Top Five Stories From Thursday You Must Read Today

Dec 28 - by Louis Kalinga for SportPesa News

Everton become first club to reach 7000 top flight goals, Former National Olympics Committee-Kenya (NOCK) boss Charles Mukora passes on

Kariobangi Sharks FC players and staff celebrate with the 2018 SportPesa Shield trophy and KSh2m dummy cheque following their 3-2 victory over Sofapaka FC at the MISC, Kasarani on Saturday, October 20, 2018. PHOTO/Stafford Ondego/www.sportpicha.com

  • Since its inception in 1956, the domestic football knockout competition modeled on the English FA Cup has had different names and the 2018 edition gave birth to yet another one as the revamped SportPesa Shield was born
  • The Boxing Day round of English Premier League (EPL) matches brought with it yet another landmark occasion for nine-time league winners Everton FC as they became the first English club to reach 7000 top-flight goals
  • The past year has been a busy one for athletics statisticians as 21 ratified world records have been set throughout 2018

NAIROBI, Kenya-  Since its inception in 1956, the domestic football knockout competition modeled on the English FA Cup has had different names and the 2018 edition gave birth to yet another one as the revamped SportPesa Shield was born.

The Boxing Day round of English Premier League (EPL) matches brought with it yet another landmark occasion for nine-time league winners Everton FC as they became the first English club to reach 7000 top-flight goals.

Former National Olympics Committee-Kenya (NOCK) boss Charles Mukora has died on Thursday evening, Team Kenya Chef-de-Mission for the 2016 Rio Olympics, Stephen arap Soi confirmed.

Roger Federer said Thursday he was fired up after an intense off-season and ready for another "crazy good" year, starting with his Australian Open title defence next month.

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

Best Of 2018: The Romantic Kariobangi Sharks' SportPesa Shield Story

NAIROBI, Kenya- Since its inception in 1956, the domestic football knockout competition modeled on the English FA Cup has had different names and the 2018 edition gave birth to yet another one as the revamped SportPesa Shield was born. The tournament which was most recently referred to as the GOtv Shield due to sponsorship reasons has been previously known as the FKF Presidents Cup, Moi Golden Cup, Kenya Challenge Cup and FKL Cup among others. READ MORE

Everton Revel In Landmark 7000th English Premier League Goal

NAIROBI, Kenya- The Boxing Day round of English Premier League (EPL) matches brought with it yet another landmark occasion for nine-time league winners Everton FC as they became the first English club to reach 7000 top-flight goals. Everton returned to winning ways in scintillating style against Burnley FC as they hammered the hosts 5-1, recording their biggest away league victory for 33 years. READ MORE

Ex-NOCK, IOC Boss Charles Mukora Passes On

NAIROBI, Kenya- Former National Olympics Committee-Kenya (NOCK) boss Charles Mukora has died on Thursday evening, Team Kenya Chef-de-Mission for the 2016 Rio Olympics, Stephen arap Soi confirmed. According to the former NOCK Executive Officer, the former powerful International Olympics Committee (IOC) Member passed on after battling a long illness bringing curtains down to one of the foremost and later on controversial sports administrators in Kenyan sporting history. READ MORE

Best of 2018: The 21 World Records That Fell In Athletics

MONACO, Principality of Monaco- The past year has been a busy one for athletics statisticians as 21 ratified world records have been set throughout 2018. Between the start of February and the end of October, at least one world record was set in each calendar month. READ MORE

Swiss Maestro Roger Federer Eyes Great 2019 Season

PERTH, Australia- Roger Federer said Thursday he was fired up after an intense off-season and ready for another "crazy good" year, starting with his Australian Open title defence next month. Ranked third in the world, the Swiss great is aiming for his third straight singles title in Melbourne, having enjoyed a late-career renaissance to win the year's opening Grand Slam in both 2017 and 2018. READ MORE