Top Five Stories From Monday You Must Read Today

Jan 22 - by Louis Kalinga for SportPesa News

Steven Pienaar set to be the chief guest at the 2019 SportPesa Cup, Gor Mahia FC land CAF Confed Cup Group of death

Tnazanian and Kenyan media teams pose for a photo before playing in a pre-SportPesa Cup friendly match at the Karume Grounds in Dar es Saalam, Tanzania. PHOTO/Courtesy

  • The eve of the 2019 SportPesa Cup on Monday was a beehive of activity in Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania as Gor Mahia FC landed the Group D of death in the pool draw of the CAF Confederations Cup
  • Organisers of the eight-team knockout affair that runs from Tuesday to Sunday announced Everton FC retired star Steven Pienaar, the former Bafana Bafana midfielder would be the chief guest in Dar
  • Journalists from Tanzania taught their Kenyan counterparts a bitter lesson with a good old 7-2 thrashing in a friendly on Monday played on the sidelines of the main event

 DAR-ES-SALAAM, Tanzania- The eve of the 2019 SportPesa Cup on Monday was a beehive of activity in Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania as Gor Mahia FC landed the Group D of death in the pool draw of the CAF Confederations Cup.

Organisers of the eight-team knockout affair that runs from Tuesday to Sunday announced Everton FC retired star Steven Pienaar, the former Bafana Bafana midfielder would be the chief guest in Dar.

SportPesa News also looked at three strikers with the potential of topping the scoring charts when action gets underway on Tuesday.

Journalists from Tanzania taught their Kenyan counterparts a bitter lesson with a good old 7-2 thrashing in a friendly on Monday played on the sidelines of the main event.

Yanga SC, the Tanzania Premier League leaders responded to the challenge thrown at them by SportPesa Shield winners Kariobangi Sharks FC ahead of their quarterfinal at the National Main Stadium in Dar.

To round off the top five stories from Monday you must read ahead of the official kick off of the 2019 SP Cup, Egyptian giants Zamalek are among the three tough teams Gor will face in the group stages of the Confed Cup. Dig in.

Everton Ace Pienaar To Sprinkle Star Dust On 2019 SportPesa Cup

DAR-ES-SALAAM, Tanzania- Everton FC star Steven Pienaar, will be the chief international guest for the 2019 SportPesa Cup that kicks off on Tuesday at the National Main Stadium in Dar-es-Salaam as organisers gave the event an all clear to start on Monday.

At a press conference where final battle lines were drawn in the competition that pits four teams from Tanzania against a similar number from neighbours Kenya in a football rivalry that traces its roots to the 1920s. READ MORE

SportPesa Cup 2019: Who Will Be The Deadliest Striker Of All?

DAR-ES-SALAAM, Tanzania- After all the verbal jabs among eight teams converged in Dar-es-Salaam for the 2019 SportPesa Cup football festival, the moment of truth is here as the race for USD30,000 and the chance to host Everton FC kicks off on Tuesday in the commercial capital of Tanzania.

The third edition of the invitational tournament featuring four teams apiece from Tanzania and Kenya promises to be bigger than ever before with seven sides seeking to depose two time winners Gor Mahia FC from the SP Cup throne. READ MORE

Tanzanian Media Smashes Kenya In Pre SportPesa Cup Friendly

DAR-ES-SALAAM, Tanzania- Tanzania drew first blood in the 2019 SportPesa Cup football festival when their journalists buried the visiting news staff from Kenya in a 7-2 goal avalanche during a friendly played at the eve of the tournament proper on Monday.

Following the match played in the spirit of banter, local scribes hailed the result as a precursor of what will befall teams from Kenya led by two-time SP Cup titleholders, Gor Mahia FC, AFC Leopards SC, Kariobangi Sharks FC and Bandari FC when action gets underway at the National Stadium in Dar on Tuesday. READ MORE

Yanga Is Well Prepared To Deal With Sharks Attack- Ajibu

DAR ES SAALAM, Tanzania- Yanga SC captain Ibrahim Ajibu on Monday stated that his team is prepared to withstand the Shark attack from their Kenyan opponents as they begin their quest to win the 2019 SportPesa Cup.

Yanga, who currently lead the Tanzanian Premier League standings, will battle it out against Kariobangi Sharks FC tomorrow at the National Main Stadium from 4:15 PM. READ MORE

Gor Land Zamalek, Atletico In CAF Confed Cup Group Of Giants

DAR-ES-SALAAM, Tanzania- SportPesa Premier League (SPL) Champions have landed in the proverbial Group D of death in the 2018/19 CAF Confederations Cup after being drawn against Egyptian titans, Zamalek FC and Angolan heavyweights, Petro Atletico FC of Luanda.

Once again, Gor who qualified for the group stages of the second tier competition for a second season in a row on Sunday will also face an Algerian side with NA Hussein Dey in a pool that is expected to produce fireworks in the race for the quarterfinals. READ MORE