EDWIN ESHAPAYA: THE SPORTING ICON IN MERU

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.

Kakamega versus Musingu High School Football Derby. Is it a battle of titans – The Story

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

THE NEVER FORGOTTEN FOOTBALL LEGENDS OF KAKAMEGA HIGH SCHOOL: GREEN COMMANDOS “CLASS OF 1986”

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”

The Giants of Kakamega High School “class of 1995”. Is it the best assembled school team to ever grace the game?

By Hillary Mukasa If there is a high school that has ever made the greatest football impact in Kenya then it has to be Kakamega High School. Popularly known as the Green Commandos (GC), they ruled Kenya Secondary Schools Sports Association (KSSSA) football competitions for almost a decade between 1980 and 1990. During that period … Continue reading The Giants of Kakamega High School “class of 1995”. Is it the best assembled school team to ever grace the game?

CLEMENT KAWERE: The inside story of Bidii Sports Academy’s wonder boy

Nurturing talent from a young age has always been the key factor to the success of any football club. Studies have shown reduced crime rates in areas with sports-based youth development initiatives. This story is about the boy who started playing football at Bidii Sports Academy when he was a mere standard two pupil at … Continue reading CLEMENT KAWERE: The inside story of Bidii Sports Academy’s wonder boy

Antony Njeru: Growing up and toughening up in football – the story

Born in Makongeni estate Nairobi to Josephat Njuki and Dorcas Kauro, Antony Njeru started playing football at Masa FC. When the family moved to Meru to start their business he had to migrate too.  The beginning When he came to Meru his objective was not to play football since he never knew much about football … Continue reading Antony Njeru: Growing up and toughening up in football – the story

Francis Xavier: The story of a winner and a star

By Hillary Mukasa If a player has represented Shabana, KCC and AFC Leopards in his career, and is still highly respected by all three groups of fans, you know he is something special. Francis Xavier begun to show his football brilliance while a teenager. He started playing football in standard 8 because of his small … Continue reading Francis Xavier: The story of a winner and a star

When Meru County girls were crowned football queens- The Story

When the first Inter County Sports Tournament in Kenya was held in Laikipia County in Nanyuki from 27th April to 1st May 2015, few people knew about the Meru County women football team before the competition kicked off  but after the week long tournament the name “Meru County” was on the lips of everyone. This … Continue reading When Meru County girls were crowned football queens- The Story

BIDII YOUTH SOCCER TOURNAMENT: WHY IT WAS A SUCCESS

Jubilant fans in Meru County have always enjoyed watching the beautiful game of football live at Kinoru Stadium from the times of Meru bombers, Mafuko bombers, Kisima bombers to Tusker FC. Players such as Moses “Dube” Odhiambo, Muna Kalayia, Frankline Obare and many others were bred and started their careers in this beautiful county known … Continue reading BIDII YOUTH SOCCER TOURNAMENT: WHY IT WAS A SUCCESS

KeMU football legends. Is the sky the limit?

Everyone has a story but not everyone has a special story. KeMU has been super duper in the football arena in the past decade. Well known for a beautiful brand of football with fluid passing both KeMU men and women teams have won the hearts of many fans in Kenya and beyond the borders whenever … Continue reading KeMU football legends. Is the sky the limit?