Top Five Stories From Sunday You Must Read Today

Jan 07 - by Louis Kalinga for SportPesa News

Mathare, Gor play out to a 1-1 draw in Kasarani, Man City thrash Rotherham in the FA Cup

Gor Mahia FC player in action against Mathare United FC at Kasarani Stadium in Nairobi on January 6, 2019.PHOTO/SPN

  • SportPesa Premier League (SPL) leaders Mathare United FC played out to a 1-1 draw against champions Gor Mahia FC at Kasarani Stadium in  Nairobi on Sunday afternoon
  • Premier League champions Manchester City began their FA Cup campaign with a 7-0 thrashing of Rotherham on Sunday
  • Kawhi Leonard and Pascal Siakam scored 30 points each as the Toronto Raptors used a balanced attack to outduel the Milwaukee Bucks 123-116 in a battle of the top two NBA teams

NAIROBI, Kenya- SportPesa Premier League (SPL) leaders Mathare United FC played out to a 1-1 draw against champions Gor Mahia FC at Kasarani Stadium in  Nairobi on Sunday afternoon.

In the other SPL matches, Western Stima FC remained hot on league leaders Mathare United’s heels with an important 1-0 away victory against Chemelil Sugar FC on Sunday afternoon.

In the Emirates FA Cup, Premier League champions Manchester City began their FA Cup campaign with a 7-0 thrashing of Rotherham on Sunday but Fulham, battling to avoid relegation from the Premier League, were beaten 2-1 by fourth-tier Oldham.

Roberto Bautista Agut followed up his shock victory over world number one Novak Djokovic by lifting the Qatar Open title on Saturday.

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

All Square: Mathare Earn Point On Oliech's Gor Mahia Debut

NAIROBI, Kenya- SportPesa Premier League (SPL) leaders Mathare United FC played out to a 1-1 draw against champions Gor Mahia FC at Kasarani Stadium in  Nairobi on Sunday afternoon. Both sides scored from the penalty spot as Jacques Tuyisenge and Kevin Kimani traded spot kicks in either half, as Mathare held on to top spot in the SPL. READ MORE

Western Stima Maintain Pressure On SPL leaders, Sharks Frustrated

NAIROBI, Kenya- Western Stima FC remained hot on league leaders Mathare United’s heels with an important 1-0 away victory against Chemelil Sugar FC on Sunday afternoon. Stima, who are returning to the SportPesa Premier League (SPL) after a one-year hiatus, remain unbeaten and are only behind the Slum Boys on goal difference. READ MORE

Bautista Agut Follows Up Djokovic Upset With Qatar Open Final Win

DOHA, Qatar- Roberto Bautista Agut followed up his shock victory over world number one Novak Djokovic by lifting the Qatar Open title on Saturday. The Spaniard ground out a hard-fought victory in three sets against the Czech Republic's Tomas Berdych, winning 6-4, 3-6, 6-3 in the final. READ MORE

Manchester City Hit Rotherham For Seven, Oldham Stun Fulham

LONDON, United Kingdom- Premier League champions Manchester City began their FA Cup campaign with a 7-0 thrashing of Rotherham on Sunday but Fulham, battling to avoid relegation from the Premier League, were beaten 2-1 by fourth-tier Oldham. Barnet ensured there would be a non-league presence in the fourth round with a 1-0 win away to second-tier Championship club Sheffield United. READ MORE

Leonard Hits 30 As Raptors End Bucks Streak, Warriors Bounce Back

LOS ANGELES, United States- Kawhi Leonard and Pascal Siakam scored 30 points each as the Toronto Raptors used a balanced attack to outduel the Milwaukee Bucks 123-116 in a battle of the top two NBA teams. Leonard was back to his old self on Saturday night following an emotional return to San Antonio on Thursday to face his former team, who bottled him up and routed the Raptors 125-107. READ MORE