Capital Sports

  • Capital Sports: Wesley inspires Villa to end three-year wait for Premier League win
    Aston Villa’s Wesley (L) celebrates with his team-mates after scoring against Everton © AFP / Ben STANSALL BIRMINGHAM, United Kingdom, Aug 24 – Wesley fired Aston Villa to their first Premier League win for over three years as the Brazilian’s maiden goal for his new club inspired a 2-0 victory...
  • Capital Sports: Nine-goal Ahly equal CAF Champions League record
    Al Ahly of Egypt hammered Atlabara of South Sudan 9-0 Friday to equal the record aggregate winning margin for a CAF Champions League tie © AFP / FETHI BELAID JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, Aug 23 – A Hussein el Shahat hat-trick helped Al Ahly of Egypt overwhelm Atlabara of South Sudan 9-0 Friday and...
  • Capital Sports: Guardiola surprised by Silva’s success in Eng
    Silva surprise: Pep Guardiola praised David Silva’s ability to adapt to English football © AFP / Oli SCARFF MANCHESTER, United Kingdom, Aug 23 – David Silva is in line to make the 400th appearance of his extraordinary Manchester City career with manager Pep Guardiola admitting he never expected his...
  • Capital Sports: Pochettino won’t do any favours for Spurs stars
    Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino won’t make “charity” team selections © AFP / Lindsey Parnaby LONDON, United Kingdom, Aug 23 – Mauricio Pochettino has warned Tottenham’s stars he won’t pick players out of “charity” if they don’t meet his standards. Pochettino has frozen out Belgian defender...
  • Capital Sports: Bale has to be the player we know he is – Zidane
    Gareth Bale impressed in Real Madrid’s 3-1 win over Celta Vigo last weekend. © AFP/File / MIGUEL RIOPA MADRID, Spain, Aug 23 – Zinedine Zidane has challenged Gareth Bale to show why he is still one of the world’s best players as he continues his reintegration at Real Madrid. Bale, 30, was a...
  • Capital Sports: Serena, Sharapova to clash in US Open first round blockbuster
    Serena Williams, right, and Maria Sharapova will meet in a first-round match next week at the US Open © GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA/AFP/File / AL BELLO NEW YORK, United States, Aug 22 – Serena Williams will begin her quest for a seventh US Open title and record-tying 24th Grand Slam victory against...
  • Capital Sports: Unbeaten Harambee Stars juniors sail into CECAFA semis
    Unbeaten Harambee Stars juniors sail  into CECAFA semis. Photo/FKF NAIROBI, Kenya, Aug 22 – Harambee Stars juniors sailed through to the semifinals of the CECAFA Under-15 Championship unbeaten after edging out hosts Eritrea 2-1 in their last Pool A match played in Asmara. Kevin Wangaya and Ibrahim...
  • Capital Sports: Sarri to miss Juve’s opening Serie A fixtures with pneumonia
    Juventus coach Maurizio Sarri has been diagnosed with pneumonia © AFP/File / Jonathan NACKSTRAND MILAN, Italy, Aug 22 – Juventus coach Maurizio Sarri will miss the Serie A champions’ first two games of the new season against Parma and Napoli as he recovers from pneumonia, the Italian club confirmed...
  • Capital Sports: US sprint star Coleman risks ban over missed drug tests: reports
    Christian Coleman powers to victory at the US Track and Field Championships last month © GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA/AFP / ANDY LYONS LOS ANGELES, United States, Aug 22 – United States sprint star Christian Coleman could face suspension after failing to make himself available for three drugs tests,...
  • Capital Sports: What next for Wanyama? Brugge in talks
    Victor Wanyama salutes the fans at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium after opening the scoring against Huddersfield LONDON, United Kingdom, Aug 22 – Tottenham are in talks with Belgian side Club Brugge over the transfer of Kenyan midfielder Victor Wanyama. The 28-year-old Kenyan, who joined Spurs from...
  • Capital Sports: Former African champions face daunting challenges
    Pitso Mosimane coached Mamelodi Sundowns of South Africa to the 2016 CAF Champions League title © AFP / RODGER BOSCH JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, Aug 22 – South African clubs Mamelodi Sundowns and Orlando Pirates are among five former CAF Champions League trophy-holders trailing by one goal on...
  • Capital Sports: Safari Tour opener Nyali attracts deep field
    Wakhu is the defending champion of the Nyali leg. Photo/FILE NAIROBI, Kenya, Aug 22 – The first leg of the 2019/20 Safari Tour Golf series that is scheduled to tee-off on Saturday at the Nyali Golf and Country Club in Mombasa, has attracted over 40 professionals from around the region. Among the...
  • Capital Sports: Steeplechaser Kipruto’s return a relief for Kenya
    Steeplechaser Kipruto’s return a relief for Kenya NAIROBI, Kenya, Aug 22 – World and Olympic 3000m steeplechase champion Conseslus Kipruto is targeting a winning return in his first race in a year in the Paris Diamond League meeting on Saturday. The return of the Kenyan 2018 Diamond League winner...
  • Capital Sports: Chapa Dimba star Ochieng joins W.Stima
    Alhyl’s Yusuf Mohammed (R) tackles Manyatta United’s Benson Ochieng (L) in the Chapa Dimba na Safaricom boys finals at Kinoru stadium in Meru. NAIROBI, Kenya, Aug 22 – Kenyan Premier League club Western Stima FC has signed Chapa Dimba Na Safaricom All-Star player Benson Ochieng on a two-year deal....
  • Capital Sports: Coutinho will not start for Bayern on Saturday – Kovac
    Bayern Munich coach Niko Kovac (L) has said that new star signing Philippe Coutinho will not start against Schalke on Saturday © AFP / Christof STACHE BERLIN, Germany, Aug 22 – Brazilian star midfielder Philippe Coutinho will not make his first Bundesliga start when Bayern Munich travel to Schalke...
  • Capital Sports: Neymar future remains up in air as PSG reject Madrid offer
    Paris Saint-Germain are understood to have rejected an offer from Real Madrid for Neymar © AFP/File / FRANCK FIFE PARIS, France, Aug 22 – Neymar remains no closer to getting his desired move away from Paris Saint-Germain amid reports Thursday the French club have rejected an offer from Real Madrid...
  • Capital Sports: Henry’s desire to succeed as manager undimmed by Monaco misery
    Thierry Henry’s miserable tenure at Monaco has not dimmed his ardour to have another chance to prove himself as a top manager © AFP / YANN COATSALIOU LONDON, United Kingdom, Aug 22 – France football legend Thierry Henry is keen for another chance to prove he can be a successful manager despite his...
  • Capital Sports: Kamworor shifts focus to New York Marathon
    Kamworor shifts attention to New York Marathon NAIROBI, Kenya, Aug 22 – World Half Marathon champion Geoffrey Kamworor will pass up the chance to compete at his third World Championships, and instead focus his energy on reclaiming his New York Marathon title in November. Despite his victory in...
  • Capital Sports: Ex-Ghana striker Junior Agogo dies at 40
    Ex-Ghana striker Junior Agogo dies at 40 LONDON, United Kingdom, Aug 22 – Former Ghana, Nottingham Forest and Bristol Rovers striker Junior Agogo has died at the age of 40. Agogo, who began his career at Sheffield Wednesday, played 27 times for his country and scored 12 goals. He finished his...
  • Capital Sports: Jesse Were back, Calabar out as Kimanzi names squad
    Zesco United forward Jesse Were reacts during a past training session with Harambee Stars NAIROBI, Kenya, Aug 22 – Zesco FC striker has made a comeback to the national football team Harambee Stars after new head coach Francis Kimanzi named the Zambia based forward in his 28-man provisional squad to...

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