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Former Kenya’s football Captain Musa Otieno Contracts Coronavirus

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Former Kenya’s national football team Harambee Stars captain Musa Otieno has been admitted at Mbagathi Hospital in Nairobi after testing positive for COVID-19.

According to doctors at the facility, is that Otieno is stable and recovering after testing positive for Coronavirus.

 Otieno formerly of AFC Leopards and South African side Sanlam Santos developed a fever last week and was rushed to hospital on Friday, June 26th, 2020, after complaining of breathing difficulties.

The former national team captain was then taken to the Mbagathi Hospital where he was admitted and stabilized after being put on oxygen.

He is currently admitted at the infectious disease unit.

Otieno has been at the forefront in distributing foodstuff to the vulnerable in Maringo , the area where he grew up through his Kick off to Hope organization.

Football Kenya Federation (FKF) president Nick Mwendwa led a host of persons wishing for his quick recovery on Tuesday.

Our legend and former captain Musa Otieno recieved a positive Covid-19 result. Join us in wishing him a quick recovery. #StaySafe pic.twitter.com/8ZeR7DCXyP— Harambee Stars (@harambee__stars) June 30, 2020.

Health officials will now begin tracing of Otieno’s contacts over the last two weeks.

Otieno is regarded as one of the most successful, talented and disciplined players of his generation.

An accomplished and giant central defender, he featured for AFC Leopards and Tusker FC in the Kenyan Premier League, before moving to Santos FC in South Africa where he spent a decade, including a short stint in the USA.

He also captained Harambee Stars at the 2004 Africa Cup of Nations.

Upon retirement, Otieno worked under coaches Bobby Williamson and Stanley Okumbi as Harambee Stars assistant coach and also worked as a TV pundit.

He currently manages a football academy in Nairobi’s Eastlands area and has been key in distributing relief food to the needy during the Covid-19.

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Betika Resumes Football Kitting Programme

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Leading sports betting firm, Betika, has resumed its programme of kitting and equipping football teams through its ‘Betika Na Community’ initiative.
In the wake of Covid-19, Betika na Community planned Initiatives were slowed down.
However, Betika has now started slowly distributing merchandise to various communities in and around Nairobi through a campaign dubbed#TurudiUwanjani.
Resumption of the programme, was kick-started in Westlands Sub County with the first kit deployment being made to 23 clubs of full kits, soccer Balls and nets.
Under the sports program, the company organizes grassroot football tournaments across the country to support the youth in the communities through provision of uniforms, financial support, kits, balls, nets and other sports equipment.
Since its launch in November 2019, Betika has held football tournaments in Machakos, Meru, Kisii, Nyamira, Vihiga, Kakamega counties among others.
Each tournament consisted of grassroot football teams who benefitted from cash prizes, football equipment and support towards a community water project of their choice. In addition, as part of community engagement in these counties, Betika distributed branded merchandise and protective occupational gear e.g. reflector jackets, aprons, overalls and conductor jackets to the locals.
The ‘Betika Na Community’ has now grown into a massive movement with huge following across the country with sports lovers taking to the firm’s social media pages to enquire where the initiative is going next.
Betika continues to reaffirm their commitment in investing in sports, arts and culture across the country in 2020.

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FKF President, Premier League transitional committee hold return to football meeting

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FKF President Nick Mwendwa has on Thursday, August 6, 2020, met the five-member FKF Premier League transitional committee, led by Ulinzi Stars Chairman Col. Eric Oloo.

Top on the agenda was the return to football protocols that need to be adhered to, in anticipation for the start of the 2020/2021 FKF Premier League season, once the global Covid-19 pandemic positively evolves.

In attendance were Ulinzi Stars Chairman Col. Eric Oloo, AFC Leopards Chairman Dan Shikanda, Zoo FC Chairman Ken Ochieng, Tusker Chairman Daniel Aduda, and Kariobangi Sharks Chairman Robert Maoga

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Court orders former FKF Boss Nyamweya to pay Journalist Sh10 Million for Defamation

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Former Football Kenya Federation (FKF) chairman has been ordered to pay sports journalist Omullo Okoth Sh10million for defamation.

Omullo Okoth moved to court in 2015 to sue former FKF chairman Sam Nyamweya for defamation over an article he wrote in a weekly publication.
Confirming the move to Kenya Online News, Okoth said:” Justice has been served. That particular article really ruined my reputation as it claimed that I had been bribed to offer certain favors.”
Okoth also said FKF has been enjoined in the suit as the statement which appeared in the weekly publication was written on the federation’s letterhead.
“I have received a ruling against Nyamweya and the federation and my lawyers will be serving them soon.”

Contacted for comment FKF President Nick Mwendwa said he had received the ruling but insisted that the federation should not have been enjoined.
“You cannot sue an entity for defamation. We have asked our lawyers to appeal against the ruling and strike out our name from the suit. They should go for the individual who defamed them and not the federation,” he said.

IND. 0249 SUB OMULO VS NYAMWEYA DEFAMATION CASE

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