Action packed: What to expect this weekend in the amazing world of sport

By Waweru Titus: Saturday, August 3rd 2019 at 00:00 GMT +3 | Sports
Liverpool and Manchester City renew hostilities as the 2019-20 season officially gets underway with the FA Community Shield at Wembley on Sunday. [Courtesy]

European football leagues are the most-watched by Kenyan fans, making them an indispensable source of entertainment across the country and Africa at large. The English Premier League (EPL) is the most sought-after football league in Kenya.

As a result, some weekends can be so boring if there is no sporting activity around the globe to cover the break.

This weekend is quite different, with some mouthwatering action from the world of sport.

Fans, therefore, expect a huge load of entertainment as they wait for the top European Leagues to resume in the next few weeks. Here is what to expect this weekend.

SATURDAY

Classic Rally

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The Top Fry Classic Rally in Laikipia County to continue on Saturday.

Baldev Chager, fondly referred to as Boldy, of Kabras racing team on Friday went flat out to topple teammate Onkar Rai at the Top Fry Classic Rally.

Netball

Nyakach Girls will meet defending champions Kaya Tiwi Girls in what would be a repeat of last year’s netball finals as the Kenya Secondary Schools National Term Two games ends in Kisumu on Saturday.

Secondary Schools National Term Two games

After months of intense training, the wheat will be separated from the chaff during the crowning moment for winners as Secondary Schools National Term Two games end in Kisumu on Saturday.

Mombasa FKF mini-league qualifiers

The qualification battle in the FKF Mombasa County League (MCL) will get underway on Saturday with Madrid, Ocean Stars and Kisimani fighting for the remaining slot. Already, seven teams have qualified for the mini-league following last weekend’s matches. 

Rugby

Simbas, Zimbabwe clash in tough tie

National men’s rugby 15s team, Simbas will be looking to end Zimbabwe’s winning run in the Victoria Cup as the two sides clash at the Hartsfield Stadium in Bulawayo on Saturday.

Football

African Nations Championship (CHAN) qualifiers

Uganda Vs Somalia

Zambia Vs Botswana

Angola Vs Eswatini

Mauritania Vs Cape Verde

Senegal Vs Liberia

France: Super Cup

PSG Vs Rennes

Germany: Super Cup

Borussia Dortmund Vs Bayern Munich

Club friendlies

Werder Bremen Vs Everton

Crystal Palace Vs Hertha Berlin

Newcastle Vs St Etienne

Southampton Vs FC Koln

Watford Vs Real Sociedad

Westham Vs Ath Bilbao

Bournemouth Vs Lyon

B. Monchengladbach Vs Chelsea

International Champions Cup

Manchester United Vs AC Milan

SUNDAY

Harambee Stars Vs Tanzania 4pm

FA Community Shield:

Manchester City Vs Liverpool 5pm

2019 Hungarian Grand Prix (Sunday 4, 2019)

Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton headed Red Bull’s Max Verstappen and Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel in a tight first practice at the Hungarian Grand Prix on Friday.

Hamilton was 0.165 seconds ahead of the Dutchman. Vettel, who set his time with Ferrari’s latest aerodynamic upgrade, was just 0.001secs behind the Red Bull.

Red Bull’s Pierre Gasly was fourth quickest, 0.449secs off the pace.

Valtteri Bottas missed the entire session when Mercedes had to change his engine after discovering a misfire.

International Champions Cup

Tottenham Vs Inter Milan

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