Capital Sports

  • Capital Sports: Pocket rocket Cheruiyot bags 2016 SOYA gong
    Vivian Cheruiyot receives her Overall Sport Personality of the Year Award from Safaricom Joe Ogutu.PHOTO/Raymond Makhaya NAIROBI, Kenya, Jan 20- A smiling Vivian Cheruiyot, clad in a crisp shiny purple and black flowing dress, marked the end of her glitzy career on track by bagging the 2016 overall...
  • Capital Sports: Tunisia bounce back to defeat Algeria
    Tunisia’s midfielder Naim Sliti (C) celebrates with teammates after scoring a goal during the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations group B football match between Algeria and Tunisia in Franceville on January 19, 2017 © AFP / KHALED DESOUKI FRANCEVILLE, Gabon, Jan 19 – Tunisia scored twice in the second half...
  • Capital Sports: Bilic calls on Marseille to resolve Payet stand-off
    West Ham United playmaker Dimitri Payet is trying to engineer a return to Marseille and has been training with West Ham’s Under-23 squad this week © AFP/File / GLYN KIRK LONDON, United Kingdom, Jan 19 – West Ham manager Slaven Bilic says Dimitri Payet will only get his wish to leave the Premier...
  • Capital Sports: Nadal blitzes Baghdatis to reach Australian Open 3rd round
    Spain’s Rafael Nadal celebrates victory against Marcos Baghdatis of Cyprus in the second round of the Australian Open in Melbourne © AFP / PAUL CROCK MELBOURNE, Australia, Jan 19 – Rafael Nadal set up an enticing third-round showdown with rising German star Alexander Zverev after powering past...
  • Capital Sports: Mane scores as Senegal reach quarter-finals
    Senegal’s forward Sadio Mane (R) kicks the ball past Zimbabwe’s defender Onismor Bhasera during the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations group B football match January 19, 2017 © AFP / KHALED DESOUKI FRANCEVILLE, Gabon, Jan 20 – Liverpool star Sadio Mane scored as Senegal defeated Zimbabwe 2-0 in Franceville...
  • Capital Sports: Atletico cruise past Eibar, towards Cup semis
    Atletico Madrid’s forward Kevin Gameiro (R) and forward Antoine Griezmann celebrate after scoring during the Spanish Copa del Rey quarter final first leg football match against SD Eibar at the Vicente Calderon stadium in Madrid January 19, 2017 © AFP / JAVIER SORIANO MADRID, Spain, Jan 19 –...
  • Capital Sports: Ancelotti demands Bayern run hot at icy Freiburg
    Carlo Ancelotti, head coach of German football club Bayern Munich, is seen January 10, 2017 and said of the weather at his team’s upcoming match, “It will be cold – for us, but also for Freiburg. There is no advantage for either team” © AFP/File / KARIM JAAFAR BERLIN, Germany, Jan 19 – Temperatures...
  • Capital Sports: Rossi eyes 10th title in wide open 2017 MotoGP season
    Italian rider Valentino Rossi is chasing an elusive 10th world title © AFP/File / JOSE JORDAN MADRID, Spain, Jan 19 – Motorcycling superstar Valentino Rossi expects at least six challengers as he targets an elusive 10th world title in a new MotoGP season dominated by riders switching allegiances...
  • Capital Sports: Wenger concerned by Chinese spending power
    Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is currently locked in contract talks with Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez as the pair reportedly seek parity with the best-paid players in the Premier League © AFP/File / Glyn KIRK LONDON, United Kingdom, Jan 19 – Arsene Wenger fears the huge wages being offered by big-...
  • Capital Sports: Busy season for Malkia as season serves off in March
    Malkia Strikers team posing for a photo after training. NAIROBI, Kenya, Jan 19 – The national women’s volleyball team, Malkia Strikers are poised to have a busy season when the local volleyball calendar serves off in March this year. The 2017 Kenya Volleyball Federation (KVF) league is set to begin...
  • Capital Sports: Andika revels in dream move to AFC Leopards
    Former Western Stima goalkeeper Gabriel Andika during training with his new club AFC Leopards.PHOTO/ Timothy Olobulu NAIROBI, Kenya, Jan 19 – Goalkeeper Gabriel Andika has described his move from Western Stima to AFC Leopards as a dream come true, saying it is a desire he has been harboring since...
  • Capital Sports: I turned down Ethiopia, Vietnam for Gor -Migi
    Rwandese midfielder Jean Baptiste Mugiraneza during Gor Mahia training.PHOTO/Timothy Olobulu NAIROBI, Kenya, Jan 19- Rwandese midfielder Jean Baptiste Mugiraneza has disclosed he turned down a move to Ethiopia and Vietnam to join 15-time Kenyan Premier League champions Gor Mahia, and he is already...
  • Capital Sports: Djokovic stunned by Istomin at Australian Open
    Novak Djokovic’s hopes of a seventh Melbourne title were shattered by Uzbekistan’s Denis Istomin. PHOTO/SKY. MELBOURNE, Australia, Jan 19 – Novak Djokovic’s hopes of a record-breaking seventh Australian Open title were shattered by an inspired Denis Istomin in Melbourne on Thursday. The Serb has...
  • Capital Sports: Money man Tevez touches down in Shanghai
    Argentine striker Carlos Tevez makes his way through the arrivals halls at Shanghai Pudong International Airport in Shanghai on January 19, 2017, where he will join local side Shenhua in a deal that reportedly makes him world’s top-earning footballer © AFP SHANGHAI, China, Jan 19 – Argentine...
  • Capital Sports: Rivals now have more belief, admits defeated Djokovic
    Novak Djokovic crashed out to unheralded Denis Istomin in five sets on Thursday in the world number two’s earliest exit from a major since Wimbledon 2008 © AFP / PAUL CROCK MELBOURNE, Australia, Jan 19 – Fallen Grand Slam king Novak Djokovic admitted opponents now believe he is more vulnerable...
  • Capital Sports: Man Utd dethrone Real Madrid as cash kings
    Manchester’s Old Trafford Stadium before a match between Manchester United and Arsenal © AFP/File / PAUL ELLIS LONDON, United Kingdom, Jan 19 – Manchester United’s relative failure on the pitch has not been reflected off it as for the first time in over a decade they top Deloitte’s Football Money...
  • Capital Sports: Touch rugby in memory of Wekesa set for Sunday
    The Touch Rugby tournament will be held on Sunday, January 22 at the Jamhuri Show Ground.PHOTO/HOMEBOYZ RFC NAIROBI, Kenya, Jan 19 – Kenya Cup side Homeboyz RFC will hold a touch rugby tournament January 22 at the Jamhuri Showground in memory of prop forward Andrew Wekesa who died on Sunday. Wekesa...
  • Capital Sports: Le Roy, Renard loom large over key Africa Cup of Nations clash
    Morocco’s French coach Herve Renard, seen in action during their 2017 Africa Cup of Nations Group C match between against DR Congo, in Oyem, on January 16 © AFP/File / ISSOUF SANOGO OYEM, Gabon, Jan 19 – French coaches Herve Renard and Claude le Roy loom large over the key Africa Cup of Nations...
  • Capital Sports: Coutinho would improve Barca says Rivaldo
    Brazilian legend Rivaldo believes it is likely the long-rumoured transfer of Liverpool playmaker Coutinho to Barcelona will go ahead at some point in the future. PHOTO/GOAL. BRASILIA, Brazil, Jan 19 – Brazilian legend Rivaldo believes it is likely the long-rumoured transfer of Liverpool playmaker...
  • Capital Sports: Hamilton backs new team-mate Bottas
    Nico Rosberg, middle, retired after winning the world title for the first time last season. PHOTO/BBC. LONDON, United Kingdom, Jan 19 – Lewis Hamilton has backed Mercedes replacing Nico Rosberg with Valtteri Bottas, says team boss Toto Wolff. Mercedes signed the Finn this week after agreeing a deal...

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