Arsenal Football Player Pablo Mari Undergoes Successful Surgery after he was Stabbed.

Arsenal football player  Pablo Mari underwent successful surgery on Friday after being stabbed during a deadly knife attack in an Italian supermarket, his Serie A club Monza said.


The 29-year-old Spanish arsenal defender  was loaned to Monza this summer.

“everything is OK”Monza confrimed.

Mari’s surgery was done at Milan’s Niguarda hospital after being wounded in the back while shopping with his wife and son on Thursday.

Monza said he would remain in hospital for two to three daysdays for him to recover fully before he gets discharged.

Mari was one of several people attacked in a Carrefour supermarket in Assago, on the outskirts of Milan in northern Italy, by a man apparently suffering from psychological problems who killed one man after grabbing a knife from a shelf.

Kipchoge Nominated Male Athlete of the Year.

World marathon record holder Eliud Kipchoge is among 10 nominees for the 2022 Male World Athlete of the Year Award.

Kipchoge is a hot favourite for the award after another outstanding season that saw him lower his own world record by 30 seconds when he ran 2:01:09 to win Berlin Marathon last month having also claimed the Tokyo Marathon title in March.

The double Olympic champion will however face off with world 5000m champion Jakob Ingebrigsten (Norway), world 200m champion Noah Lyles (USA), world pole vault champion Mondo Duplantis (Sweden) and world 3000m champion Soufiane El Bakkali of Morocco.

Others are; world discus champion Kristjan Ceh of Slovenia, world 400m hurdles champion Alison dos Santos of Brazil, world 110m hurdles champion Grant Holloway of USA, world javelin champion Anderson Peters of Grenada and world triple jump champion Pedro Pichardo.

Faith Kipyegon Nominated World Female Athlete of the Year.

World 1500m champion  Faith Kipyegon has been nominated for this year’s World Athletics Awards in the category of Women’s World Athlete of the Year 2022.

She is among a list of 10 nominees selected by an international panel of athletics experts, comprising representatives from all six continental areas of World Athletics.

Kipyegon is also Diamond League 1500m champion and ran a world-leading Kenyan record of 3:50.37, just three-tenths of a second off the world record.

Other nominees are; Tobi Amusan, (World 100m hurdles champion), Chase Ealey, (World shot put champion and world indoor shot put silver medallist), Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, (World 100m champion, claiming a fifth gold medal in the event), Kimberly Garcia, (World 20km race walk champion to win Peru’s first ever World Athletics Championships medal).

The World Athletics   Council said the finalists will be determined  using a three way vote method.


The winners  will be announced on early December  on World’s Athletics’ social media.

AIU Bans Two Kenyan Athletes from Competition

Kenya’s Felix Kipchumba Korir and Emmanuel Saina have been handed three-year bans each by the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) for committing anti-doping rule violations.

In a statement, the AIU revealed that the two marathoners tested positive for the prohibited substance Norandrosterone in out-of-competition tests carried out last month.

Norandrosterone is prohibited under the Anabolic Androgenic Steroids and is a non-specified substance prohibited at all times.

The statement disclosed that Korir’s sample which was provided in Kapsabet on August 17 after was taken for analysis at the WADA accredited lab in Lausanne, Switzerland whereby the sample tested positive for the presence of 19-Norandrosterone

Korir who won the Nanjing Marathon in 2018 admitted to the offence and thus his ban was reduced by a year.

“On 22 September 2022, the Athlete returned a signed Admission of Anti-Doping Rule Violations and Acceptance of Consequences Form confirming that he admitted the Anti-Doping Rule Violations and accepted the asserted period of Ineligibility.

“The Athlete shall therefore receive a one (1) year reduction in the asserted period of ineligibility pursuant to Rule 10.8.1 based on an early admission and acceptance of sanction”

Chebet and Kimeli Win Maiden Trophies.

Kenyans Beatrice Chebet and Nicholas Kimeli on Wednesday walked away with Sh3.6 million each after winning the Diamond League trophies in their specialties in Zurich, Switzerland.

Commonwealth 5,000 metres champion Beatrice Chebet stunned world champion Ethiopian Gudaf Tsegay to win in 14 minutes and 31.03 to win, guiding compatriot, world 10,000m bronze medallist Margaret Chelimo to a 1-2 finish. Chelimo clocked 14:31.52 and Tsegay 14:32.11.

Commonwealth Games 5,000m silver medallist Kimeli clocked 12:59.05 for his maiden trophy, beating refugee athlete Domnic Lokinyomo to second place in 12:59.40 as Grant Fisher from the United States settled third in 13:00.56.

Kimeli becomes the first Kenyan to win the 5000m Diamond League Trophy since Caleb Mwangangi in 2014.

Nakuru Menengai Oilers Rugby Player Stabbed to Death.

Nakuru Menengai Oilers rugby 7s player Antony Kibet was stabbed to death by a suspected gang member on morning hours of Sunday.

Nakuru County Police Commander Peter Mwanzo confirmed the incident that happened at Kwa Rhonda slums at around 2 am.

Mwanzo said the player was in the company of his teammate and two ladies.

He said that two men aboard a motorcycle attacked the four.

“Commotion began and the deceased was stabbed in the stomach. His colleague was also injured but the two ladies escaped unharmed,” said Mwanzo.

Mwanzo said the two were rescued by police who were patrolling the area and were rushed to the hospital for treatment.

He added that the player succumbed to the injuries in hospital. His teammate was stable and undergoing treatment.

“The matter is currently under investigation and we will give more updates as we investigate,” said Mwanzo.

Police FC to Travel to Rwanda for a Friendly Match.

Kenyan Premier League side Police FC are set to travel to Rwanda for a two-week pre-season camp.

According to Police team manager George Maelo, they got an invitation from Rayon Sports, a top–tier Rwandan side to play a friendly match.

“We have been invited by Rayon and that is also a chance for us to train in foreign land which will give our players a competitive

On his part, Police FC assistant coach Musa Otieno added that the players will get to understand how African football is as they target to raise their game and earn a berth to continental football when FIFA lift the ban on Kenya.

“As a team we have a target of playing Champions League or Confederations Cup and that(friendly) will act as preparation, both physically and psychologically, ahead of the new season.”

The duo made the remarks at the ABSA sports ground after humiliating NMG FC 5-0 in a friendly match Saturday morning.

The team is set to depart Nairobi for Kigali on August 26 and will face former Kenyan international Paul Were who was unveiled by the Rwandan outfit last week.

Mexico Winger Tecatito to Miss this Year’s World Cup.

Mexico winger Jesus ‘Tecatito’ Corona will not play in this year’s World Cup after suffering a broken leg and a torn left ankle ligament in training with his club, Sevilla said on Thursday.

The Spanish club said the player would undergo surgery in the afternoon and added that “in principle, this type of injury requires a recovery period of between four and five months.

The World Cup is set to kick off on November 20 in Qatar.

Tecatito, who is 29, joined Sevilla from Porto in January.

He has played 71 times for Mexico, scoring 10 goals.

He made two appearances, both off the bench, at the 2018 World Cup in Russia.

England Wins Gold in Men’s 4x100m Relay.

England won the gold medal at the Commonwealth games in the men’s 4x100m relay on Sunday after Kenyans fumbled.

The Kenyans looked set to challenge for the top honours after a solid opening leg from Samwel Imeta but a disastrous changeover left them with so much lost time that Dan Kiviasi simply could not race on.

That reduced Mike Mokamba and the games 100m champion Ferdinand Omanyala, who was running the anchor leg, to spectators as England stormed to glory ahead of Trinidad and Tobago and Nigeria.