Monday, 21 May 2007

Weekend Wrap

This is a preview of the weekend that was;
FA Cup Final : Chelsea 1 - Man U 0

This was a bit of a bore for a match. The players seem to have been fatigued and everyone was just cautious to spark any fires. But Drogba played what has been Chelsea's season scoring just late enough to secure Chelsea's second trophy of the season. At last it shone for Mourinho,but I've this gut feeling that he's not happy with a couple of things, he seemed withdrawn from the victory.Let's see off-season action...
German Bundesliga:
VFB Stuttgart finally secured the League in Germany to reduce former holders Bayern Munich to fourth place with Schalke & Werder Bremen being 2nd and 3rd respectively.
Spanish Primera Liga:
Barcelona kept the pressure on Real Madrid after a 6-0 drubbing of Athletico Madrid.Real had escaped with a 3-2 narrow victory over Recreativo Huelva.
Italian Serie A & B:
Juventus were promoted back to Serie B after winning their weekend fixture. But it will be a hard call since they lost enough of their crucial players and a few have shown interest in other clubs including G. Buffoon their star goalie.
NB: I'll keep my blog off Kenyan football till I'm certain of what is going on. They(KFF and so-called stakeholders) had a meeting in Coast and something of a league is being played but that's all I can say.

The highlights of the KBF Premier League include Co-op Bank whipping Strathmore 90-47.In the women's League, Sprite Storms slighted Yana Milele 65-55.
NBA Play-offs:
A little over a day's rest San Antonio led by their big 3 beat Utah Jazz to start the Western Conference Finals as favourites. Tim Duncan, Tony Parker and ever-reliable Manu Ginobili led the Spurs to the lead of the best-of-seven games.


Lee Rose won the KCB Cub Account Rally in Eldoret. Alistair Cavenagh was second and Carl Tundo was third.

Rally of Italy-Sardinia:Marcus Gronholm managed to hold on to the lead after his main challenge Sebastien Loeb retired due to mechanical problems. He now leads the WRC standings with 55 points compared to Loeb's 48. The next round is the Acropolis Rally in Greece from 1-3 of June.

Jermain Taylor managed an easy victory over Cory Spinks. This was more like a formality bout than anything else.


Roger Federer managed to upstage Rafael Nadal in the latter's speciality by winning the Hamburg Open. This was sweet revenge after Nadal beat him in an exhibition match played on both clay and grass back in April. He also showed why he's still no.1 and the main challenge for the French Open coming next month.

Kenyan Select team lost to Zimbabwe A in Harare in ther final day of their 4-day visit to the country. However, I was annoyed by the fray that has politics has brought to the sport with Australia threatening to cancel passports of any players who decide to play the intended games against Zimbabwe's Cricket team. How disgraceful for PM John Howard. Let him not be blurred by his bad blood with Mugabe to allow this to interfere with the tour.

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