Top Five Stories From Sunday You Must Read Today

Apr 08 - by Mutwiri Mutuota for SportPesa News

Gor CAF Confed Cup semi final mission faces uphill task, veteran Jagielka powers Everton past Arsenal

Phil Jagielka. PHOTO/HITC

  • Their bitter domestic rivals AFC Leopards SC on the other hand continued their resurgence in the SportPesa Premier League (SPL) when they disarmed 2010 title winners Ulinzi Stars FC 1-0
  • National sevens team Shujaa run in the 2018/19 HSBC World Sevens Series in Hong Kong came to an end when they went down to Japan in the Challenge Cup semis to scoop five points 
  • To round off the top five stories on SportPesa News from Sunday you must read today, Watford FC produced a stirring comeback from 0-2 down to earn a date with Manchester City FC in the FA Cup final

NAIROBI, Kenya- Gor Mahia FC's ambitions to continue their historic run and make the CAF Confederations Cup semis suffered a huge blow when they were outclassed 0-2 by visiting Moroccan cup holder, RS Berkane in the first leg of their quarterfinal in Nairobi on Sunday evening.

Their bitter domestic rivals AFC Leopards SC on the other hand continued their resurgence in the SportPesa Premier League (SPL) when they disarmed 2010 title winners Ulinzi Stars FC 1-0 in Kakamega as Nzoia Sugar FC ran riot in hitting basement side Mt. Kenya United FC for six in another local top flight fixture on Sunday.

National sevens team Shujaa run in the 2018/19 HSBC World Sevens Series in Hong Kong came to an end when they went down to Japan in the Challenge Cup semis to scoop five points and inch them up a place to 13th on the log on 23 points as Fiji celebrated their fifth Main Cup success of the season. 

Phil Jagielka only played because of a last minute injury but took his rare chance to net the winner for Everton FC in their 1-0 victory over Arsenal in Goodison Park that kept their charge for a Europa League place alive on Sunday evening.

To round off the top five stories on SportPesa News from Sunday you must read today, Watford FC produced a stirring comeback from 0-2 down to earn a date with Manchester City FC in the FA Cup final when they skinned Wolves 3-2 in added time.

Gor Mahia Go Down To Berkane In CAF Confed Cup First Leg

NAIROBI, Kenya- Record Kenyan league winners Gor Mahia FC suffered a 2-0 loss to RS Berkane in the first leg of their CAF Confederations Cup quarterfinal at the Kasarani Stadium.

The SportPesa Premier League (SPL) champions made history, as they became the first Kenyan club to compete at this stage of the continental competition after finishing second in Group D. READ MORE

AFC Leopards Disarm Ulinzi, Six-Star Nzoia Scale Mt. Kenya

KAKAMEGA, Kenya- AFC Leopards SC continued their steady rise on the SportPesa Premier League (SPL) table as they did extremely well to disarm Ulinzi Stars FC 1-0 on Sunday afternoon.

Speedy winger Brian Marita pounced onto a defensive error to slot the ball past Ulinzi goalkeeper James Saruni in the 48th for the only goal of the game. READ MORE

Shujaa Fall To Japan As Fiji Reign Supreme In Hong Kong

HONG KONG, China- The Kenya Sevens rugby team were beaten 21-12 by Japan in the Challenge Trophy semifinal to be bundled out of the 2019 Hong Kong Sevens on Saturday morning.

Shujaa were relegated to the Challenge trophy after losing all three matches of the Hong Kong sevens on Friday, finishing at the bottom of the group. READ MORE

Veteran Jagielka Powers Everton To Victory Over Arsenal

LIVERPOOL, United Kingdom- Arsenal were haunted by their dismal away form yet again as Phil Jagielka gave Everton a 1-0 victory that dented the Gunners' Premier League top-four bid on Sunday.

Jagielka was only drafted into Everton's starting line-up at the last minute due to an illness suffered by Michael Keane. READ MORE

Delightful Deulofeu Double Sends Watford Into FA Cup Final

LONDON, United Kingdom- Javi Gracia hailed "angry" Gerard Deulofeu after the Spaniard came off the bench to spark an incredible comeback as Watford beat Wolves 3-2 to set up an FA Cup final against mighty Manchester City.

Gracia's side looked down and out at Wembley on Sunday, trailing 2-0 late in normal time before a moment of magic from Deulofeu and a nerveless last-gasp penalty from captain Troy Deeney pulled them level. READ MORE