Monday, July 31, 2006

Hii League Niaje?

The Kenya Premier League champions identity still depends on the outcome of the Sony Vs Shabana match. But, according to the today's Monday Football, Gor can win the league!

Yeah they can. If KPL readmit them into the premier league and If they honor (or are allowed to play all the matches they missed) and If they win all of those matches, then mighty Gor will be the champions of Kenya......IF Sony lose their last match. Those are lots of IFs but its a possibility. And by the way, KFF ruled that KPL should not have relegated Gor and ordered their reinstatement. However, the KPL refused to go back on their decision. So who has more auhority? KFF Vs KPL.

So Kenya have a new coach, Mulee is the assistant and things are looking up for our harambee Stars. As they start training for the first Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Eritrea, lets all take a moment and pray that KFF don't mess this one up. Lets face it, time and again Kenya's qualification campaign starts so brightly only for some KFF fat cats to mess it up.

In the meantime, the female Harambee Stars lost heavily to Cameroon in Cameroon last week. Pray for them also as they prepare for the return leg and lets all swarm to the stadium on that fateful day to shout down the West Africans all the way back home.

Still on this, I found it puzzling that after Kenya's loss some new players were called up to 'stregnthen' the team. So, is this to say that the 'srongest' team did'nt go to Cameroon? Why? How? Didn't they want to win?

Does anyopne from KFF or KPL or anyone even remotely connected to the management of Kenyan football read this blog? You might have noticed my restraint at pointing fingers and villifying you. I urge you to respond in kind and kindly answer, or attempt to answer, my questions.

Here's some Zizou fun.

Monday, July 17, 2006

Almost Over

The KPL is almost over. Currently, most teams have played their last matches and Tusker and Sony are tied at the top with 74 points, Sony having played fewer games.

Its going right down to the wire. The identity of the new champions will be revealed after the fate of the aborted Sony Vs Shaban match is decided. Its exciting stuff!

Over the weekend, tusker battled to a 3-2 win over Shabana to keep their title hopes alive in a pulsating encounter.

Monday, July 10, 2006

Forza Italia! WM 1093
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"..........Italy the great! Left back the great! Happy birthday to Maldini! Forza Italia! The victory belongs to Italy, to Grosso, to Cannavaro, to Zambrotta, to Buffon, to Maldini, to everyone who loves Italian soccer!" An Italy-crazy Chinese commentator.
I'd like to know what he was like when Grosso slotted in the last kick.

Well, Its over. We have new world champions. Its time to head home, relax and plot for the next world cup. Lets hope we also do the same.

Here's a running commentary for the whole world cup, all the matches!

Weekend results:
Ulinzi 4 Mathare 2
Hope 3 Sher 0

AFC 0 Kisumu 1
Mumias 1 Ulinzi 0
Mathare 1 Securicor 0


Sunday, July 02, 2006

The Road to 2010 WM 906
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Amidst all the fanfare of the World Cup I must admit that I simply must go to the world cup in SA. I feel like I can't afford to miss this month-long party, especially when the tournament is coming home to Africa.

I would simply love it if the Harambee Stars would make it with me to SA 2010. And we can do it! We're in an 'easy' group in which the only real threat should be Angola.

Here's a nice post on how we can ensure that we get to SA.

The weekend saw another stunning effort by Shabana when they came fron 2 nil down to beat Mathare Youth 3-2 in a pulsating encounter.
Shabana 3 Mathare Youth 2
Securicor 3 Berets 1
KCB 2 Agro 1

July 3 2006: Please note the correction below:
The.Hanyeé said...

We're in an 'easy' group in which the only real threat should be Angola.

Umm..pole for the correction but this is for the Africa Cup of Nations 2008 Qualifiers...these will have nothing to do with the WC2010..the qualifiers for the Africa Cup of Nations 2010 will be the ones used to determine Africa's reps at the World Cup later that year...

Either way...we need to get our act together to even navigate the "easy" group to get to Ghana in 2008...intensely and fast..