NAIROBI, Kenya- Despite the international football break, there was plenty of action over the weekend and Monday offered opportunity to review the action especially in the SportPesa Premier League and National Premier League that are mopping up the 2017 season.
In the top flight, Ezekiel Otuoma, is confident Western Stima FC will escape the chop while former SPL side KCB sunk Nairobi Stima FC to stay in the hunt for a promotion place as NSL front runners, Ushuru FC and Wazito FC also notched wins to keep the race as hot as they come.
Across the borders, Kenya Simba XVs head coach, Jerome Paarwater set his sights on bearing Russia on Tuesday as yet again, Kenyan runners set records at city marathons in Istanbul and Beirut.
Here are the top five stories from Monday on SportPesa News you should read today.
Kenya Simbas Coach Paarwater Positive Ahead Of Russia Fixture
HONG KONG, Hong Kong- Kenya Simbas head coach Jerome Paarwater remains confident and has chosen to focus on the positives ahead of the second match against Russia in the ongoing Hong Kong Cup of Nations at the King’s Park Sports Grounds. Kenya suffered a 23-3 defeat at the hands of Chile in their opening match on Friday and face an uphill task when they take on the Russians who ranked 20th in the world and started their Cup of Nations campaign with a narrow 16-13 win over hosts Hong Kong. READ MORE
Otuoma Backs Western Stima To Survive SPL Relegation
NAIROBI, Kenya- After registering a crucial 1-0 win over Posta Rangers FC over the weekend, Ezekiel Otuoma is confident that Western Stima FC will dodge the dreaded relegation bullet and remain in the SportPesa Premier League (SPL). Otuoma, who joined the powermen in January from Ulinzi Stars FC, scored the solitary goal late on to ensure his side picked maximum points to keep their dream of retaining their SPL status alive. READ MORE
Mwangi Bags Lady Captains’ Golf Tournament Top Prize
NAIROBI, Kenya- John Mwangi, playing off handicap 7.3, emerged the overall winner of the 2017 Lady Captains Prize Golf Tournament over the weekend at the Limuru Country Club to commemorate Lady Captain Rosemary Wainaina. Muthoni Kihanya of SportPesa was in among the honours when she won the long-hitting drive award at the weekend event that attracted over 200 golfers from around the country on the lush greens of the club located in the Kiambu County. READ MORE
Flying Ruto, Chepng’etich Break Records In Istanbul, Beirut
NAIROBI, Kenya- Kenyan runners underlined their prowess while breaking course records on the streets of Istanbul and Beirut over the weekend to end a tough week for the country’s sport on a high. Ruth Chepng’etich shattered the Turkish all-comers record at the Vodafone Istanbul Marathon, completing the course in the IAAF Gold Label race in 2:22:36 despite facing a 23km/h headwind between the 10 and 26 Kilometre marks. READ MORE
KCB Switch Off Stima To Keep SPL Promotion Hopes Alive
NAIROBI, Kenya- KCB FC kept their promotion push to the 2018 SportPesa Premier League alive after beating Nairobi Stima FC 3-1 in an entertaining National Super League (NSL) clash played at the Camp Toyoyo grounds on Sunday. The bankers, who fell 2-1 away to Isibania last weekend, started on the right footing, scoring three goals in a span of 10 minutes through Simon Abuko, Chrispinus Onyango and Bethuel Warambo. READ MORE