Basketball now a tool of inspiration to the youths

African Voices Changemakers, CNN International meets the people using basketball to help provide life-changing opportunities to young people. In Nairobi, host Arit Okpo meets James Kamau, the founder of Beyond Hoops Africa. Kamau explains his organisatio n, “We use the beautiful game of basketball to inspire, educate and empower youth.” In his youth, Kamau played for Kenya’s Java Warriors. Returning to the courts the team used to play on, Kamau found them overgrown with weeds, “People from this area have no access which means people that want to start playing…

KENYA TO HOST COPA COCA-COLA AFRICA CUP OF NATIONS TOURNAMENT

Coca-Cola East and Central Africa Franchise, Region Head of Marketing, Reinaldo Padua (L), with Deputy Director- Field Coordination and Curricular Activities, Ministry of Education, Festus Muturi (middle) and Coca-Cola Marketing Manager-Kenya, Evanson Ndung’u (R) pose for a photo during the COPA Coca-Cola Africa Cup 2019 launch event held at Ole Sereni hotel.   The second edition of the COPA Coca-Cola Africa Cup will be taking place this year in Thika, Kenya from the 2nd to 5th of December. The Pan-African tournament is a showcase of skills and talent aimed at developing young…

Lucky Taveta Man Outrageously Predicts 4 Correct Scores Winning Ksh 718,080 With Ksh100 Only

Was it mere luck or prowess in predicting matches? A punter did the unthinkable and correctly predicted 4 correct score bets on 4 games via Odibets, which is one of the few licensed betting companies in Kenya. Oh, and that’s only one crazy part of the story. His win came from a bet against 8976 odds and a stake of 100/= which secured 718,080/= for him. Unbelievable, right? Dalton Kisaka, a pump attendant from Taita Taveta, has placed over 300 football bets with Odibets since joining and correct scores are…

Over 1,500 athletes set to compete in the 14th edition of Safaricom Madoka Half Marathon

George Mwaluma, Area Sales Manager, Safaricom Limited presents a sponsorship  cheque to Hon. Maj (Rtd) Marsden Madoka, Founder of the Madoka Half Marathon during the launch of the Safaricom Madoka Half Marathon.   Tesia Isanga Organisation (TIO), Safaricom and Athletics Kenya have  launched the 14th edition of the Safaricom Madoka Half Marathon. Speaking at the launch, Hon. Maj (Rtd) Marsden Madoka, Chairman, Tesia Isanga Organisation and Founder of the Madoka Half Marathon stated the growth and success of the marathon since inception, highlighting its impact in growing athletes in the coast region as well as…

Talanta Mtaani Second edition Kicks off

The second edition of Wanyonyi Junior tournament dubbed Talanta Mtaani sponsored by international sports journalist Dennis Wanyonyi continued to register different results at Vuyika -Kabras ground, Matete Sub-county in Kakamega county. In a match played on Saturday, M360 under the stewardship of Martin Luvisia thrashed Matete United 3-0, while Muhomo outplayed neighbors Kiliboti with a similar scoreline. On Sunday, Marukusi were held to a barren draw by Makuche at Marukusi. The tournament which attracted more than twenty teams from various sub-locations within Chevaywa ward is meant to nature talent among…

Mo Salah Grilled on Retirement, AMR Warda and Women’s Rights

What does football superstar Mohamed Salah think about his position in the Egypt team and their performance in the Africa Cup of Nations? The superstar shared his thoughts in an interview with CNN’s Becky Anderson in Connect the World, and also talked about his controversy-mired colleague Amr Warda. Here are key quotes from the interview:  On winning the Champions League: “Honestly it was great. It’s a dream for everyone, the city, the player, to win a Champions League, so something great and something very big. So everyone was having that…

Nyamu hails sports progress in Nairobi,says new stadia will improve football

Karen Nyamu,is not a new name to Nairobi Households. The Highcourt advocate made headlines when she contested the Nairobi Woman Representative seat back in 2017. She was not successful but has remained active in leadership forums and activities across the county. What stands out is her magnificent love for sports,talent development and education in the society. Over the weekend,she stole the show when she graced the Kothbiro finals at Ziwani Sports Ground,where she chucked out Sh 50,000 to appreciate teams that made it to the last four. Kingston FC from…

Community Shield Kicks off the 2019/2020 Season!

GOtv Max & Plus customers to also enjoy the epic rivalry between Liverpool and Manchester City live on SuperSport Manchester City and Liverpool will for the first time this season go head to head in the Community Shield on Sunday 4 August 2019, kick-off at 16:00 CAT. The Community Shield sees the revival of the rivalry between Liverpool and Man City – certainly the top two teams in England, and perhaps all of Europe. While the Citizens dominated domestically by winning a treble of Premier League, League Cup and FA Cup, the Reds picked…

Aladwa defends betting firms,says criminalizing them will create unemployment

Makadara MP George Aladwa has come to the defense of betting firms in the country,saying that the government should come out clear on the measures against the betting industry. The legislator says that it’s the role of the government to come up with proper rules and regulations that will provide a level playing ground to all the companies. In a message posted to his various social media accounts,Aladwa said that it is important to think about the plight of the youths who will be affected . ” Sportpesa and Betin…

Good news to DStv and GOtv Subscribers as 2019 Afcon Comes home

It’s Africa’s football stars’ time to shine! As Africa’s top footballers get together in Egypt this June for the continent’s biggest football tournament, SuperSport will bring all the action live and in HD! Kenya will play its first match on 23rd June 2019 against Algeria in the group stages and DStv and GOtv subscribers can gear up for the action at no extra cost. In true SuperSport Style with live games and HD coverage, magazine shows, detailed pre and post-game analysis from leading football experts and well packaged highlights, DStv…