December 22, 2014

Divock Origi to sign with Liverpool for £10 Million

A £10 Million fee has been agreed with Lille and following Belgium’s exit from the World Cup at the hands of Argentina, the 19-year-old is due to hold talks with the Anfield club. It’s reported that terms will be discussed this week with Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers open to loaning him back to Lille to allow him to build up more experience. Origi emerged as one of the surprise stars of this summer’s World Cup. Prior to the tournament he received little attention due to being surrounded by an array of Premier League heavyweights. But with Romelu Lukaku struggling at the…

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Full World Cup Schedule (Kenyan and US/Canada Times)

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The 20th edition of the FIFA World Cup begins today with a match between the hosts and five-time champions Brazil and Croatia in Sao Paulo. It is the culmination of a seven-year buildup to football’s global showpiece which has been plagued by mass protests about the estimated $11 billlion cost of staging the tournament and concerns that stadiums and crucial infrastructure would not be completed in time. Here’s the full schedule in Kenyan time. GROUP A: 12/06/2014 Brazil vs Croatia (11:00 PM) 13/06/2014 Mexico vs Cameroon (7:00 PM) GROUP B: 13/06/2014 Spain vs Netherland (10:00 PM) 14/06/2014 Chile vs Australia…

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Man hopes to be the first Kenyan to participate in Olympic sailing

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Like countless other sailors around the world, Teddy Ndaro (KEN) has a dream – to represent his country in the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. He is not unique in that, but in doing so he would become the first-ever native Kenyan to sail in the Olympic Games. He knows it is going to be an uphill struggle, not only to be competition ready, but also to manage the logistical and financial burdens that come with such a challenge. Strangely, sailing is not a large participation sport in Kenya, despite the excellent sailing conditions along its coasts…

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Kenyan native Divock Okoth Origi named to Belgium’s World Cup squad

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Kenyan native Divock Okoth Origi has been called up to the Belgian World Cup squad. Belgium coach Marc Wilmots on Tuesday unveiled a 24-strong World Cup squad that included Okoth Origi. The uncapped Lille striker Origi, 19, is the surprise call-up by Wilmots, who said the teenager would be best to replace the injured Christian Benteke, while Manchester United’s Januzaj is also included. Kenya was hoping to have the hot striker play for his father’s home country. His father is former Kenya International Mike Okoth Origi. Origi has scored five goals in France this season and had been approached by the…

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Manchester United’s Moyes Is Out, According to Reports

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David Moyes was supposed to be the long-term successor to Alex Ferguson at Manchester United, one veteran Scottish manager passing control to his handpicked heir last May. But after a calamitous season that sees United heading toward its worst finish in the Premier League since 1990, it now appears that Moyes will not even last until this summer. According to multiple reports from British news media outlets on Monday, Manchester United officials are poised to fire Moyes only one year into his six-year contract, a stunning turn for a club that has long preached continuity and stability. It is unclear…

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Kenyan Runner who Lost Feet in Alaska to Frostbite Eyes Brazil Olympics

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Long distance runner Marko Chesto moved half a world away from Kenya to Alaska, from the Equator to the North Pole, to run cross country for the University of Alaska Anchorage. It meant tremendous opportunity for the young man from the small village in the country known for its great runners. But then he disappeared for three days in an Alaskan snowstorm, and when he resurfaced his frost bitten feet had to be amputated. He is now running again on Ossur Cheeta prosthetics and hopes to compete in the 2016 paraolympics in Brazil. He shared his remarkable story with Liz…

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[VIDEO] AC Milan Striker Mario Balotelli Brought to Tears After Racist Chants From Napoli Fans

[VIDEO] AC Milan Striker Mario Balotelli Brought to Tears After Racist Chants From Napoli Fans

During Saturday night’s match against Napoli, AC Milan striker Mario Balotelli was seen on the sideline in tears.  He tried to hide his tears but soon broke down crying.  Some thought it was because he was subbed out of the game but it turns out it was the racist chants that deeply hurt Balotelli. It has been reported that the #Balotelli incident was all about racist chants. #Milan #Napoli#SerieA — Serie A Live (@SerieAlive) February 8, 2014 Balotelli is constantly a target for racist soccer fans and usually reacts defiantly but even the strongest human being has their breaking points. It’s sad that this still…

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Interview: First Kenyan to win Major League Soccer Cup In US

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Lawrence Olum made history as the first Kenyan to win the Major League Soccer Cup with his club Sporting Kansas City. The soft spoken player turned professional with the Portland Timbers of the USL First division in 2007,before moving to Minnesota Thunder in 2009. He later played for Austin Aztex and Orlando City before the big move to Sporting Kansas City in the Major League Soccer in September 2011. Olum sat down with supersport.com’s Collins Okinyo for an exclusive Q and A the first since winning the trophy. Supersport.com : The readers would like to get a brief history of who…

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Tony Romo out for rest of season

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Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo will miss the rest of the season due to a back injury, a league source told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter. The Cowboys (8-7) host the Philadelphia Eagles (9-6) on Sunday with the winner capturing the NFC East title. Kyle Orton likely will now get the start against the Eagles. Romo said Sunday he would undergo an MRI on his back Monday, but he didn’t believe it would jeopardize his availability for the game against Philadelphia. Romo said his back, which was sore coming into Sunday’s victory over the Washington Redskins, troubled him after a hit in the first half. “That triggered it…

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Southampton ink Kenya’s Victor Wanyama to a £12.5million deal

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The 21-year-old, who joined Celtic from Belgian club Beerschot for £900,000 two years ago, has agreed a four-year-deal at St Mary’s. Kenya international Wanyama was the Scottish Premier League’s young player of the year last season and scored a header in the 2-1 Champions League win over Barcelona. The fee is the highest ever received by a Scottish club for a player. “It feels great and I am happy to be here,” said Wanyama. “There were other options, but Southampton is a club with ambitions so I chose to come here. “Southampton is a good club and it has good players,…

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