NAIROBI, Kenya- Following the Kenya Sevens team impressive performance in the Vancouver leg of the 2017/18 HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series, bagging silver after losing to Fiji in the Main Cup finals, President Uhuru Kenyatta and opposition leader Raila Odinga on Monday led tributes on social media for the teams gallant performance.
In football, after the sixth round of matches in the Kenya Premier League (KPL), SportPesa News takes a look at the roll of winners and losers from the weekend’s performances.
Kenya, arch rivals Ethiopia and United States shared the medals at international distance running showdowns spread across the streets of Barcelona, Lisbon and Rome on Sunday.
Whilst in basketball, the Houston Rockets booked a spot in the playoffs with a 105-82 rout of the Mavericks in Dallas on Monday.
Here are the top five stories from Monday compiled by SportPesa News:
Uhuru, Raila Lead Glowing Tributes To Gallant Shujaa
NAIROBI, Kenya- Weary-eyed Kenyans who stayed up through most of Sunday night to follow the barnstorming run of their cherished national rugby sevens team Shujaa paid glowing tributes to their success at the six leg of the 2018/17 HSBC World Sevens Series throughout Monday. Shujaa eventually succumbed to Fiji 32-12 in the Main Cup final of the Canada 7s but that did little to dampen the joy as #Kenya7s, #Shujaa and #OscarOuma hashtags trended on Twitter and Facebook as the high and mighty joined ordinary Kenyans to pay homage to the best performance thus far this season. READ MORE
KPL Round Six: SportPesa News Roll Of Winners
NAIROBI, Kenya- After the sixth round of matches in the 2018 Kenya Premier League (KPL) season, record league winners Gor Mahia FC, asserted their dominance in the local top flight by securing a five-point lead at the summit after a 1-0 victory over Nzoia Sugar FC on Sunday. Despite four barren draws on Saturday, 17 goals were scored over the weekend, with the most thrilling fixture between AFC Leopards and Mathare United FC ending 4-3 in Ingwe’s favour. READ MORE
Kenyans, Ethiopians, Rupp Share Distance Running Honours
NAIROBI, Kenya- Kenya, arch rivals Ethiopia and United States shared the medals at international distance running showdowns spread across the streets of Barcelona, Lisbon and Rome on Sunday. Anthony Maritim and Ruth Chebitok scored a double victory for Kenya at the Zurich Marató de Barcelona, an IAAF Bronze Label road race and despite strong winds that impacted the race, the top three finishers in each notched career bests. READ MORE
Houston Rockets Book Playoff Spot As Cavs, Warriors Stumble
LOS ANGELES, United States- The Houston Rockets clinched an NBA playoff berth with a 105-82 rout of the Mavericks in Dallas on Sunday as reigning champions Golden State and the Cleveland Cavaliers both lost. Even with Most Valuable Player candidate James Harden sitting out with a sore left knee, the Rockets had little trouble from the Mavs. READ MORE
KPL Round Six: SportPesa News Roll Of Losers
NAIROBI, Kenya- With the Kenyan Premier League (KPL) SportPesa News bouquets already handed out, it is the time to dish out the barbs with Mathare United FC becoming the latest side to see their unbeaten record breached on Saturday. That left champions Gor Mahia FC who extended their lead to five-points after the Slum Boyscame off the wrong end of a seven-goal thriller as the only side without an ‘L’ blotting their run so far in what will surely raise doubts over the ability of the challengers to dethrone the record 16-time winners. READ MORE