Top Five Stories From Saturday You Must Read Today

Feb 17 - by Mutwiri Mutuota for SportPesa News

Bandari beat Sharks in grudge SPL clash, Tefera smashes world indoor 1500m record

Samuel Tefera of Ethiopia sets a new indoor world record in the men's 1500m during the Muller Indoor Grand Prix IAAF World Indoor Tour event at Arena Birmingham on February 16, 2019 in Birmingham, England. PHOTO/GettyImages

  • Ethiopian risinhg star Samuel Tefera smashed the long-standing men 1500m indoor world record set by Moroccan legend Hicham El Guerrouj in Birmingham after edging compatriot Yomif Kejelcha to stop the clock at 3:31.04
  • Cardiff City FC striker, Emiliano Sala was finally laid to rest in his native Argentina
  • Lionel Messi once again lifted La Liga leaders, FC Barcelona

NAIROBI, Kenya- Bandari FC exacted revenge on Kariobangi Sharks FC when they silenced the team that denied them the 2019 SportPesa Cup glory in a 1-0 victory in the local league on Saturday.

Ethiopian risinhg star Samuel Tefera smashed the long-standing men 1500m indoor world record set by Moroccan legend Hicham El Guerrouj in Birmingham after edging compatriot Yomif Kejelcha to stop the clock at 3:31.04.

Overseas football news wraps the top five stories from Saturday you must read today where Cardiff City FC striker, Emiliano Sala was finally laid to rest in his native Argentina, English champions Manchester City FC escaped a cup-set at Newport in an FA Cup fifth round clash as that man Lionel Messi once again lifted La Liga leaders, FC Barcelona.

Bandari Edge Sharks To Go Top Of SPL, Wanga Returns To Haunt Tusker

NAIROBI, Kenya- Bandari FC got the perfect revenge on Kariobangi Sharks FC as they edged the SportPesa Cup champions 1-0 to take charge of the domestic top flight on Saturday at the Kasarani Stadium.

The repeat of last month’s final in Dar Es Saalam was the most anticipated game of the weekend with Bandari coming into the game level on points (25) with league leaders Mathare United FC. READ MORE

Ethiopia's Samuel Tefera Breaks 20-Year Old Birmingham Indoor Record

BIRMINGHAM, United Kingdom- Ethiopia's Samuel Tefera set a new 1500 metres indoor world record in Birmingham on Saturday as he broke a mark that had stood for more than 20 years.

Tefera upstaged compatriot Yomif Kejelcha to stop the clock in a time of 3min 31.04sec, shaving 0.14sec off the previous record set by Moroccan middle-distance great Hicham El Guerrouj in 1997. READ MORE

Late Cardiff Striker Emiliano Sala Laid To Rest In Argentina

PROGRESSO, Argentina- The funeral of Cardiff City striker Emiliano Sala took place in his home village in Argentina on Saturday three weeks after he was killed in a plane crash.

A public vigil was held in a gymnasium in Progreso, the modest village in the province of Santa Fe which Sala left as a teenager to forge a career in Europe. READ MORE

Four-Star Manchester City Finally Silence Minnows Newport

LONDON, United Kingdom- Manchester City powered into the FA Cup quarter-finals as the Premier League leaders survived a battling display from Newport County to beat the fourth-tier minnows 4-1 on Saturday.

Pep Guardiola's side didn't have an easy ride in a full-blooded fifth round tie against a team 82 places below them in League Two. READ MORE

Spot On Messi Guides Barca To Home Victory Over Valladolid

MADRID, Spain- Lionel Messi scored a penalty and missed another as La Liga leaders Barcelona ground out an unconvincing 1-0 win over Real Valladolid, while Antoine Griezmann surpassed Fernando Torres with his 130th goal for Atletico Madrid.

Messi's fitness was again in the spotlight on Saturday after a niggling thigh strain in recent weeks, but he completed the full 90 minutes at the Camp Nou and hit the 30-goal mark at Barcelona for the 11th straight season. READ MORE