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Premier League clubs not to release players for upcoming internationals in red-list countries

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English Premier League clubs have jointly released a statement that they will not release players whose countries have been marked in the red-list by the United Kingdom Government in the upcoming international break.

“Premier league clubs have today reluctantly, but unanimously decided not to release players for the international matches played in the red-list countries,” the Tuesday statement read.

The decision was taken due to the 10 days quarantine requirement when one returns to England from the red-list countries.

Premier League players. Image/ Sky Sports

This decision will apply to nearly 60 players from 19 premier league clubs who were due to travel to 26 red-list countries in the September international window.

“Premier league clubs have always supported their players’ desires to represent their countries, however, clubs have reluctantly but rightly come to a conclusion that it would be entirely unreasonable to release players under these new circumstances,” Richard Masters, Premier League Chief Executive Officer, said.

Premier League CEO Richard Masters. Image/ Euro Sport

The clubs also said these quarantine requirements would interfere with their players fitness and welfare and this would make them unavailable for crucial league and cup matches scheduled after the international break.

Notable countries in the UK government red-list include; Argentina, Egypt, Brazil, Chile, Paraguay, South Africa, Uruguay, Turkey, Mexico, Colombia, Peru, Tunisia, Venezuela, Ecuador, Costa Rica, and Cuba.

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Rio Olympics scandal sends Wario to prison

Magistrate Juma found that the additional names were included after accreditation was closed, which indicated that they were not part of team Kenya and yet their expenses were paid by the government.

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Anti-corruption Magistrate Elizabeth Juma has today handed Former Sports Cabinet Secretary Hassan Wario a 6- year imprisonment sentence or pay a fine of Ksh 3.6 million over the misappropriation of funds during the 2016 Rio Olympics. Wario and his co-accused were on Wednesday, 15 September found guilty of corruption, abuse of office, and misuse of public funds.

His co-accused Stephen Soi, a former official of the National Olympic Committee of Kenya(NOCK) has been sentenced to a ten-year jail term or to alternatively pay a fine of Ksh 103 million over the misuse of public funds.

Stephen Soi

The decision by Wario to send three undeserving people to Rio for the 2016 Olympic games is what made the court find him guilty of abuse of office. The three were Adan Enow, Richard Abura, and Monica Sairo. Their improper travel to the games resulted in the loss of public funds.

Magistrate Juma found that the additional names were included after accreditation was closed, which indicated that they were not part of team Kenya and yet their expenses were paid by the government.

The court found that Soi failed to disclose that there was a double payment made to NOCK officials despite being part of the steering committee. He also authorized the cancellation of flight tickets which resulted in the loss of Ksh 9.7 million.

The two have 14 days to appeal the court’s decision.

 

 

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FKF and Harambee Stars coach ‘Ghost’ Mulee part ways

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On Wednesday night, Football Kenya Federation (FKF) announced that they had agreed to part ways with Harambee Stars coach, Jacob ‘Ghost’ Mulee. The press statement stated that the head coach, his assistant Twahir Muhidin and goalkeeping coach Haggai Azende had reached a decision to part ways on mutual consent.

Assistant coaches Ken Odhiambo and William Muluya will however, remain in the team as FKF seeks to reconstruct the national team’s technical bench. The shocking move comes weeks before a crucial world cup qualifier match against Mali, to be played on October 6th (home) and 12th (away).

In the statement, FKF expressed their gratitude towards Mulee and his departing members of staff for ‘their dedicated service and workmanship’; wishing them well in their future endeavors. The federation also revealed that the search for a new National Team Head Coach is underway and that an announcement would be made soon.

The Kenyan tactician is leaving the national side after a win-less run in the recent matches against Uganda(the Cranes) and Rwanda (Amavubi); 0-0 and 1-1 respectively.

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The surge in petrol will also cause a spike in basic commodity prices

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Kenyans are going to dig deeper into their pockets to pay for fuel after the Energy and Petroleum Regulatory Authority (EPRA) announced the new pricing on Tuesday. The EPRA statement said that the price hike was a result of the removal of a government subsidy.

The surge comes after a period of constant petrol prices in Kenya courtesy of the government’s subsidy to cushion Kenyans in the tough pandemic times.

Super petrol will now retail at  Kshs. 134.72 per Litre up by Ksh 7.58 while diesel will retail at  Kshs. 115.60 per Litre up by Ksh 7.94. Kerosene had the biggest spike and will retail at Kshs.110.82  per Litre an increase of Ksh 12.97 in Nairobi.

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The new prices are inclusive of the 8% Value Added Tax(VAT) which is in line with the provisions of the Finance Act of 2018, the Tax Laws Act of 2020, and the revised rates for exercise duty adjusted for inflation as per the Legal Notice No 194 of 2020.

Kenyans have expressed their distress on the new prices with many motorists on social media calling on their fellow motorists to park their cars on major roads and highways to protest the new price guidelines.

The surge in petrol will also hurt Kenyans since the cost of living is also going to rise. The new rates will be effective for a month starting from September 15, 2021.

 

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