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Most expensive Kenyan footballer can fetch 830 million…the lowest, Sh23 million!

Arnold Origi, the only goalkeeper on the list, was once valued at Sh68 million–when younger By Idris ‘Shoes’ Lule Contributing editor/sports There are less than 40 Kenyan professional soccer players plying their trade outside the country. From Albania to Algeria, England to Egypt, Georgia to Greece, Sweden to Spain. It is one of the highest […]

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Daniel Adongo: Troubled star earned Sh70 million at 25… now begging mum at 30!

Washed out and depressed, this celebrity is juggling drugs, the occult and other dark forces By Idris ‘Shoes’ Lule Contributing editor/sports @UndercoverKe He looks rugged, like a delusional street boy. But Daniel Adongo, now seemingly high on something stronger than a cigarette, earned Sh75 million by the time he was 25 years playing in the […]

Sports Weekend Mail

Blood is thicker than engine oil: SportPesa, Uhuru cousin & the ‘economics of affection’

When the firm made Sh9 billion of pure, unadulterated profit, Peter Kihanya’s one percent translates to Sh90 million  By Idris ‘Shoes’ Lule Contributing writer/Sports Uhuru Kenyatta, the businessman first with Presidency as side hustle, recently gave a sober nod for the return of betting firms.  How convenient. Betting again on betting companies came after Uhuru’s […]

Screw Driver Sports

David Rudisha: On divorce, kukata maji and why coronavirus might spike his dreams

He blamed his poor performance to visits his wife made to Nigeria ‘to tame him   By Idris ‘Shoes’ Lule Contributing Editor/Sports David Rudisha, the track icon, has been fighting many battles: a divorce, death of his father, tendon injuries, over drinking. His face appears like he’s recovering from bee stings. It is the added […]

Sports News

Nataka kuendesha: INEOS 1:59 Challenge might be affected if Kipchoge diarrheas

Dutchman Armand Bettonviel, the best sports nutritionist, was hired to contain his bowels   By Idris ‘Shoes’ Lule Roving Editor Marathons often induce diarrhea. Constant limb movement and tension of expectations combine to induce bowel movement. This can excite a running stomach, the kind that can see Eliud Kipchoge deviating from the pacemakers and sprinting […]

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#INEOS 1:59 Challenge: Why Kipchoge was banned from ‘seeing his wife for three wives’

Kenyan footballers are also discouraged from any intimacies three days to a match — or greeting women before crucial matches By Idris ‘Shoes’ Lule Kenya’s Eliud Kipchoge is set to make history this October if he runs a marathon in under two hours, the first for any human in five million years. To achieve that, […]

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Kichwa: Meet 10 richest sports gamblers in the world…none placed soccer bets!

Only two bettors did not attend college. The rest are university professors, graduates or dropouts By Idris ‘Shoes’ Lule Forget the Kenyans who have wowed us after winning the Mega Jackpot from Sportpesa. There was Samuel Abisai who won Sh221 million in 2016. That is what one of the billionaire gamblers listed here wins in […]