Top Five Stories From Sunday You Must Read Today

Dec 17 - by Louis Kalinga for SportPesa News

Gor Mahia FC beat Lobi Stars 3-1 in the first leg of the CAF Champions League encounter, Bandari sink Sofapaka in Machakos

Tusker FC (right) and Western Stima FC in action in their SPL clash at Moi Stadium, Kisumu on Sunday, December 16, 2018. PHOTO/Tusker FC

  • Samuel Onyango starred as Gor Mahia FC took a huge steps towards advancing to the group stages of the 2018/19 CAF Champions League when they outclassed Lobi Stars FC of Nigeria 3-1
  • Two deflected Xherdan Shaqiri strikes handed Liverpool victory over Manchester United in the Premier League for the first time in nine attempts
  • Berlin Marathon runner-up, Amos Kipruto, settled for bronze in the men’s race on Sunday at the Tata Steel Kolkata 25K that saw Birhanu Legese and Dibaba Kuma scoop the Ethiopian double victory for the second year running

NAIROBI, Kenya- Samuel Onyango starred as Gor Mahia FC took a huge steps towards advancing to the group stages of the 2018/19 CAF Champions League when they outclassed Lobi Stars FC of Nigeria 3-1 in the first leg of their clash on Sunday in Nairobi.

Two deflected Xherdan Shaqiri strikes handed Liverpool victory over Manchester United in the Premier League for the first time in nine attempts as Jurgen Klopp's men moved back to the top of the table with a 3-1 win at Anfield on Sunday evening.

Bandari FC sunk Sofapaka FC 2-1 in Sunday’s glamour SportPesa Premier League clash at the Kenyatta Stadium, Machakos.

Elsewhere in Athletics, Kenya’s Edwin Kipng'etich Koech produced the Shenzhen Marathon’s first ever sub-2:10 performance, while Ethiopia’s Mulu Seboka improved the women’s course record by more than six minutes at the IAAF Silver Label road race on Sunday.

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

CAF Champions League: Onyango Brace Powers Gor Past Lobi Stars

NAIROBI, Kenya- Samuel Onyango starred as Gor Mahia FC took a huge steps towards advancing to the group stages of the 2018/19 CAF Champions League when they outclassed Lobi Stars FC of Nigeria 3-1 in the first leg of their clash on Sunday in Nairobi. The SportPesa Premier League (SPL) winners seized the advantage through a first half brace from Sammy Onyango after returning Jacques Tuyisenge put them in front with the Nigerians notching their away goal from a corner through Mathias Samuel. READ MORE

Super Sub Shaqiri Buries Man United To Send Liverpool Back Top

LIVERPOOL, England- Two deflected Xherdan Shaqiri strikes handed Liverpool victory over Manchester United in the Premier League for the first time in nine attempts as Jurgen Klopp's men moved back to the top of the table with a 3-1 win at Anfield on Sunday evening. United manager Jose Mourinho claimed ahead of the game that the league leaders have had luck on their side this season, but while there was fortune in substitute Shaqiri's two goals in the final 17 minutes, the visitors did not deserve anything more than a fifth defeat of the season. READ MORE

Edwin Koech Shatters Shenzhen Marathon Course Record

SHENZHEN, China- Kenya’s Edwin Kipng'etich Koech produced the Shenzhen Marathon’s first ever sub-2:10 performance, while Ethiopia’s Mulu Seboka improved the women’s course record by more than six minutes at the IAAF Silver Label road race on Sunday. The 26-year-old Koech enjoyed a comfortable sole lead after 25 kilometres to wrap up the victory in 2:09:44, which was also his second sub-2:10 run behind his personal best of 2:07:13 achieved in Milan last April. READ MORE

Bandari Sink Sofapaka In SPL Glamour Tie, Stima Shock Tusker

MACHAKOS, Kenya- Bandari FC sunk Sofapaka FC 2-1 in Sunday’s glamour SportPesa Premier League clash at the Kenyatta Stadium, Machakos. Promoted Western Stima FC also recorded their second win on the bounce when they stunned 11-time winners Tusker FC 1-0 at the Moi Stadium, Kisumu to also join the congested summit of the log alongside Mathare United FC and Kakamega Homeboyz FC who won on Saturday. READ MORE

Amos Kipruto Mints Bronze as Legese, Kuma Grab Tata 25K Victories

DELHI, India- Berlin Marathon runner-up, Amos Kipruto, settled for bronze in the men’s race on Sunday at the Tata Steel Kolkata 25K that saw Birhanu Legese and Dibaba Kuma scoop the Ethiopian double victory for the second year running. In contrast to 2017, the first year the race incorporated an international elite field, both the men’s and women’s races quickly turned into enthralling tactical affairs. READ MORE