Capital Sports

  • Capital Sports: Salah sends Egypt into Cup of Nations last 16
    Mohamed Salah got his account up and running as Egypt made it two wins from two © AFP / JAVIER SORIANO CAIRO, Egypt, Jun 27 – Mohamed Salah scored his first goal of the Africa Cup of Nations as hosts Egypt secured a place in the last 16 on Wednesday with a 2-0 win over the Democratic Republic of...
  • Capital Sports: Nigeria first qualifiers for AFCON round of 16
    Nigeria defender Kenneth Omeruo outjumped the Guinea defence to score the winning goal © AFP / Giuseppe CACACE ALEXANDRIA, Egypt, Jun 26 – Nigeria became the first qualifiers for the second round of the Africa Cup of Nations when they beat Guinea 1-0 in Alexandria on Wednesday with Kenneth Omeruo...
  • Capital Sports: Durant opts out of Warriors deal for NBA free agency
    Golden State Warriors star Kevin Durant has reportedly opted out of his contract and will test NBA free agency when the period for negotiations opens Sunday © GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA/AFP/File / Gregory Shamus SAN FRANCISCO, United States, Jun 26 – Golden State Warriors star forward Kevin Durant...
  • Capital Sports: Shocking Musona miss costs Zimbabwe in Uganda draw
    Knowledge Musona and Zimbabwe must win their final game if they are to reach the knockout stages © AFP / JAVIER SORIANO Cairo, Egypt, Jun 26 – Knowledge Musona’s incredible open-goal miss proved costly as a wasteful Zimbabwe were held to a 1-1 draw by Uganda at the Africa Cup of Nations on...
  • Capital Sports: No specific Mahrez plan, says Senegal coach
    Riyad Mahrez helped Algeria to an opening 2-0 victory over Kenya © AFP/File / JAVIER SORIANO CAIRO, Egypt, Jun 26 – Senegal coach Aliou Cisse insisted there is no particular plan to counter Algeria star Riyad Mahrez in Thursday’s blockbuster Africa Cup of Nations group clash. Algeria, like highly-...
  • Capital Sports: David Silva set for final season at Man City
    Final season: David Silva will leave Manchester City in 2020 © AFP / Daniel LEAL-OLIVAS LONDON, United Kingdom, Jun 26 – Spanish midfielder David Silva has confirmed he will leave Manchester City at the end of next season when his contract expires. Silva is one of City’s most decorated players of...
  • Capital Sports: Stage set for WRC Safari Candidate Event
    WRC Safari Rally Kenya Project CEO Phineas Kimathi in a past event. Photo/COURTESY NAIROBI, Kenya, June 26 – Kenya is ready to host the 2019 Safari rally World Rally Championship (WRC) candidate event that also serves as the 4th round of the African Rally Championship. WRC Safari Rally Kenya...
  • Capital Sports: Federer seeded ahead of Nadal for Wimbledon
    Roger Federer (left) has been seeded ahead of Rafael Nadal (right) for Wimbledon © POOL/AFP/File / RYAN PIERSE LONDON, United Kingdom, Jun 26 – Roger Federer has been seeded second ahead of great rival Rafael Nadal for Wimbledon despite trailing the Spaniard in the world rankings. Nadal complained...
  • Capital Sports: Bayern consider bid for Ousmane Dembele
    Ousmane Dembele joined Barcelona in 2017 for a Bundesliga record fee of 125 million euros © AFP / PAU BARRENA BERLIN, Germany, Jun 26 – Bayern Munich will consider a move for Barcelona winger Ousmane Dembele if they fail to sign Leroy Sane from Manchester City, Bild newspaper reported on Wednesday...
  • Capital Sports: Raptors exec Ujiri says will stay in Toronto
    Toronto Raptors president Masai Ujiri and family wave to the crowd during the NBA champion Raptors’ victory parade on June 17, 2019 © GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA/AFP/File / Vaughn Ridley LOS ANGELES, United States, Jun 26 – Toronto Raptors president Masai Ujiri says he’ll stay with the club to vie...
  • Capital Sports: EPL stars Mahrez, Mane renew rivalry in faraway Cairo
    Riyad Mahrez celebrates scoring CAIRO, Egypt, Jun 26 – Riyad Mahrez and Sadio Mane resume an English Premier League rivalry Thursday on a different stage when Algeria and Senegal clash at the Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt. Algerian winger Mahrez was part of the Manchester City team that pipped...
  • Capital Sports: Starc reveals fan banter inspired his England demolition
    Australia’s Mitchell Starc was involved in breakfast banter with an England fan © AFP / SAEED KHAN LONDON, United Kingdom, Jun 26 – Australia pace bowler Mitchell Starc revealed a breakfast confrontation with a bantering fan inspired his ferocious spell in Tuesday’s World Cup win against England....
  • Capital Sports: 10-man Ghana held by Benin in Ismailia
    Benin opened the scoring after just one minute and 44 seconds, Pote beating Richard Ofori from close range after racing into the box from 45 yards out and evading a challenge from Lumor Agbenyenu. PHOTO/Amran Online ISMAILIA, Egypt, Jun 26 – Goals from the Ayew brothers, Andre and Jordan saw 10-man...
  • Capital Sports: Cameroon begin AFCON defence with victory
    Cameroon’s forward Stephane Bahoken (R) celebrates his goal © AFP / OZAN KOSE ISMAILIA, Egypt, Jun 25 – Stephane Bahoken scored two minutes after coming off the bench to seal a 2-0 win for defending champions Cameroon over Guinea-Bissau Tuesday in the Africa Cup of Nations. There was little to...
  • Capital Sports: Nigeria call off Nations Cup bonus strike
    Nigeria celebrating their win over Burundi © AFP / Giuseppe CACACE ALEXANDRIA, Egypt, June 25 – Nigeria on Tuesday suspended a training strike over unpaid bonuses at the Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt following last-minute pleas by the country’s football officials. The team finally agreed to train...
  • Capital Sports: Neymar accepts pay-cut in ‘verbal agreement’ with Barca – reports
    Brazil’s Neymar to take pay cut to rejoin Barcelona, according to Spanish reports © AFP / EVARISTO SA MADRID, Spain, Jun 25 – Neymar is ready to cut his salary by 12 million euros to leave Paris Saint-Germain as part of a “verbal agreement” reached between the Brazilian and Barcelona, according to...
  • Capital Sports: West Indies legend Lara admitted to Mumbai hospital
    Brian Lara holds two world batting records © AFP/File / IAN KINGTON MUMBAI, India, Jun 25 – West Indies batting legend Brian Lara was admitted to a hospital in Mumbai Tuesday after complaining of chest pain, Indian media reports and sources said. The 50-year-old Trinidadian was rushed to hospital...
  • Capital Sports: Derby free Lampard to conclude Chelsea return
    Homecoming: Frank Lampard is close to becoming the new Chelsea manager © AFP / Adrian DENNIS LONDON, United Kingdom, Jun 25 – Frank Lampard’s return to Chelsea as the club’s new manager edged closer on Tuesday as Derby said they had granted permission for the Premier League club to conclude...
  • Capital Sports: KCB Karen Masters gets Ksh28m boost from KBL
    KBL Head of Spirits AnnJoy Muhoro (L) hands over a ceremonial cheque to Karen Country Club’s Ali Mohammed during the Karen Masters sponsorship unveil. Photo/COURTESY NAIROBI, Kenya, June 25 – Kenya Breweries Limited (KBL), through its Johnnie Walker brand, has announced a Ksh 28 million sponsorship...
  • Capital Sports: Team Kenya set for Karen Masters Pro-Am 
    Indiza, Snow, Wangai, Ngige set for KCB Karen Masters Pro-Am NAIROBI, Kenya, June 25 – Kenya’s finest golfers Dismas Indiza, CJ Wangai, Simon Ngige and Greg Snow are the only local professionals lined up for the Pro-Am of KCB Karen Masters which tees-off Wednesday morning. The Pro-Am will curtain...

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