NAIROBI, Kenya- Harambee Stars welcome a new era after Belgian Paul Put was named the new coach. The 61-year old signed a two-year contract with the federation and will take over from Stanley Okumbi.
Still in Kenya, leading bookmakers SportPesa, hosted a breakfast to welcome back the Kenya XV’s rugby team who were in Hong Kong participating in the Regal Hotel Cup of Nations.
In the English Premier League, we witnessed the fifth managerial casualty as West Bromwich Albion FC sacked manager Tony Pulis after a dismal run of performances, the latest one being a humiliating 0-4 defeat at home to champions Chelsea.
There was also some devastating news in the tennis world as former Wimbledon champion Jana Novotna passed away after a battle with cancer.
Here are the top five stories complied by SportPesa News;
West Bromwich Albion Sack Manager Tony Pulis
LONDON, United- West Bromwich Albion FC sacked manager Tony Pulis on Monday after a miserable run of form that has seen the Chinese-owned club slump to 17th in the Premier League table. Pulis has had just two wins in his past 21 Premier League games following Saturday’s 4-0 defeat to Chelsea and the club sit just one place above the relegation zone after an 11-game winless run in all competitions. READ MORE
Belgian Paul Put Relishing New Harambee Stars Task
NAIROBI, Kenya- The new Harambee Stars coach, Paul Put, has expressed his delight in the new task ahead of him as the Football Kenya Federation (FKF) announced he will be taking over from Stanley Okumbi during the fifth Annual General Meeting in Mombasa on Saturday. The Belgian tactician has penned a two-year contract with the Federation as the country looks to him to sweep away ashy memories of continental dismay finally leading them into the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations and possibly the 2022 Qatar World Cup. READ MORE
Everton Manager Unsworth Confident After Palace Draw
LIVERPOOL, England- David Unsworth says he feels “a lot more positive about where we are heading” following Everton’s “hard-earned” draw against Crystal Palace FC. Unsworth saw his team recover from a “disastrous” start in south London, with Leighton Baines’ precision penalty quickly equalising James McArthur’s first-minute strike for the hosts. READ MORE
SportPesa Welcome Simbas After Hong Kong Assignment
NAIROBI, Kenya- The Kenya Simbas team landed in Nairobi On Monday morning from Hong Kong where they were taking part in the week-long Regal Hotel Cup of Nations. The team’s headline partners, leading bookmakers SportPesa, welcomed the Simbas with a hearty breakfast at a local hotel to merely congratulate the team on their efforts in the just concluded tournament. READ MORE
Former Wimbledon Champ Novotna Dies At The Age Of 49
PRAGUE, Czech Republic- Former Wimbledon champion Jana Novotna has died at the age of 49 after suffering from cancer, the WTA said on Monday. Novotna, who won the Wimbledon title in 1998 when she defeated France’s Nathalie Tauziat in the final, died on Sunday in her native Czech Republic surrounded by her family, a WTA statement said. READ MORE