Top Five Stories From Monday You Must Read Today

Apr 09 - by Mutwiri Mutuota for SportPesa News

Kenyans go record crazy, Hazard illuminates Stamford Bridge in Chelsea win

Tottenham Hotspur goalkeeper Hugo Lloris (1) pushes the ball onto the roof of the net with Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah (11) looking on during the Premier League match between Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur at Anfield, Liverpool, England on 31 March 2019. PHOTO/AFP

  • Marius Kipserem, Titus Ekiru, Vivian Kiplagat, Felix Kipchirchir and Nancy Kiprop produced outstanding new route bests in winning their races on a golden Sunday for Kenya, underlining the depth of talent prevalent in the East African running giants
  • To better news, national Under 20 team Chipus are basking in glory after clinching the ticket to represent Africa in the Junior World Rugby Trophy for the first time in Brazil after a tense 21-18 victory over Namibia
  • Chelsea had no Monday blues when Eden Hazard produced stunning form to inspire them to move up to third in the Premier League, scoring both goals in a 2-0 win over West Ham at Stamford Bridge

NAIROBI, Kenya- Kenyans went on a record-breaking spree in road races held in Europe and United States to underline the country's reputation as a hot bed of distance running excellence.

Marius Kipserem, Titus Ekiru, Vivian Kiplagat, Felix Kipchirchir and Nancy Kiprop produced outstanding new route bests in winning their races on a golden Sunday for Kenya, underlining the depth of talent prevalent in the East African running giants.

Not to be outdone, Edward Cheserek equalled the world 5km record of 13:29 at the Carlsbad 5000 as Rosemary Wanjiru won the Credit Union Cherry Blossom Ten Mile Run with 50:42, breaking the long-standing course record set 21 years ago by Colleen De Reuc.

As SportPesa Premier League champions, Gor Mahia FC continue licking their wounds following their 0-2 defeat to RS Berkane in the first leg of their 2018/19 CAF Confederations Cup on Sunday, the toxic atmosphere created around the club by the long-running dispute over allowances and bonuses could ultimately kill their dream of conquering Africa once more.

To better news, national Under 20 team Chipus are basking in glory after clinching the ticket to represent Africa in the Junior World Rugby Trophy for the first time in Brazil after a tense 21-18 victory over Namibia on Sunday in the Barthes Trophy Cup at the KCB Sports Club, Ruaraka.

Chelsea had no Monday blues when Eden Hazard produced stunning form to inspire them to move up to third in the Premier League, scoring both goals in a 2-0 win over West Ham at Stamford Bridge.

To wrap the top five stories from Monday you must read today, Tottenham Hotspur FC, Manchester City FC, FC Porto and Liverpool FC were busy ahead of their UEFA Champions League showdowns on Tuesday night.

Glory! Glory! Kenyans Go Course Record Crazy In Rotterdam, Milan, Vienna, Daegu

MONACO, Principality of Monaco- Kenyans smashed course records in NN Rotterdam, Milan, Daegu and Vienna City marathons on Sunday in a show of distance running might that left the challengers chocking in their slipstream on Sunday.

Marius Kipserem, Titus Ekiru, Vivian Kiplagat, Felix Kipchirchir and Nancy Kiprop produced outstanding new route bests in winning their races on a golden Sunday for Kenya, underlining the depth of talent prevalent in the East African running giants. READ MORE

Toxic Fumes Of Unpaid Allowances Suffocating Gor Confed Cup Ambitions

NAIROBI, Kenya- This was not how a date with destiny and history was supposed to end for proud Kenya glamour club, Gor Mahia FC.

Head coach, Hassan Oktay, cut a desolate figure on Sunday evening when even he could do nothing to prevent his SportPesa Premier League (SPL) champions from surrendering to a meek 0-2 defeat to RS Berkane of Morocco. READ MORE

Brazil-Bound Chipus Bask In The Sunshine Of Historic Namibia Victory

NAIROBI, Kenya- National Under 20 team Chipus will represent Africa in the Junior World Rugby Trophy for the first time in Brazil after basking in the afterglow of a tense 21-18 victory over Namibia on Sunday in the Barthes Trophy Cup at the KCB Sports Club, Ruaraka.

The Paul Odera coached outfit made history when they deposed titleholders Namibia after coming from behind to claim the final of the tournament that is the Rugby Africa Under 20 Championship. READ MORE

What Would Chelsea Do Without Their Hazard? Eden Brace Sinks West Ham

LONDON, England- Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri admitted it will be hard to deny Eden Hazard a move to Real Madrid this summer, even if a reported £100 million ($130 million) move is "too cheap" for the Belgian captain.

Hazard was in stunning form as the Blues moved up to third in the Premier League, scoring both goals in a 2-0 win over West Ham on Monday night. READ MORE

Blundering Lloris Says Tottenham Can Wreck Man City's Quadruple Dream

LONDON, England- Hugo Lloris has endured a mistake-filled season, but the Tottenham goalkeeper knows his costly blunders will be forgotten if he can lead his side to Champions League success against Manchester City.

Lloris will captain Tottenham in Tuesday's All-English quarter-final first leg showdown with City at the north London club's new stadium. READ MORE