So Kenya bowed out at the main cup semifinal stage. Oh well, would have been nice to successfully defend our title, but its early days. All the best to Mitch Ocholla, Sidney Ashioya and their charges as they take on the world in the upcoming World Series.
Been back in Kenya since mid July and figures i would post a quick one regards to the brief time online and to dust a few of the old cobwebs accumulating on this blog page.
First of all I am on twitter where i have been busy (@sportinkenya) so you can follow me there.
This will be a quick run through all the major events in Kenyan sports in the past month and a half.
The cricket team did well to pick up and away draw in Ireland and a comprehensive win against Canada in the Intercontinental Cup but put the ODI form esp with the increasingly frequent batting collapses is a major cause for concern
FKL should do better that organizing friendly matches on inconvenient dates in dubiously opaque situations. having friendlies at at all is a good thing but Mr Hey and co on the Harambee stars bench need to have more access to all their players so it would make sense to put the games on FIFA allocated dates to guarantee they are all available.
KPL season reaching its climax and Sofapaka have come from nowhere to not only rule the roost on top of the table but they are setting standards money wise. Old timers like Gor Mahia and AFC Leopards take note…
AK did us all proud with the third place finish at the IAAF World championships but surely How is it we could not produce a single athlete in any of the field events needs to be investigated. Can’t we even find a single championship quality long jumper at the very least
The Elgon Cup concludes this weekend and prospects for its future and in the balance money wise. Surely what are KRFU doing with Safari sevens that cannot be replicated in the Elgon Cup?
On Boxing Conjestina Achieng is back in the ring good times…
And finally to Cricket Kenya. WAPI HIYO ELITE LEAGUE?
From the 21st of this week, Kenya will be hosting the IRB Junior Rugby World Trophy. this is an u20 tournaments featuring teams from Chile, Kenya, Korea, Paupau New Guinea, Namibia, cayman Islands and the USA.
As the first official IRB event to be hosted in Kenya it should be a massive boost to the standing of the local facilities and an oppotunity for Kenya’s young stars to pit themselves against some of the best u20 talent in the World today
As the Bamburi super series builds pace over the weekend Kenya’s rugby fraternity continue to show a not very Kenyan tech savvyness when it comes to web presence. Yes theu actually have a proper website that is regularly updated and was put together by someone aho actually has more that a remote liking for aesthetics and usability.
Hopefully more people will pick up on this trend cos its really bizzare to have to look for fresh news to blog from non-kenyan websites like 99% of the time.
Kudos to KRFU