NAIROBI, Kenya- It is finally here. The most-awaited football showpiece- 2018 FIFA World Cup- starts Thursday in Russia and for one month, the planet will eat, sleep and drink football.
On the eve of the tournament on Wednesday, the vote for the 2026 hosts and happenings around the 2010 World Cup winners Spain dominated news.
The united bid from North America- United States of America, Mexico and Canada– carried the day in the FIFA Congress vote against Morocco but did Kenya live up to her promise of voting for their fellow Africans?
Spain- the La Furia Roja or Red Fury in English- were left furious when Julien Lopetengui was named the Real Madrid CF head just before leading the South Africa 2010 winners in Russia and in a dramatic turn of events, the coach was kicked out on Wednesday morning and replaced by wait for it- former Los Blancos captain, Fernando Hierro.
The 2018 SportPesa Super Cup in Nakuru left football fans yearning for more and read how Yanga SC super fan, Bahati M Kilinga stole the show as Gor Mahia FC, the now two-time holders, romped to an emphatic 4-0 victory over Wazito FC on their return to the SportPesa Premier League on Wednesday.
To round off the top five picks from SportPesa News from Wednesday you must start your World Cup with today, the five five predators who are tipped to cause havoc in Russia are listed here;
Did Kenya Vote For Morocco? Here’s How 2026 Ballot Went
NAIROBI, Kenya- African countries including Kenya did not let Morocco down when the voting for the 2026 FIFA World Cup was conducted on Wednesday in Russia. Football Kenya Federation President, Nick Mwendwa, who voted on behalf of the country, joined fellow continental chiefs except Zimbabwe in voting en masse for Morocco that polled 65 according to figures released by world governing body FIFA. READ MORE
Julen Lopetegui Sacked As Spain Coach A Day To WC
KRASNODAR, Russia- Spain sacked coach Julen Lopetegui just two days before the team’s opening game against Portugal at the World Cup, Spanish football federation chief Luis Rubiales confirmed on Wednesday. In a surprise announcement on Tuesday, Real Madrid named Lopetegui as their next manager to start work after the tournament in Russia, sparking outrage among the federation and Spanish fans at the timing of the announcement. READ MORE
Yanga Super Fan Bahati: A Lesson In Football Enterprise
NAIROBI, Kenya- The name Bahati M Kilinga may not ring a bell to most but if there was one person who epitomised the drama, colour and fanfare that made the 2018 SportPesa Super Cup memorable, then the 48 year-old Yanga SC super fan fits the bill. Her presence at the Afraha Stadium, Nakuru was a simply sight to behold. READ MORE
Gor Whip Wazito, Leopards Nip Sofapaka FC In SPL Action
NAIROBI, Kenya- Flying Gor Mahia FC extended their lead at the summit of the SportPesa Premier League (SPL) on Thursday when they whipped Wazito FC 4-0 at Moi Stadium, Kisumu. Two first half goals by SportPesa Super Cup top scorer Meddie Kagere, in the 2nd and 28th minutes set the record SPL champions on their way to their 11th win of the 2018 campaign. READ MORE
Five Predators Ready To Cause Havoc At The World Cup
SAINT PETERSBURG, Russia- If this year’s Champions League is anything to go by, the upcoming World Cup could be one of the most goal-gluttonous yet, with a host of strikers hoping to capitalise on leaky defences in Russia. The current trend for swarming attacks, led by speedy forwards and daring full-backs, will have the game’s most lethal scorers licking their lips ahead of the opening match on Thursday. READ MORE