NAIROBI, Kenya- GOtv Shield Champions, AFC Leopards boss, Robert Matano has insisted that his squad is not fit enough and he has ensured that once the league is done he will make suitable changes to be able to contest the league title next season.
Still in the SportPesa Premier League (SPL), Jeremiah Wanjala of Kakamega Homeboyz FC was feted with the prestigious Player of the Month award on Tuesday morning in Kakamega. The September SportPesa/Sports Journalists Association of Kenya (SJAK) award was presented to the forward at the Bukhungu Stadium for his efforts in helping his team stay unbeaten in the given month.
Still in the Western part of Kenya, the Vihiga Queens thrashed Wadadia FC 6-2, meaning they only need a draw to be confirmed as Kenya Women’s Premier League (WPL) Zone B winners.
In the USA, Donald Trump personally asked Chinese leader Xi Jinping to release the UCLA Basketball players who were arrested in China for shoplifting and he expressed hope that they will be released soon.
Here are the top 5 stories by SportPesa News;
Leopards Boss Matano Set For An Overhaul At The Den
NAIROBI, Kenya- AFC Leopards SC Head Coach, Robert ‘The Lion’ Matano has promised an overhaul at the Den once the dust settles on the 2017 SportPesa Premier League (SPL) this weekend. Leopards beat financially struggling Chemelil Sugar FC 1-0 on Sunday but Matano rued the wasted chances his team had to register a more emphatic victory in the result that saw the GOtv Shield champions inch up to 10th on 42 points. READ MORE
Trump Asks Chinese Leader To Release UCLA Players
MANILA, Philippines- US President Donald Trump said Tuesday that he personally asked Chinese leader Xi Jinping to intervene on behalf of three US college basketball players arrested in China for alleged shoplifting and expressed hope they would soon be sent home. Trump told reporters that he brought up the case in talks with Xi during his two-day state visit to Beijing last week. READ MORE
September’s Toast Wanjala Commits Future To Homeboyz
NAIROBI, Kenya- Kakamega Homeboyz FC forward Jeremiah Wanjala pledged he will remain at the club next season after being recognised as the September SportPesa/Sports Journalists Association of Kenya (SJAK) Player of the Month winner on Tuesday. Wanjala received KSh100,000, a 49-inch LG Smart TV and a trophy courtesy of the partnership between LG Electronics, leading bookmakers; SportPesa and SJAK to reward the best player in the domestic top flight on a rotational monthly basis. READ MORE
Emotional Gigi Buffon Quits Italy After WC Misfortune
MILAN, Italy- A tearful Gianluigi Buffon quit international football as four-time champions Italy sensationally missed out on their first World Cup finals in 60 years after a playoff defeat to Sweden on Monday. Coach Gian Piero Ventura also said he would consider his future after the Azzuri drew 0-0 in the second leg of their tie with Sweden, who qualified 1-0 on aggregate. READ MORE
Charged Vihiga Queens Inch Closer To KWPL Title
NAIROBI, Kenya- Vihiga Queens FC are poised to win the Kenya Women’s Premier League (WPL) Zone B for the second year in a row after drubbing Wadadia FC 6-2 over the weekend. Forward Teresa Engesia went on goal-scoring rampage, netting five to leave the Vihiga County-sponsored side needing only a draw to confirm their status as Zone B winners. READ MORE