Top Five Stories From Friday You Must Read Today

Sep 22 - by Mutwiri Mutuota for sportpesa news

Everton, Hull City land nominations for prestigious UK Football Business Awards, Thika stare at SPL relegation

Hull City FC defender Stephen Kingsley. PHOTO/HullCityFC

  • Everton Football Club and Everton in the Community have been shortlisted for a total of five prizes at the 2018 Football Business Awards
  • Thika United FC could become the first team to be relegated from the 2018 SportPesa Premier League (SPL) if they fail to beat Nzoia United FC
  •  Britain's world heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua will be over a stone heavier than his veteran Russian opponent Alexander Povetkin 

NAIROBI, Kenya- English clubs Everton FC and Hull City FC are in the running for prestigious UK Football Business Awards with their partnerships with bookmakers SportPesa at the heart of their nominations announced on Friday.

In domestic football, Thika United FC could become the first team to be relegated from the SportPesa Premier League this weekend with the fight to avoid the drop in the second tier National Super League seeing Kakamega High School Green Commandoes FC welcome log leaders Western Stima FC.

To wrap up the top five stories on SportPesa News from Friday you must read today, the eyes of the boxing world are firmly fixed on the title bout at Wembley where holder Anthony Joshua out-weighed face veteran challenger Alexander Povetkin.

Everton Up For Five Football Business Awards

LIVERPOOL, United Kingdom- Everton Football Club and Everton in the Community have been shortlisted for a total of five prizes at the 2018 Football Business Awards. Departments across the Club and its official charity have been recognised for a variety of projects undertaken and delivered throughout the past 12 months. READ MORE

Relegation Battle Headlines Six-Match SPL Weekend

NAIROBI, Kenya- Thika United FC could become the first team to be relegated from the 2018 SportPesa Premier League (SPL) if they fail to beat Nzoia United FC at Bungoma's Sudi Stadium on Sunday. Thika who have won only five games in the entire campaign are rock bottom on 23 from 30 games and need a miracle in their remaining four matches to claw a seven-point deficit between them and safety to remain in the top flight. READ MORE

SportPesa, Hull Partnership Nominated For UK Football Awards

HULL, United Kingdom- SportPesa’s partnership with English Championship club Hull City has received a thumbs up in this year’s UK Football Business Awards, earning a slot in the finalists’ list for Partnership of the Year. This comes after the historic Hull City in Kenya tour when the club made its maiden trip to the country to play a friendly against SportPesa Premier League side Gor Mahia FC. The highly anticipated match rekindled memories of 20 years ago when Kenya’s Harambee Stars played against Nigeria’s Super Eagles in a packed stadium. READ MORE

Commandoes Ready For Red Hot Stima At Bukhungu

NAIROBI, Kenya- A tough battle is looming between relegation-threatened, Green Commandoes FC, as they host league leaders, Western Stima FC, in a National Super League (NSL) match at the Bukhungu Stadium on Saturday. Commandoes head into the tie on the backdrop of a walkover they picked against Kangemi All Stars FC who failed to honor their midweek fixture that was scheduled at the venue. READ MORE

British Champ Joshua Heavier Than Povetkin At Weigh-In

LONDON, United Kingdom- Britain's world heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua will be over a stone heavier than his veteran Russian opponent Alexander Povetkin when he defends his title at Wembley on Saturday. Joshua -- whose International Boxing Federation, World Boxing Association and World Boxing Organisation titles will be on the line -- weighed in on Friday at 17 stone 8 pounds (111.5 kilogrammes), whilst 39-year-old Povetkin tipped the scales at 15st 12lbs. READ MORE