Shujaa's Gold Coast Charge Halted after being Mauled 40-7 by New Zealand, 2018 Common Wealth Games

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Kenya’s sevens rugby team has blamed fatigue and injuries to their lack of progression into medal contention here on Saturday.

Kenya started off well, defeating Canada 26-10, but could not offer any answers to New Zealand who mauled “Shujaa” 40-7, leaving Innocent Simiyu’s boys with the dead rubber 47-0 demolition of Zambia as solace.

Arthur Owira reportedly broke his leg with the Kenyan camp battling numerous injuries and with only the group winners progressing to the semi-finals (unlike in the IRB World Sevens Series where who go through to the quarters), Kenya’s hopes went up in smoke with the New Zealand hammering at Robina Stadium.

“We really wanted to medal at this tournament, however, the match against New Zealand really dented our chances,” veteran Collins Injera said.

Skipper Oscar Ouma regretted the injuries.

Collins Injera injured his right arm triceps, Samuel Oliech suffered a concussion while Willy Ambaka got a knock, adding to Kenya’s woes.
Elsewhere, Kenyan cyclists had a difficult day out in the road race.

They finished 19th (Suleiman Kangangi, 3:57.58) and 39th (Salim Kipkemboi, 3:59.39) while David Kinja and Peter Gathere did not finish.

Obiri and Menangoi earn Kenyan top two positions at the common wealth Games in Gold Coast

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World champions Hellen Obiri and Elijah Manangoi led Kenyan 1-2 finishes in their respective events on the last day of track and field competition at the Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast on Saturday (14).

Obiri’s win in the 5000m broke the run of Ugandan dominance in flat distance events, following Joshua Cheptegei’s 5000m and 10,000m golds and Stella Chesang’s 10,000m title.

Taking control after a slow opening kilometre, Obiri and Kenyan teammate Margaret Kipkemboi gradually cranked up the pace with three successive kilometres at 2:59 pace.

By then it was clear Kenya would win; the only question was which one. Obiri answered the question emphatically with a flying final 200 metres in a tick over 30 seconds to win in 15:13.11.

Kipkemboi made it a 1-2 in 15:15.28 with England’s Laura Weightman overtaking Juliet Chekwel of Uganda on the final lap to take third in 15:25.84. It was the first time Uganda has been shut out of the medals in the four longest track distance races at the Games.

Luke Mathews led the 1500m final through a first lap of 60.95 but by the 800-metre point in 2:00.04, world silver medallist Timothy Cheruiyot led teammates Manangoi and world U20 champion Kumari Taki.

The 52.07 final lap, though, was all Manangoi and Cheruiyot, who ultimately finished in the same order as in London. Manangoi took the gold in 3:34.78, Cheruiyot the silver in 3:35.17.

Several metres back, Scotland’s Jake Wightman won the battle for the bronze in 3:35.97. Among those to fall away on the final lap were Chris O’Hare, eighth, and Ryan Gregson, ninth. Mathews, for whom the 1500m was apparently a bridge too far after his 800m heroics, finished last.

Gor puts on a show to Hold the Highly Rated Tunisian Esperance to a barren draw at the Kenyatta Stadium, Machakos

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Gor Mahia held highly rated Esperance to a scoreless draw in the first leg of Caf Champions League in Machakos on Wednesday.

The 1987 Mandela Cup champions bettered the 2014's 3-2 home defeat to Esperance with a draw that left Dylan Kerr requiring a simple score line draw away in Tunis to progress to the money bracket.

The home side squandered three clear chances in the first half, opportunities that could have changed the dynamic of the game courtesy of Jacques Tuyisenge and Meddie Kagere.
Tuyisenge rattled Esperance goal with a ferocious shot from inside the box in the 18th minute, but the striker was denied by the right post before the visitors’ defence cleared the ball for a corner-kick.

The Kenyan champions blew away another golden chance six minutes later after Kagere’s right-foot shot from a tight angle hit the post.

Another header from Gor Mahia missed the target by a few inches with Esperance custodian well beaten and the defence watched lazily as the ball rolled to safety.

The last two minutes of the first half produced a tensed moment for Gor Mahia fans when Esperance claimed a penalty in the 43rd minute after opposing player was brought down in the box, but Egyptian referee, Gehad Geresha waved play on.

Gor Mahia dominated the opening match with 51 ball possession but the home side could not find the back of the net.

The opening half was fast and K’Ogalo’s persistent attack forced Esperance to retreat in their backline, occasionally going forward only when it was convenient for them.

Kerr pulled out Francis Kahata for Kevin Omondi with George Odhiambo and Philemon Otieno paving way for winger Samuel Onyango and Bernard Ondiek respectively to strengthen his midfield in the second half.

Unlucky Kagere was denied once again in the second period when his powerful header was punched by the hard working Esperance keeper.

Fiji forces kenyan Shujaas to settle for silver after a grueilling battle at the world rugby sevens final cup, Canada

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Brave Kenya Sevens settled for silver and 19 points for the World Rugby Sevens Series when they gallantly lost to Fiji 32-12 in the main Cup final of Canada Sevens at BC Place in Vancouver on Monday morning.

Tries from William Ambaka and Samuel Oliech might failed to spur Kenya to their second ever Cup victory in the Series but reaching the final exceeded their expectations.
The two teams were meeting for the second time in the final, marking their 37th meeting in the Series.

However, it is the Olympic champions who extended their dominance with their 34th win over the Kenyans as they became the only team to win two events this season.

Fiji won the New Zealand Sevens where they beat Dubai Sevens champions South Africa 24-17 in the final.
Fiji and Kenya met the last time in the final during Singapore Sevens in 2016 where Kenya claimed its maiden victory, beating the Fijians 30-7.

kenya stuns US to enter the Canada Sevens main cup final, Sixth round of the HSBC Sevens World Series.

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Skipper Oscar Ouma landed a last minute try as Kenya shocked the US 24-19 to reach the main Cup final at Canada Sevens at BC Place, Vancouver on saturday morning.

The team that is coached by former skipper Innocent "Namcos" Simiyu was then scheduled to meet New Zealand Sevens champions Fiji which battled to reach their second to beat Dubai Sevens champions,South Africa 15-12 in the other Cup semifinals at 4.10am on Sunday.

Kenya who went into Vancouver in eighth place with 45 points were guaranteed at least 19 points for the Series for reaching the final.
It was their first final since the 2015/2016 Singapore Sevens where they beat Fiji 30-7 to win their maiden event in the World Rugby Sevens Series.

Kenya has stunned Fiji 19-16 in the pool stage at USA Sevens before the Fijians avenged 24-21 at the and stage at Canada Sevens.

Kenya found themselves at the back foot when Perry Baker scored two quick tries to give USA, who has just won USA Sevens, a 14-0 lead.

However, had their burners on, with Ouma chalking a swift pass to Nelson Oyoo who finished off as Kenya reduced the deficit 14-7.

ITTF continental cup africa to be held in Nairobi, Kenya for the first time ever at moi international sports center

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After an unsuccessful campaign by Africa’s flagbearers Egypt at the 2018 ITTF Team World Cup, the continent’s attention shifts to Kenya for this year’s ITTF Africa Top 16 Cup.

During the contest which will hosted at Moi Kasarani Sports center, the best 32 table tennis players across the continent are sheduled to fight the two slots available for the ITTF World Cup.

Sixteen women, including Egypt’s best and defending champion Dina Meshref, will be slugging it out while Nigeria’s Aruna Quadri will be battling 15 others in a bid to make another appearance at the prestigious World Cup scheduled to take place in France later this year.

Veterans like Nigeria’s duo of Olufunke Oshonaike and Segun Toriola as well as Egypt’s talented Ahmed Saleh will also rub shoulders with the young players at the three-day championship.

Africa’s highest ranked player Omar Assar, who had a not-too-impressive outing at the London tournament last week, will also be travelling from Germany to Kenya. Fifteen-year-old South African Musfiquh Kalam will also be debuting at the tournament after emerging the winner of the Southern Africa regional tournament held in Botswana in January.

Nairobi to celebrate five years of safaricom international jazz festival at Moi international sports center, Kasarani

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For the last five years safaricom has brought you the very best of local and international jazz music, delivering electric performances and getting you moving to everything from the legendary Hugh Masekela’s signature sounds to the funky beat of the Nairobi Horns Project.

This year you can expect nothing less. Come join us on Sunday 25th February 2018 at the Kasarani Training Grounds in Nairobi, as we celebrate the 5th edition of the Safaricom International Jazz Festival with yet another line-up of brilliant performers from USA, Israel, Belgium, Germany, South Africa and Kenya.

Headlining the show will be the highly acclaimed American jazz trio BWB, made up of Grammy Award winners Norman Brown (guitar) and Kirk Whalum (saxophone), and trumpeter Rick Braun. If you love Michael Jackson you’ll be sure to enjoy hits from their 2013 Human Nature tribute album, with tracks such as Billie Jean, Beat It, The Way You Make Me Feel and of course, Human Nature.

Kenya to host the 2018 Kenya Nationals Open & Para Swimming Championships at Kasarani Aquatic Centre.

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The Kenya National Paralympic Committee (KNPC) and Kenya Swimming Federation (KSF) will jointly host the 2018 Kenya Nationals Open & Para Swimming Championships at Kasarani Aquatic Centre on February 8-11, 2018. This is the first time the two bodies are jointly hosting an integrated swimming championships. This is the first time that KNPC is hosting a sport-specific international championship in Swimming.

As part of the Championships, the KNPC with the support of World Para Swimming and Agitos Foundation (the Development arm of the International Paralympic Committee will be hosting an international training camp for 50 athletes and coaches on Feb 3-5 and International classification for paraswimmers (swimmers with disabilities). This is the first time that a camp of this nature is happening on t he African Continent and a great statement of
confidence by the World Para Swimming in the talent pool in Kenya. Kenya is scheduled to send 30 athletes to the camp who were selected following an application process to World Para Swimming. Other countries sending athletes
are South Africa, Namibia, Uganda, Tanzania, India and Israel. Athletes and coaches will attend separate theory lessons in the morning and will have joint practical trainings in the pool in the afternoon.

Coaches will have lessons, which include presentations on classification, World Para Swimming Rules and Regulations, strength and conditioning, session planning, talent identification and technical aspects of all strokes and turns. Athletes will also participate in Proud Paralympian workshops. The programme is
designed to support their development as athletes but also as individuals and active citizens. Some of the topics covered are the Paralympic Movement,
human rights in the context of ability, ethics, and athlete health and well-being.

Throughout the three-day workshop, participants will enhance their skills and knowledge. The training camps will ensure a lasting sustainable development impact for participant countries and their coaches and athletes. Selected participants will be helped by the project with payment of travel costs, meals and accommodation. To be eligible to participate, attendants must also compete in the Kenya National Open and Para Swimming Championships. Preparations are in high gear and the Local Organizing Committee is looking forward to host an event that will set the stage for future integrated championships by the two governing bodies.

Kisumu City will stage semi-final match pitting Kenya's Harambee Stars vs Burundi and Uganda v Zanzibar

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Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos will host the final of 2017 Cecafa Senior Challenge Cup.
The regional body was yet to pick a venue for the final set for Sunday (December 17). FKF official Barry Otieno has confirmed to Goal that the organizers’ have settled for Machakos to host the final.
Kisumu City will stage semi-final matches pitting Kenya against Burundi and Uganda v Zanzibar on Thursday. Kenya made it to the last four with a 1-0 win over Tanzania on Monday to join, Zanzibar, Burundi and Uganda.
The tournament attracted nine countries. Rwanda, South Sudan, Libya, Ethiopia and Tanzania failed in the first hurdle.

Kenya Celebrates its 54th Jamuhuri Day celebration at Moi International Sports Center , National fete led by the President

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Kenya yesterday marked 54 years of self rule after gaining independence from Britain.

The national fete, led by President Uhuru Kenyatta, was held at Moi International Sports Centre, Kasarani, in the capital Nairobi while regional celebrations was held in the other 46 county headquarters.

Kenyans started trickling in to Kasarani for celebrations on early Tuesday morning, with gates opening at 7am.
Security at the stadium was tight, with those getting in being frisked by security officers.

Vehicles getting into the venue were also searched.
According to Government Spokesman Eric Kiraithe several dignitaries will attend the national fete in Nairobi.

The military parade and the ceremonial trooping of the colour be conducted by the Airforce Command from Moi Airbase in Eastleigh, Nairobi.

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