NAIROBI, Kenya- Arsenal FC goalkeeper, Petr Cech, was the most joyful out of the entire Arsenal FC team as he registered his 200th English Premier League (EPL) clean sheet as his side beat Watford FC 3-0 at the Emirates Stadium on Sunday.
In local football, Kenya Premier League (KPL) holders Gor Mahia FC went five points clear at the top of the standings after a narrow 1-0 victory over Nzoia Sugar FC on Sunday at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos. Chemelil Sugar FC and Bandari FC were the other winners of the day, with victories over Nakumatt FC and Sony Sugar respectively.
In the local slum area of Ziwani, SportPesa brought entertainment to the ghetto streets on Saturday as the biggest mobile screen pitched camp at the Umeme Grounds to show the EPL clash pitting Everton FC against Brighton and Hove Albion FC.
Still in Ziwani, the continents leading gaming platform, SportPesa gifted 20 teams from the region with football gear courtesy of the ongoing Kits For Africa initiative, much to the appreciation and excitement of the local football fraternities.
Elsewhere in the NBA, Russell Westbrook recorded his 19th triple double of the season to help Oklahoma City Thunder get an important victory over the San Antonio Spurs.
Here are the top five stories from Sunday compiled by SportPesa News:
SportPesa Fulfills Nairobi Teams Kits For Africa Promise
NAIROBI, Kenya- Nairobi became the second County to benefit from SportPesa Kits For Africa initiative when 20 teams from the region received assorted football gear at Umeme Grounds in Ziwani on Saturday. The boxes of kits were distributed to clubs playing in the annual Koth Biro Tournament that normally attracts local and international players every December. READ MORE
Cech Milestone, Wenger Elated As Arsenal Sink Watford
LONDON, United Kingdom- Arsene Wenger claimed Arsenal’s spirit has carried them through a traumatic period after Sunday’s 3-0 win over Watford eased a little of the pressure on the beleaguered boss. Wenger is fighting to save his job and a 2-0 win at AC Milan in the Europa League on Thursday offered the Frenchman temporary respite from the torrent of abuse he has endured this season. READ MORE
Chemelil, Bandari Win As Gor Mahia Go 5 Points Clear
NAIROBI, Kenya- Chemelil Sugar FC came from a goal down to hammer cash-strapped Nakumatt FC 4-1 to move up to second place in the Kenya Premier League (KPL) table whilst a 1-0 victory for holders Gor Mahia FC ensured they sit five points clear at the top. Elsewhere, Bandari FC handed Sony Sugar FC a second consecutive defeat in the 2018 campaign with a well-deserved 3-0 victory at the Mbaraki Sports Complex on Sunday. READ MORE
Russell Westbrook Triple Double Helps Thunder Strike Spurs
LOS ANGELES, United States- Russell Westbrook notched his 19th triple-double of the NBA season and the Oklahoma City reserves contributed 50 points Saturday as the Thunder beat the reeling San Antonio Spurs 104-94. Westbrook scored 21 points and added 12 rebounds and 10 assists as the Thunder improved to 6-3 since the All-Star break. READ MORE
SportPesa Viewing Truck Breathes Life Into Ziwani
NAIROBI, Kenya- Eastlands residents in Nairobi had a brand new and invigorating experience as the SportPesa viewing and commentary truck set base at Umeme Grounds in Ziwani on Saturday. The stadium on wheels screened the crunch English Premier League tie pitting hosts Everton FC and Brighton and Hove Albion FC at Goodison Park in Liverpool, England. READ MORE