Liverpool yawabwaga Chelsea 5-4 na kutwaa taji la Super Cup

Liverpool jana ilishinda Super Cup kwa mara ya nne katika historia yake kwa kuwanyuka Chelsea 5-4 kupitia mikwaju ya penalti. Pande zote mbili zilitoka sare ya 2-2 katika muda wa kawaida na wa ziada.

Rais Kenyatta ataka Bunge kukomesha mzozo wa mgawo wa fedha kwa kaunti

Wakati wa mikwaju hio, kipa Adrian alizuia mkiki ya Tammy Abraham na kupelekea ushindi wa mabingwa hao wa Champions League. Ushindi huu unajiri miezi miwili tu baada ya Jurgen Klopp kushinda taji lake la kwanza kama meneja wa Liverpool.

Chelsea wanafuatilia kinachoendelea na Manchester City kwa makini baada ya mabingwa hao wa ligi ya Primia kukwepa marufuku ya uhamisho kwa kukiuka kanuni za kuwasajili wachezaji wa chini ya miaka 18.

City walitozwa faini ya pauni elfu 315,000 lakini hawakupigwa marufuku baada ya FIFA kuwa walikiri makosa. Chelsea wakati huo huo walipigwa marufuku ya mwaka mmoja ya kusajili wachezaji na kutozwa faini ya pauni elfu 460 mwezi February, na wako katika mchakato wa kupinga marufuku hio kwa sasa, katika mahakama kutatua kesi za spoti.

Lampard asema yupo tayari kukabiliana na mtihani wa pili hii leo

Wamedinda kutoa taarifa yoyote lakini wanafuatilia jambo hilo kwa makini.

Barcelona na Real Madrid wamewasilisha ofa kwa Paris St-Germain kumtaka Neymar lakini zimekataliwa. Klabu ya zamani ya Neymar Barcelona wanaaminika kutoa ofa ya Uro milioni 100 pamoja na Philippe Coutinho.

Ivan Rakitic pia alijadiliwa kama sehemu ya mkataba huo. Real wamewasilisha ofa inayohusisha pesa na vilevile Gareth Bale na James Rodriguez. PSG walikuwa wanamtaka Vinicius Junior lakini Real haikuweka jina lake kwenye mkataba huo.

Inaaminika kuwa PSG wangependelea kumuuza Neymar kwa Real.

 

Divock Origi atia saini mkataba wa mda mrefu na Liverpool

Divock Origi ametia saini mkataba wa muda mrefu na Liverpool kufuatia msururu wa kushinda mechi msimu uliopita.

Mshambulizi huo wa Ubelgiji ambaye alikua amesalia na mwaka mmoja kwenye kandarasi yake alifunga mabao mawili wakati Liverpool walipowanyuka Barcelona mabao 4-0 katika nusu fainali ya Champions League.

Tazama wimbo mpya wa Divock Origi baada ya kupatia Liverpool ushindi

Origi pia alifunga balo la pili katika fainali yao ya Champions League dhidi ya Tottenham, na walipowanyuka Newcastle na Everton katika ligi ya Premier.

Huko Uhispania, Barcelona inataka kumsajili beki wa Manchester United na raia wa Uswidi Victor Lindelof mwenye umri wa miaka 24, huku ikiwa beki wa Ajax Matthijs de Ligt anatarajiwa kujiunga na Juventus.

Kwingineko Real Madrid watalazimika kulipa dau litakalovunja rekodi ya pauni milioni 162 kumsajili kiungo wa kati wa Ufaransa Paul Pogba mwenye umri wa miaka 26, kutoka Manchester United.

Huko Uingereza, duru zilizo karibu na Wilfried Zaha zinaashiria kuwa kuna tashwisi ya iwapo Arsenal wataweza kumsajili kutoka Crystal Palace.

The Gunners wanamtaka raia huyo wa Ivory Coast na walikua wametoa ofa ya pauni milioni 40 mapema mwezi huu. Hata hivyo Palace walikataa ofa hiyo na wanaaminika kumwekea Zaha thamani ya pauni miliono 80.

Origi goes from ‘worst striker’ to striking gold in Liverpool’s Champions League triumph 

Tukirejea Afrika, William Troost-Ekong alifunga bao la dakika za lala salama na kuisadiai Nigeria kufuzu kwa nusu fainali ya michuano ya AFCON kwa ushindi wa 2-1 dhidi ya Afrika Kusini.

Samuel Chukwueze alianza kufunga kabla ya Bongani Zungu kusawazisha. Nigeria watakabana na Ivory Coast au Algeria jumapili. Kwingineko Senegal ilifuzu kupitia kwa bao la kiungo wa kati wa Everton Idrissa Gueye walipowanyuka Benin.

Senegali watakabana na Madagascar au Tunisia katika nusu fainali jumapili jijini Cairo.

 

 

Chelsea yamsajili Mateo Kovacic kutoka Real Madrid

Chelsea imekamilisha uhamisho wake Mateo Kovacic kutoka Real Madrid kwa dau la millioni $ 45.

Kovacic aliyesajiliwa na Chelsea msimu uliopita kwa mkopo amesajili rasmi na Chelsea kwa mkataba wa miaka minne. Kovacic alisaidia Chelsea kutwaa taji la Europa League pamoja na kufikisha Chelsea kwenye fainali ya Carabao Cup.

Chelsea bado haijapata mrithi wake Maurizio Sarri ila inaminika kuwa Frank Lampard huenda akapewa kazi ya kumrithui Sarri aliyetimkia Juventus ya Italia. Kovacic huenda akitia mkataba wa miaka minne pale Stamford bridge.

Kwingineko ni kwamba klabu ya liverpool imakamilisha usajili wa kinda wa klabu ya PEC Zwollen ya Uholanzi Van Den Berg. Mlinzi huyu wa kati amekubali makataba wa  miaka minne na klabu ya Liverpool.

“Kwangu liverpool ndio klabu bora duniani,” Alisema Van Den Berg baada ya kukamilisha uhamisho wake hadi liverpool.van

Mlindalango wa Barcelona Mark Ter Stergen amemtakia kila heri mlindalango mwenzeka Mholanzi Jasper Cellisen.

Cellisen alikamilisha uhamisho wake akitokea klabu ya Barcelona hadi ya Valencia. valencia ilitoa dau la pauni millioni 41 huku Barcelona ikimnunua mlindalango wa Valencia neto kwa dau la pauni 35.

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Liverpool will win the Champions League trophy – Ghost Mulee

Soon after Kenya’s sons, Tottenham’s Victor Wanyama and Liverpool’s Divock Origi booked their tickets to the Champions League finals, we caught up with former Harambee Stars coach, Ghost Mulee to get his reaction.

Mulee was as elated as any Kenyan to have what is now known as a ‘Kenyan derby’ with all eyes on Harambee Stars captain Wanyama.

How Origi and dad Mike Okoth produced a twin performance 22 years apart

Wanyama will become only the second Kenyan to feature in a Champions League final after his elder brother, McDonald Mariga in 2010.

After come back victories by both teams against Barcelona and Ajax, Mulee found it hard to predict which of the English side will go on to claim European glory.

He however believes Liverpool, who came from a deep hole to oust Barcelona in a memorable match, will go on to win the trophy.

However, he doesn’t see them winning their 6th Champions league trophy in 90 minutes but will rely heavily on shoot outs.

June 1st I am torn in between the two teams.  I was supporting Tottenham because there was a Kenyan, I was supporting Liverpool because there was a Kenyan.

Now if you ask me I think this game will go to the wire, I don’t think there will be a clear winner in 90 minutes and it will head into extra time where the penalties will decide. It is hard to decide but I think Liverpool will win. 

Will Mulee be attending the finals which will be held in Madrid, Spain?

I am so broke I was looking at the ticket prices mama Mia I was nearly collapsing!

 

 

 

 

I like Mauricio and Klopp I’ll be in trouble in the final – Mourinho

Jose Mourinho has heaped praise on his former rivals Mauricio Pochettino and Jurgen Klopp following Liverpool and Tottenham’s incredible Champions League comebacks to reach the final.

The former Manchester United boss has even gone as far as to say he wants both men to win a trophy, as they prepare to go head to head in Madrid to win the biggest trophy in European football.

Wanyama to become only the second Kenyan to play in Champions League final

Mauricio Pochettino lost control as Tottenham pulled off the most unlikely of comebacks

Mourinho was speaking this week as a guest pundit on BeIN Sports, as the world witnessed some of the finest European action of all time.

Giving his verdict on two quite remarkable comebacks, Mourinho was praising of his two former nemeses.

‘I will be in trouble in the final because I like Mauricio and Jurgen very, very much and I think they both deserve to win a trophy!’ said Mourinho.

Spurs came back from 3-0 down against an Ajax side which has dazzled Europe this season, while Liverpool pulled off the seemingly impossible task of beating Barcelona 4-0 at Anfield to progress with a 4-3 scoreline.

Jurgen Klopp likewise orchestrated one of the finest comebacks in Liverpool's storied history

Reflecting on his own experience in the competition Mourinho, who won the Champions League with both Porto and Inter Milan, admitted it was a case of knowing your players.

‘You have to read the battle, to read your soldiers and their qualities,’ said the Portuguese.

‘Football is to have fun but football is about winning.’

How Origi and dad Mike Okoth produced a twin performance 22 years apart

Tottenham and Liverpool will go head to head inside Atletico Madrid’s Wanda Metropolitano stadium on Saturday, June 1.

-Dailymail

‘Never doubted the master artist! Arnold leads praise for Divock Origi

Led by Divock Origi, Liverpool produced one of the greatest comebacks in Champions league history, after they overturned a three-goal first-leg deficit to beat Barcelona 4-3 on aggregate and reach the final.

Liverpool produce one of the greatest comebacks to drown Barcelona

Origi who was replacing the injured Firmino, fearlessly led the front line grabbing an early goal that opened the floodgates.

Second half substitute, Georginio Wijnaldum scored two quick goals to level the match sending the Anfield faithful into frenzy. Then Origi stepped up once again to completed a remarkable victory for Liverpool when he swept Trent Alexander-Arnold’s low corner into the back of the net late on.

His heroics won many hearts around the world including Kenyans thanks to his Kenyan roots.

His cousin and Kenyan international goalkeeper, Arnold Origi led the praises for Mike Okoth’s son branding as a ‘Master artist’.

Arnold who took to Instagram wrote;

You Never let up, Never gave up. Even when it got heartless in the middle of the dark heart, ur head was always high. High to the sky. Kept the faith and never doubted the MASTER ARTIST. Eyes firmly fixed on the prize. Now the MASTER ARTIST has turned the mess into a masterpiece 🙏🏾🙏🏾. So happy and proud of you @divockorigi
#alwaysbelieve🙏🏾

 

Look imekubali! Kenya’s most stylish footballers

Below are some of other reactions from celebrities.

Nigerian singer, Mr. Eazi wrote: God is Great!!!!

Popular radio presenter Mike Mondo said: That divock origi goal is better than Arya stark stabbing the night king.

Sports presenter, Carol Radull: What!!!!! Divock Origi AGAIN!!! Liverpool 4-0 Barcelona 80′ I guess now we HAVE to believe in miracles!

With Tottenham looking to emulate Liverpool tonight by overturning a one goal deficit against Ajax, Kenyans are hoping that Spurs go through so that we can have Wanyama and Origi in the finals.

Congratulations Origi and all the best to Tottenham tonight!

 

Liverpool produce one of the greatest comebacks to drown Barcelona

Liverpool produced one of the greatest Champions League comebacks in history by overturning a three-goal first-leg deficit to beat Barcelona 4-3 on aggregate and reach the final.

Kompany gives City vital win over Leicester to leapfrog Liverpool

The Belgian striker quickly reacted to a brilliant corner from Trent Alexander-Arnold to complete a spectacular comeback

After Barcelona won the first leg 3-0 at the Nou Camp a week ago, few gave Liverpool a chance of scoring the goals they needed to progress, let alone preventing the La Liga champions from scoring themselves.

However, Divock Origi opened the floodgates in the first half and come second half, Georginio Wijnaldum scored two quick goals to level the match. three all in aggregate.

The second-half substitute rose highest to head in his second goal just minutes after scoring his first for the hosts

Origi completed a remarkable victory for Liverpool when he swept Trent Alexander-Arnold’s low corner into the back of the net late on.

Meanwhile, Pep Guardiola, Jurgen Klopp, Mauricio Pochettino and Nuno Santo have been nominated for the Premier League’s manager of the season award.

Manchester City boss Guardiola could become only the third manager to retain the Premier League title after Sir Alex Ferguson and Jose Mourinho as his side bid to win an unprecedented domestic treble.

The 28-year-old latched on to a cross to put his shot low and hard past Barcelona's German goalkeeper

The Spaniard is being pushed hard for the title by Klopp with Liverpool already reaching the fourth-best points total of any team in a single PL season with one game to go.

Nuno has guided Wolves to a seventh-place finish and potential European qualification in their first season back in the Premier League.

Ter Stegen is unable to keep the ball out as Wijnaldum scores Liverpool's second goal to send fans into a frenzy

Kompany gives City vital win over Leicester to leapfrog Liverpool

Defending Champions Manchester City are one win away from lifting the Premier League title after a stunning goal from Vincent Kompany secured a one nil victory against Leicester at the Etihad Stadium.

City started the match on a slow even though Sergio Aguero came close but was denied by the post. However, City’s skipper Kompany produced the game’s decisive moment after the break with a breathtaking 30-yard strike.

The vastly-experienced Belgian got in his stride before unleashing a stunning strike into the top corner of the Leicester net

He was meant to have been phased out long ago. He wasn’t Pep Guardiola’s type, remember. He wanted defenders like midfield players, not old fashioned warrior centre-halves. Plus, there were the injuries. In Guardiola’s first season here. Kompany’s struggles were so bad the manager didn’t even include him in his thinking. If he was available, if he could play, it was a bonus.

Yet here he is, three years into Guardiola’s revolution, scoring the goal that leaves Manchester City on course for the most competitively fought title in history.

The result puts Pep Guardiola’s side a point ahead of second-placed Liverpool with just one league match left. City’s final match will be against Brighton while Liverpool will host Wolves.

If they win, City would also become the first club to secure back-to-back Premier League titles since rivals Manchester United in 2007-08 and 2008-09.

Ninety eight points. That is what they will need, in all likelihood, to win it. They would have fallen short without Kompany and a goal that will be remembered, replayed and celebrated decades from now. A spectacular goal, not the type traditionally scored by players in his position. This was his Aguerooo moment.

-Dailymail

Crazy night! Tottenham knock Manchester City out of Champions League

Tottenham yesterday knocked out Manchester City out of the champions league on away goal in a thrilling match that saw Manchester City win 4-3 with the game ending four all on aggregate.

The match started on high note as Raheem Sterling gave City a one nil lead in the fourth minute but four minutes later Spurs were leading 2-1 courtesy of Son Heung-min two goals.

Sterling dives to the floor in front of the City supporters during the European contest

City were back on level through Bernado Silva’s deflected shot and Raheem Sterling put them ahead in the 20th minute. Sergio Aguero’s second half goal appeared to have sealed City’s fate but there was still more drama as Fernando Llorente goal was confirmed by VAR.

City appeared to have scored the winning goal through Sterling but the the goal was ruled offside by VAR as Spurs matched to semi finals on away goal rule.

Fernando Llorente proved the difference as he scored the vital third away goal at the Etihad

There were four minutes to go before half-time when Mauricio Pochettino made one of the boldest calls of his managerial career. Moussa Sissoko, a strong-running midfielder, limped slowly from the pitch; Fernando Llorente came on.

Tottenham were still going through, at the time, but Pochettino did not favour caution. He had plenty of defensive cover on the bench. He chose to introduce a striker, tinker with the team shape. Some 32 minutes later, Llorente would score the goal that sent Tottenham through to the Champions League semi-final. Fortune favours the brave; or, to dare is to do, as they like to say in that part of north London

Elsewhere, Liverpool booked a semi final date with Barcelona as they beat Porto 4-1 to win 6-1 on aggregate.

Champions League: Son shines in win over Man City while Liverpool drown Porto

First half goals from Naby Keita and Roberto Firmino saw Liverpool beat Porto 2-0 to take command of their first leg Champions League quarter-final tie at Anfield.

Liverpool thrashed Porto 5-0 in their last-16 stage last season, and will be looking to complete the job in Portugal in a week’s time.

Liverpool beat Southampton after spectacular Mo Salah solo strike

Porto actually created chances of their own but didn’t take them. Marega could feasibly have had a hat-trick, for example. Liverpool were more deadly and earned their advantage on the back of some superb mid-range passing.

Firmino pointed to the Anfield faithful while celebrating in front of the travelling away supporters at the Anfield Road end

Meanwhile, Son Heung-min’s late goal gave Tottenham a crucial and well-deserved 1-0 advantage over Manchester City in an entertaining all English clash played at Spurs new White Hart Lane stadium.

The only person at Tottenham who does not seem to miss Harry Kane is Son Heung-min.

Son Heung-min pointed to the Tottenham badge on his chest after scoring a potentially massive goal against Manchester City

Between January 14 and February 22 when Kane was injured, Son scored four goals in as many games. Since Kane has been back, going into this match, Son had scored just one in seven. And then Kane went off in the 55th minute. And Son scored the winner. Strange, isn’t it?

Yet this win affords hope, too. Manchester City did not get an away goal, meaning Tottenham need only a draw from here. And then there is Son. A player we know can save the day.

Liverpool 2-1 Tottenham: Mo Salah forces an own-goal from Toby Alderweireld in added time

City striker Aguero stepped up from 12 yards and looked confident as he struck the penalty kick towards the Tottenham goal

It was his sheer determination that won through on the night, working hard while around him City dawdled. They were architects of their downfall in so many ways — not least Sergio Aguero’s penalty miss. Add to that Pep Guardiola’s mystifying decision to omit Kevin De Bruyne, Leroy Sane and the combative Bernardo Silva — and the fact the players he did pick chose not to play to the whistle for the winner — and this was a massively frustrating night for City. All of their failings might be dismissed as symptoms of fatigue but it is not going to get any easier from here.