Kenya’s top 50 players

Listen Goalkeepers James Siang’a – Goalkeeper of the independence era. Turned out for the future Harambee Stars for 13 years, in itself testimony to his brilliance and immovability. Also coached the national team. He has coached in other countries in the region, an uncommon Kenyan export product. Dan Odhiambo – Best Gor Mahia goalkeeper ever. […]

1987: How Austin Oduor and Gor Mahia captured the imagination of a nation

Listen The grainy black and white pictures that appeared in the morning papers of Sunday, December 6, 1987, did only partial justice to the loftiest moment Kenya football ever savoured. Some depicted the sea of humanity that packed the stands of the 60,000 capacity Moi International Sports Complex, Kasarani to the highest terrace, leaving little […]

A very German humbling

Listen Bernd Holzenbein may have scored the fastest international goal on Kenyan soil with his 15thsecond strike after kick-off when Eintracht Frankfurt beat Kenya4-1 at the Nairobi City Stadium on June 16, 1971, but it is his provider, Jürgen Grabowski, who was all the rage in the country before, during and many years after that […]

Jamhuri Day horror show

Listen   In an idle moment at the Sports Desk, while working for the Standard Newspapers in 1977, a senior colleague, Hezekiah Wepukhulu, said to me: “There is a story I would like you to do. It is about the worst defeat Kenya has ever suffered in football. We were beaten 13-2 by Ghana.” When […]