Top Five Stories From Tuesday You Must Read Today

Aug 08 - by Mutwiri Mutuota for sportpesa news

Gor Mahia unbeaten run snapped, Ushuru fail to reclaim NSL lead

Bidco United's Sean Opwora was on target during their FKF National Super League match against Administration Police at Camp Toyoyo. PHOTO/Courtesy/FKF

  • Bandari FC beat SportPesa Premier League champions in a 2-1 in Mombasa
  • Visiting Coast Stima FC held taxmen to a 1-1 draw allowing Western Stima FC to take charge of the NSL standings
  • A 3-1 defeat to Aston Villa FC is not what Hull City FC boss, Nijel Adkins had ordered
  • Serena Williams reveals she was suffering from postpartum emotions 

NAIROBI, Kenya- Tuesday marked a seismic day in domestic football when Bandari FC ended the unbeaten run of SportPesa Premier League champions, Gor Mahia FC in a 2-1 defeat of the titleholders at the Mbaraki Stadium, Mombasa.

The race for 2019 SPL promotion is also simmering in the second tier National Super League where Ushuru FC failed to reclaim top spot after visiting Coast Stima FC held them to a 1-1 draw allowing Western Stima FC to take charge of the standings.

South Africa satellite pay television provider, DStv launched their European football package for the forthcoming season in Nairobi on Tuesday to round the big stories on the domestic front.

A 3-1 defeat to Aston Villa FC is not what Hull City FC boss, Nijel Adkins had ordered but the manager drew positives from the performance of his side that had shot to a sixth minute lead through Evandro.

Away from football, tennis queen Serena Williams shocking biggest career loss last week saw the 23-time Grand Slam winner reveal she was suffering from postpartum emotions following the birth of daughter Olympia.

Here are the top five stories on SportPesa News you must read today.

Bandari End Gor SPL Unbeaten Run In Scorching Mombasa

MOMBASA, Kenya- The domestic unbeaten run of SportPesa Premier League (SPL) champions Gor Mahia FC ended on Tuesday afternoon after they went down 1-2 to 10-man Bandari FC at the Mbaraki Stadium in Mombasa. Dylan Kerr’s side followed up their 2-2 draw on Saturday with their first reverse in the top flight this season via first half goals from Dan Guya and Yema Mwana with Gor top scorer, Jacques Tuyisenge, netting in the last 10 minutes to set a grand stand finish. READ MORE

Hull Were Architects Of Their Own Downfall, Adkins Rues

HULL, England- Nigel Adkins admitted his Hull City side were the architects of their own downfall after Monday night's 3-1 home defeat to Aston Villa. Despite taking the lead after just six minutes at the KCOM Stadium through Evandro, the Tigers conceded three avoidable goals which saw the 2018/19 season curtain-raiser end on a disappointing note. READ MORE

Postpartum Emotions Rocking The Serena Williams Boat

LOS ANGELES, United States- Serena Williams says she is suffering from "postpartum emotions" as the 23-time Grand Slam winner struggles to deal with juggling family life and tennis. The 36-year-old American is seeking to regain her top form after missing most of the 2017 WTA season due to a pregnancy. READ MORE

Western Stima Take NSL Charge As Ushuru falter

NAIROBI, Kenya- The heated promotion race for the 2019 SportPesa Premier League (SPL) took another twist with Western Stima FC assuming leadership of the second-tier on goal difference after Ushuru FC faltered on Monday afternoon. Western trounced basement side GFE 105 FC 3-0 over the weekend to move top but Ushuru missed the chance to regain the lead when visiting Coast Stima FC held them to a 1-1 draw at Nairobi’s Camp Toyoyo with both tied at 52 points. READ MORE

Pay Channel DStv Ramps Up Its European Football Package

NAIROBI, Kenya- Excitement is in the air ahead of the start of the new European football season that kicks-off on Friday when Manchester United FC welcome Leicester City FC to Old Trafford on Friday night in the English Premier League (EPL). On Tuesday, South Africa based satellite pay television provider DStv rolled out its packages covering EPL, Spanish LaLiga and Italian Serie A, with the latter returning to its bouquet ahead of the new season. READ MORE