Top Five Stories From Thursday You Must Read Today

Apr 05 - by Louis Kalinga for SportPesa News

AFC Leopards SC beat Chemelil to move further away from the relegation zone, Lionesses to face Argentina In Hong Kong quarters

AFC Leopards SC players celebrate scoring in a SportPesa Premier League match. PHOTO/AFC Leopards SC

  • Goals from Whyvonne Isuza and Aziz Okaka propelled struggling domestic giants, AFC Leopards SC further away from the SpotPesa Premier League drop zone in a 2-0 victory over Chemelil Sugar FC
  • Kenya Lionesses will continue their quest to hunt down Core Status for the 2019/20 HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series on Friday when they take on Argentina in the quarterfinal of the women's qualifiers in Hong Kong
  • Kenya slipped down two places to 108th in the latest Coca-Cola FIFA World Rankings released on Thursday following their 0-1 defeat to Ghana in their final 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier last month

NAIROBI, Kenya- Goals from Whyvonne Isuza and Aziz Okaka propelled struggling domestic giants, AFC Leopards SC further away from the SpotPesa Premier League drop zone in a 2-0 victory over Chemelil Sugar FC at the Kenyatta Stadium, Machakos on Thursday evening.

Kenya slipped down two places to 108th in the latest Coca-Cola FIFA World Rankings released on Thursday following their 0-1 defeat to Ghana in their final 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier last month.

In Rugby, Kenya Lionesses will continue their quest to hunt down Core Status for the 2019/20 HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series on Friday when they take on Argentina in the quarterfinal of the women's qualifiers in Hong Kong.

Exactly one month remains before Doha once again welcomes the world's best athletes - including IAAF Female Athlete of the Year Caterine Ibarguen from Colombia - for the first stage of the 2019 IAAF Diamond League which takes place at the state-of-the-art Khalifa International Stadium on May 3.

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

Disciplined Leopards Roar Over Chemelil, Nzoia Draw Blanks With Rangers

NAIROBI, Kenya- Goals from Whyvonne Isuza and Aziz Okaka propelled struggling domestic giants, AFC Leopards SC further away from the SpotPesa Premier League drop zone in a 2-0 victory over Chemelil Sugar FC at the Kenyatta Stadium, Machakos on Thursday evening. Head coach Andre Cassa Mbungo's side had been pushed down to 15th before the start of the match when Vihiga United FC forced a 1-1 draw with title chasing Sofapaka FC earlier at the same venue. READ MORE

Charging Lionesses Set Argentina Date In Hong Kong 7s Quarterfinals

HONG KONG, China- Kenya Lionesses will continue their quest to hunt down Core Status for the 2019/20 HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series on Friday when they take on Argentina in the quarterfinal of the women's qualifiers in Hong Kong. Lionesses capped a memorable day by topping Pool B after edging Papua New Guinea 20-10 in their final match having prevailed over neighbours Uganda and hosts Hong Kong. READ MORE

Six DL Champions In Doha Opener Action- But There Is No Kenyan Winner

DOHA, Qatar- Exactly one month remains before Doha once again welcomes the world's best athletes - including IAAF Female Athlete of the Year Caterine Ibarguen from Colombia - for the first stage of the 2019 IAAF Diamond League which takes place at the state-of-the-art Khalifa International Stadium on May 3. Ibarguen (triple jump world rank: 1, long jump world rank: 2) is one of six reigning world outdoor and Olympic champions to be confirmed across the first three events - long jump, pole vault and 100m hurdles - with more top names to be unveiled in the weeks leading up to the one-day spectacle which will be held under the lights next month. READ MORE

Kenya Slip Down Two Places, Belgium Remain Top Of FIFA World Ranking

NAIROBI, Kenya- Kenya slipped down two places to 108th in the latest Coca-Cola FIFA World Rankings released on Thursday following their 0-1 defeat to Ghana in their final 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier last month. Kenya had already qualified to return to the AFCON ahead of their final Group F fixture at the Ohene Djan Stadium in Accra on March 24 and were on course to top the pool. READ MORE

Aha! Curry Admits Contact Lenses Have Improved His Shooting Game

OAKLAND, United States- Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry said that a decision to start wearing contact lenses has helped him reverse a dip in his shooting numbers. Curry told The Athletic in an interview he had started wearing contact lenses to offset problems caused by a condition of the cornea called Keratoconus. READ MORE