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Richard Wanjohi

A marketer by day and a sports enthusiast by night, works as an editorial consultant as well as a sports marketer. He contributes for the blog, www.sportskenya.blogspot.com as well as other online and Kenyan publications. He's also a market researcher and working in a leading Business School in Africa,

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Latest posts by Richard Wanjohi

Athletes’ mental health is neglected in post-Olympic phase, new study finds

With the Olympic Games and the Paralympics both over, there have been concerns about what the fame and spotlight does to athletes post-Games.

Namibian female sprinters are victorious at World Under-20 Athletics Championship amidst bans over discriminatory tests

In April 2021, the World Athletics introduced new rules for female classification which banned four athletes — all from Africa — from participating in the 800m race.

Naomi Osaka's French Open and Wimbledon withdrawals highlights athletes’ mental health

The pandemic exacerbated concerns around mental health among sports personalities. A number of high-profile athletes have been open about their pressures and mental health challenges associates with their sports.

Curtain falls on Kenya's Benjamin Ayimba, first African coach outside of South Africa to win a Sevens World Series Cup

Rugby is the only team sport where Kenya has consistently excelled in the world, and Ayimba played a big part in that success.

Why the proposed European Super League collapsed before kick-off

The proposed tournament with Europe's top clubs received intense backlash from fans, sponsors, and football authorities.

As FIFA World Cup draws closer, migrant labour concerns in Qatar persist

Over 6,500 migrant workers have died in Qatar between 2010 and January 2021, according to a recent investigation by The Guardian newspaper.

Cameroon's Francis Ngannou: The UFC champion's fight from grass to grace 

As he entered the ring, Ngannou carried the expectations of his country, and indeed of the continent of Africa.

Thierry Henry quits social media and calls for platforms to act against racist online attacks

Popular public figures are quitting social media as an increase in virtual racial attacks against football players prompts fresh calls for social media platforms to do more.

Billionaire Patrice Motsepe, the favoured FIFA candidate, becomes Africa football boss

The candidates from Senegal, Côte d'Ivoire and Mauritania give up their bids in favour of South Africa’s Motsepe, and accepted supporting roles in the Confederation of African Football (CAF) hierarchy.

After 28 years, Kenya qualifies for major African basketball tournament, led by record-breaking female coach

Liz Mills, the Australia-born coach made history as the first woman coach to lead an African team to the AfroBasket tournament

‘FIFA Is Imploding': Surprise Arrests Hit FIFA Top Officials Ahead of Friday Election

The football organization votes for president on Friday. On Twitter, leading football figures and sports officials weighed in on the FIFA arrest scandal using the hashtag #FIFAArrests.

TV Networks in Africa Squabble Over World Cup Broadcast Rights

Thanks to legal battles and network decisions, some fans on the continent might have a more complicated time tuning in to the World Cup.

Virtual Game Leads to Real Job as Football Manager in Azerbaijan

A 21-year old university graduate who's favourite past-time is playing the computer game Football Manager was confirmed as the new manager for Azerbaijan side FC Baku's reserve team earlier this...

Nairobi Pulls Together During Matatu Vehicle Strike

On Thursday 29 November, most Nairobi city dwellers woke up to the harsh reality of the public service transport system going rogue. The Kenyan public service vehicles popularly known as...

Racism in European Football: Will New Rules Help?

October 2012 has seen racism rear its ugly head again, mainly in the European Leagues, especially in England affecting both the Premier League clubs and players as well as the...

Will Hurricane Sandy Stop the New York Marathon?

Hurricane Sandy has caused widespread destruction in New York City, and sports events have not been spared. One of the world's most famous marathons is destined to be affected by...

USA: Commissioner David Stern Set to Exit NBA in 2014

One of sport's longest serving administrators, Commissioner David Stern, has announced he will be leaving his job as head of the world's most popular basketball league, the NBA (National Basketball...

Former Cricket South Africa CEO Gerald Majola Sacked

Last Friday 19 October, former Cricket South Africa CEO Gerald Majola was dismissed. The move came after a hearing against him found him guilty of accepting bonuses and not declaring...

FIFA Approves Use of Goal-Line Technology

Yesterday, 23 October, international football association FIFA announced that Hawk-Eye and GoalRef goal-line technology can be used, starting with the Club World Cup championship in December. Read blogger responses to...

Zimbabwe: Asiagate Scandal Continues to Haunt Football Hopes

While various countries across Africa were playing for qualification to the Africa Cup of Nations 2013 to be held in South Africa, Zimbabwe Football Association (ZIFA) was dealing with the...

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