NAIROBI, Kenya- Paul Put made a winning start as Harambee Stars head coach when Kenya opened their 2017 Cecafa Senior Challenge Cup campaign with a 2-0 victory over Rwanda on Sunday.
Kenyans continued to hail women World Boxing Council Super bantamweight champion, Fatuma Zarika following her successful title defence against Catherine Phiri of Zambia on Saturday night while national sevens team, Shujaa once again pooled South Africa in Pool A of this weekend’s Cape Town 7s.
Further afield, Southampton FC came from a goal down to force a 1-1 draw away to Bournemouth FC in the English Premier League on Sunday and there was drama in the Italian Serie A when goalkeeper, Alberto Brignoli, snatched the first ever point for newcomers Benevento to spoil Gennaro Gattuso’s debut as AC Milan coach.
Here are the top 5 stories on SportPesa News from Sunday. Enjoy
CECAFA: Winning Debut For Paul Put As Stars Beat Rwanda
Harambee Stars head coach Paul Put began his stint at the helm of the national team on the right footing after beating Rwanda 2-0 in the opening 2017 CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup match played at the Bukhungu Stadium in Kakamega on Sunday. READ MORE
Kenyans Hail WBC Super Bantamweight Champ Zarika
Kenyans from all walks of life turned up in large numbers at the Carnivore Grounds in Nairobi to witness one of the greatest fights in the country’s boxing history on Saturday, pitting WBC Super bantamweight champion Fatuma ‘Iron Fist’ Zarika put her title on the line against Catherine Phiri of Zambia. Inspired Zarika did not disappoint as she thrilled the legion of fans and left them on the edge of their seats in most rounds. READ MORE
Shujaa Land South Africa Again In Cape Town 7s Draw
Kenya Shujaa were drawn against HSBC World Sevens Series champions, South Africa yet again with the latter successfully defending the Emirates Dubai 7s. Shujaa, traditionally slow starters in the elite global circuit, made an encouraging start to their 2017/18 campaign in the United Arab Emirates despite being bogged down by injuries to key players among them; Kenya’s all-time leading try scorer, Collins Injera and Samuel Oliech. READ MORE
Charlie Austin Leveller Saves Saints At Bournemouth
In-form Charlie Austin rescued Southampton FC with a second half equaliser in a 1-1 draw at south-coast rivals AFC Bournemouth on Sunday. Mauricio Pellegrino’s side trailed to Ryan Fraser’s goal late in the first half, but Austin nabbed an important point with his third goal in as many games. READ MORE
Goalkeeper Brignoli Scores Late To Ruin Gattuso Milan Debut
Goalkeeper Alberto Brignoli sealed the first ever Serie A point for newcomers Benevento to spoil Gennaro Gattuso’s debut as AC Milan coach in a 2-2 draw that was greeted like a victory by the hosts. In a desparate scramble on front of goal Brignoli headed in five minutes into injury time to give the side from outside Naples their first point in 15 games. READ MORE