Kenya Simbas head coach Paul Odera believes a combination of youth and experience will be valuable as they face the Uganda Cranes in the first leg of the Elgon Cup in Kisumu on Saturday. Odera said the youngsters will be tested in the transition to the senior level but expressed optimism that they will deliver. "Those chosen have worked hard in training and we want to see how they will fair against quality opposition on Saturday,” said Odera. The Simbas have won the Elgon Cup 10 times since inception in 2004 with the Ugandans winning it thrice. Both sides will be using the match as build up for the Rugby World Cup qualifiers in South Africa in August.
Former AFC Leopards chairman Mathews Opwora has welcomed the decision by the government to cancel the club’s elections. Opwora, who was in charge of AFC Leopards before the current office took charge, now says the decision by the Registrar was long overdue and it will go a long way to help the club set up for a proper election. “We are very happy with the latest decision and the way forward now is for the club members to come up with a new office, because the current office’s term will end on June 23,” Opwora told Goal in an interview. “In reality, AFC Leopards does not have a constitution, the club is in limbo and the advice from the Sports Registrar should be welcomed. It is a good response from the government because the club must now act,” Opwora concluded.
Football Kenya Federation National Executive Committee Member for Nyanza Joseph Andere wants Kisumu All Stars to beef up the squad ahead of their SportPesa Premier League bow next season. Andere, who spoke at Gusii Stadium during the ongoing training for referees, said the qualification of Kisumu All Stars, popularly known as the Blue Eagles, is a big plus for Nyanza region. They have a good stadium and should focus on qualifying for the Premier League,” added Andere. At the same time, Kisii Governor James Ongwae says the second phase of upgrading Gusii Stadium will kick off in August. Ongwae, who spoke at Gusii stadium during the Physical Endurance Test for referees said FKF should consider having high profile matches at the facility.
Convicted: the US sex cult leader who attracted the rich and famousActress Allison Mack, who was charged as a co-conspirator of Keith Raniere in the Nxivm sex-cult case, is seen arriving at a New York court in January 2019. Nxivm -- pronounced Nexium -- had proved a huge draw since its 2003 launch, attracting a coterie of rich and famous devotees such as the "Smallville" actress Allison Mack, and spreading into cities across the United States. In 2015, he established a faction within the group called DOS, a pyramid structure in which the women were "slaves" and "Grand Master" Raniere sat at the top. The defendant, who vowed through his legal team to appeal the convictions, insisted that all sexual relations within the group were consensual. Register to advertise your products & services on our classifieds website Digger.co.ke and enjoy one month subscription free of charge and 3 free ads on the Standard newspaper.
June 20, 2019 01:30 UTC
I have tried to come to terms with this and move on, but it’s not been easy. For the last 12 months I have been stuck trying to get documents authorising me to work in Kenya, having graduated from university. My teacher, also a refugee from the DRC, was good at French and English as he had been in Kenya much longer. I felt empty but my sessions with him soon started shaping the direction of my life and rekindling my hopes. Education gave my life meaning and school became my sanctuary.
June 20, 2019 00:56 UTC
By BBC SPORTMore by this AuthorA man has been arrested on suspicion of manslaughter over the death of Argentine footballer Emiliano Sala who died in a plane crash. The striker, who had signed with Cardiff City, was killed in the crash along with pilot David Ibbotson. A 64-year-old man from North Yorkshire had been arrested and released while investigations continue, a spokesperson for Dorset Police said. Sala's body was brought to Portland and Dorset Police has been carrying out inquiries on behalf of the coroner. An official search operation was called off on 24 January after Guernsey's harbour master said the chances of survival were "extremely remote".
June 20, 2019 00:56 UTC
Quantitative easing (QE) became a much-debated topic in South Africa earlier this month, when ANC secretary-general Ace Magashule announced after a lekgotla that it would now be considered as a tool to stimulate the South Africa economy. The central banks had to come up with alternative ways to increase activity in these economies. It is, however, still a monetary policy tool that generates emotive reaction from the public, economists and policymakers alike. No, and here is why: South Africa does not currently experience the risk of deflation. Krugel is the chief economist for PwC in South Africa, and a partner in its strategy and business unit
June 20, 2019 00:45 UTC
Khan thinks that Pacquiao could be his next fight after he beats the little known fighter Goyat (11-3-2, 2 KOs) on the 12th of July. Khan wants the fight with Pacquiao, but the Filipino star hasn’t said whether he would agree to take the match. Perhaps Khan is unaware of the perception the fans have about him, but needless to say, they’re not interested in seeing him and Pacquiao fight each other. I am still being called out by top names like Manny Pacquiao and Kell Brook.”What world title does Khan have in mind? Fans might have been talking about a Pacquiao vs. Khan fight years ago maybe, but not now.
June 19, 2019 23:37 UTC
There is really no gentle way to say it, but the fact that Ebola is able to make its way across the borders is actually a good thing. Inevitably, there have followed stories headlined “Porous border could hinder efforts to stem spread of Ebola”, or “Why it’s hard to stop Ebola spreading — between people and across borders”. There is really no gentle way to say it, but the fact that Ebola is able to make its way across the borders is actually a good thing. And the Europeans didn’t need strict border controls between British, French or Belgian colonial states; they were in bed together. The new political class reinforced the only tool you can use to control borders from a capital far away: Visas.
June 19, 2019 21:15 UTC
Export of Fish oil, meal a threat to millions in Africa, Group saysGreenpeace said "hundreds of thousands of tonnes of fish are made into meal or oil for export, to the detriment of about 40 million African men and women" [Photo, AFP]The exporting of tonnes of fish oil and fish meal from Africa to China and Europe poses a serious danger to the diets of millions of Africans, the Greenpeace environmental group said Wednesday.The group, at a press conference in Dakar, said it had identified 50 factories producing fish oil and meal, mainly in Mauritania but also in other West African nations such as Senegal and The Gambia. Hundreds of thousands of tonnes of fish are made into meal or oil for export, to the detriment of about 40 million African men and women," said Ibrahima Cisse of Greenpeace Africa's oceans protection campaign. The fish products are used in feed for poultry, pigs and other farm animals. Last year, Mauritania exported "a major part" of its fish products to China, the European Union, Turkey and Vietnam, according to the report. The fish oil and meal produced in Senegal goes to the EU and other African nations, while much of Gambia's exports go to the EU and Tunisia, according to Greenpeace.
June 19, 2019 21:11 UTC
A Kitui Court has ordered Barclays Bank of Kenya Limited to expunge the bad credit report of a Kitui county ward administrator that it had sent to the Credit Reference Bureau. However, as she gave the order, Kimani noted that despite being served, there was no response or opposition from Barclays Bank of Kenya. The magistrate directed that the respondent (Barclays Bank of Kenya) withdraws the applicant’s reference to the Credit Reference Bureau, pending the full hearing and determination of the main suit. In the order issued on June 13, but was received at the Kitui Barclays Bank of Kenya branch on Tuesday. Kimani also directed that the same order be served on the Credit Reference Bureau.
Prescription drugs, alcohol, and tobacco had the highest prevalence for reported current use by primary school pupils at 7.1 per cent, 3.2 per cent and 2.6 per cent respectively. SEE ALSO :Two children die after chang'aa pot explodesThe report noted that the median age of first experimentation with drugs and substances varies across the types of drugs used. According to the report, almost half of children cannot refuse an offer to do drugs. The self-reported use of other drugs – cocaine, heroin and inhalants – was lower than one per cent. Averagely, Nairobi had the highest percentage of pupils who have experimented with drugs at 36.1 per cent followed by Murang’a (35) and Bungoma (33.3).
June 19, 2019 21:00 UTC
It’s three years since Paul Pogba danced his way back into Manchester United to the tune of a Stormzy rap and the hashtag #pogback. Or you solve this thing in another way to get me ‘on vacation’.”‘Attack, attack, attack’With their relationship fast deteriorating, Pogba appeared to criticise Mourinho’s safety-first tactics after a 1-1 home draw with Wolves by calling on United to ‘attack, attack, attack’. “When we are at home we should attack, attack, attack. I think teams are scared when they see Manchester United attacking and attacking. He remains a United player but the excitement surrounding #pogback seems a long time ago now.
Bayern Munich midfielder Leon Goretzka would be delighted if his old friend Leroy Sane joins this summer. The Bavarian club have made no secret of their interest in the Manchester City winger but are yet to agree a deal. Goretzka, who has played with Sane at Schalke and with the German national team, told Bild he would love to line up with the 23-year-old again. “We would all be very happy about it if or when he comes,” he said. He scored 16 times last season and Bayern would love to bring him in, having parted ways with Arjen Robben and Franck Ribery this summer.
Men in Black: International premiered at Anga Imax, Nairobi, last Wednesday. The premiere was an invite-only event. The movie, which is almost two hours long, is the fourth entry in the sci-fi franchise and comes seven years after MIB 3 and a quarter of a century since Tommy Lee Jones and Will Smith first introduced audiences to the top-secret agency. Men in Black: International attempts to recharge the franchise for today’s audiences, with Chris Hemsworth and his Thor: Ragnarok co-star Tessa Thompson taking over, this time as Agents H and M.