Top Five Stories From Wednesday You Must Read Today

Dec 06 - by Mutwiri Mutuota for sportpesa news

Gor, Kariobangi Sharks secure passage to the first round of the CAF Champions League and Confederation Cup

Kenyan athlete Eliud Kipchoge poses next to president of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) Sebastian Coe and Prince Albert II of Monaco after receing the Male athlete of the year award during the IAAF athlete of the year awards ceremony, on December 4, 2018 in Monaco.PHOTO/ AFP

  • Throughout the day, Kenyans took to online networking sites to pay homage to Eliud Kipchoge who was named the 2018 IAAF Male Athlete of the Year in Monaco the night before at the glittering World Gala
  • Wednesday night witnessed the busy December English Premier League action continue with all eyes on Old Trafford where Manchester United FC and Arsenal FC shared a 2-2 draw as Liverpool FC kept touch with leaders Manchester City FC with a 3-1 victory at Burnley

NAIROBI, Kenya- SportPesa Premier League sides Gor Mahia FC and Kariobangi Sharks FC advanced to the first round of the CAF Champions League and Confederations Cup on Wednesday in contrasting fashions.

Throughout the day, Kenyans took to online networking sites to pay homage to Eliud Kipchoge who was named the 2018 IAAF Male Athlete of the Year in Monaco the night before at the glittering World Gala.

Wednesday night witnessed the busy December English Premier League action continue with all eyes on Old Trafford where Manchester United FC and Arsenal FC shared a 2-2 draw as Liverpool FC kept touch with leaders Manchester City FC with a 3-1 victory at Burnley.

New Southampton FC manager Ralph Hasenhüttl watched on as his side went down 1-3 to Tottenham Hotspur FC at Wembley as he saw first hand the task in hand to lift the Saints from the foot of the standings.

To round off the top five stories on SportPesa News from Wednesday you must read today, the line-up for next month’s Australian Open, the first tennis grand slam of the year, was rolled out.

Oluoch The Hero In Gor Champions League Shootout Win At Nyasa

BLANTYRE, Malawi- Goal-keeper Boniface Oluoch was the hero for Gor Mahia FC when he inspired the SportPesa Premier League (SPL) winners to advance to the first round of the 2018/19 CAF Champions League with a nervy 4-3 victories on penalties over Nyasa Big Bullets FC of Malawi on Wednesday evening. Nyasa won 1-0 to force the tie to a shootout when the two-legged affair ended 1-1 on aggregate, with Oluoch stopping one spot-kick in regulation time before he saved another in the post-match exchanges. READ MORE

Tributes Pour In For IAAF Male Athlete Of The Year Kipchoge

NAIROBI, Kenya- Jubilant Kenyans took to social media to shower Olympic champion world marathon record holder Eliud Kipchoge with praises following his crowning as the 2018 IAAF Male Athlete of the Year in Monaco on Tuesday night. Kipchoge who won the 2018 London and Berlin marathons- the latter in the staggering 2:01:39 new standard became an instant trending topic as soon as his name was read out at the IAAF World Gala. READ MORE

Liverpool Close On City As United, Arsenal Share Spoils In Four-Goal Thriller

LONDON, United Kingdom- Liverpool closed back to within two points of Premier League leaders Manchester City by coming from behind to beat Burnley 3-1 as Manchester United and Arsenal shared the spoils in a thrilling 2-2 draw at Old Trafford. Wolves also overturned an early deficit to inflict just Chelsea's second defeat of the season in a 2-1 win at Molineux, allowing Tottenham to move back up to third with a comfortable 3-1 win over Southampton. READ MORE

Ralph Hasenhuttl Appointed New Southampton Manager

SOUTHAMPTON, United Kingdom- Southampton Football Club can today confirm it has appointed Ralph Hasenhüttl as its new First Team Manager. Hasenhüttl has agreed a two-and-a-half year deal with the club and will take over on Thursday. READ MORE

Serena Return Confirmed As Nadal, Murray Also Set For Australian Open

MELBOURNE, Australia- Serena Williams will make her return to the Australian Open for the first time since winning in 2017 when eight-weeks pregnant, it was confirmed Wednesday, with virtually all the world's top 100 players due at Melbourne Park. That includes injury-prone Rafael Nadal and Andy Murray. READ MORE