Top Five Stories From Thursday You Must Read Today

Sep 07 - by Louis Kalinga for sportpesa news

Against all odds, The Fatuma Zarika story enters part 7, Spurs star Victor Wanyama part of the four out of the Harambee Stars squad

WBC Super Bantamweight champion, Fatuma Zarika, poses outside a flat at Nairobi's low income estate of Mathare North where she started her career on September 4, 2018. PHOTO/SPN

  • The moving Fatuma ‘Iron Fist’ Zarika story can keep you glued for seven days of the week
  • Goalkeeper Alphonse Areola spared his side’s blushes with a string of fine second-half saves as France battled to a 0-0 draw with Germany in their Nations League opener
  • Captain Victor Wanyama is among the four players out of the 2019 AFCON qualifier against Ghana Black Stars on Saturday

AK CEO Mwangi, Okeyo Cleared Of Extorting Dope Cheats

NAIROBI, Kenya- The IAAF Ethics Board has cleared Athletics Kenya (AK) Chief Executive Officer Isaac Mwangi and former vice-president, David Okeyo from charges of extorting runners who failed dope tests. In a 62-page ruling released on Thursday, the Board said there was no sufficient evidence to sustain the charges in a development that comes barely a week after Okeyo was banned from the sport in life and ordered to pay a USD150,000 fine. READ MORE

Against All Odds: The Fatuma Zarika Story- Part 7

NAIROBI, Kenya- The moving Fatuma ‘Iron Fist’ Zarika story can keep you glued for seven days of the week. The embodiment of one of the most moving rags to riches stories not only in sport but in every other sphere of life, SportPesa News has already brought you six parts of her series and this is the seventh. READ MORE

Germany, France Draw Blanks In UEFA Nations League Opener

MUNICH, Germany- Goalkeeper Alphonse Areola spared his side’s blushes with a string of fine second-half saves as France battled to a 0-0 draw with Germany in their Nations League opener on Thursday. While France took to the field for the first time as newly-crowned world champions, Germany were looking to rebuild after a disastrous World Cup campaign. READ MORE

Wanyama Among Four Out Of Stars Squad To Face Ghana

NAIROBI, Kenya- Captain Victor Wanyama is among the four players out of the 2019 AFCON qualifier against Ghana Black Stars on Saturday where Frenchman Harambee Stars head coach, Sebastian Migne will mark his competitive debut. Football Kenya Federation (FKF) confirmed on Thursday that Wanyama, who only resumed training last Friday (August 31) with his English Premier League (EPL) heavyweights, Tottenham Hotspur after recovering from the knee knock that kept him out for parts of last season, did not make the cut. READ MORE

Shujaa Stars In To Boost Simbas Rugby World Cup Repechage Quest

NAIROBI, Kenya- Kenya has called up four players from its sevens team to reinforce the national squad as it prepares for a last-ditch bid to grab one of the last places at next year's World Cup. The repechage tournament in Marseille in November will be Kenya's final chance to qualify for the World Cup in Japan after missing out when they finished second to eventual qualifiers Namibia during the Gold Cup, which doubled as the African round of qualifying. READ MORE