Top Five Stories From Friday You Must Read Today

Mar 30 - by Mutwiri Mutuota for SportPesa News

SportPesa Racing revved up for Bahrain sunshine, Gor Mahia in Sharks test for SPL leadership command

Steeplechase rivals Conseslus Kiprutoof Kenya and Soufiane El Bakkali. PHOTO/ GETTY IMAGES

  • The SportPesa Racing Point Formula 1 team duo of Lance Stroll who earned the first points for the revamped team as well as Mexican ace Sergio Perez were buzzing ahead of the second race of the season in Bahrain as they underlined their intentions on Friday
  • Crown holders Gor Mahia FC could end the weekend in their familiar spot at the summit of the SportPesa Premier League (SPL) but face a stern test in Kisumu against their bogey team of late, Kariobangi Sharks FC who have beaten the most-decorated team in the land in their last three outings on the bounce
  • Kenya made history at Kampala 2017 when her quartet completed a crushing victory in the Mixed Relays race and the East African giants are hoping for more of the same in Saturday during the running of the Aarhus 2019 World Cross in Denmark

NAIROBI, Kenya- A healthy cocktail of Formula 1, football and athletics was on the menu on Friday as the countdown to the Bahrain Grand Prix and IAAF World Cross Country Championships in Aarhus, Denmark came to an end.

The SportPesa Racing Point Formula 1 team duo of Lance Stroll who earned the first points for the revamped team as well as Mexican ace Sergio Perez were buzzing ahead of the second race of the season in Bahrain as they underlined their intentions on Friday.

Crown holders Gor Mahia FC could end the weekend in their familiar spot at the summit of the SportPesa Premier League (SPL) but face a stern test in Kisumu against their bogey team of late, Kariobangi Sharks FC who have beaten the most-decorated team in the land in their last three outings on the bounce.

In the SportPesa Shield, archenemies and 10-time joint cup winners AFC Leopards will be raring to avoid becoming the second casualties of giant-killers Bungoma Super Stars FC when the two lock horns at Bukhungu Stadium in a round of 32 clash.

Kenya made history at Kampala 2017 when her quartet completed a crushing victory in the Mixed Relays race and the East African giants are hoping for more of the same in Saturday during the running of the Aarhus 2019 World Cross in Denmark.

To sign off the top five stories on SportPesa News from Friday you must read today, find out how the title and top four race in the English Premier League will pan out.

SportPesa Racing F1 Team Equipped To Make It Count In Bahrain

MANAMA, Bahrain- The revamped SportPesa Racing Point Formula One team have stated their intent to take the opportunity in the second race of the season and make it count as they prepare to challenge for the Bahrain Grand Prix honors.

SportPesa Racing are currently in seventh on the constructor’s standings after the opening GP in Melbourne on March 17, where young sensation Lance Stroll put on an amazing show to bag two points with his ninth-place finish. READ MORE

Gor Aim For SPL Summit As They Welcome Sharks In Kisumu

NAIROBI, Kenya- Title holders Gor Mahia FC will battle Kariobangi Sharks FC in a SportPesa Premier League (SPL) match at Moi Stadium in Kisumu on Saturday that will give them a chance to go to the top of the standings for the first time this season.

Victory will see second-placed K’Ogalo move to the summit on 38 points, two above Sofapaka FC who are currently in command of the log. READ MORE

IAAF World Cross Preview: Kenya Mounting Strong Title Defence In Mixed Relay

AARHUS, Denmark- Kenya made history in Kampala two years ago after a strong quartet produced a convincing victory in the mixed relay event's debut at the IAAF World Cross Country Championships. 

The east African powerhouse will return to action well armed for a successful title defence in the race that will kick off Saturday's action in Aarhus. READ MORE

Leopards Out To End SportPesa Shield Giant-Killers Bungoma Super Stars Run

KAKAMEGA, Kenya- Joint 10-time record holders and 2017 champions, AFC Leopards SC are out to extend their imposing cup record when they lock horns with Bungoma Super Stars FC in the SportPesa Shield round of 16 that gets underway at various grounds a cross the country this weekend.

Leopards head to the tie slated for Sunday at Bukhungu Stadium in Kakamega against the backdrop of a resounding 4-0 victory against Kitale based Transfoc FC in round of 32 of the domestic cup competition. READ MORE

This Is How English Premier League Title Race, Top-Four Battle Will Go

LONDON, United Kingdom- With the Premier League title race set to go down to the wire and the battle for top-four places tighter than ever, we take a closer look at the remaining fixtures for each of the top six:

Liverpool

After playing a game more than Manchester City, leaders Liverpool have just seven matches left in their bid to win the English title for the first time since 1990. READ MORE