Top Five Stories From Sunday You Must Read Today

Jan 14 - by Louis Kalinga for SportPesa News

Lionel Messi scores his 400th goal in La Liga against Eibar, Gor Mahia FC edge New Stars in CAF Confed Cup clash

Gor Mahia FC forward Francis Mustafa in action during their CAF Confederations Cup playoff round match against New Star de Douala.PHOTO/FKF

  • Lionel Messi scored his 400th goal in La Liga against Eibar on Sunday to extend his record as the division's all-time top scorer
  • Former South Africa Bafana Bafana star Philemon 'Chippa' Masinga died Sunday aged 49 in a Johannesburg hospital from cancer, the national football association said in a statement
  • Gor Mahia FC edged New Star de Douala of Cameroon  2-1 in a CAF Confederation Cup play-off fixture at Moi International Sports Center, Kasarani
  • Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic are both gunning for a record seventh Australian Open crown from Monday, but Andy Murray will make his last appearance in Melbourne as the era of the "Big Four" draws to a close

NAIROBI, Kenya- Lionel Messi scored his 400th goal in La Liga against Eibar on Sunday to extend his record as the division's all-time top scorer. Messi collected the ball off Luis Suarez and drove it into the bottom corner in the 53rd minute at Camp Nou to give Barca a 2-0 lead over Eibar and notch his quadruple century after 435 matches.

Former South Africa Bafana Bafana star Philemon 'Chippa' Masinga died Sunday aged 49 in a Johannesburg hospital from cancer, the national football association said in a statement.

Gor Mahia FC edged New Star de Douala of Cameroon  2-1 in a CAF Confederation Cup play-off fixture at Moi International Sports Center, Kasarani in Nairobi on Sunday.

Kariobangi Sharks FC ended the unbeaten start to the campaign of Western Stima FC with a 2-1 victory in a SportPesa Premier League (SPL) match played at Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos as Vihiga United FC shared a 1-1 stalemate with Sofapaka FC in a packed Bukhungu on Sunday.

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

Messi Notches 400th La Liga Goal As Barcelona Thump Eibar

BARCELONA, Spain- Lionel Messi scored his 400th goal in La Liga against Eibar on Sunday to extend his record as the division's all-time top scorer. Messi collected the ball off Luis Suarez and drove it into the bottom corner in the 53rd minute at Camp Nou to give Barca a 2-0 lead over Eibar and notch his quadruple century after 435 matches. READ MORE

Fare Thee Well, Bafana Bafana Legend Phil Masinga

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa- Former South Africa Bafana Bafana star Philemon 'Chippa' Masinga died Sunday aged 49 in a Johannesburg hospital from cancer, the national football association said in a statement. "We have lost a giant of South African football," said football association president Danny Jordaan. "This is a sad day and I am gutted. READ MORE

Gor Edge New Star In Confederation Cup Tie

NAIROBI, Kenya- Gor Mahia FC edged New Star de Douala of Cameroon  2-1 in a CAF Confederation Cup play-off fixture at Moi International Sports Center, Kasarani in Nairobi on Sunday. Gor were put 1-0 ahead by Lawrence Juma who converted a Francis Kahata’s cross in the 41st minute before Benjamin Bechem tapped in a corner kick to level 1-1 for the visitors in the 73rd.Rwanda international, Jacques Tuyisenge stretched Gor’s tally to 2-1 when he headed in a Shafik Batambuze’ s pass in the 88th. READ MORE

Sharks Electrocute Stima To End Unbeaten SPL Run, Ulinzi Dilute Sony

MACHAKOS, Kenya- Kariobangi Sharks FC ended the unbeaten start to the campaign of Western Stima FC with a 2-1 victory in a SportPesa Premier League (SPL) match played at Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos as Vihiga United FC shared a 1-1 stalemate with Sofapaka FC in a packed Bukhungu on Sunday. Elsewhere, former champions Ulinzi Stars FC notched their second victory of the season when floored hosts Sony Sugar FC 2-1 on the road while visitors Chemelil Sugar FC piled on the misery on Posta Rangers FC when they inflicted a 2-0 defeat on the mailmen. READ MORE

Federer, Djokovic Locked For Australian Open Seventh Heaven Battle

MELBOURNE, Australia- Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic are both gunning for a record seventh Australian Open crown from Monday, but Andy Murray will make his last appearance in Melbourne as the era of the "Big Four" draws to a close. Number one Djokovic and third seed Federer face a stern challenge from the likes of youthful force Alexander Zverev, seeded four, who is still looking for a first major to cement his place as torch-bearer for the next generation. READ MORE