Top Five Stories From Wednesday You Must Read Today

Nov 15 - by Mutwiri Mutuota for sportpesa news

Emerging Stars blank Mauritius, The Shirt series makes its bow on SportPesa News

Hull City FC manager, Nigel Adkins present a branded shirt to Shofco FC founder, Kennedy Odede, when the team visited sprawling Kibera slum in Nairobi, Kenya, in May, 2018.PHOTO/SPN

  • As the national Under 23 men’s side were ripping their visitors apart, their senior women compatriots, Harambee Starlets were cooling their heels at their camp in Nairobi as they await the final verdict on whether they will travel to Ghana for the 2018 Africa Women Cup of Nations
  • An exclusive series on SportPesa online and social media platforms, ‘The Shirt’ rolled out on this site on Wednesday fittingly with Hull City FC manager, Nigel Howard Adkins


NAIROBI, Kenya- Emerging Stars blanked Mauritius 5-0 on Wednesday to get their long journey to make the Tokyo 2020 Olympics off to the best of starts at the Moi International Sports Centre, Kasarani.

As the national Under 23 men’s side were ripping their visitors apart, their senior women compatriots, Harambee Starlets were cooling their heels at their camp in Nairobi as they await the final verdict on whether they will travel to Ghana for the 2018 Africa Women Cup of Nations.

An exclusive series on SportPesa online and social media platforms, ‘The Shirt’ rolled out on this site on Wednesday fittingly with Hull City FC manager, Nigel Howard Adkins.

Away from football, find out in this offering of the top five stories on SportPesa News from Wednesday you must read today.

Starlets Remain Put In Nairobi Pending CAS Appeal Outcome

NAIROBI, Kenya - Harambee Starlets, will not leave for Ghana on Wednesday as earlier planned for the 2018 CAF Africa Women Cup of Nations (AWCON) finals that kick off on Saturday in Accra as they await the outcome of an appeal lodged at the Court of Arbitration for Sport. The team that remains in camp in Nairobi has been in limbo following the decision last week by continental governing body, CAF to reinstate Equatorial Guinea to the tournament having earlier expelled them from the competition for fielding an ineligible player during their final round qualifier against Kenya in June. READ MORE

The Shirt With: Hull City Manager Nigel Adkins

HULL, England- For someone who exposed the careers of Adam Lallana, Jay Rodriguez and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain among others before they went on to earn big money moves and become full England internationals, Nijel Howard Adkins knows a thing or two about taking opportunities and making them count. The Hull City FC manager was therefore, the perfect candidate to roll out the global content series entitled ‘The Shirt’ with SportPesa partners Everton FC, Southampton FC, Torino FC and his Tigers. READ MORE

Emerging Stars Bury Mauritius In Five Goal Avalanche

NAIROBI, Kenya- National side Emerging Stars took a giant step towards qualifying for the second round of the Africa Under 23 Cup of Nations when they buried visiting Mauritius 5-0 on Wednesday afternoon. Johnston Omurwa and James Mazembe gave the home side a 2-0 cushion at the break in the match played at Moi International Sports Centre, Kasarani. READ MORE

Hamilton Questions Formula One Expansion In Vietnam

LONDON, United Kingdom -World champion Lewis Hamilton has questioned Formula One's policy of organising races in new countries after this month's announcement of the Vietnam Grand Prix. Hamilton told the BBC that he would prefer to see more stops in countries with a genuine racing tradition, rather than expanding to new markets. READ MORE

Federer Thumps Thiem To Keep ATP Final Hopes Alive

LONDON, United Kingdom- Roger Federer staved off elimination from the ATP Finals as the six-time champion eased to a 6-2, 6-3 win over Dominic Thiem on Tuesday. After losing his opening match at London's O2 Arena against Kei Nishikori, Federer would have crashed out if he had been beaten by Thiem. READ MORE