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Ruben Dias: Manchester City defender named FWA footballer of the year

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The Portugal defender picked up more votes than Man City team-mate Kevin De Bruyne and Tottenham striker Harry Kane, to claim the honor.

Manchester City’s excellence on their way to the Premier League title this season was reflected in the voting as nine of Pep Guardiola’s players picked up votes which accounted for 50 per cent of the total votes cast.

Reflecting on his award, Dias said: “It’s a huge privilege, I’m very, very happy. I could not have done it without the success of the team, without everyone in the team deserving this award. Only by that, as a defender, am I able to be here to receive this prize.

“I had an idea of what I was coming to and I wanted to integrate myself as fast as possible.”

Dias is the first defender to win the award since Liverpool’s Steve Nicol back in 1989. The 24-year-old believes his recognition ahead of his goalscoring teammates is a reflection of the team’s unity. “It means something because normally the ones who finish off the plays get the spotlight, but me receiving this award is a major example of our team,” he explained.

After joining Benfica last summer for £65m, Dias has made 31 appearances for Man City this season, scoring one goal and helping his side register 14 clean sheets.

His partnership with John Stones at the heart of Guardiola’s defence, which has conceded only 21 goals in the league, played a key part in City’s Premier League triumph.

After just one win in their first 13 league games, Dias’ increasing influence in the side helped them go on a staggering 21-game win streak in all competitions, including 15 successive victories in the Premier League.

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Wasafibet – Diamond Platinumz launches new betting company, partners with Odibets

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Diamond has officially launched the new betting company dubbed WasafiBet at a ceremony that brought Bongo elites together.

Through his Instagram he launched WasafiBet on Friday, November 26, and captioned it “Pesa lipo.

Due to his massive following, it was established shortly after unveiling the product with over 10K followers in hours.

The betting company’s Instagram page and Twitter handle gained more than 10,000 followers in less than one hour after Diamond’s launching.

WasafiBet Instagram page hints that the company have an association with a Kenyan betting company Odibets.

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Court Closes Case Against FKF President Nick Mwendwa

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Beleaguered Football Kenya Federation (FKF) President Nick Mwendwa is a free man after the state dropped all the corruption charges against him.

On Thursday 25th November, a court ruling was issued, that ordered Nick Mwenda be refunded Ksh 4 million he deposited to secure his release.

On Wednesday, November 16 the government was given an ultimatum of one week to prosecute Mwendwa, failure to which his case would be closed.

“We seek to close the file as we proceed with investigations at our own pace before we prefer charges against him,” the prosecution said.

“Police arrested and detained Mwendwa irregularly which exhibited bad faith. They brought him to the court without a holding charge even after detaining him for a whole weekend,” Nyamu said.

The court granted the prosecution 7days to prefer charges against Mwendwa after a request to detain him for 14 days was declined.

“I, therefore, order this matter closed as prayed by the DPP, ” Wandia said.

Friday, November 12th, 2021 Nick Mwendwa was allegedly arrested over the misuse of funds while visiting the Harambee Stars camp at the Nyayo National Stadium.

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Rugby: Unvaccinated players will not be allowed to compete in Kenya Cup

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Unvaccinated rugby players on several teams such as the Mwamba, Homeboyz, and Kenya Commercial Bank (KCB) will not be allowed to take part in this year’s Kenya Cup.

“NO team will be allowed to field players not yet fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and all team managers to compile vaccination certificates and send to KRU on or before Wednesday, November 24, 2021.

Unvaccinated players shall also be considered ineligible.”Kenya Rugby Union (KRU0 said

There are six matches on the cards as the 2021/22 Kenya Cup season kicks off on Saturday, November 27, 2021.

The season will again be played on a one-off, round-robin basis with the top four teams qualifying for the semifinal playoffs with the final slated for Saturday, March 5 2022.

Strathmore Leos get the new season underway when they host Topfry Nakuru in the day’s early kick-off at the RFUEA Ground.

This match will pave the way for the Ngong Road derby when hosts Kenya Harlequin and Resolution Impala Saracens face off in the subsequent fixture at the RFUEA.

Last season’s runners-up Kabras Sugar will be at home to Kenyatta University’s Blak Blad at the Moi Showground, Kakamega with Masinde Muliro hosting Nondescripts at the MMUST Campus in Lurambi, Kakamega.

Menengai Oilers welcome Mwamba to the Moi Showground, Nakuru while defending champions KCB host Homeboyz at the KCB Sports Club in Ruaraka, Nairobi.

This year’s league season will also incorporate women’s action. There will be three fixtures this weekend starting with the early kick-off between Mwamba and Topfry Nakuru at the RFUEA.

Ruckit and Yamananshi Impala will duel at the Impala Club with Homeboyz and Northern Suburbs facing off in Ruaraka.

Match Day 1, Saturday, November 27 2021

Kenya Cup

Strathmore Leos v Topfry Nakuru, 1.00pm, RFUEA, Nairobi (live)

Kenya Harlequin v Resolution Impala Saracens, 3.00pm, RFUEA, Nairobi (live)

Kabras Sugar v Blak Blad, 3.00pm, Moi Showground, Kakamega

Masinde Muliro v Nondescripts, 3.00pm, MMUST, Kakamega

Menengai Oilers v Mwamba, 3.00pm,Moi Showground, Nakuru

KCB v Homeboyz, 3.00pm, KCB Sports Club, Ruaraka

Women’s Kenya Cup

Mwamba v Topfry Nakuru, 11.00am, RFUEA, Nairobi

Ruckit v Yamanashi Impala Saracens, 1.00pm, Impala Club, Nairobi

Homeboyz v Northern Suburbs, 1.00pm, KCB Sports Club, Ruaraka

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