Top Five Stories From Friday You Must Read Today

Oct 20 - by Mutwiri Mutuota for sportpesa news

Former CS Wario denies six charges, Nakumatt edge first leg of SPL/NSL play-off

Ushuru forward Bill Oporia is closely kept in check by Nakumatt's Cornelius Juma during the first leg of the 2018 KPL Promotion playoff played on Friday October 19, 2018, at Camp Toyoyo.PHOTO/FKF

  • Later, Nakumatt FC took a significant step towards retaining their SportPesa Premier League status when they eked out a 1-0 victory over Ushuru FC
  • The upcoming battle for the 2018 SportPesa Shield Cup between Sofapaka FC and Kariobangi Sharks FC saw opposing head coaches, John Baraza and William ‘Kanu’ Muluya underline their mission
  • KCB RFC boss, Curtis Olago, was feeling rather bullish ahead of their 2018 Impala Floodlit semi final showdown while in the last of the top five stories on SportPesa News from Friday you must read on Mashujaa Day

NAIROBI, Kenya- Former Cabinet Secretary for Sports and Kenya’s ambassador to Austria, Dr. Hassan Wario pleaded not guilty to six charges related to the Rio 2016 Olympics scandal in the top news from Friday.

Later, Nakumatt FC took a significant step towards retaining their SportPesa Premier League status when they eked out a 1-0 victory over Ushuru FC, third finishers in the National Super League during the first leg of the top and second division play-off.

The upcoming battle for the 2018 SportPesa Shield Cup between Sofapaka FC and Kariobangi Sharks FC saw opposing head coaches, John Baraza and William ‘Kanu’ Muluya underline their mission on the eve of Saturday’s decider at MISC Kasarani.

KCB RFC boss, Curtis Olago, was feeling rather bullish ahead of their 2018 Impala Floodlit semi final showdown while in the last of the top five stories on SportPesa News from Friday you must read on Mashujaa Day, one Jose Mourinho is facing a daunting task when he returns to his former home with Manchester United FC to take on Chelsea FC.

Rio Scandal: Wario Pleads Not Guilty, Kipchoge Plea Deferred

NAIROBI, Kenya- Former Cabinet Secretary for Sports, Dr. Hassan Wario on Friday pleaded not guilty to six charges of abuse of office related to the Rio 2016 Olympics scandal as athletics legend, Dr. Hezekiah Kipchoge Keino’s plea was deferred by a week at the Anti Corruption Court in Nairobi. Wario appeared before Magistrate Douglas Ogoti alongside two other co-accused, Haron Chebet Komen a former Director of Administration in the Ministry of Sports, Arts and Culture and Patrick Kimathi Nkabu, an ex-finance officer at the same ministry with the pre-trial to their case set to be heard on November 17. READ MORE

Nakumatt Pip Ushuru In SPL Promotion Play-Off

NAIROBI, Kenya- Nakumatt FC stated their intention to remain in the SportPesa Premier League next season after beating Ushuru FC 1-0 in the first leg of the promotion play-off at Camp Toyoyo Grounds in Nairobi on Friday.  The game began with plenty of good passes for the SPL side as Ushuru found it difficult to contain the early pressure. In the 6th minute, ex AFC Leopards SC midfielder Harun Nyakha fed  Joseph Wanyonyi with a lovely through ball but the Nakumatt custodian was up to the task. READ MORE

Sharks Out To Break Shield Cup Jinx Against Sofapaka

NAIROBI, Kenya- Sofapaka FC head coach, John Baraza, is confident that his full house squad will deliver a fourth domestic  cup victory as they prepare to tackle Kariobangi Sharks FC in the  SportPesa Shield Cup final at Moi International Sports Centre, Kasarani  in Nairobi on Saturday. The Batoto Ba Mungu edged defending champions, AFC Leopards SC, 1-0 to sail into the finals at the venue on September 23, 2018. READ MORE

No Pressure For KCB In Floodies Semis Against Homeboyz

NAIROBI, Kenya- Kenya Commercial Bank (KCB) RFC head coach, Curtis Olago, has indicated they have no pressure as they prepare to take Homeboyz RFC in the semi-finals  of Impala Floodlit Rugby Tournament  at Impala Club in Nairobi on Saturday night. The defending champions will be using the contest to gauge players ahead of Kenya Cup whose kick-off is on November 17, 2018. READ MORE

Mourinho Returns To Chelsea For Acid League Test

MANCHESTER, United Kingdom- Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho returns to his former home on Saturday seeking to stop the rot against a high-flying Chelsea team playing with a smile on their faces under Maurizio Sarri. United fought back from 2-0 down at home to Newcastle to win 3-2 two weeks ago to hand Mourinho a stay of execution as reports emerged that the Portuguese was set to be axed. READ MORE