NAIROBI, Kenya- New Harambee Stars coach Paul Put again went unbeaten in the second 2017 CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup match against Liby at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos. Kenya remain top of Group A with four points from two matches, with no goal being conceded by the Kenyans.
Still on the local football scene, GoTv Shield Champions, AFC Leopards SC confirmed they have completed the signing of youngster Yusuf ‘Nasri’ Mainge. The dynamic defender is formerly of Kakamega High School’s Green Commandos and joins the SportPesa Premier League giants on a long-term basis.
This weekend sees the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series moves to Cape Town for the second round after the season opener in Dubai. Shujaa coach, Innocent ‘Namcos’ Simiyu believes that his side has what it takes to better their seventh-place finish in Dubai.
In Spain, the Copa del Rey draw was favourable as none of the top five teams in the La Liga are set to go head to head. The holders FC Barcelona will face Celta Vigo in the last 16.
We also have a look at the Kits For Africa initiative by leading bookmakers SportPesa and Everton FC legend Leon Osman’s visit to Kenya for the same.
Here are the top five stories compiled by SportPesa News.
Stars Held By Libya, Zanzibar Pile Misery On Rwanda
NAIROBI,Kenya- Harambee Stars head coach Paul Put maintained his promising start after settling for a barren draw with guests Libya in their second Pool A match of the 2017 Cecafa Senior Challenge Cup at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos on Tuesday. After settling for a goalless draw with Tanzania in their opening match, Omar El Maryami’s charges came into this tie eager to bag their first win and they piled early pressure on Kenya from the onset. READ MORE
Simiyu Rallies Shujaa To Keep Consistency In Cape Town
CAPE TOWN, South Africa- Kenya Shujaa head coach, Innocent ‘Namcos’ Simiyu believes the national team has potential to better their performance this weekend during the second 2017/18 HSBC Sevens World Series leg in Cape Town. Shujaa touched down in South Africa on Monday evening from United Arab Emirates where they clinched a credible seventh finish in the season-opening Emirates Dubai 7s on Friday and Saturday. READ MORE
Leopards Sign Starlet Yusuf Mainge On Long Term Deal
NAIROBI, Kenya- SportPesa Premier League (SPL) giants, AFC Leopards SC completed the signing of promising defender, Yusuf ‘Nasri’ Mainge on Tuesday as head coach Robert Matano continues to bolster his squad at the Den. “AFC Leopards is happy to announce the signing of Yusuf Nasri Mainge on a long term contract. He’s a defender (right back) formerly been with Kakamega High School’s Green Commandos. Welcome to AFC Leopards Yusuf!” the club posted on their official Twitter feed. READ MORE
Holders Barcelona Face Celta Vigo In Copa Del Rey Last 16
MADRID, Spain- Holders FC Barcelona will face Celta Vigo in the last 16 of the Copa del Rey as La Liga’s top five were kept apart in Tuesday’s draw. Celta, coached by former Barca goalkeeper and assistant manager Juan Carlos Unzue, became the first side to take league points from Barca at the Camp Nou for a year on Saturday in an entertaining 2-2 draw. READ MORE
Kits For Africa: Turning Football Dreams Into Reality
NAIROBI, Kenya- On a baking hot afternoon in the sprawling low-income residential estate of Kariobangi in north-eastern part of the Kenyan capital, Nairobi, two teams are preparing to face off in a football match on a dusty pitch. For them, the poor playing surface represents the start of a dream that could one day, land them a place in the Kenyan topflight- SportPesa Premier League (SPL)- or better still, a chance to ply their trade abroad with Europe the preferred destination. READ MORE