NAIROBI, Kenya- The opening round of fixtures in the 2018 Kenya Premier League (KPL) season saw 23 goals scored, the highest tally on the opening round in the modern era. SportPesa News reveals the 11 top performers in the team of the week.
The mighty Kenyan Victor Wanyama has admitted that he chose to ignore the advice of his Tottenham Hotspur FC teammates to launch the 30-yard rocket in Spurs 2-2 draw at Anfield.
In matters NBA, veteran Dirk Nowitzki joined an elite group of players as he reached 50,000 professional points in the Dallas Mavericks 104-101 loss to the Los Angeles Clippers on Tuesday.
Chelsea FC manager Antonio Conte on Tuesday stated that he remains unperturbed about his team’s recent dismal run, saying that he has left the fate of his future in Chelsea’s hands.
Here are the top five stories from Tuesday compiled by SportPesa News that you must read today.
KPL Round One: SportPesa News Team Of The Week
NAIROBI, Kenya- The opening weekend of the 2018 Kenyan Premier League (KPL) saw 23 goal plundered-the highest on the opening round of the modern era of the domestic top flight competition that started in 2007. The goal avalanche came hand in hand with stunning upsets with title-chasing Sofapaka FC and Tusker FC falling at the first hurdle after being outclassed 3-0 by Bandari FC and 2-0 by Chemelil Sugar FC in that order. READ MORE
Veteran Dirk Nowitzki Reaches 50,000 NBA Minutes
LOS ANGELES, United States- Germany’s Dirk Nowitzki joined another elite NBA club when he reached the 50,000-minute milestone. Nowitzki finished with 12 points but the Dallas Mavericks failed to hold onto the lead and lost to the Los Angeles Clippers 104-101 on Monday night. READ MORE
Meet The Brazilian Jockey Who Has Won 12,844 Times!
RIO-DE-JANEIRO, Brazil- For years, Brazilian jockey Jorge Ricardo battled for one of the least heard-of, yet toughest titles in sport — most horse races won — and on Monday he got there with a 12,844th victory. The win in the rain at Rio de Janeiro’s Hipodromo race track equalled the extraordinary world record held by Ricardo’s career-long Canadian rival Russell Baze. READ MORE
Conte Unruffled About Chelsea Future Despite Dismal Run
LONDON, United Kingdom- Chelsea FC manager Antonio Conte said he will lose no sleep over the threat he could be sacked less than a year after winning the Premier League following a 4-1 thrashing at Watford FC on Monday. The champions have now conceded seven goals in their last two outings after also going down 3-0 at home to Bournemouth last week to put their chances of Champions League qualification for next season in serious peril. READ MORE
Wanyama Ignored Teammates To Launch ‘Anfield Rocket’
NAIROBI, Kenya- Tottenham Hotspur midfielder and Kenya captain, Victor Wanyama, has been the talk of town since blasting the ‘Anfield Rocket’ that threatened to rip apart the Liverpool FC net in their 2-2 draw on Sunday. Wanyama’s special goal- blasted in front of the Kop nonetheless- brought Spurs level at 1-1 with 10 minutes to go. READ MORE