Capital Sports

  • Capital Sports: Investigators find signs of Rio bid corruption
    Papa Massata Diack, who worked as a marketing consultant for the IAAF, is in the sights of French and Brazilian investigations into Rio’s Olympics © AFP/File / SEYLLOU PARIS, France, Dec 6 – Rio de Janeiro made history in 2009 when the Brazilian beach paradise became the first city in South America...
  • Capital Sports: Putin says no Russian Olympics boycott despite ‘political’ ban
    Russian President Vladimir Putin addressed Russia’s Olympics ban after a speech at an automobile plant in Nizhny Novgorod on December 6, 2017 © SPUTNIK/AFP / Mikhail KLIMENTYEV MOSCOW, Russian Federation, Dec 6 – President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday said Russia would allow athletes to compete at...
  • Capital Sports: Chapa Dimba Na Safaricom heads to Kisii for Nyanza finals
    Chapa Dimba Na Safaricom heads to Nyanza Region this weekend. Photo/COURTESY NAIROBI, Kenya, Dec 6 – The finals for the Nyanza Region Chapa Dimba Na Safaricom youth tournament will be played this weekend at the Gusii Stadium in Kisii County. Eight teams will take part with the winners progressing...
  • Capital Sports: Improving Harambee Stars delights Put
    Harambee Stars players line up before their CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup match against Libya in Machakos on December 5, 2017. PHOTO/Raymond Makhaya NAIROBI, Kenya, Dec 6 – Despite dropping points against Libya on Tuesday evening, Harambee Stars head coach Paul Put says he was impressed with the...
  • Capital Sports: CECAFA a CHAN training ground for Rwanda- Hey
    Rwanda head coach Antoine Hey watches from the touchline during rwanda’s CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup 2017 opening game against Kenya in Kakamega on December 3, 2017. PHOTO/Timothy Olobulu NAIROBI, Kenya, Dec 6- Despite suffering back to back losses at the CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup, Rwanda head...
  • Capital Sports: Wenger denies mind games over Lacazette
    Arsenal’s manager Arsene Wenger rejected the claim from Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho that he was playing mind games LONDON, United Kingdom, Dec 6-Arsene Wenger has hit back at Jose Mourinho by insisting he wasn’t using gamesmanship when he picked Alexandre Lacazette to face Manchester...
  • Capital Sports: FIFA ends Kuwait’s suspension for political meddling
    FIFA president Gianni Infantino (R) is welcomed by Kuwaiti national assembly speaker Marzouq al-Ghanim on December 6, 2016, on a visit to announce the lifting of the emirate’s suspension from world football © Kuwait News Agency/AFP / Handout KUWAIT CITY, Kuwait, Dec 6 – World football governing...
  • Capital Sports: Shenhua face tough Asian Champions League
    AFC National Team Competitions Director Shin Man Gil announcing the 2018 AFC Champions League draw © AFP / Manan VATSYAYANA KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, Dec 6 – Chinese FA Cup winners Shanghai Shenhua face a tough test in the 2018 Asian Champions League after being drawn Wednesday against top Japanese...
  • Capital Sports: Massive game against Spartak, says Klopp
    Liverpool’s manager Jurgen Klopp gestures on the touchline during their match against Chelsea at Anfield in Liverpool, north west England on November 25, 2017 LIVERPOOL, United Kingdom, Dec 6 – Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has emphasised the importance of the Reds’ UEFA Champions League Group E...
  • Capital Sports: MP tables Motion to create athletes’ support fund
    World 3,000m steeplechase champion Ezekiel Kemboi follows proceedings during the Kenyan trials for the IAAF World Athletics Championships to be held in London in August. PHOTO/Raymond Makhaya NAIROBI, Kenya Dec 6 – A Member of Parliament has petitioned the government seeking the creation of a fund...
  • Capital Sports: Chelsea don’t fear Euro superpowers – Conte
    Chelsea blew their chance to finish top of Group C in the Champions League as they were held to a 1-1 draw by Atletico Madrid despite a Stefan Savic (R) own goal  © AFP / Glyn KIRK LONDON, United Kingdom, Dec 6 – Antonio Conte insists Chelsea have nothing to fear in the Champions League last 16...
  • Capital Sports: Roma coach delight at proving doubters wrong
    AS Roma’s players salute their fans after they edged out Azeris Qarabag 1-0 to top Group C and qualify for the Champions League last 16 © AFP / Filippo MONTEFORTE ROME, Italy, Dec 6 – Eusebio Di Francesco hailed his Roma side for proving the doubters wrong after the Serie A runners-up qualified for...
  • Capital Sports: Real deal Ronaldo set for fifth Ballon d’Or
    Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo looks set to claim a fifth Ballon d’Or as recognition for leading Real Madrid to a La Liga and Champions League double last season © AFP/File / GABRIEL BOUYS PARIS, France, Dec 6 – Cristiano Ronaldo looks set to match his great rival Lionel Messi on Thursday by...
  • Capital Sports: Serena ‘very likely’ to make comeback at Australian Open
    Serena Williams poses with the 2017 Australian Open championship trophy after her victory against Venus Williams in Melbourne in January © AFP/File / Saeed KHAN MELBOURNE, Australia, Dec 6 – Serena Williams will be ready to make her tennis comeback at the Australian Open with her return to...
  • Capital Sports: Russia voices regret at Olympic ban, awaits Putin verdict
    Russia’s ice hockey forward Ilya Kovalchuk has told TASS news agency that he believes Russian athletes should go to the Olympics. © AFP/File / Alexander NEMENOV MOSCOW, Russian Federation, Dec 6 – Russia on Wednesday reacted with disappointment but no great surprise after the country was banned...
  • Capital Sports: Lukaku, Rashford send Man United into last 16
    Manchester United’s Marcus rashford (r) celebrates his goal with Luke Shaw. PHOTO/Daily Mail MANCHESTER, United Kingdom, Dec 6- Romelu Lukaku and Marcus Rashford scored as Manchester United defeated CSKA Moscow 2-1 on Tuesday to reach the Champions League knockout rounds for the first time since...
  • Capital Sports: Atletico crash out, Chelsea sink to second place
    Chelsea’s Eden Hazard in action against Atletico Madrid in a Champions League match. PHOTO/Daily Mail LONDON, United Kingdom, Dec 6 –Atletico Madrid were eliminated from the Champions League after a 1-1 draw at Chelsea that denied the English side top spot in Group C. It was a depressing evening...
  • Capital Sports: Bayern gain revenge, but PSG win group
    Corentin Toliso celebrates one of his two goals against PSG in a Champions League match on December 5, 2017. PHOTO/Daily Mail MUNICH, Germany, Dec 6- Corentin Tolisso struck twice as Bayern Munich avenged September’s defeat at Paris Saint-Germain with a 3-1 victory in Bavaria on Tuesday, but the...
  • Capital Sports: KPL, FKF ‘tough love’ back to tribunal corridors
    Thika United players hurdle together to celebrate a goal scored against Mathare United at the Thika Sub County Stadium on March 12, 2017. PHOTO/Timothy Olobulu NAIROBI, Kenya, Dec 5- Once again, the new Kenyan Premier League season is set for a curtain raiser at the Sports Disputes Tribunal after...
  • Capital Sports: Russia banned from 2018 Winter Olympics
    International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach (L) and Chair of IOC Inquiry Commission into alleged Russian doping at Sochi 2014 Samuel Schmid address the media in Lausanne © AFP / Fabrice COFFRINI LAUSANNE, Switzerland, Dec 5 – Russia were banned from the 2018 Winter Olympics on Tuesday...

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