Top Five Stories From Thursday You Must Read Today

Feb 08 - by Erick Ochieng for SportPesa News

Sofapaka FC move to the SPL top three after victory over Nzoia Sugar FC, Golden State Warriors star Kevin Durant lashed out at the media following reports linking him to a move to the New York Knicks

Part of Mashemeji Derby action dubbed the 'Hull City Challenge' at the Afrha Stadium, Nakuru last year. PHOTO/File

  • In their latest showdown at the Moi International Sports Centre, Kasarani in a SportPesa Premier League (SPL) showdown, much more than three points will be at stake
  • Sofapaka FC edged Nzoia Sugar FC 1-0 in a SportPesa Premier League (SPL) match played at Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos on Thursday evening to temporarily move into the top three in the standings
  • Speculation over Durant's future has intensified during the free agency window after the Knicks traded Kristaps Porzingis and other players to the Dallas Mavericks on February 1

NAIROBI, Kenya- Sofapaka FC edged Nzoia Sugar FC 1-0 in a SportPesa Premier League (SPL) match played at Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos on Thursday evening to move into the top three in the standings.

It was also a day that SportPesa/SJAK December Player of the Month, Peter Thiong’o revealed to the public five things that people didn’t know about him.

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

Six Talking Points Ahead Of Huge Gor, Leopards SPL Mashemeji Derby

NAIROBI, Kenya- Eternal rivals, champions Gor Mahia FC and AFC Leopards SC clash on Saturday in the biggest football game in Kenya- the 85th meeting of the fixture christened Mashemeji Derby.As the name suggests, this is a clash of in-laws, but that how far the pleasantries end. READ MORE

Body Recovered From Doomed Emiliano Sala Plane- Investigators

LONDON, England- British investigators on Wednesday said they had recovered a body from the wreckage of the plane carrying Argentine footballer Emiliano Sala in the Channel.But bad weather has forced the Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) to abandon hopes of pulling the plane to shore.READ MORE

Sofapaka Sink Hard-Fighting Nzoia, Leapfrog Gor Mahia In SPL

MACHAKOS, Kenya- Sofapaka FC edged Nzoia Sugar FC 1-0 in a SportPesa Premier League (SPL) match played at Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos on Thursday evening to temporarily move into the top three in the standings.The solitary goal was scored by John Avire who tapped in a Stephen Waruru’s pass to give his side a 1-0 lead in the 56th minute. READ MORE

Grow Up! Warriors Star Durant Rips Media, Rockets Topple Kings

OAKLAND, United States- Golden State Warriors star Kevin Durant lashed out at the media following reports linking him to a move to the New York Knicks.Speculation over Durant's future has intensified during the free agency window after the Knicks traded Kristaps Porzingis and other players to the Dallas Mavericks on February 1.READ MORE

Five Things You Did Not Know About Rising SPL Star Peter Thiong'o

KAKAMEGA, Kenya – Peter Thiong’o is the newest star in the SportPesa Premier League (SPL) with his shining performances for Kakamega Homeboyz FC earning him recognition as the December Player of the Month.SportPesa News caught up with the midfielder who has his eyes set on playing for Harambee Stars in the 2019 CAF Africa Cup of Nations finals in Egypt in Kakamega and brings the five things you did not know about this teenage sensation. READ MORE