Top Five Stories From Thursday You Must Read Today

Mar 29 - by Erick Ochieng for SportPesa News

Mathare trounce Rangers to move to third place in SPL, Hamilton cautious of rivals Ferrari ahead of Bahrain Grand Prix on Sunday

Mathare United FC player warms up ahead of their SPL encounter against Posta Rangers FC at Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos on Thursday afternoon. PHOTO/ MATHARE UNITED FC

  • Murunga ran in seven changes from the team that toured Las Vegas and Vancouver where Kenya scored six points to remain 14th on the series standings on 18 having not made the Main Cup quarters this season but there was no place for record Shujaa try scorer, Collins Injera who had resumed training with the side
  • World U20 5000m champion Beatrice Chebet (5000m world rank: 54) won the Kenyan Cross Country Championships in dominant fashion last month and will start as one of the favourites to take the global title in Aarhus. She will be backed up by Betty Kibet and Jackline Rotich, second and third in the Kenyan Championships
  • Defending champion Lewis Hamilton has warned his Mercedes team "to stay on their toes" at this weekend's Bahrain Grand Prix where Ferrari will be seeking to bounce back after being beaten at the season-opening Australian Grand Prix

NAIROBI, Kenya- A three-goal first half blitz propelled Mathare United FC to trounce Posta Rangers FC 3-1 in a SportPesa Premier League (SPL) clash at Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos on Thursday afternoon.

It was also a day that defending champion Lewis Hamilton warned his Mercedes team "to stay on their toes" at this weekend's Bahrain Grand Prix where Ferrari will be seeking to bounce back after being beaten at the season-opening Australian Grand Prix.

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

Murunga Brings Out The Big Shujaa Guns, Owino In Lionesses Comeback

NAIROBI, Kenya- After an underwhelming season thus far where Kenya is flirting with relegation from the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series, national team Shujaa head coach, Paul Murunga brought out the cavalry ahead of the seventh and eighth legs in Hong Kong and Singapore. Murunga ran in seven changes from the team that toured Las Vegas and Vancouver where Kenya scored six points to remain 14th on the series standings on 18 having not made the Main Cup quarters this season but there was no place for record Shujaa try scorer, Collins Injera who had resumed training with the side. READ MORE

Situma, Junior On Target As Mathare Bury Rangers In Machakos SPL Tie

MACHAKOS, Kenya- A three-goal first half blitz propelled Mathare United FC to trounce Posta Rangers FC 3-1 in a SportPesa Premier League (SPL) clash at Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos on Thursday afternoon. The 2008 champions moved up to third following the victory having held off a second half fight-back from the struggling mailmen. READ MORE

IAAF World Cross Preview: Can Kenya End Ethiopia's Women Under 20 Reign?

AARHUS, Denmark- Between them, Ethiopia and Kenya have won all of the 26 women's U20 team titles in IAAF World Cross Country Championships history. Kenya have taken the top spot in 15 editions to Ethiopia's 11 and in all but six editions, they have occupied the top two spots. You have to go back 24 years to 1995 to find the last individual winner not from either of these countries too, when Annemari Sandell of Finland struck gold in Durham and the two countries have enjoyed a clean sweep of the individual podium in every edition since 1999, when Japanese athlete Yoshiko Fujinaga made the podium in third. READ MORE

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer Announced Full-Time Manager By Manchester United

LONDON, United Kingdom- Manchester United appointed Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as the club's permanent manager on a three-year contract on Thursday, following a highly successful caretaker spell in charge. The Norwegian has inspired a revival of United's fortunes since taking over from the sacked Jose Mourinho in December, winning 14 of his 19 games and leading the Red Devils to the quarter-finals of the Champions League. READ MORE

Bahrain Grand Prix: Hamilton Warns Mercedes To Be Cautious Of Rivals Ferrari

MANAMA, Bahrain- Defending champion Lewis Hamilton has warned his Mercedes team "to stay on their toes" at this weekend's Bahrain Grand Prix where Ferrari will be seeking to bounce back after being beaten at the season-opening Australian Grand Prix. Hamilton, who came home second in a damaged car behind in-form team-mate Valtteri Bottas, said he was delighted, but surprised by Mercedes' comprehensive maximum points showing in Melbourne. READ MORE