NAIROBI, Kenya- As the 2018 Kenya Premier League (KPL) season got underway over the weekend. Champions Gor Mahia FC picked up where they left off with a 4-0 drubbing of Nakumatt FC on Saturday.
On Sunday, coastal side Bandari FC shocked big-spending Sofapaka FC with a 3-0 victory as Mathare United FC came from behind to beat newcomers Vihiga United FC 2-1.
In rugby, Shujaa inched up a place to eighth on the 2017/18 HSBC Sevens World Series standings following a sixth finish at the Hamilton 7s on Sunday.
Another proud moment for every Kenyan came in the English Premier League as substitute Victor Wanyama came off the bench to score a stunning equaliser for Tottenham Hotspur FC in a thrilling 2-2 draw at Anfield. The Harambee Stars captain, hit a thunderous right-footed half volley from 25-yards, definitely a contender for goal of the season.
In other news, Olympics chief Thomas Bach called for reforms to the Court of Arbitration for Sports citing disappointment on the lifting of life bans imposed on 29 Russian atheletes.
Here are the top five stories you must read from Sunday compiled by SportPesa News:
IOC Calls For CAS Reform After Lifting Of Russia Bans
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea- Olympics chief Thomas Bach called for reforms to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) on Sunday as he slammed its “extremely disappointing” decision to lift life bans for doping imposed on 28 Russian athletes. Bach said the International Olympic Committee (IOC)’s executive board was “not satisfied at all” with the approach by CAS, whose decision came just days before the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang. READ MORE
Bandari Shock Sofapaka, Mathare Recover To Sink Vihiga
NAIROBI, Kenya- Bandari FC shocked big-spending Sofapaka FC 3-0 as former champions Mathare United rallied from a goal down to sink newly promoted Vihiga United FC 2-1 in Sunday’s Kenyan Premier League (KPL) action. Elsewhere, seasoned striker, Allan Wanga was the hero with a 13th minute winner for Kakamega Homeboyz FC in their a 1-0 win over Thika United FC at the Thika Sub-County Stadium as the home side woes rolled over from last season. READ MORE
Wanyama Wonder Strike, Kane Penalty Denies Liverpool
LIVERPOOL, England- Harry Kane’s 100th Premier League goal from the penalty spot deep into stoppage time snatched a point for Tottenham Hotspur from a dramatic finale in a 2-2 draw at Liverpool on Sunday. Mohamed Salah’s stunning 91st-minute solo run and finish for his second goal of the game looked to have handed Liverpool a vital victory in the battle for a place in the top four. READ MORE
Boxing Threatened With Expulsion From The Olympics
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea- The International Olympic Committee (IOC) threatened to axe boxing from the Tokyo 2020 Games on Sunday as it opened an investigation into the sport’s controversial governing body. The IOC’s executive board also froze contacts with and financial payments to the International Amateur Boxing Association (AIBA), whose interim president has been named as a ‘leading criminal’ by the US Treasury Department. READ MORE
Sixth-Place Hamilton 7s Finish Inches Shujaa Up To Eighth
NAIROBI, Kenya- Kenya Shujaa inched up a place to eighth on the 2017/18 HSBC Sevens World Series standings following a sixth finish at the Hamilton 7s on Sunday. Following the conclusion of the New Zealand leg, Shujaa were drawn alongside Hamilton 7s champions; Fiji, France and Russia in Pool A of the fifth round of the series, the USA 7s in Las Vegas that will be played from March 2 to 4. READ MORE