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.
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 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 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
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?
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
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?
AFC Leopards popularly known as “Ingwe’’ is unquestionably home of some of the country’s finest footballers.It was in November 2017 when I was privileged to meet one of my childhood football idols who played for AFC Leopards and Harambee Stars. I had met him before in other football forums but this time he was my … Continue reading Mickey Weche “T9.”The soccer legend that was made to be talked about. – The story
Early Years Fred Serenge started playing football in Primary School while in standard five at Garden Estate Primary School in Kasarani division around KBL estates. He started by playing inter primary schools. A composite team was selected from Baba dogo Primary, Garden Estate, Kasarani Primary and Kariobangi Primary. While still in primary, Serenge played for … Continue reading From football wizard to a coaching technocrat; The untold story of Fred Serenge