Top Five Stories From Monday You Must Read Today

Jan 01 - by Erick Ochieng for SportPesa News

Many thronged Kasarani Stadium in Nairobi to watch Kenya's champions Gor Mahia FC battle English Championship side, Hull City FC on May 13

Samuel Muchai when he was crowned the 2017 Safaricom Sports Personality of the Year Awards (Soya) winner in Nairobi on January 18, 2018.PHOTO/SPN

  • Portugal star Cristiano Ronaldo has insisted that he is "not obsessed" by individual trophies, having missed on this year's Ballon d'Or after winning it five times
  • The football world will never forget the month of May in 2018 when English Championship side Hull City FC set out on their maiden tour of Africa courtesy of partners and leading bookmakers SportPesa
  • The 3-1 home defeat by Wolverhampton Wanderers on Saturday was utterly deflating for Pochettino's side, who had thrillingly moved into second place on the back of a 6-2 defeat of Everton and a 5-0 thrashing of Bournemouth

NAIROBI, Kenya- SportPesa News on Monday highlighted the historic visit by English Championship side, Hull City FC which culminated in an exhibition match against 17-time Kenya’s domestic league champions, Gor Mahia FC at Moi International Sports Center Kasarani, Nairobi,on May 13.

We also underlined reasons that could be making English Premier League (EPL) club, Tottenham Hotspur FC, to be drifting away from the title race.

Here are the top five stories from Monday compiled by SportPesa News that you must read today:

Best Of 2018: History Made As Hull City, Gor Mahia Shut Down Kasarani

NAIROBI, Kenya- The football world will never forget the month of May in 2018 when English Championship side Hull City FC set out on their maiden tour of Africa courtesy of partners and leading bookmakers SportPesa.The landmark visit was culminated with a historic exhibition match pitting the English side and record Kenyan premier league champions Gor Mahia FC at the Kasarani Stadium in Nairobi. READ MORE

SOYAS 2018: Kiptum, Kuria Top Contenders For Sportsman Living With Disability Award

NAIROBI, Kenya- National Deaflympics Half Marathon champion, Daniel Kiptum, and Standard Chartered Nairobi Marathon 21km wheelchair race winnner,Samuel Kuria,are among athletes in contention for Sportsman Living With A Disability Award in the 2018 Safaricom Sports Personality of the Year Awards (SOYA) slated for January 11 in Mombasa.Other strong contenders for the title include Peter Munuhe (Wheelchair tennis), Dickson Ondwari (handball) and wheelchair racing duo of Samuel Kuria and Caleb Otieno. READ MORE

Why Tottenham Are Drifting Away From EPL Title Race

LONDON, United Kingdom- As Mauricio Pochettino offered an explanation of why Tottenham Hotspur's emerging Premier League title challenge had stalled so quickly, it was hard to avoid the view their bid for success on four fronts could once again leave the club empty-handed.The 3-1 home defeat by Wolverhampton Wanderers on Saturday was utterly deflating for Pochettino's side, who had thrillingly moved into second place on the back of a 6-2 defeat of Everton and a 5-0 thrashing of Bournemouth.READ MORE

Serena Williams Recovers To Start Season On A Winning Note

PERTH, Australia- Serena Williams overcame a sluggish start to win her opening match of the new season in Perth Monday, two weeks out from 2019's first Grand Slam.The 37-year-old was a long way off her commanding best and was visibly frustrated with her own game early in her Hopman Cup singles match, but still did enough to beat Greece's Maria Sakkari in straight sets.READ MORE

Cristiano Ronaldo Insists He Is Not Obsessed With Individual Trophies

LISBON, Portugal- Portugal star Cristiano Ronaldo has insisted that he is "not obsessed" by individual trophies, having missed on this year's Ballon d'Or after winning it five times.The Juventus striker also missed out on FIFA and UEFA's player of the year trophies as former Real Madrid teammate Luka Modric, a World Cup runner-up with Croatia, swept all before him.READ MORE