Friday, April 27, 2007

It Lives

following my survey to determine tha fate of this blog, almost all of you (92%) indicated that you wished to see this blog live on. Indeed, some of you sent very motivating messages and even offered to help. I thank you very much for this. This post is just a little note to tell you all that this blog will live on. I think I had lost my way a bit - but now I'm back on track. ;-)

Friday, April 20, 2007

Should Die??

As you may have noticed, I have not updated this blog for a while and generally I am not as enthusiastic as I used to be. This is due to several reasons:

  • My original partners in this blog have all left
  • I am very busy with school and other things and now that I run this blog alone, the workload is sometimes too much
  • I am about to leave the country and will not be able to maintain it
  • Kenyan Football is full of politics and is generally very disheartening and disappointing
I was considering deleting this blog but I still have 'feelings' for it and would hate to see it go. It's got a link from wikipedia, for Pete's sake. Therefore, I thought I'd ask you, my readers, for some advice. Please vote on the poll below:

If anyone is interested in helping me out with the running of this blog please contact me!

Road to the 2010 World Cup Final - With Love From New York

It' been a while since I last met a true lover of the game. People say the like football but most do just that - they just say it. What would you give up for the love of the game? Not much, huh?

Meet Cesar, a real football-lover. By the way, he is from New York, USA. As he puts it, the US is a football wasteland. Yet, the beautiful game has managed to penetrate into the hearts of people there. Cesar's heart belongs to football. Let me give it to you in his own words:

"I fell into my love for football by accident. Like a lover who takes time to warm to you, I skipped by the game often in my life without paying attention. Then one day, it hit me between the eyes and my heart was forever taken. I'm now full-blown in love, married to the bounces of a leather ball.

Now, I want to devote a significant portion of my time to the game. I want to watch matches. I want to start a supporter's group for my club (Valencia CF). I want to volunteer in Africa and help children through the game.

And I want to go to the World Cup Final in South Africa in 2010." (Read more.)
I don't know about you, but I love Cesar already. Cesar runs a blog which is about, in his own words, "My journey from Brooklyn, New York January 4, 2007 to the World Cup Final match July 11, 2010 in South Africa. How will I get there? I have no idea. Join me as I travel around Africa, write a book, make some friends and watch the beautiful game!"

I would love to see Cesar make it to the 2010 finals. Want to keep up-to-date on his journey? Check out his blog:

Who Else Can Remember the Great Johan Cruiijf?

This a call for help by a recent commenter on this blog:

My name is Ruud Elmendorp and I am a Dutch video journalist. Currently I am in Nairobi and looking for somebody who knows Johan Cruijff from the days he was still playing. It's needed for a show in The Netherlands to be broadcasted on Cruijff's 60th birth day, the 25th.

Let me know asap,

Kind regards,

Ruud Elmendorp
If you can, help the guy out. Contact me or leave a comment if you want his email address and/or telephone number.

Wednesday, April 04, 2007

Weekend Fixtures

Did you Know? Football, a.k.a., soccer is an aphrodisiac? Research shows that the average soccer fan is 'n the mood' more often than the average non-fan. This is wonderful, don't you think? It's also unconfirmed. Anyway, why don't you confirm it for yourself b going out to a soccer stadium near you this weekend?

For some reason, the Super 8 soccer tournament's fixtures for the weekend have changed. Here are the revised fixtures.

April 7 2007:

Kasarani Constituency
Baba Dogo Vs Lucky Summer
Westlands Constituency (3pm):
Kangemi Youth Vs WYSA

April 8 2007:

Kamukunji Constituency
CASL Dads Vs Shauri Moyo
Starehe Constituency (3pm):
Forest Rangers Vs Huruma Cranes

I would have liked to give you the fixtures to the local premier league but those were unavailable. Maybe someone should do something about that. All in all, make sure you go watch a match.

Monday, April 02, 2007

A Royal Thrashing

This weekend saw the start of the Super 8 Soccer tournament constituency finals and proved to be yet another weekend of awesome Super 8 action. Al Swafaa from Lang'ata were given a sound beating of 7-2 by the Iron Strikers.

Langata Constituency:
Iron Strikers 7 – Scorers: Wilson Lola 10th min, Erick Lukale 60th, 65th and 77th, John Onami 69th min, Andrew Maona 75th min and Paul Kungu 85th min
Al Swafaa 2 – Scorers: Nicholas Otieno 24th and 34th min

Embakasi Constituency
Dandonar Adjentos 3 – Scorers: David Sewe 25th and 48th min, Steve Odhiambo 80th min
Milo FC 1 – Scorers: Dennis Mwanza 6th min

Dagoretti Constituency
Kakamega United (3) 7 - Scorers: Patrick Kwikereza 7th and 78th min, Bonface Luchitio 81th min
Waithaka Babes (3) 6 – Scorers: James Muchiri 19th and 37th min, Kiarie Ndungu 90th min
Kakemega United won 7-6 on penalties after a three all draw at normal time

Makadara Constituency
Buru Buru Scacramento 2 - Scorers: Gabriel Omondi 57th min, Anthony Ondieki 75th min
Mbotela Kamaliza 1 - Scorer: Tom Chalo 65th min