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Capital FM drawn with RMS for Betway SJAK Sports Day

Capital FM receiving the title from KCB Corporate Communication Manager Peter Mwaura. Photo/Eric Barasa

NAIROBI, Kenya, Dec 12 – Defending champions Capital FM have been drawn with last year’s second placed team Royal Media Services in Group A for this year’s Betway Sports Journalists Association of Kenya (SJAK) Sports Day scheduled for Saturday at the Kasarani Stadium.

Serial winners Capital FM edged out RMS on points after winning the tug-of-war decider and the two will renew rivalry once again this year in a pool that also has Ebru TV and Online Outlets.

Group B has Mediamax, who finished third in the 2018 edition, Kass, Switch TV and Opera News.

Nation Media Group has been thrown in the ‘group of death’ where they will face their perennial rivals Standard Media Group, freelancers and Metropol TV in pool C while Radio Africa highlights Group D alongside national broadcaster KBC, Mount Kenya TV and Soka.co.ke.

Capital FM’s Ashleigh Ali competing in the egg race. Photo/ERIC BARASA

The annual get together for sports scribes that aims at celebrating the International Sports Journalists Day, has seen this year’s prize money increase to Ksh200,000 to be shared among the podium finishers and airtime courtesy of telecommunication company Safaricom.

The winner will walk home with Ksh100, 000, runners-up will take Ksh60, 000 as third finishers will pocket Ksh40, 000.

The event that will comprise of 16 media houses, received a shot in the arm when global soft drinks manufacturer Coca Cola and telecommunications giants Safaricom injected their support to complement Betway’s sponsorship.

Each team will comprise ten participants, three of whom must be of the female gender. The five competitions on the day include 4x100m relay, football, tug of war, egg race and sack race.

Each team will earn points from each event with the overall winners crowned champions

Pools for SJAK Sports Day

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-SJAK Sports Day Group-

Group A: Capital FM, Royal Media, Ebru TV, Online Teams

Group B: Mediamax, Switch TV, Kass, Opera News

Group C: Standard Group, Nation Media Group, Metropol TV, Freelancers

Group D: Radio Africa, KBC, Mount Kenya, Soka.co.ke

 

Quarterfinals

Q1: Winner A vs Runner up D

Q2: winner B vs Runner up C

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Q3: Winner C vs Runner up B

Q4: Winner D vs Runner up A

Semifinals

SF1: Winner Q1 vs Winner Q2

SF2: Winner Q3 vs Winner Q4

Third place playoff

Loser SF1 vs Loser SF2

Finals

Winner SF1 vs Winner SF

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