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SportPesa Super 8 Premier League Coach of the Year, Francis Thairu (left), Dagoretti South MP, John Kiarie and Most Valuable Player Simon Lemashon, pose at the SPS8PL Gala on Thursday, November 30, 2017. PHOTO/SPN
SportPesa Super 8 Premier League Coach of the Year, Francis Thairu (left), Dagoretti South MP, John Kiarie and Most Valuable Player Simon Lemashon, pose at the SPS8PL Gala on Thursday, November 30, 2017. PHOTO/SPN

NAIROBI, Kenya- Kenyan female boxing sensation Fatuma Zarika declared on Thursday it is time for her Iron Fist to do the talking as she prepares to defend her WBC title against Zambian challenger Catherine Phiri.

Football Kenya Federation President; Nick Mwendwa on the other hand tasked new Belgian Harambee Stars coach, Paul Put with delivering the 2017 Council of East and Central Africa Football Association Senior Challenge Cup.

Yorkshire-based Richard Jackson continued to lead the 2017 Kenya Airways East Africa Classic Rally ahead of the Kenyan challenge of Baldev Chager and Carl ‘Flash’ Tundo as he seeks to become the first ever Briton to clinch victory.

Elsewhere on Thursday, Olympic marathon champion, Eliud Kipchoge, will chase a London Marathon hat-trick in April against British distance running icon, Mo Farah while Kawangware FC stalwart, Francis Thairu was the toast of the colourful SportPesa Super 8 Premier League gala on Thursday night.

Here are the top five stories on SportPesa News from Thursday you should stay updated with on Friday.

Kawangware Star Thairu Dominates SPS8PL Gala Awards

NAIROBI, Kenya- Champions Kawangware United FC star; Francis Thairu dominated the 2017 SportPesa Super 8 Premier League (SPS8PL) Gala Awards where Simon Lemashon was crowned the Most Valuable Player. Thairu, the veteran forward who served his team as player/coach and hang up his boots in style by leading his side to the crown, became the first ever recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award besides being named the Coach of the Year and bagging a share of the Golden Boot on Thursday. READ MORE

Zarika: Its Time For The Iron Fist To Do The Talking

World Boxing Council (WBC) Super bantamweight champion, Fatuma Zarika sized up her Zambian challenger, Catherine Phiri on Thursday and declared it was time for her ‘Iron Fist’ to do the talking. The pair will fight for the title on Saturday in Nairobi as they squared up at a pre-fight press conference at the Canivore Grounds where the Kenyan will put her title on the line. READ MORE

Newly appointed Harambee Stars coach Paul Put presides over a training session at the Utalii Grounds on Thursday, November 30, 2017 ahead of the start of the 2017 Cecafa Senior Challenge Cup in Kakamega on Sunday. PHOTO/SPN

Newly appointed Harambee Stars coach Paul Put presides over a training session at the Utalii Grounds on Thursday, November 30, 2017 ahead of the start of the 2017 Cecafa Senior Challenge Cup in Kakamega on Sunday. PHOTO/SPN

FKF Boss Mwendwa Rallies Put To Win Cecafa Title

NAIROBI,Kenya-Football Kenya Federation (FKF) President Nick Mwendwa, has challenged new Harambee Stars coach, Paul Put, to deliver the Council of East and Central Africa Football Association (Cecafa) Senior Challenge Cup. The tourney, which involves nine teams after guest team Zimbabwe pulled out on Wednesday, gets underway on Sunday in Kakamega and Machakos counties after the original second venue, Kisumu was struck off. READ MORE

Classic Rally: Jackson Extends Lead Over Chager, Tundo

MOMBASA, Kenya- Yorkshire-based Englishman; Richard Jackson and his navigator Ryan Champion took it easy through the first stage of Day 7 of the Kenya Airways East Africa Classic Rally but still managed to extend the lead. Action spilled to Mwambungo in the South Coast where Jackson increased the advantage over Kenyan ace, Baldev ‘Singh’ Chager having taken impressive scalps in the back-breaking event. READ MORE

 

Kipchoge To Take On Farah In London Hat-Trick Chase

LONDON, England- Olympic champion Eliud Kipchoge will return to the Virgin Money London Marathon on April 22, 2018 looking to make it a hat-trick of wins at the IAAF Gold Label road race.The Kenyan won in 2015 and was an agonising eight seconds away from the world record of 2:02:57 when he won again a year later. READ MORE

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