Capital Sports

  • Capital Sports: Ahmad wants Europe to back Morocco World Cup bid
    Confederation of African Football President Ahmad Ahmad spoke to AFP at his office in Cairo © AFP / KHALED DESOUKI CAIRO, Egypt, Apr 23 – The head of African football, Ahmad Ahmad, has urged Europe to back Morocco’s drive to host the 2026 World Cup, in return for African support for a future...
  • Capital Sports: Klopp calls for Roma respect amid Anfield cauldron
    Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp attends a press conference at Anfield in Liverpool, northwest England, on April 23, 2018, the eve of their Champions League semi-final first-leg against Roma © AFP / Paul ELLIS LIVERPOOL, United Kingdom, Apr 23 – Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp warned the club’s fans...
  • Capital Sports: Only as a team can Bayern stop Ronaldo – Boateng
    Philipp Lahm, Jerome Boateng and all the Bayern Munich defenders could not stop Cristiano Ronaldo in the 2017 Champions League quarterfinals © AFP/File / GERARD JULIEN BERLIN, Germany, Apr 23 – Jerome Boateng says only a defensive team effort can prevent Cristiano Ronaldo adding to his mind-blowing...
  • Capital Sports: Robin Hood, Balboa help Klopp passion shine at Liverpool
    Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp at times bemoaned the subdued atmosphere in modern English grounds, even at the mythical Anfield, compared to his grounding in Germany’s Bundesliga © AFP / Lindsey PARNABY LIVERPOOL, United Kingdom, Apr 23 – A confessed admirer of the underdog tales of Robin Hood and...
  • Capital Sports: Kiprop defends Vienna Marathon title
    Nancy Kiprop wins the 2018 Vienna City Marathon VIENNA, Austria, Apr 23- Nancy Kiprop successfully defended her Vienna City Marathon title, setting a personal best time of 2:24:18 at the IAAF Gold Label road race on Sunday. With temperatures well above 20C, Kiprop was on schedule to break the 18-...
  • Capital Sports: Kenyans reign Supreme in Madrid Marathon
    Valentine Kipketer wins the 2018 Madrid Marathon MADRID, Spain, Apr 23- Valentine Kipketer Jepkorir and Eliud Kiplagat secured a Kenyan double at the 41st Rock ’n’ Roll Madrid Marathon, crossing the line of the IAAF Gold Label road race in 2:30:40 and 2:10:15 respectively on Sunday. Kipketer’s mark...
  • Capital Sports: Hull City tie throws Gor’s Kerr into dilemma
    Gor Mahia head coach Dylan Kerr reacts during a training session at the Camp Toyoyo Ground in Jericho on April 5, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy Olobulu NAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 23- The possibility of facing English second tier side Hull City in a friendly match in Kasarani on May 13 has thrown Gor Mahia head...
  • Capital Sports: Wanyama, Olaba released on Sh1mn bond
    Kenya Harlequins players Alex Olaba and Frank Wanyama when they appeared before a Nairobi Court to plea to rape charges on April 23, 2018. PHOTO/Courtesy NAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 23- Kenya Harlequin players Alex Olaba and Frank Wanyama have been released on a Sh1mn bond or a Sh500,000 cash bail after...
  • Capital Sports: SportPesa back, pumps Sh682mn in football
    SportPesa CEO Ronald Karauri, Sports Principal Secretary Peter Kaberia and Football Kenya Federation boss Nick Mwendwa address the press on April 23, 2018 and the Sports Ministry Headquarters. PHOTO/Timothy Olobulu NAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 23- Betting firm SportPesa has announced a return to sponsoring...
  • Capital Sports: Bucks edge Celtics to level NBA series, Spurs down Warriors
    Giannis Antetokounmpo (L) of the Milwaukee Bucks drives against Al Horford of the Boston Celtics © GETTY/AFP / JONATHAN DANIEL WASHINGTON, United States, Apr 23 – Greek star forward Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 27 points, including the decisive tip-in with five seconds remaining, to give the...
  • Capital Sports: Boxing fights back in Nigeria after years down and out
    Boxing used to be the most popular sport in Nigeria until the 1960s but fell out of favour for decades, in part due to lack of sponsorship. But since the start of the 2000s it has made a come-back © AFP/File / SEGUN OGUNFEYITIMI LAGOS, Nigeria, Apr 23 – When Selah Fawaz decided to organise his...
  • Capital Sports: Salah crowned PFA Player of the Year
    Liverpool’s Egyptian midfielder Mohamed Salah matched a Prenuer League record for a single season with 31 goals and also netted the award for African Player of the Year for 2017 © AFP/File / Lindsey PARNABY LONDON, United Kingdom, Apr 23 – Mohamed Salah was crowned the Premier League’s Players’...
  • Capital Sports: Improved Man City difficult to catch, admits Mourinho
    Mourinho played down expectations of Man Utd challenging champions Man City for the Premier League next season. © AFP / Ben STANSALL LONDON, United Kingdom, Apr 23 – Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho admitted his side have little chance of catching Premier League champions Manchester City...
  • Capital Sports: Atletico draw to leave Barcelona even closer to title
    It was a frustrating night for Fernando Torres (L) and Atletico Madrid against Betis © AFP / OSCAR DEL POZO MADRID, Spain, Apr 22 – Atletico Madrid warmed up for their Europa League clash with Arsenal by playing out a 0-0 draw with in-form Betis in La Liga on Sunday, a result that left Barcelona...
  • Capital Sports: Pogba insists: ‘I have no problem with Mourinho’
    ‘No problems with Mourinho’: Paul Pogba with Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho © AFP/File / Oli SCARFF PARIS, France, Apr 22 – Paul Pogba insisted Sunday that he has no problems with Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho despite a difficult season which has seen the French star dropped on several...
  • Capital Sports: Marquez wins sixth consecutive MotoGP of the Americas
    Spain’s biker Marc Marquez, , pictured on April 8, 2018, won his sixth consecutive MotoGP Grand Prix of the Americas © AFP/File / Juan Mabromata WASHINGTON, United States, Apr 22 – Two-time defending world champion Marc Marquez won his sixth consecutive MotoGP Grand Prix of the Americas on Sunday...
  • Capital Sports: United will be Cup final favourites, says Conte
    Antonio Conte shakes hands with Olivier Giroud, who got the opener in Chelsea’s 2-0 FA Cup semi-final win over Southampton on Sunday © AFP / Glyn KIRK LONDON, United Kingdom, Apr 22 – Antonio Conte says Chelsea will be underdogs when they face Manchester United and his old rival Jose Mourinho in...
  • Capital Sports: Mendy makes Man City return to boost World Cup hopes
    Mendy made his return after a seven-month injury layoff. © AFP / Oli SCARFF MANCHESTER, United Kingdom, Apr 22 – Benjamin Mendy made a winning return to first-team football — and shared the experience with hundreds of Manchester City fans as he celebrated following his team’s 5-0 victory over...
  • Capital Sports: Bayern must be fearless against Real- Robben
    Bayern Munich’s midfielder Arjen Robben, pictrued on April 17, 2018, says his team will be ready for Real Madrid in the Champions League © AFP/File / Patrik STOLLARZ BERLIN, Germany, Apr 22 – Arjen Robben says Bayern Munich can ill afford to show Real Madrid any fear if they want to avoid a second-...
  • Capital Sports: Nadal swats aside Nishikori to seal 11th Monte Carlo crown
    Rafael Nadal eased to an 11th Monte Carlo title by swatting aside Kei Nishikori © AFP / Yann COATSALIOU MONTE CARLO, Monaco, Apr 22 – Rafael Nadal romped to a record-extending 11th Monte Carlo Masters title by brushing aside an outclassed Kei Nishikori in Sunday’s final to retain the world number...

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