Top Five Stories From Saturday You Must Read Today

Dec 16 - by Mutwiri Mutuota for SportPesa News

Kariobangi Sharks denied by Asante Kotoko in CAF Confed Cup first leg, Man City charge back to the top of the EPL

Kenya's Michael Olunga (R) vies with Ethiopia's Antene Tesfaka (L) and Ashalew Tamene during the AFCON 2019 qualifier football match between Kenya and Ethiopia at Kasarani stadium in Nairobi, on October 14, 2018. PHOTO/AFP

  • In the SportPesa Premier League, Mathare United FC and Kakamega Homeboyz FC continued to set the early pace with victories over 10-man Nzoia United FC and AFC Leopards SC in that order
  • Continental football governing body, CAF announced on Saturday that Egypt and South Africa had submitted bids to host the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations finals to take up the chance vacated by Cameroon
  • To wrap up the top five stories on SportPesa News from Saturday you must read today, Steph Curry and Kevin Durant clicked to lead NBA title-winners Golden State Warriors to victory over Sacramento Kings

NAIROBI, Kenya- CAF Confederations Cup debutants, Kariobangi Sharks FC were denied a first leg advantage by Ghanaian giants, Asante Kotoko FC after their first leg clash ended 0-0 in Nairobi on Saturday.

In the SportPesa Premier League, Mathare United FC and Kakamega Homeboyz FC continued to set the early pace with victories over 10-man Nzoia United FC and AFC Leopards SC in that order.

Continental football governing body, CAF announced on Saturday that Egypt and South Africa had submitted bids to host the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations finals to take up the chance vacated by Cameroon.

In the English Premier League, champions Manchester City FC returned to the summit on Saturday with a 3-1 victory over battling Everton FC at the Etihad in a match where Dominic Calvert-Lewin stepped off the bench to give the blues hope.

To wrap up the top five stories on SportPesa News from Saturday you must read today, Steph Curry and Kevin Durant clicked to lead NBA title-winners Golden State Warriors to victory over Sacramento Kings.

Kariobangi Sharks Forced To Barren Draw By Asante Kotoko

NAIROBI, Kenya- Kariobangi Sharks FC played out to a goalless draw with Asante Kotoko of Ghana in the first leg of their CAF Confederations Cup tie at the Kasarani Stadium on Saturday afternoon. Sharks who are making their maiden appearance in the continental competition after beating Sofapaka FC to the SportPesa Shield Trophy were the better side but failed to find the back of net. READ MORE

Mathare United, Kakamega Homeboyz Go Joint Top Of SPL

NAIROBI, Kenya- Mathare United FC continued their impressive start to the 2018/19 SportPesa Premier League (SPL) campaign with a 3-0 victory over 10-man Nzoia Sugar FC on Saturday afternoon at the Bukhungu Stadium in Machakos. The match was the first of a double-header at the revamped stadium and Collins Wakhungu of Nzoia was given his marching orders in the 26th minute before Cliff Nyakeya put the Slum Boys ahead a minute later. READ MORE

AFCON Will Be Held In Either Egypt Or South Africa- CAF

CAIRO, Egypt- The 2019 Africa Cup of Nations will take place in either Egypt or South Africa, the Confederation of African Football (CAF) confirmed on Saturday. They were the only two countries to announce their candidature publicly before the list closed Friday midnight. READ MORE

Calvert-Lewin On Target In Everton Loss At Champions Man City

MANCHESTER, United Kingdom- Everton were unable to put a dent in Manchester City’s undefeated home record despite summoning a second-half fightback at the Etihad Stadium. Dominic Calvert-Lewin headed in Lucas Digne’s cross on 65 minutes to haul Everton right back into the contest after goals from Gabriel Jesus either side of half-time had put City firmly in control. READ MORE

Curry, Durant Combine For 68 Points As Warriors Dethrone Kings

LOS ANGELES, United States- Stephen Curry and Kevin Durant combined for 68 points as the Golden State Warriors rebounded from an embarrassing loss to the Toronto Raptors two nights earlier to beat the Sacramento Kings 130-125 on Friday. Curry made four clutch free throws down the stretch and Klay Thompson drained the go-ahead three pointer with 38 seconds remaining as the Warriors closed the fourth with a big run after getting off to a slow start in the quarter. READ MORE