Top Five Stories From Monday You Must Read Today

Oct 09 - by Louis Kalinga for sportpesa news

Prior to Sunday, only four illustrious Kenyan women had legally dipped under 2:19 in the marathon- Mary Keitany, Gladys Cherono, Vivian Cheruiyot and Catherine ‘The Great’ Ndereba

Rafael Nadal. PHOTO/AFP

  • Real Madrid and Wales forward Gareth Bale and Manchester City's Belgium midfielder Kevin De Bruyne were among the first 10 nominees for the Ballon d'Or award
  • Spain's Rafael Nadal maintained his comfortable lead in the latest ATP tennis rankings released on Monday
  • Jurgen Klopp has branded the UEFA Nations League "the most senseless competition in the world"

NAIROBI, Kenya- In the history of the Kenyan top flight league established in 1964, only one team from the football mad coast region, Feisal FC has ever lifted the national title.

Prior to Sunday, only four illustrious Kenyan women had legally dipped under 2:19 in the marathon- Mary Keitany, Gladys Cherono, Vivian Cheruiyot and Catherine ‘The Great’ Ndereba.

Jurgen Klopp has branded the UEFA Nations League "the most senseless competition in the world" as he prepares to see many of his squad leave on international duty following Liverpool's drab 0-0 draw with Manchester City.

Real Madrid and Wales forward Gareth Bale and Manchester City's Belgium midfielder Kevin De Bruyne were among the first 10 nominees for the Ballon d'Or award announced on Monday.

Spain's Rafael Nadal maintained his comfortable lead in the latest ATP tennis rankings released on Monday ahead of second-placed Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic in third place.

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

Record SPL Season Blows Title Winning Tide Over Bandari FC

MOMBASA, Kenya- In the history of the Kenyan top flight league established in 1964, only one team from the football mad coast region, Feisal FC has ever lifted the national title. If you are struggling to remember who Feisal are and when they won the crown, do not worry, most of our dear readers were not around in 1965 when the Mombasa-based side became the second team to be crowned domestic league champions. READ MORE

Make Way For Brigid Kosgei, The New Kenyan Marathon Queen

NAIROBI, Kenya- Prior to Sunday, only four illustrious Kenyan women had legally dipped under 2:19 in the marathon- Mary Keitany, Gladys Cherono, Vivian Cheruiyot and Catherine ‘The Great’ Ndereba. A fifth, Rita Jeptoo (2:18:57) saw her performance at the 2014 Boston race erased after she was banned for banned blood booster, EPO use. READ MORE

Jurgen Klopp Slams 'Senseless' UEFA Nations League

LIVERPOOL, United Kingdom- Jurgen Klopp has branded the UEFA Nations League "the most senseless competition in the world" as he prepares to see many of his squad leave on international duty following Liverpool's drab 0-0 draw with Manchester City. The two sides -- along with Chelsea -- are all locked on 20 points at the top of the Premier League table, separated only by goal difference after Sunday's matches. READ MORE

Bale, De Bruyne Make Ballon d'Or Nominees List

PARIS, France- Real Madrid and Wales forward Gareth Bale and Manchester City's Belgium midfielder Kevin De Bruyne were among the first 10 nominees for the Ballon d'Or award announced on Monday. Bale, who scored two goals in Real's triumph in the final of the Champions League against Liverpool, joins his club teammate Karim Benzema among the first wave of 30 nominees for the year's best player. READ MORE

Nadal Remains Unperturbed Atop ATP Rankings

PARIS, France- Spain's Rafael Nadal maintained his comfortable lead in the latest ATP tennis rankings released on Monday ahead of second-placed Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic in third place. Only one change affected the top 10 with Kevin Anderson of South Africa moving from ninth to eighth place while the biggest winner of the week was Georgia's giant-killer Nikoloz Basilashvili. READ MORE