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Top 5 Stories From Wednesday You Must Read Today

New SportPesa Mega Jacpot winner, Gordon Ogada Paul (left) takes a selfie with his predecessor, Samuel Abisai on Wednesday, February 7, 2018 in Nairobi. PHOTO/SPN
New SportPesa Mega Jacpot winner, Gordon Ogada Paul (left) takes a selfie with his predecessor, Samuel Abisai on Wednesday, February 7, 2018 in Nairobi. PHOTO/SPN

NAIROBI, Kenya- Wednesday was dominated by the news of Gordon Ogada Paul becoming the latest SportPesa Jackpot multi-millionaire as he cited Victor Wanyama wonder strike against Liverpool FC as the moment his luck turned when he went on to scoop KSh230,742,881 record Kenyan gaming payout.

With continental football in the air, Gor Mahia FC urged their fans on Wednesday to troop early to the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos as the Kenyan Premier League champions prepare to face Equatorial Guinea domestic winners, Leones Vegetarianos, on Saturday.

Steeplechaser Beatrice Chepkoech is having a barnstorming IAAF Indoor Tour season, dropping a national record in the women 1500m when she won in 4:04.21 at Dusseldorf in the same meeting world men 1500m champion, Elijah Manangoi was tripped and crashed out of contention for the honours.

Overseas, Manchester United FC new signing, Alexis Sanchez, cut a deal with Spanish prosecutors on Wednesday to serve a suspended 16 month sentence for tax evasion during his time at LaLiga giants, FC Barcelona while US President, Donald Trump, took to Twitter to blame illegal immigrants for the death of NFL star, Edwin Jackson.

Here’s the offering of the stories that headlined SportPesa News on Wednesday for you, dear reader, to dig into on Thursday.

SportPesa Winner Ogada Hails Lucky Wanyama Wonder Strike

NAIROBI, Kenya- The newest multi-millionaire in town, Gordon Ogada Paul, believes his luck turned the moment Harambee Stars captain, Victor Wanyama, blasted from range to bring Tottenham Hotspur FC level at 1-1 during their clash against Liverpool FC on Sunday at Anfield. Ogada, 30, made history on Tuesday when he was confirmed as the KSh230,742,881 SportPesa Mega Jackpot winner, the biggest ever gaming payout Kenya, having correctly predicted the results of all 17 games on offer in the weekly competition on the leading platform. READ MORE

United Star Sanchez Lands Suspended Jail Term

Manchester United's Chilean striker Alexis Sanchez celebrates scoring their second goal during the English Premier League football match between Manchester United and Huddersfield Town at Old Trafford in Manchester, north west England, on February 3, 2018. PHOTO/AFP

Manchester United’s Chilean striker Alexis Sanchez celebrates scoring their second goal during the English Premier League football match between Manchester United and Huddersfield Town at Old Trafford in Manchester, north west England, on February 3, 2018. PHOTO/AFP

MADRID, Spain- Manchester United striker Alexis Sanchez has struck a deal with Spanish authorities to accept a 16-month suspended jail sentence for tax fraud in return for avoiding a trial. Sanchez, who joined United from Arsenal last month, faced being tried over a one-million-euro ($1.23 million) fraud linked to image rights in 2012 and 2013 during his time at Spanish giants Barcelona, according to details of the deal seen by AFP. READ MORE

Gor Rallies Fans Ahead Of Leones Vegetarianos Clash

NAIROBI, Kenya- Gor Mahia FC has asked their fans to travel to Machakos early as the domestic league champions aim at opening their 2018 CAF Champions League campaign with a bang when they host Leones Vegetarianos on Saturday. An advance party from the Equatorial Guinea champions is already in the county with the rest of the squad expected to land on Thursday for the first leg of their preliminary round clash at Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos. READ MORE

Trump Targets Illegal Migrants With NFL Star Jackson’s Death

WASHINGTON, United States- US President Donald Trump sought to use the death of an NFL player in a car crash — blamed on an undocumented migrant — to bolster his campaign to tighten border security. Two days after Indianapolis Colts player Edwin Jackson and another man were killed, Trump highlighted that the suspected drunk driver — who had been deported twice in the past — was again in the country illegally. READ MORE

Chepkoech Drops Kenya Record, Manangoi Crashes In Dusseldorf

NAIROBI, Kenya- Steeplechaser Beatrice Chepkoech was the toast of the Kenyan charge at the Dusseldorf IAAF Indoor Tour PSD Bank Meeting on Wednesday night when she blasted to a 4:04.21 national record in the women 1500m. Vincent Kibet produced a shock victory in the corresponding men’s race in 3:36.86 with countryman, Nicholas Kiplangat Kipkoech taking the honours in the men Heat 2 final of 800m, stopping the timer at 1:46.52 in a Kenyan 1-2 over Wycliffe Kinyamal (1:46.54). READ MORE

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