NAIROBI. Kenya- The Kenya Rugby Union (KRU) on Monday announced the appointment of New Zealand national, Ian Snook, as the head coach of the Kenya XV’S rugby team, The Simbas.
Still in rugby, Shujaa forward Dan Sikuta thanked his lucky stars after coming out unscathed after being involved in a road accident along the notorious Nairobi-Naivasha Highway.
In football, Gor Mahia FC trio of Harun Shakava, Francis Kahata and Samuel Onyango will link up with the national team, Harambee Stars, in Morocco as nine local based players departed on Monday for two international friendly matches.
Olympic 5000m women and four-time world distance track champion, Vivian Cheruiyot, is focused putting on a solid show at the London Marathon after being forced to withdraw from the 2018 United Airlines NYC Half on Sunday.
Last but not least, former US Champion Juan Martin del Potro beat world number one Roger Federer to win the Indian Wells Tournament in California, United States.
Here are the top five stories from Monday by SportPesa News that you must read today:
KRU Announces Appointment Of Ian Snook As Simbas Coach
NAIROBI, Kenya- The Kenya Rugby Union (KRU) on Monday announced the appointment of Ian Snook as the Head Coach of the Kenya fifteens national team, The Simbas. The New Zealand national brings with him a massive vault of rugby knowledge and experience, having served in various high profile coaching and consulting capacities in New Zealand, Australia, England, Ireland, Laos, Japan, Croatia, Italy and South Africa. READ MORE
Gor Trio To Link With Stars In Morocco, Nine Depart
NAIROBI, Kenya – Kenyan Premier League champions, Gor Mahia FC trio; Harun Shakava, Francis Kahata and Samuel Onyango will link up with the national team in Morocco as nine local based players departed on Monday. Stars play Comoros on Saturday and Central Africa Republic two days later in international friendlies interim head coach, Stanley Okumbi, is returning to the helm for the first time since October last year when the team lost to Iraq and Thailand. READ MORE
Cheruiyot Targets London Bliss After NYC Half Setback
NAIROBI, Kenya- Olympic 5000m women and four-time world distance track champion, Vivian Cheruiyot, is focused putting on a solid show at the London Marathon after being forced to withdraw from the 2018 United Airlines NYC Half on Sunday. Cheruiyot, who bagged the elusive Olympic gold at Rio 2016 before quitting the track shortly afterwards, was the star name lined up for the women’s race at the New York Road Running organised event that was eventually won by Ethiopia’s Buze Diraba in 1:12:23. READ MORE
Shujaa Star Dan Sikuta Escapes Unscathed From Road Crash
NAIVASHA, Kenya- Kenya sevens forward, Dan Sikuta was fortunate to come out unscathed after being involved in a road accident along the Nairobi-Naivasha Highway on Monday morning. Sikuta was an integral part of the Shujaa squad that reached the cup final of the Canada leg of the 2017/18 HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series, losing the trophy to Fiji. READ MORE
Del Potro Stuns Roger Federer To Win Indian Wells Title
INDIAN WELLS, United States- Former US Open champion Juan Martin Del Potro stunned top-ranked Roger Federer 6-4, 6-7 (8/10), 7-6 (7/2) Sunday to win his first Indian Wells title and second consecutive ATP crown. The 29-year-old from Argentina handed Federer his first match defeat of 2018 and extended his own win streak to 11 matches, including a title run earlier this month at Acapulco. READ MORE