Top Five Stories From Tuesday You Must Read Today

Jan 16 - by Louis Kalinga for SportPesa News

Gor Mahia captain Harun Shakava confident of SportPesa Cup success, World Number One Halep through to Australian Open second round

Gor Mahia FC captain Harun Shakava and Nicholas Kipkirui walk off the pitch after their 2-1 SPL defeat to Bandari FC at the Mbaraki Sports Complex on Saturday, December 8, 2018. PHOTO/SPN

  • Kenya High Commissioner to Tanzania, Dan Kazungu says the 2019 SportPesa Super Cup in Dar-es-Salaam later this month will foster integration between the two countries
  • World number one Simona Halep battled through to the Australian Open second round Tuesday with a come-from-behind win over Kaia Kanepi to stay in the tournament
  • Arsenal FC goalkeeper Petr Cech announced on Tuesday that he will retire at the end of the season
  • Gor Mahia FC captain Harun Shakava understands the potent challenge the Tanzanian teams pose in the 2019 edition of the SportPesa Cup but maintains that they are prepared to win the coveted title for the third year running

SportPesa Cup Will Foster Kenya, Tanzania Integration- Kazungu

DAR-ES-SALAAM, TANZANIA- Kenya High Commissioner to Tanzania, Dan Kazungu says the 2019 SportPesa Super Cup in Dar-es-Salaam later this month will foster integration between the two countries. Speaking on Tuesday afternoon when organisers paid him a courtesy call at the High Commission in the Tanzanian commercial capital, Kazungu noted the eight team invitational tournament has played a key role in boosting tourism between Kenya and Tanzania. READ MORE

Aussie Open: Top Seed Halep, Venus Through As Home Hope Ousted By Raonic

MELBOURNE, Australia- World number one Simona Halep battled through to the Australian Open second round Tuesday with a come-from-behind win over Kaia Kanepi to stay in the tournament. The Romanian had to dig deep against the woman who defeated her in last year's US Open first round, eventually winning 6-7 (2/7), 6-4, 6-2 victory. READ MORE

Arsenal Goalkeeper Petr Cech Set To Retire At The End Of The Season

LONDON, United Kingdom- Arsenal FC goalkeeper Petr Cech announced on Tuesday that he will retire at the end of the season. The 36-year-old, who won four Premier League titles with Chelsea, revealed his decision on Twitter. READ MORE

American Melis Medo Resigns As Sofapaka Coach, Baraza Takes Charge

NAIROBI, Kenya- American-Egyptian Melis Medo has resigned as coach of SportPesa Premier League (SPL) side Sofapaka FC after only seven matches in charge, the club confirmed on Tuesday. Batoto ba Mungu have re-appointed assistant coach and former Kenyan international John Baraza to take over the role after Medo announced his decision to leave the club. READ MORE

Gor Captain Shakava Aware Of Mbao Threat, Confident Of SportPesa Cup Victory

NAIROBI, Kenya- Gor Mahia FC captain Harun Shakava understands the potent challenge the Tanzanian teams pose in the 2019 edition of the SportPesa Cup but maintains that they are prepared to win the coveted title for the third year running. This year’s edition of the newly renamed SportPesa Cup is scheduled to take place between January 22-27 at the National Stadium in Dar Es Saalam, Tanzania. READ MORE