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Kariobangi Sharks forward Masoud Juma (left) attempts to beat Tusker's Eugene Asike to the ball in their SportPesa Premier League (SPL) clash at the Ruaraka Grounds in Nairobi on Wednesday, October 11, 2017. The game ended in a barren draw. PHOTO/SPN

NAIROBI, Kenya- SportPesa Premier League champions, Tusker FC and Kariobangi Sharks FC sweated to a barren draw as Malkia Strikers reigned supreme in Cameroon. The Tujiamini campaign received a roaring endorsement from two legends while Chile star, Arturo Vidal, announced he was retiring from international duty on Twitter. Here are the top five stories on SportPesa News from Wednesday you MUST read today.

Tusker Lack Fizz, Sharks Toothless In SPL Stalemate

NAIROBI, Kenya- SportPesa Premier League (SPL) champions, Tusker FC and Kariobangi Sharks FC huffed and puffed to a 0-0 draw on Wednesday in the highlight midweek top flight clash at the Ruaraka Grounds in Nairobi. Elsewhere, there was late drama when relegation threatened Western Stima FC were denied a much-needed victory at the death by Nakumatt FC while Zoo Kericho FC rallied to force a 2-2 draw at the Kericho Green Stadium against visiting Nzoia Sugar FC via another equaliser in the closing stages of the match. READ MORE

King Arturo Abdicates: Vidal Quits Chile After Russia Flop

PARIS, France- Arturo Vidal says he is retiring from international football with his “soul crushed” after Chile failed to qualify for the 2018 World Cup finals. Vidal missed Chile’s final shot at qualification on Tuesday through suspension, the South American champions losing 3-0 to Brazil to miss out on the tournament in Russia next year on goal difference. READ MORE

Great Kipchoges Past, Present Hail #Tujiamini Campaign

NAIROBI, Kenya- Revered runners- the retired father of Kenyan athletics; Dr. Kipchoge Keino and reigning marathon king; Eliud Kipchoge- have hailed the Tujiamini campaign saying it could be the catalyst needed for Kenyans to connect with their local sporting heroes. Speaking at a Nairobi restaurant on Tuesday during the launch of the drive conceived by leading bookmakers, SportPesa, Keino who recently stepped down as the chairman of the National Olympic Committee-Kenya (NOC-K), said Tujiamini (self belief) has the potential of inspiring a future generation of sporting stars. READ MORE

Malkia Strikers Brackcides Khadambi (left) and Violet Makuto in net action against Tunisia in their Pool B clash of the CAVB African Women Volleyball Championships in Yaounde, Cameroon on Tuesday, October 10, 2017. PHOTO/CAVB

Malkia Strikers Brackcides Khadambi (left) and Violet Makuto in net action against Tunisia in their Pool B clash of the CAVB African Women Volleyball Championships in Yaounde, Cameroon on Tuesday, October 10, 2017. PHOTO/CAVB

Net-Ripping Malkia Strikers Dispose Of Tunisia, Top Pool B

YAOUNDÉ, Cameroon – Malkia Strikers underlined their intent to wrest back the continental crown when they secured top spot in Pool B in style at the CAVB Women’s Africa Volleyball Championships by blanking Tunisia 3-0 here on Tuesday night. The rampaging Kenyans who stormed to their fourth victory on the bounce put the second ranked team in Africa, Tunisia to the sword before completing a dominant 25-17, 25-21, 25-16 victory in 73 minutes of exciting show at Palais des Sports Hall in Yaoundé. READ MORE

We Are Better Than Last Year, Mourinho Warns Liverpool

MANCHESTER, England- Jose Mourinho says his Manchester United team are better than they were last year, playing down injury concerns as he prepares for a blockbuster Premier League clash against Liverpool. High-flying United travel to face their fierce rivals at Anfield on Saturday looking to maintain a rich vein of form that leaves them trailing Manchester City only on goal difference at the top of the table. READ MORE

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