Go represent us well- DJ CK urges Capital FC

first_img0Shares0000The Capital FM football team poses with Capital Group Chairman Dr. Chris Kirubi after they paid him a courtesy call BEFORE THEIR TRIP TO Brazil. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluNAIROBI, Kenya, Jul 17- The Capital FM football team will leave the country on Tuesday night for Sao Paulo, Brazil where they will represent the country in the Neymar Jr’s five-a-side tournament on Saturday and Sunday.Before their departure, the best mix of music team paid a courtesy call to the company’s top boss, the ultimate coach, Dr Chris Kirubi who wished them well on their sojourn and urged them to bring the trophy back home. “I was very pleased to learn that you have continued to win and you represent the company well. Now that you are going to Brazil go there and win as well. Bring the Cup back home and we celebrate you again,” Dr Kirubi said when the team paid him a courtesy call at his residence.“I know your abilities and I trust in you and I know you will do well,” added the top boss, Dr. DJ CK.The team earned the ticket to Brazil after beating Nakuru County 1-0 in a hotly contested final at the Aga Khan Walk in May, having reached the national stage when they showed their prowess to win the Nairobi County title.The team has been shaping up in training over the past month and will seek to replicate their winning mentality in the ultimate tournament in Rio sponsored by Brazilian superstar Neymar Junior who is also expected to grace the finals.Capital FM’s sensational striker celebrating after scoring a brace in the 2016 Standard Chattered Trophy final against South Korea to win the Golden Boot with 10 goals.“We promise that we will go there and give our best. We have trained well and as you know, we always want to be at the top. So we will not let you down. Our victory in the national finals was dedicated to you and we are going to Brazil to win for you,” top striker Solomon Okeyo promised the chairman.The Best mix of music team will look to replicate the result they posted two years back in Anfield, United Kingdom when they defied all odds to become the first African team to win the Standard Chartered five-a-side international tournament.Captain Kristian Malumbe has insisted they will be going into do what they do best and has assured the trophy will be coming home.“We know it is tough because there are 64 teams involved. That is no mean task. But we believe in ourselves, we believe in our abilities and we will fight to win the trophy,” Malumbe offered.The team will be coached by Production Assistant Lassie Atrash. Malumbe and Okeyo will be joined in the squad by midfield dynamo Jeff Ooko and the company’s newbies, Shuayib Shabir Kaysha Shagava and Vincent Otieno.The Capital FM football team captain Kristian Malumbe receives the Nairobi County flag from County Secretary Peter Kariuki before travelling to Brazil. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluMeanwhile, the team was officially flagged off on Tuesday evening by the Nairobi County Secretary Peter Kariuki on behalf of Governor Mike Sonko. Kariuki was accompanied by the county’s leader of majority Abdi Guyo.The team was handed the Nairobi County flag as the city’s representatives.“You have seen the World Cup and you know that these days in football, you cannot underrate anyone. I have heard of your success before in the Road to Anfield tournament and I do not doubt your ability to succeed. As the county we are behind you and we want to wish you all the best,” Kariuki said.Earlier on Sunday, the team was hosted to a send-off party by the Four Points Sheraton Hotel which included a viewing party for teh World Cup final.Also in attendance were the Neymar Jr’s Five-a-side sponsors RedBull.The team of seven is expected to land in Rio on Wednesday evening and will have two days of rest, recovery and training before the showpiece begins on Saturday.0Shares0000(Visited 3 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Storm Update: Army put on standby for local emergencies

first_imgThe Army has been placed on standby amid growing fears within that communities could be severely impacted by Hurricane Ophelia.A number of different parts across the country have been earmarked as specific bases for the defence forces in the event of emergencies, it has emerged.Defence Minister Paul Kehoe said the defence forces will offer support to civil authorities in areas hit by severe weather conditions. It is expected that soldiers from Finner Camp could be deployed in the event of an emergency situation locally.Mr Kehoe said that the support from the Army will be concentrated out of Kilkenny for south eastern counties, Cork for the south and south west of the country, Limerick for the Mid West and Galway for the West.“We are monitoring and awaiting to assist in whatever way we can in which capability allows,” he said.He added that the most severe conditions are expected after midday tomorrow and into tomorrow night. Storm Update: Army put on standby for local emergencies was last modified: October 16th, 2017 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more