THINGS are hot on the streets of Msimbazi. While Simba SC has continued to extend the contracts of its stars including goalkeeper, Beno Kakolanya who signed a two-year contract, the issue of rock defender, Joash Onyango, has intensified. Onyango, also known as the ‘Half Man Half Iron’, due to his prowess at work, has shocked his bosses following rumors of a move to South Africa's Orlando Pirates.
It is no doubt that many football lovers always keeps an eye on the national team players abroad and how they are performing each and everytime.This reduces doubt to many fans when national team coach selects a player either abroad or locally to represent the country.During the weekend,it was 61 minutes of play for Harambee Stars speedy winger Ayub Timbe Masika,as his J1 league side Vissel Kobe lost 2-1 to Urawa Reds in the Japanese league cup.Douglas gave Vissel Kobe the lead in the 3rd minute before Ito equalised one minute before the halftime break.Karoki scored the winner for Urawa Reds in the 71st minute and walked with all the three points.Elsewhere in sweden,it was full 90 minites for young striker Benson Omalla,as his Linkonpings side drew 2-2 against Atvidaberg FC last Wednesday.Elsewhere in Tanzania,neither Joash Onyango nor Francis Kahata appeared on the matchday squad as Simba SC thrashed Ruvu Shooting 3-0.Captain John Bocco scored a brace while Chris Mugalu added the third one.Elsewhere in Sweden,Erick Johanna Omondi scored a brace as his team J.Sodra thrashed Akropolis FC 4-1.Omondi opened the scoring in the 11th minute before the visitors equalised in the 26th minute through Lindqvist.Edqvist and Zeidan scored a goal each each in the 30th and 57th minute respectively to give Sodra a 3-1 lead,before Omondi rounded things up in the 71st minute to give his team a vital 4-1 victory.
Harambee Stars tactician Jacob Ghost Mulee will be a happy man as he ponders over the team selection ahead of World Cup qualifiers. Most of the dependable players have recovered from their injuries and could be fit for the national assignments. The team has not been given any friendly so far, but all is set for the most important matches.
A contract for Joash Onyango Harambee Stars defender Joash Onyango could sign a new contract with Simba SC after the departure of Francis kahata. Kahata left Simba SC after his contract ended and he is currently in talks with Sudanese giants Al Merrikh according to reports doing rounds on media.
The CAF champions league is in its later stages in Africa. It is the biggest club tournament in Africa with the best clubs competing against each other. It comprises of clubs from the best leagues in Africa. The Champions league latest tournament is in it later stages with the semi finals about to be played.
Ismail Dunga had a perfect opportunity of meeting with Stars winger Ayub Timbe for the first time in the Japanese J1 league when Vissel Kobe and Sagan Tosu locked horns in a round 17 fixture this morning but unfortunately the opportunity would however not come to pass as Dunga was not included in the match day squad.Time only managed 6 minutes as the game ended 1-1.In Soth Africa,Harambee Stars assistant captain Brian Mandela warmed up the bench for full 90 minutes,as already crowned champions Mamelodi Sundowns failed to score again,as they shared a point each in a 0-0 draw against Swallows FC.Sundowns are leading the league table with only two games remaining for the league to end.
Simba Sports Club players during their match against Keizer Chiefs of South Africa.Image courtesy of Simba SC of Tanzania on Twitter Simba Sports Club of Tanzania beat Keizer Chiefs of South Africa 3-0 in the CAF Champions League return leg quarterfinal match played at Benjamin Mkapa National Stadium in Dar es Salaam on Saturday.
Tanzanian Bara Kuu Champions have declined to extend Kenyan mildfielder Maestro Francis Kahata contract with only one day remaining to expire. The former Gor Mahia star had earlier denied claims that he is on his way out of Wekundu Wa Msimbazi on a loan deal. Opera News Hub understands that Francis Nyambura Kahata will most likely leave Simba SC at the end of his contract with several sources linking him with a move to one of the giant clubs to South Africa's Premier Soccer League.
Another week another time to recap how some of our Kenyan internationals performed. On June 3rd in the Australian league our boy Bruce Kamau was in action. Bruce Kamau, a Western Sydney Wanderers winger managed to feature for the first hour of their game against Adelaide United.
Full ninety minutes for Harambee stars defender Joash Onyango as Simba SC Tanzania were shocked loosing 4-0 away to Kaizer Chiefs in the Total CAF Champions League quarter final.Two goals from Samir Nurkovic and one each from Castro and Eric Mathoho ensured Amakhosi collected maximum points at FNB stadium.
What Joash Onyango's injury means Ahead of World Cup qualifiers. Kenya national team Harambee Stars defender Joash Onyango sustained an injury during their quarter final match against Kaiser Chiefs of South Africa.The defender famously known as "Berlin wall "due to his solid defensive capabilities will miss out on the national team duty against Uganda and Rwanda respectfully.I have therefore looked at some of the prospects that may replace him.
They are on fine form and as they play today, we can only hope the Harambee Stars coaches watch them
A football weekend is upon us and with the resumption of the Bet King Kenyan Premier League, Kenyan fans will be spoiled for choice in what to watch.Many will be following their local teams but apart from the KPL matches, this are some of the other matches our players out there will be hoping the Harambee Stars technical bench will be watching.
Former Gor Mahia And Thika United Midfielder Cuts Ties With Tanzanian Giants Simba SC After 2 Years.
Former Gor Mahia, Thika United and Kenya midfielder Francis Kahata is back in the country after he failed to have his contract with Tanzania Premier League giants Simba Sports Club renewed. It is said that Simba handed the midfielder a contract that he was to sign for free but improve his monthly salary.
The CAF Champions League quarters are underway and these weekend fans tuned from all over Africa to watch some of their players showcase to the world what we are made of.Of all the quarter final matches am sure many of the local fans were interested in watching the battle between Simba from Tanzania and Kaizer Chiefs from South Africa.
Kenya National team defender Joash Onyango and midfielder Anthony Akumu were in action yesterday as Simba SC thrashed South African giants Kaizer Chiefs 3-0 but Chiefs progressed to the semis 4-3 on aggregate.The two teams met for the 2nd leg of the CAF champions league match played at the Benjamin Mkapa stadium.Captain John Bocco gave the hosts the lead in the 24th minute after a good and volleyed the ball in but they were forced to a change a minute later as Bernard Morrison came in for mohamed Yassin.As Simba continued the hunt for goals,they were forced to do another double substitution as Defenders Joash Onyango and Taddeo Lwanga clashed heads and in came experienced Erasto Nyoni and Kennedy Juma.After the halftime break,Boco doubled Simba’s lead eleven minutes later with Clatous Chama bagging Simba’s third with four minutes remaining on the clock.
Opinion: Harambee Stars Technical Bench Should Be Watching This Kenyan Footballers on Fire This Weekend
This weekend some of our players have been doing overtime in the leagues they are playing in.Sporting activities may have been given the green light this weekend following the President's directive but in Kenya there were no league football matches.In light of this for a while many of us have been tracking our local players prospering in the different leagues out there.
The CAF Champions League has reached the quarter final stage.As Kenyans the game we will be fully following is that of Kaizer Chiefs and Simba FC.The game is important to us due to the fact that some of our best players are going to meet on opposing sides.
CAF undertook the quarter finals draw in their headquarters which are located in Egypts capital Cairo.They as well released the dates for both quarter finals and semi finals fixtures.Kenyan duo of Joash Onyango (Simba SC) and Anthony Akumu (Kaizer Chiefs) are set to face each other in a mouth watering clash.This is after their teams were drawn together in the quarter final.Other Kenyans in the competition are Brian Mandela (Mamelodi Sundowns) and Francis Kahata (Simba).They all will be battling it out for a spot in the semi finals.The quarter final fixtures will be as follows: Al Ahly vs Mamelodi Sundowns CR Belouizdad vs Esperance de Tunis MC Alger vs Wydad Athletic club Kaizer Chiefs vs Simba SC The first leg of the quarter finals matches will be played on 14th and 15th, May with the second leg coming a week later between 21-22 May.The semifinals first leg matches will be played between 18-9 June and the second leg coming between 25-26 June.The semifinal draw is as follows: CR Belouizdad or Esperance de Tunis vs Kaizer Chiefs or Simba SC Mamelodi Sundowns or Al Ahly vs MC Alger or Wydad Casablanca The finals will be between the winners of the two semifinals.Which club do you think will carry this seasons trophy?
CAF Champions league quarter finals continued with Tanzania's Simba SC traveling to South Africa to face Kaizer Chiefs in a heavily contested match.The unexpected happened as Kaizer Chiefs controlled the match from the first minute till the last one.Erick Mathoho scored in the 6th minutes to give the hosts an early lead.
As the national team is preparing for the world qualification games set to be played on September, the team lastly has alot of hopes to qualify after the grouping was done.Harambee Stars is based in group E alongside Uganda, Rwanda and Mali and this seems to be a week group for Kenya following its current form of playing.