Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?


Revived Re-Union take on champs Tusker

NAIROBI, Kenya, January 27- Re- Union football club one of the oldest clubs in Kenya, that was among the top three sides along archrivals Gor Mahia and AFC in its hey day will play league champions Tusker on Sunday as it continues its revival.

The match at City Stadium will witness the 1964 league champions entertain the current crown holders as Re, who were the first Kenyan side to win the East and Central African Club Champions Cup in 1976 and went on to retain it in 1977 take the tentative steps of re-establishing themselves.

New club chairman, Joseph Mboss has pledged to sustain the club’s ideals of playing attacking football and giving young players a chance that endeared them to fans across the ethnic divide.

Re held their annual general meeting on January 8 where Mboss was elected to lead the revival of the club that became moribund in the mid 2000s after the death of long serving chairman, Mark Ageng.

Charles Omollo Tude (vice-chair), Henry Otieno (secretary), Thaddeus Oduor (vice-secretary), Omondi Omollo (treasurer), Dr. Richard Arina and Hashim Sheobo (both members) were also elected to the executive committee.

Re capped a memorable 1964 season by famously beating The Ethiopian national team who were the then African Champions and had Prime Minister, Raila Odinga in their squad for that year.

In their chequered history before they were rocked by financial problems that crippled the side at the turn of the millennium, Re produced some of the country’s most famous football sons including legendary goal keeper James Siang’a, ace winger Eric Omonge and striker Charles Ochieng rated among the best headers of the ball.

On Saturday, Gor their arch rivals for the vast Nyanza fan base, take on Sudan’s El Merreikh at Nyayo National Stadium in a high profile friendly as they prepare for the CAF Confederations Cup.

Derbies between Re and Gor used to decide the destination of the league title in the 60s and 70s.

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.


  1. Mejjaooo

    January 27, 2012 at 2:07 pm

    look forward to see back Re in action

  2. Tyson

    January 28, 2012 at 11:33 am

    It was my club.  Am happy to hear that Re is coming back

  3. Info

    February 1, 2012 at 5:34 pm

    You may get more information on how you can be part of  the Reunion comeback project by writing yto

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.


More on Capital Sports


NAIROBI, Kenya, May 25 – There is light at the end of the tunnel. After failed promises over the last three years since its...


NAIROBI, Kenya, June 8 – Olympic Champion Caster Semenya and wife Violet Raseboya have hinted that they might be expecting a baby in a...


NAIROBI, Kenya, Aug 13 – Kenya’s history making Daniel Adongo, the first Kenyan to play in America’s National Football League (NFL), is now living...


NAIROBI, Kenya, Jun 28 – Three Kenyans have become overnight multi-millionaires after winning the Odibets Euro EuroJackpot that was launched a few weeks back....

© 2022 Capital Digital Media. Capital Group Limited. All Rights Reserved