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Zamalek FC's Victor Oduor and Brian Adume (right) vies for the ball with Francis Thairu of Kawangware United (centre) during their SPS8 PL tie on June 4 at City Stadium. Zamalek face MASA on Super Sunday, September 10, 2017 at City Stadium. PHOTO/Courtesy
Zamalek FC's Victor Oduor and Brian Adume (right) vies for the ball with Francis Thairu of Kawangware United (centre) during their SPS8 PL tie on June 4 at City Stadium. Zamalek face MASA on Super Sunday, September 10, 2017 at City Stadium. PHOTO/Courtesy

SportPesa Nominated For Two Football Business Awards

LONDON, United Kingdom- Leading bookmakers, SportPesa has made the star-studded shortlist for the prestigious Football Business Awards (FBA) 2017 that recognises and rewards the hard work that takes place in supporting the success of the game in the United Kingdom. SportPesa was shortlisted as a finalist for two global awards under the category of Best Brand Activation involving Football for their campaigns with English Premier League giants, Everton FC and English Football League Championship outfit- Hull City FC. READ MORE

It’s The Super Sunday To Spice Up SportPesa Super 8 PL

NAIROBI, Kenya- The SportPesa Super 8 Premier League (SPS8PL) will host the Super Sunday football bonanza at the City Stadium in Nairobi to mark the 24th round of the competition this weekend. Three potentially explosive matches are lined up to light up the fun-filled extravaganza organised by league organisers Extreme Sports and lead partners SportPesa as a rallying call to the youth to maintain peace in the run up to the upcoming presidential election re-run. READ MORE

Floyd Mayweather Jr. celebrates with the WBC Money Belt after his TKO of Conor McGregor in their super welterweight boxing match on August 26, 2017 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. PHOTO/AFP

Floyd Mayweather Jr. celebrates with the WBC Money Belt after his TKO of Conor McGregor in their super welterweight boxing match on August 26, 2017 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. PHOTO/AFP

Mayweather, McGregor Super Bout Falls Short Of Gate Record

LOS ANGELES, United States- Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor’s money-spinning super fight failed to break the record for gate receipts at a Las Vegas boxing bout, figures released by the Nevada State Athletic Commission revealed. The controversial August 26 fight raked in $55,414,865.79, well short of the  $72,198,500 generated by Mayweather’s 2015 “Fight of the Century” against Manny Pacquiao at the MGM Grand. READ MORE

I Deserved To Lose, Federer Admits After US Open Exit

NEW YORK, United States- Roger Federer, foiled once again one match from a first-ever US Open match against Rafael Nadal, said he just did not deserve to beat Juan Martin del Potro in the rematch of their epic 2009 final. The Swiss third seed and 19-time Grand Slam champion was sent packing by Argentine 28th seed Del Potro 7-5, 3-6, 7-6 (10/8), 6-4 on Wednesday in Arthur Ashe Stadium. The South American meets Spain’s top-ranked Nadal Friday for a berth in Sunday’s final. READ MORE

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