Ken on 20th Dec

Manchester United players attended the club’s annual gala dinner on Wednesday, and some of them stepped on the red carpet with their other halves. Here are the pictures, plus a few archive ones, for those who came alone. Wayne Rooney and wife Colleen Chris Smalling and partner Sam Cooke Patrice Evra and partner Darren...

Ken on 20th Dec

Rehearsal draw on the left, actual draw on the right Officials in Nyon who watched the Champions League draw on Thursday might have got a sense of déjà vu when they saw which teams were paired with each other.That is because, in an astonishing twist, the draw ended up being exactly the same as the rehearsal draw which took place on Wednesday.The...

Ken on 16th Dec

3000m Olympic Steeplechase champion Ezekiel Kemboi is reported to have lost at least Sh 4 million on Thursday night, at a casino in Eldoret town. Apparently, the runner was new to the gambling world, and it was actually a friend who lured him to the casino, with an assurance that the money would double. Deep into the night, Kemboi found himself drunk...

Ken on 16th Dec

Sir Alex Ferguson will not be buying Theo Walcott, Victor Wanyama – or anybody else in January.  The Manchester United manager, who saw his team maintain their six-point lead over neighbours Manchester City with a 3-1 win over Sunderland on Saturday, is adamant he will not be doing any business in the transfer window unless it is to allow several...

Ken on 14th Dec

Red Pepper, a Ugandan daily has published today (7 December) graphic photos allegedly depicting the head of the country’s prime football team ‘sodomising’ a young team player. A photo depicting Chris Mubiru having anal sex with a young man covered the entire front page of the paper entitled: ‘SMOKED OUT! Uganda Cranes boss nabbed sodomising...

Ken on 13th Dec

Manchester United are planning a January double-swoop for Porto’s James Rodriguez and Celtic’s Victor Wanyama – using funds from their expected sale of Nani.Portuguese winger Nani is frustrated with life at United, where he has struggled for first-team action this season, and has been linked with transfer-window exits to Arsenal – where...

Ken on 12th Dec

Pep Guardiola has told Arsenal that they are top of his Premier League wishlist, we can now reveal.Representatives of the former Barcelona manager have let it be known to the north London club that he would be very keen to be considered for the manager’s job if it was to become available next year.Guardiola, who is on a year’s sabbatical...

Ken on 12th Dec

Manchester United have joined the race for Arsenal rebel Theo Walcott in a move similar to Robin van Persie’s controversial switch to Old Trafford in August. Sir Alex Ferguson is keen to land the England winger, whose deal expires at the end of the season. Sportsmail understands that should Walcott leave Arsenal, his first choice would be...

Ken on 11th Dec

Lionel Messi has been showered with praise after establishing a new world record by scoring 86 goals in a calendar year. Regardless of what you might think of calendar year as opposed to season-by-season records – our blogger Early Doors certainly did not approve – you can’t help doffing your cap to the diminutive Argentine for...

Ken on 09th Dec

A month after losing the 2012 presidential election, Mitt Romney and his wife, Ann, were ringside in Las Vegas on Saturday night to watch as Manny Pacquiao was knocked out by Juan Manuel Marquez in the sixth round of their welterweight bout. The image of the former Massachusetts governor, his mouth agape at the sight of Pacquiao face down on...

Ken on 06th Dec

Research from Mexico has shown that whenever Manchester United striker Javier ‘Chicharito’ Hernandez is playing, the average crime rate across the country drops. Chicharito is one of the key figures in Mexican football who is currently plying his trade in the European game. The news suggests that there are still many positives that can be taken...

Ken on 05th Dec

It seems that English giants Arsenal and living Arsenal legend Thierry Henry cannot get enough of each other, as the Frenchman agreed to a second consecutive loan spell at the club. Following a dismal start to the season (five wins in 15 games), Arsenal will be hoping that the return of the club’s all-time leading goal scorer will spark...

Ken on 02nd Dec

IT’S a photo that will enrage hard-working football fans across Britain. West Brom defender Liam Ridgewell, 28, squats over a toilet and wipes his backside with a wad of £20 notes. Scattered on the floor in front of him are dozens more £20 notes, totalling almost £1,000. The Premier League star, who earns at least £20,000 a week, is...

Ken on 26th Nov

The Manchester City striker Carlos Tevez has been disqualified from driving less than a fortnight after his luxury car was removed from the road by police.Tevez, 28, mimicked driving a vehicle after he scored twice in his team’s Premier League win at home to Aston Villa on 17 November. Two days earlier his Porsche Panamera was impounded in...

Ken on 18th Nov

State of Our Nets The actual net. [Photo/ michezoafrika.com] This you will not hear everyday. Sofapaka player Humphrey Meino hit what may be in contention for the world’s most powerful free kicks. In fact, it was so powerful that it went through the net.  Incidences of balls going past the net are so rare that a search on the very...

Ken on 14th Nov

World’s best footballer, Lionel Messi’s baby is just two weeks old, but he has already signed for a football club! Can you beat that? Argentina outfit Newell’s where Messi played at youth level before joining Barcelona have snapped up the son of the man widely believed to be a football god, Thiago as a member; gods begat gods, they believe,...

Ken on 08th Nov

K’Ogalo And TUZO Reconcile Gor Mahia sponsors TUZO, owned by TNA presidential aspirant Uhuru Kenyatta, has promised to reward K’Ogalo for its incredible performance this season. In a meeting held on Thursday at their Nyayo Stadium headquarters, the Gor Mahia officials and TUZO managers reconciled after a series of verbal attacks from...

Ken on 07th Nov

Tennis superstars Serena and Venus Williams are in Kenya for humanitarian reasons. PANA, a Pan African information company, writes on its website that the two jetted into the country on Tuesday from Nigeria, courtesy of the organization, Care International.   They are said to have flown to Kisumu, where they met orphans and women widowed by HIV/AIDS....

Ken on 29th Oct

Mark Clattenburg factfile: 1975: Born March 13 in Consett, County Durham. 2000: August – Takes charge of his first Football League match between Chesterfield and York aged just 25. 2004: Promoted to the Premier League’s Select Group and referees his first top-flight game between Crystal Palace and Everton. 2005: January – Fails,...

Ken on 24th Oct

“Montoya told me that I was only a taxi driver and that he was a footballer” Barcelona defender Martin Montoya has been reported to the authorities for allegedly stealing a taxi driver’s wallet in Madrid. Montoya who was on international duty with the Spanish Under 21 side, reportedly called for a taxi to take him from Barajas Airport...