Top Five Stories From Sunday You Must Read Today

Dec 10 - by Louis Kalinga for sportpesa news

Kariobangi Sharks FC and AFC Leopards SC play out to a 1-1 draw, Shujaa down Wales to finish Cape Town Sevens in 13th place

Kenya's Jeffrey Okwacha Otieno races away from the Spain defence on day two of the Emirates Airline Dubai Rugby Sevens 2018 on December 1. PHOTO/Mike Lee/KLC fotos for World Rugby

  • Kariobangi Sharks FC and AFC Leopards SC launched their 2018/19 SportPesa Premier League (SPL) campaign with a 1-1 draw at the Kenyatta Stadium, Machakos on Sunday
  • Joshua Kipkorir and Priscah Cherono led podium sweeps for Kenya at the 17th running of the Standard Chartered Singapore Marathon, an IAAF Gold Label road race, on Sunday
  • Vasiliy Lomachenko added the World Boxing Organization lightweight world title to his World Boxing Association belt with an unanimous 12-round decision over Jose Pedraza on Saturday

NAIROBI, Kenya- Kariobangi Sharks FC and AFC Leopards SC launched their 2018/19 SportPesa Premier League (SPL) campaign with a 1-1 draw at the Kenyatta Stadium, Machakos on Sunday.

The developing bitter rivalry between Gor Mahia FC and Bandari FC simmered further when the champions’ captain Harun Shakava accused the Dockers of gamesmanship during their 1-2 SportPesa Premier League (SPL) defeat on Saturday that got their title defence of to a dispiriting start.

In the ongoing 7s series, Kenya ended their limp Cape Town 7s outing on a high when Johnstone Olindi starred in their 33-26 victory over Wales on Sunday evening to finish the second leg of the 2018/19 HSBC World Series in 13th position.

Joshua Kipkorir and Priscah Cherono led podium sweeps for Kenya at the 17th running of the Standard Chartered Singapore Marathon, an IAAF Gold Label road race, on Sunday.

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

Sharks, Leopards Fail To Prey On Each Other In SPL Stalemate

MACHAKOS, Kenya- Kariobangi Sharks FC and AFC Leopards SC launched their 2018/19 SportPesa Premier League (SPL) campaign with a 1-1 draw at the Kenyatta Stadium, Machakos on Sunday. Earlier at the same venue, Sofapaka FC edged Mount Kenya FC 2-1 with Vihiga United FC stunning 2010 title winners Ulinzi Stars FC 2-0. READ MORE

Olindi Hat Trick Bulldozes Kenya To Welsh Victory, 13th Place

CAPE TOWN, South Africa- Kenya ended their limp Cape Town 7s outing on a high when Johnstone Olindi starred in their 33-26 victory over Wales on Sunday evening to finish the second leg of the 2018/19 HSBC World Series in 13th position. Following their Challenge Trophy quarterfinal heart breaking three point defeat to Argentina earlier in the day, Shujaa who lost all three of their Pool C games on day one needed just 19 seconds for Odidi to drive around the outside of the Welsh defence for the opening try of the 13th-place playoff. READ MORE

Gor Captain Shakava Slams Bandari For Time Wasting

MOMBASA, Kenya- The developing bitter rivalry between Gor Mahia FC and Bandari FC simmered further when the champions’ captain Harun Shakava accused the Dockers of gamesmanship during their 1-2 SportPesa Premier League (SPL) defeat on Saturday that got their title defence of to a dispiriting start. Cypriot Hassan Oktay who is being lined-up to succeed British two-time title winning head coach, Dylan Kerr at K’Ogalo travelled to the coastal city of Mombasa and watched the record 17 time winners come unstuck at Mbaraki Sports Club against the team that finished behind them last season. READ MORE

Kipkorir, Cherono Romp To Kenyan Singapore Marathon Double

SINGAPORE, Singapore- Joshua Kipkorir and Priscah Cherono led podium sweeps for Kenya at the 17th running of the Standard Chartered Singapore Marathon, an IAAF Gold Label road race, on Sunday. Kipkorir clocked 2:12:20 to claim a convincing victory, his first in three marathons this year. Felix Kirwa was a distant second in 2:13:43 with Andrew Kimtai third in 2:14:30. READ MORE

Lomachenko Pounds Pedraza To Unify Boxing Lightweight Belts

NEW YORK, United States- Vasiliy Lomachenko added the World Boxing Organization lightweight world title to his World Boxing Association belt with an unanimous 12-round decision over Jose Pedraza on Saturday. Ukraine's Lomachenko, a three-weight world champion who had never before unified two titles in the same class, knocked down Pedraza twice in an explosive 11th round. READ MORE