World Cup 2018 – FANS SPEAK TO THE DUGOUT

World Cup 2018 – FANS SPEAK TO THE DUGOUT

From 64, we are down to 8. The 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia has been a wonderful festival of football. Shock, drama, heartache, jubilation and a myriad of uncommon emotions that are quite difficult to put in words. One thing we all agree on is that this has been an...
The Quest for the Fifth Star

The Quest for the Fifth Star

On the 29th of June 1998, I sat pensively in our living room going through the motions of World Cup knock out football. For some reason I can’t quite put a lid on, I was so engrossed in this particular clash. For what it’s worth, I was a nervous wreck. It was in the...
The World Cup Has Finally Arrived

The World Cup Has Finally Arrived

Sometime between the fourth minute and the final whistle of Portugal vs Spain Group B opener, the FIFA 2018 World Cup truly arrived. To try and put a finger at the exact time this happened is an exercise in futility, precisely because there were so many incidents,...
World Cup 2018 Russia: Corruption, Politics, VAR…

World Cup 2018 Russia: Corruption, Politics, VAR…

The contrast between Club and International football has never been starker in the history of the beautiful game. This round of International friendlies, albeit the last one before the 2018 World Cup in Russia couldn’t come at a worse time and only serves to...
Chapa Dimba na Safaricom: NAIROBI FINALS

Chapa Dimba na Safaricom: NAIROBI FINALS

Thus far the Chapa Dimba na Safaricom tournament has been fantastic, a season played out with the emergence of new tantalizing talent, and is producing superb games and show of skill at each level. During this past weekend, Nairobi converged at the Stima Club Sports...
Chapa Dimba na Safaricom- National Finals Draw

Chapa Dimba na Safaricom- National Finals Draw

Following the exciting round of fixtures for the Chapa Dimba na Safaricom Central Region Semi-finals and Finals, the draw for the Nairobi Region and National Finals, was held in Nairobi, with the National Finals being held at the Bukhungu Stadium from 22nd -25th March...
THE NAIROBI HOSPITAL CHILDREN’S CHARITY FUND GOLF TOURNAMENT

THE NAIROBI HOSPITAL CHILDREN’S CHARITY FUND GOLF TOURNAMENT

A large number of babies are born with congenital heart conditions, in Kenya every year. The Nairobi Hospital and her partner corporates are committed to helping children afflicted with this condition, especially those from economically disadvantaged backgrounds by...

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

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...

The UEFA Europa League

What is the Europa League? Seriously, what is the UEFA Europa League? Drawn a blank face, representative of a blank mind? Consider your ignorance forgiven. Perhaps what comes to mind is the European competition for farmers, by farmers, on farms, somewhere in the...
The Comeback

The Comeback

  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...