Author: Kevin Omondi

Player Power

Player Power

November 5, 2019 By Kevin Omondi

The day a player is more important than the club, goodbye.

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Money and the Game: Transfers, Part I

August 29, 2019 By Kevin Omondi

There’s little to no on-the-pitch action in the months between the end of a football season to the next. The offseason corresponds to the major transfer window, when professional players can relocate clubs. The idea of player transfers is anything but simple, highlighting the complicated nature of the football ecosystem and the global marketplace that

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Money and the Game: Transfers, Part I
Adversity: The Real Shaper of Character and Attitude

Adversity: The Real Shaper of Character and Att...

June 1, 2019 By Kevin Omondi

People only look at the final but almost never the journey, more often than not, one of adversity and tumult that the finalists have had to overcome! We are honoured to share with you Victor Mokaya’s deep dive into the  UEFA Champions League Final. Adversity as The Real Shaper of Character and Attitude When Lionel

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FIFA WOMENS WORLD CUP FRANCE 2019

May 7, 2019 By Kevin Omondi

The most competitive Women’s World Cup yet! 24 teams will play 52 matches across 9 host cities in France, from 07 June to 7 July 2019 to determine the world’s best women’s National Team. Here’s a little bit of everything you need to know in preparation for the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2019. The Teams

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FIFA WOMENS WORLD CUP FRANCE 2019
De Toekomst: The Future is Here

De Toekomst: The Future is Here

April 30, 2019 By Kevin Omondi

Football is many things to many people. I seek to appreciate the myriad views it has. For some, it evokes a strong sense of community, much like our beloved Gor Mahia FC and our yoyoing in-laws AFC Leopards. There are those for whom, the game is a religion, congregating for sacred service in stadia across

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Chapa Dimba na Safaricom: Nairobi Regional Fina...

April 28, 2019 By Kevin Omondi

27 April 2019. The Goan Institute Grounds, Pangani hosted the penultimate stage of, unarguably, the most well-organized youth football tournament in the country to date: Chapa Dimba na Safaricom’s Nairobi Regional Finals. Much has been said about the embarrassment of talent among our youth, yet that remains even more embarrassingly unexploited due to the dearth

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Chapa Dimba na Safaricom: Nairobi Regional Finals (Update)
Getting it Wrong: The United Way

Getting it Wrong: The United Way

April 17, 2019 By Kevin Omondi

It would be a tough act to follow, but not an impossible one. Great leaders are, after all, not irreplaceable. The last campaign season (in Kenya) was resplendent with parallels to the Abrahamic faiths’ tales of delivery to Canaan- the land of milk and honey. From their religious texts, the Children of Israel had, unarguably,

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NAIROBI FIGHT NIGHT

March 22, 2019 By Kevin Omondi

There’s nothing quite like it. The anticipation of the challenge, against the patchy darkness of the auditorium. The only luminescence trained at the center of the pit, whereon glory and gore wait in the absurd: the square ring. There’s the beaming spotlight, faithfully tracking every move they make and piercing flickers from cameras that glints

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NAIROBI FIGHT NIGHT
Kitui Showground to Host Chapa Dimba Na Safaricom Eastern Region Finals

Kitui Showground to Host Chapa Dimba Na Safaric...

March 5, 2019 By Kevin Omondi

The Chapa Dimba Na Safaricom Eastern region finals will be played on the 9th and 10th of March at Kitui Showgrounds in Kitui County. Eight youth teams will battle it out for the region’s supremacy and a chance to play in the national finals set for June in Meru County. The region’s competition begun in

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The Dying No 10

January 30, 2019 By Kevin Omondi

As time prevails, there is a certain waning of the magic and purity of days gone past. The rivers we used to fish out of are either brackish and murky or lost; the fields we used to kick those polythene bags tied with sisal rope balls, invaded by concrete, steel, iron sheets or tarmac. The

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The Dying No 10