NAIROBI, Kenya- Record Kenya Premier League (KPL) winners, Gor Mahia FC, beat SuperSport United FC 1-0 on Sunday at the Kenyatta Stadium in their CAF Confederations Cup play-off first leg, courtesy of a Jacques Tuyisenge penalty.
Harambee Starlets hang on for a 0-0 draw in Lugogo to advance to the second round of the 2018 Africa Women Cup of Nations (AWCON) qualifying after securing a 1-0 victory on aggregate over Uganda.
In the domestic top flight, Mathare United FC continued their brilliant start to the 2018 KPL campaign with their fourth consecutive win with a 1-0 victory over Tusker FC on Sunday.
The Kenya Sevens Rugby team, Shujaa, made it to their second consecutive Main Cup in the Hong Kong leg of the series but settled for second place as they lost 24-12 to eventual winners Fiji on Sunday.
Lastly, Sebastian Vettel continued to show what he wants out of the 2018 Formula One season as he sped to victory in a dramatic Bahrain Grand Prix ahead of Mercedes pair Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas.
Here are the top five stories from Sunday compiled by SportPesa News:
Advantage Gor: Tuyisenge Sinks SuperSport United
NAIROBI, Kenya- A second half penalty from Jacques Tuyisenge was enough for Gor Mahia FC to take a 1-0 lead in their CAF Confederations Cup play-off first leg against SuperSport United on Sunday. Tuyisenge converted in the 76th to hand the Kenyan Premier League (KPL) champions the slight advantage against the struggling South African Premier Soccer League side at the Kenyatta Stadium, Machakos. READ MORE
Fiji Break Shujaa Hearts Yet Again At Hong Kong 7s
HONG KONG, Hong Kong- Shujaa suffered from another Fijian heartache after the South Pacific nation once again denied them the Main Cup title at the Hong Kong 7s that ended on Sunday. Fiji secured their fourth consecutive title at the Cathay Pacific/HSBC Hong Kong Sevens after they beat Kenya 24-12. READ MORE
Vettel Wins Bahrain To Leave Mercedes In His Slipstream
SAKHIR, Bahrain- Sebastian Vettel marked his 200th Formula One race with a thrilling and brilliantly-judged victory for Ferrari in Sunday’s dramatic Bahrain Grand Prix. The four-time ex champion, on severely-worn tyres, came home narrowly ahead of Valtteri Bottas and the Finn’s Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton in a nail-biting finish to an intriguing contest. READ MORE
Dogged Mathare Extend KPL Lead, Leopards Held
NAIROBI, Kenya- Mathare United FC extended their lead at the summit of the Kenyan Premier League after sinking Tusker FC 1-0 for their fourth victory on the bounce on Sunday at Ruaraka Stadium, Nairobi. John Mwangi scored the winner in the 44th minute of a keenly fought slugfest between the two former champions to push the 2008 title winners’ tally to 23, four above crown-holders Gor Mahia FC who have three games in hand. READ MORE
One More Step To AWCON: Starlets Hang On In Uganda
NAIROBI, Kenya- Harambee Starlets hang on for a 0-0 draw in Lugogo to advance to the second round of the 2018 Africa Women Cup of Nations (AWCON) qualifying after securing a 1-0 victory on aggregate over Uganda. Kenya will now face Equatorial Guinea in another two-legged knockout tie with the winner advancing to the AWCON finals in Ghana later this year with Starlets seeking a second successive appearance at the continental competition. READ MORE