See details of the case here. The International Football Federation (FIFA) is hit by a major case of bribery that occurred before Friday’s presidential election, where 79-year-old Sepp Blatter was re-elected to his fifth reign. Swiss police struck Wednesday morning – at the request from the US authorities – against a hotel in Zurich, where they arrested

Kenya’s Caroline Rotich takes Boston Marathon women’s’ title

Kenya’s Caroline Rotich won the womens’ Boston Marathon title as Ethiopia’s Lelisa Desisa went for men’s crown on Monday. Rotich outsprinted Ethiopians Mare Dibaba and Buzunesh Deba down Boylston Street to win in 2 hours 24:55 minutes. She edged out Dibaba by four seconds as Deba finished third. It’s the first Boston victory for the 30-year-old Kenyan after she finished fourth in 2011. Rotich won the Prague Marathon in 2013,

Real win 10th European crown

Real Madrid won the Champions League for the 10th time thanks to extra time goals from Gareth Bale, Marcelo and Cristiano Ronaldo as they came from behind in dramatic circumstances to beat Atletico Madrid 4-1 in Lisbon on Saturday. Atletico seemed set for their first ever European crown as they led deep into stoppage time thanks to Diego Godin’s first-half header, but Sergio Ramos took the game into extra time