NAIROBI, Kenya- Wednesday was all about football, from Kenya to overseas with SportPesa Premier League champions, Gor Mahia FC outplaying visiting USM Alger in a 2018 CAF Confederations Cup group stage clash that ended goalless in Nairobi.
Earlier Wednesday morning, the last batch of the visiting Hull City FC departed for England after their landmark five-day maiden tour to Kenya in an emotional farewell after the Championship team won the hearts of most in the country.
Later Wednesday night, Atletico Madrid won their third Europa League crown when Antoine Griezmann starred in their thumping of Olympique Marseille in the Lyon final.
Looking ahead, the feud between Chelsea FC manager, Antonio Conte and former Blues boss and Manchester United FC rival, Jose Mourinho, is raising the temperatures ahead of their 2018 Emirates FA Cup final showdown on Saturday at Wembley.
Away from the beautiful game, the world woke up on Wednesday morning to the news that Boston Celtics had gone 2-0 up in their NBA Eastern Conference final despite another monster performance from Cleveland Cavaliers superstar, LeBron James.
Here are the top five choices on SportPesa News from Wednesday you must read today.
Ten-Man Gor Mahia, USM Alger Share Spoils In CAF Tie
NAIROBI, Kenya- A draw against North African opposition would be welcome in Kenya but for 10-man Gor Mahia FC, their 0-0 stalemate with USM Alger (USMA) on Wednesday night felt like a loss. Such was the dominance of the SportPesa Premier League (SPL) champions in their second Group B game of their 2018 CAF Confederations Cup campaign that it was USMA who went home feeling better from an absorbing contest at Moi International Sports Centre, Kasarani. READ MORE
Kwaheri: Hull Leave For England After Historic Kenya Tour
NAIROBI, Kenya- English Football League Championship side, Hull City FC bade an emotional farewell to Kenya after the last contingent departed on Wednesday morning following their historic maiden tour to the country. The Tigers touched the hearts and minds of millions in a trip of many firsts that climaxed on Sunday when they played SportPesa Premier League champions, Gor Mahia FC in front of more than 60,000 fans at the Moi International Sports Centre, Kasarani. READ MORE
Griezmann The Hero As Atletico Madrid Win Europa Cup
LYON, France- Antoine Griezmann was the hero for Atletico Madrid as the French striker scored twice in their 3-0 win over Marseille in Wednesday’s Europa League final, allowing his club to win the trophy for the third time in nine seasons. It is Griezmann’s first major title as an Atletico player, and a fitting way to bow out if he leaves at the season’s end, with Barcelona tipped as his next destination. READ MORE
Boston Weather James Threat To Go 2-0 On Cavaliers
LOS ANGELES, United States- Jaylen Brown scored 23 points and the Boston Celtics overcame a 42-point performance from LeBron James to beat Cleveland 107-94 on Tuesday and take a 2-0 lead in the Eastern Conference finals. Terry Rozier added 18 points, while Al Horford finished with 15 points and 10 rebounds for the Celtics, who improved to 8-0 this postseason at the Boston Garden. READ MORE
Mourinho-Conte Feud Raises FA Cup Final Temperatures
LONDON, England- Jose Mourinho and Antonio Conte renew hostilities with the stakes heightened when Manchester United and Chelsea face off in Saturday’s FA Cup final needing silverware to mask this season’s flaws. Conte’s need is the greater. Having missed out on Champions League football for next season, many expect the Wembley showpiece to be the Italian’s final match in charge at Stamford Bridge, regardless of the outcome. READ MORE