When you talk about JJ Masiga you talk about University of Nairobi and when you talk about University of Nairobi you talk about JJ Masiga. He is the biggest name of a footballer in the Kenyan Universities. We will have to wait for another generation for a player with the ability of JJ Masiga to … Continue reading Remembering Red Brigades football team of University of Nairobi
It is easy to find a good worker, a good soccer player or a good hockey player but it is difficult to find someone who can perfectly balance the three. If former Kenyan football legend JJ Masiga balanced football, rugby and his medical profession perfectly, then here in Meru we have our own Edwin Eshapaya who has balanced work in the Police Service, football and hockey excellently. “I do manage both hockey and soccer since I have a schedule to train both. I do hockey drills from 5.30 am to 7 am in the morning then attend soccer training sessions in the evening after work. This ensures that I balance the two” Says Edwin Eshapaya. The youths need to emulate him in balancing sports, work and family life. “Most of the time I am performing my duties as a Police Officer and the little time I have in the early morning when I wake up and in the evening after work I dedicate it to sports” Very encouraging sentiments from Eshapaya.
Football is the people’s game. We live it, we breathe it. This article looks at Musingu football legends. Musingu High School has produced some of the most iconic players in the history of Kenyan football. From Washington Muhanji to Keffa Tasso and Bernard Agunda to Steve Oliech Okumu, the school has a catalogue of history makers and record breakers from different generations that is unbelievable. They are the players we wish we were. Putting a list of 25 greatest Musingu football players of all time is no easy task especially since you are picking out of a massive talent pool in the second most successful footballing team in Western Kenya which is the home of football. There are possibly several omissions from the list which would easily fit in. After days of meticulous research and asking living football “Wikipedia’s” this is the list I came up with.
By Hillary Mukasa Festus Serenge was born in a family of sportsmen in 1969 and had the genes of a sportsman as well. Serenge started playing in the stellar world of football in Western Province of Kenya. The genesis of his football was at Bukhulunya Primary School before he transferred to Nairobi Garden Estate Primary … Continue reading Festus Serenge dominated in the Kenyan football arena like Hercules
The Kakamega County Senator Cleo Malala Super Cup Tournament held in Mumias last year in December was happiness to the players and the fans that came in large numbers. Apart from watching this meticulously organized football tournament I was able to meet several football legends who retired from the game but still working at the … Continue reading Pius Masinza: No denying the talent that was in his feet
By Hillary Mukasa Balancing Sports and Academics is tough but not impossible. If sportsmen don’t plan for their life after sports they are likely to experience problems such as poverty, downward income mobility, unemployment/unemployability, psychological crisis, depression, confusion, lack of direction, substance abuse and marital breakup. This article covers iconic figures in sports who have … Continue reading BALANCING SPORTS AND ACADEMICS: IS IT POSSIBLE?
By Hillary Mukasa The phrase ‘Derby’ most likely originated from the Derby, a horse race in England in 1870. It has been used as a noun in English to denote any kind of Sporting Contest. Football Derbies may be about factors involved like history, animosity between a country’s different regions, religion and footballing honors. This … Continue reading Kakamega versus Musingu High School Football Derby. Is it a battle of titans – The Story
By Hillary Mukasa The “Green Commandos” of Kakamega High School is music to the ears of many football lovers countrywide. The Green Commandos is the hottest football property in the Kenya Secondary Schools Sports Association (KSSSA) football competitions in Kenya for the obvious reason. In 2018 they clinched their 14th National Secondary School games football … Continue reading THE NEVER FORGOTTEN FOOTBALL LEGENDS OF KAKAMEGA HIGH SCHOOL: GREEN COMMANDOS “CLASS OF 1986”
By Hillary Mukasa GOALKEEPERS Rosemary Aluoch Her love for the game is something else. She was very aggressive and with good communication between the posts. The legendary goalkeeper was known as ‘Mara’ short form of Maradona by her peers when she started playing as a number 10. She discovered she was better at saving balls … Continue reading Top 50 Greatest Women Footballers In Kenya
By Hillary Mukasa When Mr. Peter Mulama and Mrs. Dymphina Mulama were gifted by God with twins, He did not just bless them with children. Simon Mulama “Seppe” and Titus Mulama “Tito” were half children and half football geniuses. Just like the football dynasties of the Origi’s, Serenge’s, and Oliech’s, the Mulama’s would also have … Continue reading Flashback: Just how good was Simon “Seppe” Mulama, the jewel in the midfield-The Story