Top Five Stories From Tuesday You Must Read Today

Aug 29 - by Louis Kalinga for sportpesa news

Costly court cases and a hefty Kenya Revenue Authority tax bill forced 'broke' Football Kenya Federation (FKF) to give up the hosting rights to the 2018 CAF Africa Women Cup of Nations and Cecafa Senior Challenge Cup competitions.

Everton forward Richarlison in a previous training session. PHOTO/EvertonFC

  • Kenya Shujaa XVs will embark on their final bid to qualify for the 2019 Rugby World Cup (RWC) on November 11 when they take on Canada
  • Everton FC forward Richarlison has been handed a first senior call-up by Brazil for their friendly matches against the USA and El Salvador next month
  • Harambee Stars need nine points from their remaining five Group F of their 2019 CAF Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifying matches to make the Cameroon finals

Costly Cases, Huge Tax Bill Caused Cecafa, AWCON Withdrawals

NAIROBI, Kenya- Costly court cases and a hefty Kenya Revenue Authority tax bill forced 'broke' Football Kenya Federation (FKF) to give up the hosting rights to the 2018 CAF Africa Women Cup of Nations and Cecafa Senior Challenge Cup competitions. At a charged press conference, federation president, Nick Mwendwa complained they were forced to make the decision to cancel the tournaments in an effort to keep the cash-strapped organisation afloat as he once again slammed the office of his predecessor, Sam Nyamweya, for placing them in such a mess.

Last Chance Saloon: Shujaa Face Canada In Repechage Opener

NAIROBI, Kenya- Kenya Shujaa XVs will embark on their final bid to qualify for the 2019 Rugby World Cup (RWC) on November 11 when they take on Canada according to the Repechage competition draw released by the world body. Ian Snook and his charges that fell short of clinching the automatic ticket to the World Cup when they fell 28-53 to Namibia in their closing 2018 Rugby Africa Gold Cup clash on August 18, will also take on Germany and Hong Kong in their quest to make a maiden World Cup.

Everton Forward Richarlison Handed Maiden Brazil Call-Up

LIVERPOOL, United Kingdom- Everton FC forward Richarlison has been handed a first senior call-up by Brazil for their friendly matches against the USA and El Salvador next month. The 21-year-old, who signed for the Blues from Watford this summer, has been rewarded after kicking off his Toffees career with three goals in three Premier League games. 

Harambee Stars Eying Nine Points To Make 2019 AFCON

NAIROBI, Kenya- Harambee Stars need nine points from their remaining five Group F of their 2019 CAF Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifying matches to make the Cameroon finals according to Football Kenya Federation president, Nick Mwendwa. Speaking on Tuesday, Mwendwa underscored the need to get a result against three-time African champions, Ghana in Nairobi on September 8 at MISC Kasarani, labelling the Black Stars as favourites to top the pool.

Three Things That Have Gone Wrong For Manchester United

MANCHESTER, United Kingdom- Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho suffered the heaviest home defeat of his coaching career as Tottenham Hotspur won 3-0 at Old Trafford on Monday to deepen an early-season crisis for the Red Devils. Mourinho is at the front of the firing line, with odds on him being the first Premier League manager to lose his job this season being slashed after two consecutive defeats.