By Hillary Mukasa Standing L-R is Nyambane (Games Master-Coach), Jared Imbo, Mike Okoth, Henry Nyandoro (RIP), Charles Ogembo, Vincent Abuga, Henry Motego. Squatting L-R is Orare John, Richard Otambo, Salim Mabruk, Anthony Waliuba and Evans Omoyo. The team had beaten Homabay boys in the Provincial finals in 1986.(Photo Courtesy-Richard Otambo) Richard Otambo was admitted to … Continue reading Remembering Secondary School Football in 1987: An Iterio Master Class.
By Hillary Mukasa The Lucrative awards on display before the final match. The winnersTrophy could easily be mistaken for the EPL Trophy. A tournament with meticulous organization Ken Muriuki Wakili has undeniably made an impact in developing football at the grass roots in Meru and keeping the youths gainfully busy. The last time the Lawyers … Continue reading From the Law Court To The Football Pitch: Ken Muriuki Wakili’s Football Impact in Meru
By Hillary Mukasa Josephat “Controller” Murila theundisputed football giant (Photo Courtesy) Twahir Muhidin “I played against him when I was Coaching Mombasa Wanderers in the Superleague now Kenya Premier League. I really admired him. He was my kind of player. He was not what you would expect from the players of that time who played in … Continue reading “There were football kings and stars. There was everybody. But there was only one Controller. No other name. He was the best”- What they say about Josephat “Controller” Murila.
It is June 2021 and I decide to go to Camp Toyoyo to watch a Kenya Women Premier league match between Thika Queens and Mathare United ladies. In the Thika Queens squad there are 3 former KeMU Queens FC players Esse Akida, Monica Karambu and Cheris Avilia whom I coached at Kenya Methodist University. These … Continue reading The sensational football journey of James Nandwa
The impact of Chris Makokha’s coaching continues to be as important today as it was before he passed on in the darkest hour in 2013. It takes a great manger to build a great team. It takes an extraordinary manager to build two. Chris won 7 Kenya Secondary Schools Sports Association (KSSSA) titles with Kakamega … Continue reading Remembering chris Makokha: How good was the legendary coach?
The impact of Chris Makokha’s coaching continues to be as important today as it was before he passed on in the darkest hour in 2013. It takes a great manger to build a great team. It takes an extraordinary manager to build two. Chris won 7 Kenya Secondary Schools Sports Association (KSSSA) titles with Kakamega … Continue reading Remembering Chris Makokha: How good was the legendary coach?
Johnstone Mukonyi (extreme left) with the 1982 Musingu Scorpions team in the Provincial finals in Bungoma. (Photo –Johnstone Mukonyi) He mastermind a tactical victory against the seemingly invincible Green Commandos of Kakamega High School in the finals of the KSSSA National Championship in Mombasa in 1984 to become Champions of the Country? Hats off to … Continue reading Johnstone Mukonyi: Does he occupy a special place in the hearts of Musingu High School Football fans?
Twahir Muhiddin in actionPhoto-(Courtesy) It is October and the FKF Instructors Course is taking place at Moi International Sports Center Kasarani. The head Instructor is the FKF Technical Director from Germany Andreas Spiers and the year is 2016. The Technical Director is assisted by two able Education officers in Michael Amenga and David Ouma. In … Continue reading Twahir Muhiddin: The football experience in Brazil: Was it the turning point of his coaching career?
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.