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Sky Sports to join social media boycott this weekend to combat online abuse and discrimination

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Sky Sports to join governing bodies, clubs, and fellow broadcasters across UK sport in not posting on social media this weekend to combat online abuse and discrimination; suspension to last from 3 pm on Friday to 11.59 pm on Monday.

Sky Sports will not post any sports content to its channels on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, Snapchat and Tik Tok for the duration of the boycott period from 3pm on Friday April 30 until 11.59pm on Monday May 3.

Sky Sports stands with our football, cricket, and other sport partners to urge social media companies to do more to eradicate online hate and ensure social media can be a place for sports fans to discuss, debate, and consume the best sporting action without discrimination and abuse.

Sky’s partnership with Kick It Out is based on fighting discrimination and championing inclusion, and our action this weekend demonstrates our clear and enduring commitment to the cause.

Sky Sports TV channels, website (skysports.com), and two apps (Sky Sports app and Sky Sports Scores app) will remain the go-to destinations for sports fans to keep up to date with all the action, scores and sporting news throughout this exciting weekend of sport.

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Matiangi Hosts Kenya Prisons Athletes At Magereza House.

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Interior and Coordination Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i, on Wednesday 12th May hosted the Kenya Prisons Athletes and Volley Team to a luncheon after the teams jetted back from Poland.

The Athletes travelled to Poland to participate in the World Athletic Relay Champions where they performed exemplary well.

Our sports people need motivation. That is the approach we have taken with our athletes from the Kenya Prisons Service, to encourage them surpass themselves in future regional and global competitions,” Cs Twitted.

Kenya Women’s Prisons Volleyball team manage to secure a bronze in the just concluded African Volleyball Club Champions tournament in Tunisia.

Matiang’i congratulated the team and also confirmed the government commitment to support the sports.

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Man City crowned 2020-21 Premier League champions

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Pep Guardiola’s side have had to wait to rubberstamp their latest triumph, following changes to the fixture schedule and their own slip-up.

A late defeat to Chelsea last weekend as closest rivals United won at Aston Villa kept City’s champagne on ice but they finally reclaimed the Premier League title from Liverpool before kicking a ball again as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side were beaten 2-1 on Tuesday after making 10 changes to their starting line-up.

City have now won three Premier League titles and eight major trophies under Guardiola, who last year signed a new two-year contract to remain at the club until 2023.

City boss Guardiola described this season’s title win as the “hardest one” and dedicated the triumph to the fans who have had to stay away from the matches and the late, great club icon Colin Bell, who passed away earlier this year.

“This has been a season and a Premier League title like no other. This was the hardest one. We will always remember this season for the way that we won. I am so proud to be the manager here and of this group of players,” Guardiola said in a statement.

“They are so special. To come through this season – with all the restrictions and difficulties we’ve faced – and show the consistency we have is remarkable. It is relentless. Every single day, they are there, fighting for success, trying always to be better. They have been so, so resilient.

“That is equally true of each and every member of our backroom staff, who have worked tirelessly behind the scenes to ensure that our players are fully equipped to take on the unexpected challenges and new routines throughout such a turbulent year.

“Not forgetting, of course, all of the staff across our organisation who work to make this club the success it is. Whether that’s been from the offices at the City Football Academy or working from home, the efforts of every employee in such trying circumstances have contributed to this achievement.

“At the start of every season, the Premier League is the most important title for us. This is the one where you have to be there every three days, playing all your rivals home and away. Only by being the very best, week in week out, can you win this competition. It is a huge success.

“It is so important to say a huge thank you to all our fans. In our toughest moments, we couldn’t hear the crowd get behind us as usual, but we know they are with us everywhere we go and that has lifted us. I promise them we sense their love, we appreciate it and we could not have done what we have done without it.

“I hope we can all celebrate together one day not too far away. It has been such a hard year for so many people. This one is really for our fans and for Colin Bell and all his family.”

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Kariobangi Sharks coach William Muluya confident his charges can sustain a title run-in.

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Kariobangi Sharks head coach William Muluya is confident that his charges are ready to tussle for the league title to the wire when it resumes on Wednesday.

Muluya has predicted that all the top eight teams have the ability to win the FKF-PL 2020-21 crown at the end of the term.

“Those matches coming thick and quick should give us an opportunity to move close to leaders so as to pile pressure at the top.

Even if we are not leaders, we should not give leaders a breathing space which means when they make a plus we should also do the same,” Muluya said, adding that, “Any team in the region of top eight, be it Tusker, KCB, AFC Leopards, Bandari, Sofapaka, is capable of running away with the trophy this season.”

The soft spoken, youthful tactician has revealed that his boys, led by the league’s top scorer Eric Kapaito, who has so far 14 goals, are in good shape to lock horns with visitors Kakamega Homeboyz in the mid-week fixture.

“We have prepared ourselves very well since the boys have been training individually, from home, before we started team-training a week ago.

Sharks are fourth-placed on 28 points, eight behind leaders Tusker but may cut the gap to five with win over Homeboyz thanks to their game in hand.

They have won eight matches, drawn four and lost only three in the 15 matches they have played, prior to the ban on sports by the government due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

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