Category Archives: Sports

From factory floor to record books for Leicester’s Vardy


In an age when youngsters are recruited by leading clubs before they have even mastered the art of shoelace-tying, Jamie Vardy’s rise to prominence with Leicester City is an exceptional story. Five years ago, Vardy was playing amateur football for Stocksbridge Park Steels in England’s seventh tier and working part-time at a factory making medical splints. Now he is an ... Read More »

Student lands endorsement deal after run and drink beer race

beer run

There are peculiar competitions and just down right ridiculous contests. In the US, the beer mile attracts hundreds of competitors who are required to run four quarter mile laps while taking a bottle of beer after every lap. If you vomit, you lose points. Just four bottles? you ask. Its not that easy. The best recorded time is 4 min 51 ... Read More »

Nigerian bags World Scrabble title, in first for Africa


Cowboy-hat wearing Wellington Jighere from Nigeria crushed his English opponent 4 – 0 at the World Scrabble Championship in Australia to become first African to bag the word game’s global title. Jighere was among more than 120 competitors who travelled to Perth for the World English-language Scrabble Players’ Association Championship, which culminated in Sunday’s best-of-seven final against England’s Lewis Mackay. ... Read More »

Can you play football without both legs? (Video)


“When one of our kids feels like they’re having a bad day, they look over at Joe and see that smile, see his work ethic. Man, it really motivates and inspires our kids.” Lee Blankenship, high school football coach at Beggs High School, Oklahoma talking about Joe Martel III. Before he was two years old, Martel had both legs amputated. ... Read More »

Kenyan teen scoops top position at the Formula BMW Asia Cup Series


First-time Kenyan racer Jeremy Wahome ensured Kenya was a strong contender in the fast paced sport of Formula car racing. The 16 year old successfully achieved three rookie wins, two second place finishes and one third place finish at the Formula BMW Asia Cup Series held at the world famous Sepang International Circuit in Malaysia. “Participating in the Asia Cup ... Read More »

Messi skips holiday to spend time in Gabon


Footballer Lionel Messi by-passed a much-needed opportunity to rest after a demanding but fruitful 2014/15 season to spend a few days in Gabon. Messi was in the West African Country at the invited of President Ali Bongo Ondimba and former team-mate Etoo, who has projects in the country. According to, Messi laid a foundation stone to one of the ... Read More »

Airtel Rising Stars to bring alive young Kenya’s soccer dreams


Airtel Kenya has today announced that it will launch its annual edition of the Airtel Rising Stars championships on 24th June 2015. The programme focuses on identifying and nurturing budding soccer talent from the grassroots onto the national stage. Airtel Rising Stars (ARS), an initiative of Airtel across Africa has a wide program that provides  a platform for upcoming soccer ... Read More »

Infographic: Mayweather vs Pacquiao #MayPac

Manny vs Money

This is probably the biggest boxing match in recent history. On 2nd May at 3am (Kenyan Time), American Floyd Mayweather and Filipino Manny Pacquiao will go at each other in a fight that is expected to be viewed across the globe. Below is an infographic showing the worth, record and cash prize the two will get. Read More »

Strathmore cruises to finals of Universities basketball tourney

Basketball Zuku

Strathmore University Basketball team thrashed its Counterpart University of Eldoret 112/39 to book a ticket to the finals of the 2015 edition of the Zuku Universities Basketball league that entered its home stretch at the Kasarani indoor Arena. Strathmore will meet a relatively new entrant into the Universities basketball tourney Zetech University College who outran Egerton University Njoro 79/59 to ... Read More »

USIU Flames first Varsity side to win basketball league

USIU Champs

  The USIU flames dethroned defending champions Kenya Ports Authority to be crowned the new Kenya Basketball Federation (KBF) Women Premier League Champions after beating KPA 3-1 in a best of five series final at Nyayo Stadium on Sunday 1st February, 2015. The Zone 5 defending champions went through an impressive playoff run before last Sundays final, beating Safe Spaces 2-0 ... Read More »