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Player of the Year Beauden Barrett poses with his trophy during the World Rugby Awards on November 26, 2017 in Monaco. PHOTO/AFP
Player of the Year Beauden Barrett poses with his trophy during the World Rugby Awards on November 26, 2017 in Monaco. PHOTO/AFP

Simbas To Launch 2019 RWC Bid Away To Morocco In June

NAIROBI, Kenya- Kenya Simbas XV will start their qualifying bid for the 2019 Rugby World Cup away to Morocco on June 23, 2018 as they seek a first ever appearance at the quadrennial competition. According to the 2018 Rugby Africa Gold Cup fixtures released on Sunday, Simbas will welcome Zimbabwe to Nairobi a week later having finished second to champions Namibia this term. READ MORE

Thika To Face Vihiga In FKF Women Premier League Decider

NAIROBI, Kenya- Thika Queens FC and Vihiga Queens FC will face-off on December 3 at Camp Toyoyo Grounds in Nairobi to determine the 2017 FKF Women Premier League (WPL) national champion. Thika and Vihiga clinched the Zone A and Zone B titles with the latter securing their place in the decider after closing their season on top of their division on Sunday. READ MORE

AC Milan Sack Montella, Gennaro Gattuso New Coach

MILAN, Italy- Fallen Italian giants AC Milan have sacked coach Vincenzo Montella and named combative former player Gennaro Gattuso as their new boss, the Chinese-owned club said Monday. He has been working within the AC Milan structure as youth team coach. READ MORE

All Blacks Barrett Wins Second Consecutive Player Award

MONACO, Principality of Monaco- Beauden Barrett emulated New Zealand great Richie McCaw when the All Blacks fly-half won World Rugby’s player of the year award for second straight year on Sunday. Barrett, selected at World Rugby’s annual awards dinner in Monaco, was named from a five-strong short list of New Zealand team-mate Rieko Ioane, the England and Lions duo of Owen Farrell and Maro Itoje, as well as Australia’s Israel Folau. READ MORE

Vihiga Boss Manoah Keen On Roaring SPL Debut Season

NAIROBI, Kenya-Vihiga United FC head coach, Edward Manoah, has warned his players not to lose themselves in celebration and be mindful of the huge task ahead in the shape of the 2018 SportPesa Premier League (SPL). The Vihiga-based side confirmed their place in the topflight after edging Ushuru FC 1-0 at the Mumias Sugar Complex to finish top of the National Super League (NSL) with 80 points. READ MORE

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