Capital Sports

  • Capital Sports: Muyoti confident Thika will evade relegation axe
    Thika United head coach Nicholas Muyoti gives instructions to his team at half time during their match against AFC Leopards on September 20 2017. Photo/TIMOTHY OLOBULU NAIROBI, Kenya, Sep 22- Thika United are increasingly moving closer to the danger of their first ever relegation from the Kenyan...
  • Capital Sports: Cherono ready for another sub 2:20 in Berlin
    Gladys Cherono BERLIN, Germany, Sep 22 – The women’s elite field for the Berlin Marathon on Sunday is ripe with talent, featuring five runners whose personal best is under 2:25 led by Kenyan Gladys Cherono. Cherono is the favourite among this quintet, having already won the race in 2015 with a...
  • Capital Sports: I think I’m ready, says Bekele ahead of Berlin Marathon
    Kenenisa Bekele BERLIN, Germany, Sep 22 – Between 2001 and 2007, Kenenisa Bekele won 27 races. Over the course of his incredible career, he was Olympic champion three times, won the World Championships five times, was Cross Country World Champion twelve times and won the Indoor World Championships...
  • Capital Sports: Penaltygate’ threatens to halt PSG’s lightning start
    Paris Saint-Germain’s Neymar and Edinson Cavani attend a training session in Saint-Germain-en-Laye © AFP / FRANCK FIFE PARIS, France, Sep 22 – Paris Saint-Germain coach Unai Emery refused to name his first-choice penalty taker on Thursday, after Neymar and Edinson Cavani’s apparent falling out...
  • Capital Sports: Stanley leads Tour Championship, Spieth in the wings
    Kyle Stanley of the United States plays his shot from the eighth tee during the first round of the TOUR Championship at East Lake Golf Club on September 21, 2017 in Atlanta, Georgia © Getty/AFP / SAM GREENWOOD ATLANTA, United States, Sep 22 – Kyle Stanley got off to a hot start and outshone the big...
  • Capital Sports: Education key to stamping out tennis match-fixing – intelligence expert
    The Tennis Integrity Unit received 292 match alerts in 2016 — from 120,000 professional matches — where betting operators believed the betting patterns were suspicious © AFP / Glyn KIRK LONDON, United Kingdom, Sep 22 – Educating tennis players about the dangers of betting-related corruption is a...
  • Capital Sports: Zidane pleads for calm amid Real slump
    Real Madrid’s coach from France Zinedine Zidane gestures during the match against Real Betis at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid © AFP / GABRIEL BOUYS MADRID, Spain, Sep 22 – In the space of just five games Real Madrid have gone from red hot La Liga title favourites to trailing rivals...
  • Capital Sports: United front sparked fast start says Mourinho
    Manchester United players celebrate scoring during the match against Burton Albion at Old Trafford © AFP / Paul ELLIS LONDON, United Kingdom, Sep 22 – Jose Mourinho says Manchester United’s dynamic start to their Premier League title challenge has been fuelled by the feel-good factor among his...
  • Capital Sports: Klopp sets up Reds defence for Leicester rematch
    Despite the loss on January 11, 2017, Jurgen Klopp insists Liverpool will strike back against Southampton in their League Cup semi-final second leg match LONDON, United Kingdom, Sep 22 – Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is trying to plug the holes in his defence for Saturday’s rematch against...
  • Capital Sports: Teams turn to experience as Sevens Circuit gathers pace
    KCB RFC’s Andrew Amonde in action against Kabras. PHOTO/Raymond Makhaya NAIROBI, Kenya, Sep 22- Experienced Kenya Sevens players have been called up by their respective clubs as the National Sevens Circuit enters the third round this weekend with the Prinsloo Sevens at the heart of the Rift Valley...
  • Capital Sports: Olunga, Marcelo recalled for Iraq, Thailand friendlies
    Harambee Stars striker Michael Olunga spreads his arms in celebration after scoring Kenya’s first goal against DR Congo in an international friendly match at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos on march 26, 2017. PHOTO/Timothy Olobulu NAIROBI, Kenya, Sep 22- Georgia-based left back Erick ‘Marcelo’...
  • Capital Sports: KPL suspends Zoo, Nakumatt matches pending hearing of FKF appeal
    Zoo Kericho players line up before their Kenyan Premier League match against Ulinzi Stars at the Afraha Stadium in Nakuru on April 30, 2017. PHOTO/Timothy Olobulu NAIROBI, Kenya, Sep 22- The Kenyan Premier League Governing Council on Friday afternoon made a decision to suspend Zoo Kericho and...
  • Capital Sports: Tensions between Neymar, Cavani ‘normal’ says PSG coach
    Paris Saint-Germain’s forward Neymar (L) and Paris Saint-Germain’s forward Edinson Cavani attend a training session at the club’s training center in Saint-Germain-en-Laye on September 21, 2017 © AFP / FRANCK FIFE PARIS, France, Sep 21 – Paris Saint-Germain coach Unai Emery has admitted that...
  • Capital Sports: Zimbabwe Warriors pull Starlets back to earth
    Ogiro Dorris (r) of Kenya during the 2017 COSAFA Women’s Championship football match between Kenya and Mozambique at Luveve Stadium, Bulawayo on 14 September 2017 ©Samuel Shivambu/BackpagePix NAIROBI, Kenya, Sep 21- A series of defensive frailties and a disastrous day in office saw Harambee...
  • Capital Sports: Chelsea agree terms to sell Costa to Atletico
    Chelsea and Atletico Madrid announced that they had reached an initial agreement that would see Diego Costa return to the La Liga club LONDON, United Kingdom, Sep 21 – Chelsea have reached an agreement with Atletico Madrid regarding the transfer of wantaway striker Diego Costa. Costa has not...
  • Capital Sports: FKF to appeal court ruling on 16 KPL teams
    Football Kenya Federation President Nick Mwendwa. Photo/TIMOTHY OLOBULU NAIROBI, Kenya, Sep 21 – Following an order by a Nairobi High Court directing the Kenyan Premier League (KPL) to be composed of 16 teams, Football Kenya Federation (FKF) says they will appeal the ruling. While acknowledging the...
  • Capital Sports: Confusion as court orders for 16-team KPL
    The High Court has ruled that the 2017 KPL comprise of 16 teams.Photo/COURTESY NAIROBI, Kenya, Sep 21- The High Court in Nairobi on Thursday ordered that the Kenyan Premier League (KPL) be composed of 16 teams, and Football Kenya Federation’s (FKF) promotion of four teams from the National Super...
  • Capital Sports: Cabinet approves Sh4.2bn for CHAN hosting
    Nyayo National Stadium construction. Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYA NAIROBI, Kenya, Sep 21- Just less than 48 hours before the Confederation of African Football (CAF) makes a decision on whether or not next year’s African Nations Championship (CHAN) will be hosted in Kenya, Cabinet on Thursday approved a...
  • Capital Sports: Matano not underrating Vihiga in Shield semis
    AFC Leopards head coach Robert Matano during their match against Thika United on September 20 2017. Photo/TIMOTHY OLOBULU NAIROBI, Kenya, Sep 21- AFC Leopards head coach Robert Matano has urged his charges to put in a performance worth their club’s stature on Sunday when they take on National Super...
  • Capital Sports: Manchester United announce record profits
    Manchester United announced record revenue, earning revenues of £581.2 million ($783 million, 659 million euros) in the 12 months to the end of June and made an operating profit of £80.8 million © AFP/File / MOHD FYROL LONDON, United Kingdom, Sep 21 – Manchester United announced record revenue on...

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