Capital Sports

  • Capital Sports: Kenya maul Djibouti in AFCON qualifier
    Harambee Stars Under-17 players celebrate one of their nine goals against Djibouti in a CECAFA Championship match at the Azam Complex on August 17, 2018. PHOTO/TFF NAIROBI, Kenya, Aug 17 – Kenya’s hope of qualifying to next year’s CAF Under-17 Africa Cup of Nations continued to gather momentum as...
  • Capital Sports: Chelsea v Arsenal preview: first London derby for two new managers
    The opening weekend of the new FA Premier League season threw up plenty of goals and drama, and the second round shows no sign of abating. This coming Saturday (18 August) Chelsea and Arsenal meet at Stamford Bridge, with new coaches Maurizio Sarri and Unai Emery given their first taste of a London...
  • Capital Sports: Manchester City v Huddersfield Town preview: David Wagner may need a miracle at the Etihad
    In 38 games, there were 32 wins, 106 goals scored and 100 points collected in last season’s Premier League race. Under the stewardship of Pep Guardiola, quite probably the greatest club manager in the modern era, Manchester City sauntered to the title, and now play the first game of the new season...
  • Capital Sports: New African champs descend in Birmingham
    Elijah Manangoi celebrates after winning a past race NAIROBI, Kenya, Aug 17 – After the completion of the continental championships, Africa’s held in the Nigerian city of Asaba, focus shifts to the Birmingham leg of the IAAF Diamond League on Saturday evening. Kenya’s legion will be led by four...
  • Capital Sports: Guardiola admits De Bruyne will be hard to replace
    Belgian star Kevin De Bruyne will be a hard act to replace, admitted Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola after it was announced he would be out for up to three months © AFP/File / Giuseppe CACACE LONDON, United Kingdom, Aug 17 – Kevin De Bruyne will be hard to replace, said Manchester City...
  • Capital Sports: Ronaldo gets nod for Juventus debut against Chievo
    Juventus’ forward from Portugal Cristiano Ronaldo kicks the ball during the friendly football match between Juventus A and Juventus B at Villar Perosa, on August 12, 2018 at Villar Perosa. © AFP / Isabella Bonotto MILAN, Italy, Aug 17 – Cristiano Ronaldo is curious to find out about life in Serie A...
  • Capital Sports: ‘I’ve never been so happy with him’: Mou praises Pogba
    Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho is on good terms with Paul Pogba © AFP / Oli SCARFF MANCHESTER, United Kingdom, Aug 17 – Jose Mourinho has broken his silence on his relationship with French World Cup winner Paul Pogba and insists there has been no disagreement with Manchester United’s...
  • Capital Sports: Marchisio calls time on 25-year Juventus career
    Juventus’ goalkeeper from Italy Gianluigi Buffon (C) hugs teammate Juventus’ midfielder Claudio Marchisio at the end of the Italian Serie A football match Juventus versus Verona, on May 19, 2018 at the Allianz Stadium in Turin. Italy great Gianluigi Buffon played his last game with Juventus team...
  • Capital Sports: Two changes for Simbas ahead of Namibia tie
    Tony Onyango evades a tackle from a Zimbabwe player during their Rugby Africa Gold Cup match at the RFUEA Ground. PHOTO/Timothy Olobulu NAIROBI, Kenya, Aug 17 – Kenya Simbas head coach Ian Snook has made two changes to the squad that goes to the battle field on Saturday to take on Namibia in a must...
  • Capital Sports: Kurash, bridge and sambo: 10 unusual Asian Games sports
    Legend has it that the ancient Indonesia martial art pencak silat originated after a woman watched a tiger do battle with a giant hawk © AFP/File / BAY ISMOYO JAKARTA, Indonesia, Aug 17 – Anyone for sepak takraw? Or perhaps a spot of bridge? We take a look at 10 of the more unusual sports being...
  • Capital Sports: Rain slows Djokovic at Cincinnati, Stephens ousted
    Novak Djokovic of Serbia reacts to a line call while playing Grigor Dimitrov of Bulgaria during the Western...
  • Capital Sports: Ronaldo set for Serie A debut amid sombre backdrop in Italy
    Juventus’ forward from Portugal Cristiano Ronaldo (C) is congratulated by teammates after scoring a goal during the friendly football match between Juventus A and Juventus B at Villar Perosa, on August 12, 2018 at Villar Perosa. © AFP / Isabella Bonotto MILAN, Italy, Aug 17 – Cristiano Ronaldo will...
  • Capital Sports: New role for Springboks skipper Kolisi against Pumas
    History man: South Africa flanker and captain Siya Kolisi © AFP/File / MARCO LONGARI JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, Aug 17 – History-making captain Siya Kolisi gets a new role in Durban Saturday when South Africa hope to justify being favourites by beating Argentina in a Rugby Championship first round...
  • Capital Sports: Tough start makes Arsenal’s Emery evolution a slow burner
    Work in progress: Unai Emery has been handed a tough start as Arsenal manager © AFP / Glyn KIRK LONDON, United Kingdom, Aug 17 – Unai Emery couldn’t have asked for a tougher start to life as Arsenal manager as hot on the heels of defeat to Manchester City in his Premier League bow, the Gunners...
  • Capital Sports: Serena thinking of slain sister shortly before lopsided loss
    Shock: Serena Williams © GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA/AFP/File / MATTHEW STOCKMAN LOS ANGELES, United States, Aug 17 – Tennis great Serena Williams tells Time Magazine in a cover story published Thursday that shortly before the worst defeat of her career she learned the killer of her sister Yetunde...
  • Capital Sports: Sarri eyes early Chelsea boost, Tottenham return to Wembley
    Fresh starts: Chelsea’s Maurizio Sarri and Arsenal’s Unai Emery take charge for just their second Premier League game on Saturday © AFP / Paul FAITH LONDON, United Kingdom, Aug 17 – Chelsea and Arsenal’s new regimes under Maurizio Sarri and Unai Emery got off to contrasting Premier League starts,...
  • Capital Sports: Governor Nyong’o urges Chess players to go for global honors
    Kisumu Governor Anyag’ Nyong’o during the 2018 Africa Youth Chess Championship NAIROBI, Kenya, Aug 16 – Kisumu Governor Anyang Nyong’o has urged participants of the ongoing Africa Youth Chess Championship to embrace the sport discipline to be adequately prepared to challenge for major global honors...
  • Capital Sports: Langat to represent Kenya at the Turkish Airlines golf tour
    REUBEN LANGAT SET TO REPRESENT KENYA AT THE TURKISH AIRLINES TOUR IN ANTALYA NAIROBI, Kenya, Aug 16 – Kericho’s Reuben Langat has intensified his training ahead of the forthcoming Turkish Airlines World Golf Cup grand finale to be held in the Mediterranean city of Antalya, Turkey in late October....
  • Capital Sports: Ghana reaches deal with FIFA to avert dissolution of FA
    The documentary “Number 12”, poster shown June 2018, showed GFA officials allegedly soliciting bribes, leading to Ghana’s attorney general taking steps towards dissolving the embattled association © AFP/File / CRISTINA ALDEHUELA LAUSANNE, Switzerland, Aug 16 – Ghana on Thursday backed away from...
  • Capital Sports: Namibia is mission possible, say Simbas
    Kenya Simbas skipper Davis Chenge introduces Darwin Mukidza and Jacob Ojee to former Premier raila Odinga during their Rugby Africa Gold Cup match against Tunisia on August 11, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy Olobulu NAIROBI, Kenya, Aug 16 – The Kenya 15s have lost in each of their last three visits to Namibia...

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