NAIROBI, Kenya- Mathare United FC continued their unbeaten start in the Kenya Premier League (KPL) on Saturday as a barren draw with Ulinzi Stars FC saw them go to the top of the standings, following two wins and a draw in the opening three matches.
In the Emirates FA Cup, Hull City FC coach Nigel Adkins, has admitted that the Tigers were the architects of their own downfall after a horrid first half performance saw them concede four goals against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.
Whereas, Manchester United FC booked a place in the quarters on Saturday courtesy of a 2-0 away win over Huddersfield Town FC. Romelu Lukaku on hand to score both goals for Jose Mourinho’s men.
Tottenham Hotspur FC Kenyan midfielder Victor Wanyama has not been a regular in the starting line-up since returning from a knee injury, causing him to be on the radar of Premier League giants Liverpool FC, Manchester United FC and holders Chelsea FC.
Last but most certainly not least, Swiss Roger Federer beat Robin Haase at the Rotterdam Open to take over from Rafael Nadal and become the oldest world number one in tennis history.
Here are the top five stories from Saturday compiled by SportPesa News:
Mathare Go Top Of KPL, Nakumatt Nick Sweet Nzoia Win
NAIROBI, Kenya- Mathare United FC went top of the infant 2018 Kenyan Premier League table after battling for a 0-0 draw away to Ulinzi Stars FC on Saturday. The 2008 champions lead the standings on seven points having registered two wins and a draw in their opening three encounters of the season, one above champions Gor Mahia FC who beat Zoo Kericho FC 4-2 midweek. READ MORE
Hull Caused Their Own FA Cup Downfall, Adkins Admits
LONDON, England- Nigel Adkins admitted his Tigers’ side were the architects of their own downfall in Friday night’s Emirates FA Cup defeat to Chelsea. A disappointing first 45 minutes proved costly as the reigning Premier League champions showed their class right from the off. A brace from Willian was added to with further goals from Pedro and Olivier Giroud to give Chelsea a four-goal lead at the break. READ MORE
Lukaku Double Books United FA Cup Quarters Berth
LONDON, England- Debate over the merits of video assistant refereeing was again raised as a Romelu Lukaku double eased Manchester United into the FA Cup quarter-finals in a 2-0 win at Huddersfield despite a controversial call going against Jose Mourinho’s men. Juan Mata thought he had put United into a 2-0 lead just before half-time only for the Spaniard’s effort to be ruled out by the video referee after a lengthy delay, and without conclusive proof the officials on the field had made the wrong decision. READ MORE
Federer Takes Over As Oldest Tennis World Number One
ROTTERDAM, Netherlands- Roger Federer became the oldest world number one on Friday when the 20-time Grand Slam title winner reached the semi-finals of the Rotterdam Open. The 36-year-old Swiss overcame an early setback to beat Robin Haase of the Netherlands 4-6, 6-1, 6-1 and will replace old rival Rafael Nadal at the top of the rankings. READ MORE
Liverpool, United, Chelsea In Victor Wanyama Alert
LONDON, England- Liverpool are monitoring developments with midfielder Victor Wanyama while Manchester United and Chelsea have also taken note that the Kenya international has been used sparingly by Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino following his return from injury. Wanyama has started in the FA Cup ties against AFC Wimbledon and Newport County but has been used predominantly as a substitute during the eight other games that he has been involved in since recovering from a knee injury. READ MORE