Capital Sports

  • Capital Sports: Emre Can signs four-year deal with Juventus
    Juventus bound Emre Can scored three league goals for Liverpool last season, including one against West Ham at Anfield in February © AFP/File / Oli SCARFF ROME, Italy, Jun 21 – German midfielder Emre Can has signed for Juventus on a four-year deal, the Turin club announced on Thursday. The 24-year-...
  • Capital Sports: France into last 16 as Mbappe makes history
    Kylian Mbappe became France’s youngest ever World Cup goalscorer to send his team into the last 16© AFP JORGE GUERRERO YEKATERINBURG, Russia, June 21 – Teenager Kylian Mbappe became France’s youngest World Cup goalscorer as they beat Peru 1-0 on Thursday to reach the last 16 and condemn the South...
  • Capital Sports: Safari Rally moves step closer to WRC return
    Sports Principal Secretary Kirimi Kaberia signs the contract at the FIA Headquarters as FIA boss Jean Todt watches. PHOTO/Jean Todt/Twitter NAIROBI, Kenya, Jun 21- The legendary ‘Toughest Rally on Earth’ Kenya’s Safari Rally inched a step closer to mark a return to the World Rally Championship (WRC...
  • Capital Sports: Kenya 7s head coach Simiyu fired -reports
    Kenya 7s head coach Innocent Simiyu when naming the team for Las Vegas and Vancouver 7s on 21st February, 2018 at the RFUEA Grounds. Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYA NAIROBI, Kenya, Jun 21- The Kenya Rugby Union (KRU) board has reportedly fired Kenya Sevens head coach Innocent Simiyu in the wake of the...
  • Capital Sports: Australia hold Denmark in World Cup Group C
    Yussuf Poulsen (bottom centre) handled the ball to concede a penalty kick SAMARA, Russia, June 21 – Australia drew 1-1 with Denmark in Group C of the World Cup on Thursday, a result that puts the Danes on course for the knockout phase with four points. Christian Eriksen put Denmark ahead after...
  • Capital Sports: Burger King pulls World Cup ad promoting sex with players
    Burger King has pulled an ad offering free burgers to Russian women who get impregnated by foreigners footballers during the World Cup© AFP Ozan KOSE MOSCOW, Russia, June 21 – Burger King has apologised for an online ad offering burgers to Russian women who get impregnated by football players...
  • Capital Sports: Troubled KRU now shifts blame to players
    KRU chairman Richard Omwela NAIROBI, Kenya, Jun 21- The Kenya Rugby Union (KRU) has now seemingly shifted blame over the Brand Kenya ‘Make it Kenya’ fiasco back to the players, saying they had clearly explained the financial situation of the new sponsorship deal before the Paris 7s. In a statement...
  • Capital Sports: Arab dismay – and jokes – after mass World Cup exit
    Saudi Arabia midfielder Abdullah Otayf reflects after his side were eliminated by Uruguay © AFP / JOE KLAMAR NIZHNIY, Novgorod, Russian Federation, Jun 21 – No-one expected Egypt, Morocco or Saudi Arabia to win the World Cup but for all three to crash out on the same day was a disaster for Arab...
  • Capital Sports: Kenya to field only female team for Special Olympics anniversary
    Special Olympics players going to Chicago, USA as the only female team for next month’s 50th anniversary of Special Olympics NAIROBI, Kenya, June 21 – Kenya will field the only female team from Africa for the 50th anniversary of Special Olympics scheduled to be hosted in Chicago, USA from July 21-...
  • Capital Sports: Balala instructs 7s players to be paid direct
    Tourism CS Najib Balala has instructed the Brand Kenya CEO to pay Kenya 7s players Sh2.5mn owed to them. Photo/COURTESY NAIROBI, Kenya, Jun 21- Tourism Cabinet Secretary Najib Balala says Kenya Sevens players will be paid directly what they are owed in dues from the now cancelled Brand Kenya ‘Make...
  • Capital Sports: Southgate qualities echo Mourinho, Conte says Holland
    Gareth Southgate has been compared to Jose Mourinho by England’s assistant coach Steve Holland © AFP / NICOLAS ASFOURI SAINT PETERSBURG, Russian Federation, Jun 21 – England coach Steve Holland believes Gareth Southgate is showing the same key qualities he saw in the likes of Jose Mourinho, Rafael...
  • Capital Sports: Balala cancels Shujaa Brand Kenya sponsorship
    The Kenya Sevens team were appointed Brand Kenya ambassadors in aim of promoting Kenya over the next eight months in their world wide tour. MOMBASA, Kenya, Jun 21- Tourism Cabinet Secretary Najib Balala has announced that the ministry has cancelled the Sh20mn sponsorship to the national rugby...
  • Capital Sports: Pressure on Messi after Ronaldo scores again at World Cup
    Argentina’s Lionel Messi (L) and his teammates take part in a training session in Bronnitsy, near Moscow, on June 20, on the eve of their Russia 2018 World Cup Group D match against Croatia © AFP / JUAN MABROMATA VOLGOGRAD, Russian Federation, Jun 21 – Lionel Messi is under increased pressure to...
  • Capital Sports: Neymar fitness cloud lingers as pressure mounts on Brazil
    Neymar is a fitness doubt for Brazil’s clash with Costa Rica © AFP / Jewel SAMAD SAINT PETERSBURG, Russian Federation, Jun 21 – A battered and bruised Neymar will aim to get Brazil’s World Cup campaign back on track here Friday as the pre-tournament favourites seek to re-assert their title...
  • Capital Sports: Youthful Nigeria face tough Iceland test
    Nigeria train ahead of their match with Iceland © AFP / PIUS UTOMI EKPEI GELENDZHIK, Russian Federation, Jun 21 – Nigeria take on Iceland on Friday, seeking to salvage their faltering World Cup campaign but wary of the Nordic team’s capacity to go toe to toe with their supposed superiors. Coach...
  • Capital Sports: Hierro relieved Spain survived tough Iran test
    Diego Costa scored Spain’s only goal © AFP / Roman Kruchinin KAZAN ARENA, Russian Federation, Jun 20 – Spain coach Fernando Hierro admitted his team had been on the ropes before a lucky Diego Costa goal handed them their first win of the World Cup on Wednesday as dogged Iran came close to causing a...
  • Capital Sports: Triple-header, World Cup adds spice to French GP return
    Looking for strong France performance: Lewis Hamilton © AFP / BORIS HORVAT LE CASTELETT, France, Jun 21 – Formula One heads for an unprecedented run of three successive weekends of races and five in six weeks from this Sunday, starting with the return of the French Grand Prix after almost a decade...
  • Capital Sports: Timothy Cheruiyot- My highs and lows
    Timothy Cheruiyot reacts after winning the Diamond Trophy during the IAAF Diamond League final on August 24, 2017. PHOTO/IAAF NAIROBI, Kenya, Jun 21- IAAF Diamond League 1500m champion Timothy Cheruiyot says the high point of his career so far was earning a world silver medal. The Kenyan’s all-time...
  • Capital Sports: Beckham tips England v Argentina final
    David Beckham played three World Cups with England. © AFP / FRED DUFOUR BEIJING, China, Jun 21 – Former captain David Beckham has tipped England to play Lionel Messi’s Argentina in the World Cup final, reflecting rising optimism about the Three Lions’ chances after a positive start in Russia....
  • Capital Sports: FifPro slams decision to allow Morocco’s Amrabat to play after concussion
    Nordin Amrabat played the entirety of Morocco’s match against Spain despite suffering concussion five days before © AFP / Yuri CORTEZ MOSCOW, Russian Federation, Jun 20 – The decision to allow Moroccan midfielder Nordin Amrabat to take to the field at the World Cup on Wednesday just five days after...

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