Top Five Stories From Sunday You Must Read Today

Feb 04 - by Louis Kalinga for SportPesa News

Gor Mahia FC beat Zamalek 4-2 in a thrilling Group D encounter in Nairobi, Bandari thrash Leopards to reclaim SPL second spot

Bandari FC midfielder, William Wadri (centre) leads his teammates in celebrating his goal in their 2019 SportPesa Cup semi final against Simba SC at the National Main Stadium, Dar-es-Salaam on January 25, 2019. PHOTO/SPN

  • Bandari FC beat AFC Leopards SC 4-1 in a SportPesa Premier League (SPL) match staged at Mbaraki Stadium in Mombasa on Sunday to reclaim second spot in the standings
  • Gor claimed a most-famous victory when they stunned five-time African champions and Egyptian giants Zamalek FC 4-2 at a wild Moi International Sports Centre, Kasarani
  • Kenya’s Betsy Saina pulled away from Ayuko Suzuki in the final kilometre of the Marugame Half Marathon to successfully defend her title at the IAAF Silver Label road race in 1:07:49 on Sunday

NAIROBI, Kenya- This is what Gor Mahia Football Club lives and stands for. SportPesa Premier League (SPL) titleholders, Gor claimed a most-famous victory when they stunned five-time African champions and Egyptian giants Zamalek FC 4-2 at a wild Moi International Sports Centre, Kasarani.

In the local league, Bandari FC beat AFC Leopards SC 4-1 in a SportPesa Premier League (SPL) match staged at Mbaraki Stadium in Mombasa on Sunday to reclaim second spot in the standings.

New Zealand made it a double victory in the Rugby Sevens in Sydney on Sunday, winning both the men's and the women's tournaments to top the overall standings.

In Athletics, Kenya’s Betsy Saina pulled away from Ayuko Suzuki in the final kilometre of the Marugame Half Marathon to successfully defend her title at the IAAF Silver Label road race in 1:07:49 on Sunday.

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

Gor Humble Mighty Zamalek In Six-Goal Confed Cup Thriller

NAIROBI, Kenya- This is what Gor Mahia Football Club lives and stands for. SportPesa Premier League (SPL) titleholders, Gor claimed a most-famous victory when they stunned five-time African champions and Egyptian giants Zamalek FC 4-2 at a wild Moi International Sports Centre, Kasarani to get their 2018/19 CAF Confederations Cup group stage campaign off to a dream start on Sunday. Jacques Tuyisenge claimed a brace and set up the third for the irrepressible Nicholas Kipkurui who crowned his international debut for Gor with a memorable performance. READ MORE

Sydney 7s Turns All Black: New Zealand Clinch Men, Women Cups Double

SYDNEY, Australia- New Zealand made it a double victory in the Rugby Sevens in Sydney on Sunday, winning both the men's and the women's tournaments to top the overall standings. The All Blacks Sevens claimed their second title in the fourth leg of the season, comfortably beating the USA 21-5 in the men's final. READ MORE

The 'Fast And Furious' Loading In 2019 KNRC, Onkar Rai Asserts

NAKURU, Kenya- Onkar Rai has predicted a 'fast and furious' Kenya National Rally Championship (KNRC) after edging a gripping three-way battle against titleholder Carl 'Flash' Tundo and teammate Baldev Chager to clinch the season-opening KCB Nakuru Rally victory. Rai became the first ever driver to complete a hat-trick of wins in Nakuru after he eclipsed Tundo in a last stage showdown at the expansive Gicheha Farm on Saturday. READ MORE

Ochomo, Mwana Doubles Inspire Bandari SPL Rout Of Leopards

MOMBASA, Kenya- Bandari FC beat AFC Leopards SC 4-1 in a SportPesa Premier League (SPL) match staged at Mbaraki Stadium in Mombasa on Sunday to reclaim second spot in the standings. Wycliffe Ochomo was on target for the winners in the 22nd and 39th minutes as the visitors pulled a goal in the 30th to rest the scores 2-1 in favour of the hosts at half time. READ MORE

Fleet-Footed Betsy Saina Holds On To Maragume Half Title

TOKYO, Japan- Kenya’s Betsy Saina pulled away from Ayuko Suzuki in the final kilometre of the Marugame Half Marathon to successfully defend her title at the IAAF Silver Label road race in 1:07:49 on Sunday. Abdi Nageeye, meanwhile, caught front-running Simon Kariuki just before the 20-kilometre point and went on to win in 1:00:24, taking 46 seconds off the Dutch record set 20 years ago by Greg van Hest. READ MORE