Capital Sports

  • Capital Sports: Departing Kitambi tips AFC to vie for titles
    The tactician who will be heading to deputize Hall at Bangladesh Premier League side Saif Sporting Club believes that the squad he leaves behind is good enough to vie for a title this season. NAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 11- Dennis Kitambi will leave his role as AFC Leopards interim coach on May 8 when his...
  • Capital Sports: Kimanzi beats Kerr to February coach award
    Mathare United head coach Francis Kimanzi receives his February Coach of the Month award from Fidelity Insurance Marketing and Business Development Manager Nicholas Malesi. PHOTO/Timothy Olobulu NAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 11- Mathare United head coach Francis Kimanzi his beaten his Gor Mahia counterpart...
  • Capital Sports: Cameroon athletes go missing from Commonwealth Games
    Boxer Simplice Fotsala (red) was among five athletes from conflict-hit Cameroon who have gone missing from the Commonwealth Games in Australia © AFP / ADRIAN DENNIS GOLD COAST, Australia, Apr 11 – Five athletes from conflict-hit Cameroon have gone missing from the Commonwealth Games in Australia,...
  • Capital Sports: Five things we learned from the Champions League
    Lionel Messi cut a forlorn figure as he left the Stadio Olimpico pitch after Roma stunned Barcelona© AFP LLUIS GENE PARIS, France, Apr 11 – Roma pulled off one of the greatest Champions League fightbacks to dump Lionel Messi and Barcelona out at the quarter-final stage, while Mohamed Salah...
  • Capital Sports: ‘Footquakes’: Messi really does make the Earth tremble
    By design or not, the instrument — which measures everything from tremors to full-on quakes — was about half a kilometre from Nou Camp stadium, home to the city’s fabled football team. VIENNA, Austria, Apr 11- It’s a scientific fact: when living football legends Neymar or Lionel Messi scores a goal...
  • Capital Sports: Roma humble Barca to reach C League semis
    Kostas Manolas’ late header capped a sensational Roma comeback against Barcelona© AFP LLUIS GENE ROME, Italy, Apr 10 – Kostas Manolas sent Roma through to the semi-finals of the Champions League after an incredible 3-0 victory over Barcelona at the Stadio Olimpico on Tuesday saw them overhaul a 4-1...
  • Capital Sports: Liverpool sink Man City to sail into Champions League semis
    Roberto Firmino (right) celebrates alongside Sadio Mane after scoring Liverpool’s second goalRead more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-5599563/Man-City-vs-Liverpool-LIVE-score-Champions-League-quarter-final. MANCHESTER, United Kingdom, Apr 10 – Liverpool survived a first-half...
  • Capital Sports: Wenger criticism unfair, says Aubameyang
    Hair’s to you: Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang dedicates his latest hairstyle to his grandmother who passed away last week LONDON, United Kingdom, Apr 10 – Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has defended Arsene Wenger, saying the heavy criticism of the long-serving Arsenal manager is sometimes...
  • Capital Sports: Deadly plane crash near US PGA golf course kills 6
    Bryson DeChambeau hits a tee shot on the 18th hole during February’s Phoenix Open at TPC Scottsdale’s Stadium Course, near the neighboring TPC Scottsdale Champions Course where a plane crashed with no survivors on April 9, 2018 © GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA/AFP/File / ROBERT LABERGE WASHINGTON,...
  • Capital Sports: Ronaldo a symbol of Real like Di Stefano -Zidane
    Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane places Cristiano Ronaldo on the same level as Alfredo Di Stefano © AFP / JAVIER SORIANO MADRID, Spain, Apr 10 – Zinedine Zidane believes Cristiano Ronaldo will be remembered at Real Madrid in the same glowing terms as Alfredo Di Stefano. Di Stefano was the face of...
  • Capital Sports: Pep has changed me for the better- Aguero
    That’s my boy: Manchester City coach Pep Guardiola and striker Sergio Aguero LONDON, United Kingdom, Apr 10 – Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero says playing under Pep Guardiola this season has changed his style of play. Aguero has been in exceptional form during the 2017/18 campaign, scoring 30...
  • Capital Sports: Lack of Champions League a positive- Hazard
    And speaking following the 1-1 draw with West Ham on Sunday and ahead of this weekend’s Premier League clash with the Saints, Hazard said he is still hopeful of silverware this season. LONDON, United Kingdom, Apr 10 – Chelsea midfielder Eden Hazard believes that the club’s potential misfortune of...
  • Capital Sports: Kenya’s hunt for gold continues as Chepkoech takes silver in 1500m
    Caster Semenya crosses the line to win gold. Photograph: Cameron Spencer/Getty Images NAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 10 – Kenya’s hunt for first Gold medal at Commonwealth Games continues after Beatrice Chepkoech settled for silver behind South African Caster Semenya in women’s 1500m final held on Tuesday in...
  • Capital Sports: Cool under pressure: Games debutant, 79, who foiled plane hijack
    Canada’s Robert Pitcairn is competing just weeks away from his 80th birthday. © AFP / Patrick HAMILTON BRISBANE, Australia, Apr 10 – Being the oldest Commonwealth Games competitor in history at age 79 would be life-defining for most people, but not Bob Pitcairn: as a commercial airline pilot he...
  • Capital Sports: Van Dijk-led defence set for City acid test
    Liverpool beat off competition from Manchester City to sign Van Dijk from Southampton for £75 million ($106 million) in January © AFP / Paul ELLIS MANCHESTER, United Kingdom, Apr 9 – Virgil van Dijk has lived up to his billing as the world’s most expensive defender in his short Liverpool career,...
  • Capital Sports: City need a ‘perfect game’, says Guardiola
    A 3-0 first leg defeat leaves City manager Pep Guardiola praying for a historic second leg comeback. MANCHESTER, United Kingdom, Apr 10 – Manchester City need the “perfect game” if they are to overcome Liverpool’s three-goal advantage and reach the Champions League semi-final, says Pep Guardiola....
  • Capital Sports: Barcelona coach Valverde braced for Roma ‘intensity’
    Ernesto Valverde is wary of potential banana skins against Roma on Tuesday © AFP / LLUIS GENE ROME, Italy, Apr 9 – Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde said on Monday he expects a Roma backlash in their Champions League quarter-final second leg at the Stadio Olimpico on Tuesday. The Spanish league...
  • Capital Sports: Messi, Suarez to support South American World Cup host bid
    World Cup bid organisers hope Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez will back a joint 2030 candidacy from Uruguay, Argentina and Paraguay © AFP/File / LLUIS GENE BUENOS AIRES, Argentina, Apr 9 – Stars Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez are set to offer their backing to a joint bid from Argentina, Uruguay and...
  • Capital Sports: Ronaldo looking better than ever ahead of Juventus return
    Real Madrid’s forward Cristiano Ronaldo stands just three goals short of his best ever tally in a single European campaign © AFP/File / GABRIEL BOUYS MADRID, Spain, Apr 10 – Cristiano Ronaldo has already broken one record in this year’s Champions League but against Juventus in their quarter-final...
  • Capital Sports: Capello confirms he has retired from coaching
    Italian Fabio Capello, who has coached some of the biggest club sides in Europe, has now set his sights on keeping his TV commentating job © AFP/File / KIRILL KUDRYAVTSEV MILAN, Italy, Apr 9 – Former Real Madrid and England coach Fabio Capello on Monday confirmed he has retired from football...

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