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Retired French forward, Thierry Henry, in action for Arsenal FC when he returned to the Gunners for a brief loan spell in 2012. PHOTO/File
Retired French forward, Thierry Henry, in action for Arsenal FC when he returned to the Gunners for a brief loan spell in 2012. PHOTO/File

Soma Keeps Syria Hopes Alive In Pulsating WC Qualifier

MALACCA, Malaysia- Omar al-Soma buried a late penalty as war-torn Syria drew 1-1 with Australia to put their two-legged World Cup play-off on a knife-edge on Thursday. Australia were within sight of victory after Robbie Kruse’s first-half goal, but when Mathew Leckie nudged Soma on 84 minutes the towering forward made no mistake from the spot. READ MORE

Olunga Strikes Consolation As Stars Fall to Iraq

BASRA, Iraq- Harambee Stars fell 2-1 to the Lions of Mesopotamia, Iraq on Thursday evening to extend their winless run to six. The international friendly at Basra Stadium on Thursday night saw Stars head for the breather 2-0 down as they struggled to match their Asian hosts. READ MORE

Will Record Holder Kimetto Salvage Pride In Chicago?

NAIROBI, Kenya- Two-time world marathon champion, the affable Abel Kirui, was on the throes of joining the ranks of the forgotten titans of the elite circuit until he staged a fascinating victory at the 2016 Bank of America Chicago Marathon. Kirui put on quite a show for the fans in a tactical race that witnessed extreme pace swings when he made a stunning move at 37K that took the field by surprise apart from compatriot Dickson Chumba, who was defending the crown. READ MORE

This Is What Arsenal Mega Fan Yego Wants To Tell Henry

NAIROBI, Kenya- Beijing 2015 World Javelin champion and Olympic silver medallist, Julius Yego, is excited at the prospect of meeting Arsenal FC icon turned football pundit; Thierry Henry when he tours Kenya in December. Yego, who won the historic gold medal two years ago in China with a monster 92.72m throw, says the visit of the Gunners record goal scorer (175) is a huge boost to the local sporting industry. READ MORE

Now, Its Safari 7s Turn To Be Shifted Over Election Rerun

NAIROBI, Kenya- The Kenya Rugby Union (KRU) has announced new dates for the annual Safari 7s tournament due to the repeat Presidential Election set for October 26. The new date will see the high profile tournament postponed by a week from November 3 to 5 to the weekend of November 10 to 12. READ MORE

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