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Top Five Stories From Tuesday You Must Read Today

SportPesa Premier League side, Nakumatt FC assistant boss, Anthony Mwangi (right), receives the Fidelity Insurance Coach of the Month for May trophy on Tuesday, July 2, 2018 in Nairobi. PHOTO/Courtesy
SportPesa Premier League side, Nakumatt FC assistant boss, Anthony Mwangi (right), receives the Fidelity Insurance Coach of the Month for May trophy on Tuesday, July 2, 2018 in Nairobi. PHOTO/Courtesy
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NAIROBI, Kenya- England edged Colombia 4-3 on penalties to halt a run of five successive shootout defeats at major tournaments and book a quarter-final clash against Sweden at the World Cup.

Sweden’s Emil Forsberg provided a rare moment of poise from a game badly in need of some inspiration to fire the Scandinavians into a first World Cup quarter-final for 24 years with the only goal against Switzerland on Tuesday.

Gor Mahia FC head coach, Dylan Kerr took to Twitter to slam efforts to tap up his star midfielder, Francis Kahata by Tanzanian giants Simba SC.

Eight-time champion Roger Federer and seven-time winner Serena Williams shrugged off 30-degree heat to breeze into the Wimbledon second round Monday.

Anthony Mwangi, who until last month was the head coach of SportPesa Premier League side Nakumatt FC, believes the arrival of American Melis Medo gives the team the momentum it needs to remain in the domestic top flight.

Here are the top five stories from Tuesday compiled by SportPesa News that you must read today:

History! England Out Gun Colombia On Penalties!

MOSCOW, Russia- England edged Colombia 4-3 on penalties to halt a run of five successive shootout defeats at major tournaments and book a quarter-final clash against Sweden at the World Cup. Harry Kane fired England ahead with his tournament-leading sixth goal just before the hour in Moscow, converting a penalty after he was hauled down by Carlos Sanchez at a corner. READ MORE

Forsberg Deflected Strike Seals Sweden Quarters Dream

SAINT PETERSBURG, Russia- Sweden’s Emil Forsberg provided a rare moment of poise from a game badly in need of some inspiration to fire the Scandinavians into a first World Cup quarter-final for 24 years with the only goal against Switzerland on Tuesday. The RB Leipzig midfielder neatly worked space for a shooting opportunity on the edge of the box 24 minutes from time, but still needed a slice of fortune to set up a last-eight meeting with England or Colombia as his shot deflected off Manuel Akanji to leave Yann Sommer stranded. READ MORE

Kerr Slams Simba SC’s Efforts To Lure Kahata From Gor

DAR-ES-SALAAM, Tanzania- Gor Mahia FC head coach, Dylan Kerr took to Twitter to slam efforts to tap up his star midfielder, Francis Kahata by Tanzanian giants Simba SC. The Harambee Stars international is in the top wish list of the 19-time Tanzanian champions, who snapped up the SportPesa Premier League (SPL) champions leading frontman, Meddie Kagere a fortnight ago. READ MORE

Serena, Federer Breeze Through Wimbledon First Round

LONDON, United Kingdom- Eight-time champion Roger Federer and seven-time winner Serena Williams shrugged off 30-degree heat to breeze into the Wimbledon second round Monday. Federer, the defending champion and seeking a 21st major, marked the start of his 20th successive Wimbledon with a new look and a comfortable 6-1, 6-3, 6-4 win over Serbia’s Dusan Lajovic. READ MORE

Nakumatt FC Demoted Boss Mwangi Savours May Award

NAIROBI, Kenya- Anthony Mwangi, who until last month was the head coach of SportPesa Premier League side Nakumatt FC, believes the arrival of American Melis Medo gives the team the momentum it needs to remain in the domestic top flight. Cash-strapped at the beginning of the 2018 SPL owing to the financial woes bedeviling former sponsors Nakumatt retail chain, the team has enjoyed a new lease of life when it was taken over by Nairobi politician- Francis Mureithi. READ MORE


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