Sporting action to watch out for this Easter weekend
The Kenya national football and Sevens rugby teams will be in action this Easter weekend, games that should offer Kenyans irresistible entertainment throughout.
Here is to some more sampled action.
1. Rugby Sevens – A struggling Kenya Sevens side returns to Singapore this weekend, which is venue of their only main cup triumph in the IRB Sevens circuit competition. Shujaa has in its ranks star players such as Collins Injera, Joshua Oyoo and Bush Mwale. The tournament will be played on Saturday and Sunday and aired live on Pay-TV Channel SuperSport.
2. Harambee Stars – The newly assembled local based national football team will host Malawi at the Machakos County Stadium on Tuesday evening. This match has specifically been arranged by Football Kenya Federation to prepare the Stanley Okumbi led team for the forthcoming Africa Nations Championship (Chan), a tournament which will be staged in Kenya early next year.
Although big-name players such as Micheal Olunga, Victor Wanyama, Ayub Timbe and Jesse Were will miss out on this game, the fans will have a chance to watch home based players such as Robinson Kamura, Patrick Matasi and Mungai Kiongera in action.
3. SportPesa Premier League – A week after SuperSport’s abrupt decision to pull the plug on a multi-million sponsorship deal with Kenya’s top flight league, the two biggest teams in the competition will be in action in Mombasa and Kisumu in the weekend’s highlight fixtures. AFC Leopards will play Muhoroni Youth in Mombasa on Saturday while Gor Mahia will play against Sony Sugar in Kisumu on Sunday.
4. English Premier League – Manchester United will play Chelsea on Sunday in the highlight of this weekend’s EPL matches. United, fresh from failing to beat Anderlecht in Belgium in the Europa League in midweek, need a win over Chelsea to enhance their chances of finishing in the top four positions and consequently playing Champions League football next season. In other games, Kenya captain Victor Wanyama’s Tottenham will host Bournemouth, struggling Arsenal will be away to Middlesborough on Monday and Crystal Palace will entertain Leicester. Again, the matches are live on SuperSport.
5. Women’s volleyball – Kenyan top guns Kenya Prisons and Kenya Pipeline will be in action at the ongoing volleyball Women’s Africa Club Championship in Tunisia. Fans can watch the matches live on Facebook on the African Volleyball Confederation (CAVB) official Facebook page.