Capital Sports

  • Capital Sports: FKF unveils Sh74m Mafro Sports kit deal
    Football Kenya Federation has entered into a three-year kit deal with Mafro Sports.PHOTO/Raymond Makhaya NAIROBI, Kenya, May 22 – Football Kenya Federation (FKF) has entered into a three-year Sh74m partnership with Singapore sport manufacturers, Mafro Sports, that will supply playing and training...
  • Capital Sports: New mum Victoria Azarenka to return for Wimbledon
    Victoria Azarenka in action at Wimbledon in 2015 © AFP/File / JUSTIN TALLIS PARIS, France, May 22 – Former world number one Victoria Azarenka said Monday she will return earlier than planned to compete at Wimbledon this July, seven months after giving birth to son Leo. “My training has been...
  • Capital Sports: Mourinho bets house on Europa League glory
    Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho is pinning his hopes on winning the Europa League © AFP/File / Miguel RIOPA LONDON, United Kingdom, May 22 – Though he denies it, Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has gambled the club’s season on the outcome of Wednesday’s Europa League final against...
  • Capital Sports: Rugby players’ union slams plan to extend English season
    World Rugby, the sport’s governing body, has unveiled plans for a new global calendar for 2020 onwards © AFP/File / FRANCK FIFE LONDON, United Kingdom, May 22 – England’s Rugby Players’ Association hit out Monday at what it said was a “detrimental” plan to extend the top-flight Premiership season...
  • Capital Sports: Stan Kroenke rules out sale of Arsenal shares
    Arsenal fans hold up a banner against Stan Kroenke.PHOTO/Sky Sports LONDON, United Kingdom, May 22 – Arsenal majority shareholder Stan Kroenke says his company KSE UK’s shares in the club “are not, and never have been, for sale” in a statement to the Stock Exchange. More to follow..   The post Stan...
  • Capital Sports: Eldoret to host Deaf Athletics Championships
    National Deaf Athletics Championships to be held at Eltoret’s Kipchoge Keino Stadium on May 23 and 24. NAIROBI, Kenya, May 22 – This year’s National Deaf Athletics Championships will be hosted at the Kipchoge Keino Stadium in Eldoret, Uasin Gishu County on May 23 and 24. Title sponsor Safaricom has...
  • Capital Sports: Thousands flock to Madrid as Real celebrate La Liga title
    Real Madrid’s captain Sergio Ramos (R) and defender Marcelo celebrate the team’s La Liga title, at the Plaza de Cibeles in Madrid, on May 21, 2017 © AFP / OSCAR DEL POZO MADRID, Spain, May 22 – Thousands of Real Madrid fans, many decked in the famous white team jersey, converged in the centre of...
  • Capital Sports: What next for Barcelona after losing La Liga?
    Barcelona lost out to Real Madrid for the Spanish league title © AFP / LLUIS GENE MADRID, Spain, May 22 – Barcelona face a summer of reconstruction after their grip on the La Liga title was ended by newly crowned champions Real Madrid. Here, AFP Sports looks at five key issues the Catalans have to...
  • Capital Sports: Guardiola warns City ‘decades behind’ Europe’s football elite
    Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola believes that experience and status count more than wealth for teams competing in the Champions League © AFP/File / Anthony Devlin WATFORD, United Kingdom, May 22 – Pep Guardiola insisted that Manchester City are “decades” behind Europe’s largest clubs despite...
  • Capital Sports: Conte in crosshairs for England’s mighty managers
    Chelsea’s head coach Antonio Conte (C) talks during the presentation ceremony for the English Premier League trophy on May 21, 2017 © AFP / Ian KINGTON LONDON, United Kingdom, May 22 – Left in the starting blocks by Chelsea’s Antonio Conte this season, the Premier League’s all-star cast of super...
  • Capital Sports: London IAAF World Champ medals unveiled
    Medals for the IAAF World Championships London 2017 (LOC) © Copyright LONDON, United Kingdom, May 22 – Organisers on Monday unveiled the official medals for the IAAF World Championships London 2017. Lying within the shape of an athletics track, both sets of medals made public Monday, those for the...
  • Capital Sports: Ronaldo leads Real Madrid to 33rd La Liga title
    Real Madrid’s forward Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates after scoring against Malaga on May 21, 2017 © AFP / JOSE JORDAN Madrid, Spain, May 21 – Real Madrid won their 33rd La Liga title and first for five years as Cristiano Ronaldo’s 40th goal of the season helped seal a 2-0 victory at Malaga on Sunday...
  • Capital Sports: LeBron wins NBA Citizenship Award for community service
    LeBron James of the Cleveland Cavaliers, pictured in action on May 19, 2017, has improved educational opportunities for more than 1,100 at-risk and disadvantaged youth in his hometown of Akron, Ohio, through his charity foundation © GETTY/AFP/File / Adam Glanzman NEW YORK, United States, May 21 –...
  • Capital Sports: Walusimbi rescues Gor in Thika draw
    Gor Mahia forward Meddie Kagere against Thika United’s Sammy Meja.PHOTO/Raymond Makhaya NAIROBI, Kenya, May 21 – Substitute Godfrey Walusimbi saved Kenyan Premier League leaders Gor Mahia the blushes after netting a late equalizer as they were held to a 1-1 draw by Thika United at the Nayo National...
  • Capital Sports: Mourinho names Utd’s youngest ever Premier League line-up
    Jose Mourinho has admitted he will rest his senior stars ahead of the Europa League final against Ajax © AFP / Paul ELLIS MANCHESTER, United Kingdom, May 21 – Jose Mourinho selected Manchester United’s youngest ever Premier League starting line-up as he rested his senior stars for Sunday’s domestic...
  • Capital Sports: Unstoppable Celtic go through season unbeaten
    Celtic’s manager Brendan Rogers, pictured in November 2016 © AFP/File / Andy Buchanan GLASGOW, United Kingdom, May 21 – Celtic became the first Scottish Premiership club to go unbeaten through a 38-game season when they defeated Hearts 2-0 on Sunday to win the league by a mammoth 30 points. Second-...
  • Capital Sports: Misery for Arsenal as City, Liverpool into CL
    Arsenal’s manager Arsene Wenger watches from the touchline on May 21, 2017 © AFP / Justin TALLIS LONDON, United Kingdom, May 21 – Arsene Wenger’s torrid year reached a calamitous climax as Arsenal failed to qualify for the Champions League for the first time in 20 years after Manchester City and...
  • Capital Sports: ‘Most difficult day’ for Terry in Stamford Bridge exit
    Chelsea’s defender John Terry poses with the English Premier League trophy at Stamford Bridge in London on May 21, 2017 © AFP / Ben STANSALL LONDON, United Kingdom, May 21 – Chelsea legend John Terry’s final appearance at Stamford Bridge ended with his team-mates forming a guard of honour as he...
  • Capital Sports: Wanyama on target as Tottenhan tear apart Hull
    Wanyama (right) pumps his fist after restoring his side’s three-goal advantage over the relegated outfit.PHOTO/Daily Mail LONDON, United Kingdom, May 21 – Kenyan Victor Wanyama scored his fifth goal for Tottenham Hotspur as Harry Kane claimed the Golden Boot with his hat-trick following their  7-1...
  • Capital Sports: Djokovic names Agassi as coach at French Open
    Novak Djokovic of Serbia will start working with Andre Agassi as his coach in Paris © AFP / Tiziana FABI ROME, Italy, May 21 – Novak Djokovic revealed on Sunday that American great Andre Agassi would be his new coach, but said they did not yet have a “long-term commitment”. “I spoke to Andre the...

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