Category: Champions League

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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In Defence of the Away Goal Rule

April 30, 2019 By Deryl

How different would the final four of the Champions League look had the Away goal rule not been in place? Paris Saint Germain and Manchester City could make a genuinely compelling case that they would still be in the competition. Last year, news filtered out of UEFA’s pristine headquarters in Nyon that the European football

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In Defence of the Away Goal Rule
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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Dusan Tadic and Ajax Amsterdam Take Real Madrid...

March 6, 2019 By Deryl

Ajax Amsterdam arrived in Madrid, went to the Estadio Bernabeu and gave a lesson in footballing excellence. This was an ode to the Cruyffian wholesome principle of passing the ball and moving into space, all as a unit while destroying the 13 time European champions, Real Madrid. To quote Musa Okwonga, “Ajax took Real Madrid

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Dusan Tadic and Ajax Amsterdam Take Real Madrid to Church!
UCL Matchday 2: Review and Preview

UCL Matchday 2: Review and Preview

October 3, 2018 By Kevin Omondi

The UEFA Champions League, the world’s most elitist club competition, where the Big Boys of European football and Manchester United, compete for the opportunity to lose to Real Madrid in the finals, is on the second round of fixtures. Review S.L Benfica survived the second half onslaught from hosts AEK Athens to win 3 –

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Win or Win! Why the Godfather cannot lose in Ca...

May 21, 2017 By Kevin Omondi

There will be an article previewing the UEFA Champions League final in Cardiff. I’m afraid this isn’t it.   The Godfather. Sigh. Of course, I love the movies. They are remarkable. Mention the Godfather and I pray that you think of the books by Mario Puzo or better yet, the grandiose 1972, 1974 and 1990

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The Comeback

The Comeback

May 9, 2017 By Kevin Omondi

  Everyone’s got a plan until you’re punched in the mouth.1   That could not ring truer for Liverpool in the 2005 UEFA Champions League (UCL) Finals in Istanbul, where lore has it, Rafa Benitez’s side was trailing AC Milan, 3-0 at halftime. In the 2015 Rugby World Cup opener, South Africa, two-time World Champions,

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One for the Ages

April 10, 2017 By Fabian Odhiambo

There’s no competition that I love quite as much as the UEFA Champions League. Maybe the only exception is the World Cup, but that’s more due to the fact that it comes after 4 years. After watching the Champions League for the last 17 years, I still bubble with excitement now when I hear the

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One for the Ages
The Zizou Touch

The Zizou Touch

May 31, 2016 By Fabian Odhiambo

An aura of inevitability engulfed as Cristiano Ronaldo lined up to take the final penalty after Atletico Madrid’s Juanfran had hit the post with the previous kick in the Champions League final in Milan last Saturday. Ronaldo made his customary Ronaldo-esque legs apart, breathe in and run up routine and duly dispatched his kick, as

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Slaying the Giant – Arsenal v Bayern Munich

October 20, 2015 By Fabian Odhiambo

So, as we count down hours to the big Champions League tie between Arsenal and Bayern Munich tonight at the Emirates, our correspondent Fridah with a template bearing ten pointers that Arsene Wenger and his boys have to implement if they are to beat the Pep Guardiola-led Germans. I can only wish her all the

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