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Harambee Stars head coach Paul Put takes notes during the second Group A CECAFA Senior Challenge match against Libya played at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos on Tuesday, December 5, 2017. PHOTO/SPN.
Harambee Stars head coach Paul Put takes notes during the second Group A CECAFA Senior Challenge match against Libya played at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos on Tuesday, December 5, 2017. PHOTO/SPN.

Sporting Fraternity Mourns Former Minister Francis Nyenze

NAIROBI, Kenya- The sporting fraternity has paid tribute to Kitui West MP, Francis Mwanzia Nyenze who passed on Wednesday morning at Nairobi Hospital. Nyenze was appointed the Minister for Heritage and Sports in 2001 under the previous KANU government of retired President, Daniel Arap Moi and the passing of the former Minority Leader of Parliament has been mourned by the sporting fraternity. READ MORE

Suspended Paul Pogba Backs United To Win Manchester Derby

LONDON, United Kingdom- Paul Pogba says he has “complete trust” in his Manchester United FC team-mates as they prepare to take on Premier League leaders Manchester City FC without the suspended French international. The midfielder was sent off towards the end of his side’s pulsating 3-1 win against Arsenal at the Emirates on Saturday, ruling him out of this weekend’s potentially season-defining match at Old Trafford. READ MORE

SPL Side Homeboyz Pens Deal With Kakamega County

NAIROBI, Kenya-SportPesa Premier League (SPL) side Kakamega Homeboyz FC has penned a partnership deal with the regional government it hails from on Tuesday for the 2018 season. The self-supporting team got the boost after recording their highest ever finish in the top-flight upon their return to the SPL when they finished fifth in the 18-team competition on 50 points. READ MORE

Stars Coach Put Hails Performance In Libya Stalemate

NAIROBI, Kenya- Harambee Stars Head Coach Paul Put was satisfied with the performance of his team despite being held to a goalless draw by Libya in a 2017 Council of East and Central Africa Football Association (Cecafa) Senior Challenge Cup Group A match on Tuesday. The draw left the group wide open with Kenya hanging on the lead on four points, with Zanzibar (three), Libya (two) and Tanzania (one) who have not played their second encounter still in with a shout for the semis. READ MORE

What Next For Atletico After Early Champions League Exit?

MADRID, Spain- Twice finalists in the last four seasons, Atletico Madrid’s Champions League campaign came to an abrupt end this time round as they failed to reach the last 16 for the first time in five seasons. Diego Simeone admitted his side were “condemned” by their inability to beat Azerbaijani Champions League debutants Qarabag over two games as despite taking four points from a possible six off group winners AS Roma, they finished third also behind Chelsea FC in Group C. READ MORE

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