Top Five Stories From Saturday You Must Read Today

Feb 03 - by Erick Ochieng for SportPesa News

Mathare United FC suffered their first SPL loss of the season, Shujaa failed to win a match in tough Pool B in the ongoing HSBC Sydney Sevens leg in Australia

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  • Shujaa failed to tackle Hamilton Sevens Main Cup runners-up, USA, who buried them with a 0-41 victory
  • SportPesa Premier League (SPL) leaders Mathare United FC surrendered their unbeaten start to the season as they were stunned 2-1 by bottom side Mt. Kenya United FC on Saturday afternoon
  • Lionel Messi scored in a ninth consecutive match but his latest double on Saturday was only enough to earn Barcelona a 2-2 draw against Valencia

NAIROBI, Kenya- League leaders Mathare United FC suffered their first SportPesa Premier League defeat in Nakuru on Saturday.

The slum boys were stunned 1-2 by basement side Mt. Kenya United FC at Afraha Stadium, failing to stretch the five point margin between them and second placed Tusker FC on the log.

Kenya Shujaa also failed to impress in the ongoing 2018/2019 HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series fourth leg in Sydney, Australia on the day, losing all their encounters against Canada, USA and France to miss out in the Main Cup quarterfinals.

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

David Slays Goliath As Mt. Kenya Hand Mathare First SPL Defeat

NAIROBI, Kenya- SportPesa Premier League (SPL) leaders Mathare United FC surrendered their unbeaten start to the season as they were stunned 2-1 by bottom side Mt. Kenya United FC on Saturday afternoon.The victory was the first that Mt. Kenya have managed from the 11 games they have played this season and though the three points does not lift them from the bottom spot, it will do well to boost their morale going forward. READ MORE

Clinical Seppi Guides Italy Into Davis Cup Finals

KOLKATA, India- Andreas Seppi guided Italy into the first finals of the revamped Davis Cup after outplaying India 3-1 in the world group qualifier on Saturday.Seppi brushed aside India's number one Prajnesh Gunneswaran 6-1, 6-4 in the first reverse singles tie at Kolkata's grass court after India avoided a whitewash by taking the doubles.READ MORE

Messi Double Salvages Point For Barca In Thrilling Valencia Clash

BARCELONA, Spain- Lionel Messi scored in a ninth consecutive match but his latest double on Saturday was only enough to earn Barcelona a 2-2 draw against Valencia. Messi instigated another Barca comeback at the Camp Nou before placing an injury doubt over his availability for Wednesday's Copa del Rey Clasico against Real Madrid.READ MORE

Shujaa Overpowered, Miss Out On Sydney Sevens Cup Quarterfinals

SYDNEY, Australia- Poor Kenya Shujaa were outrun in the ongoing 2018/2019 HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series fourth leg in Sydney, Australia on Saturday.Kenya suffered a 24-14 defeat in the hands of Canada in their opening match of Pool B at the Spotless Stadium located in the heart of  Sydney's Olympic Park.READ MORE

Higuain Off The Mark: 5-Star Chelsea Demolish Huddersfield Town

LONDON, United Kingdom- Gonzalo Higuain eased the pressure on Maurizio Sarri as the Chelsea striker's first goals for his new club inspired a 5-0 demolition of Huddersfield on Saturday.Blues boss Sarri had been under fire after Chelsea suffered their heaviest Premier League defeat for 23 years in a humiliating 4-0 loss at Bournemouth on Wednesday.READ MORE