Top Five Stories From Tuesday You Must Read Today

Feb 20 - by Louis Kalinga for SportPesa News

Eliud Kipchoge bags prestigious Laureus Award, Nicholas Muyoti takes charge of Kakamega Homeboyz FC

Kakamega Homeboyz FC forward Allan Wanga. PHOTO/SPN

  • Olympic champion and world marathon record holder, Eliud Kipchoge, added another feather to his decorated cap when he received the Academy Exceptional Achievement prize at the star-studded 2018 Laureus World Sports Awards in Monaco on Monday night
  • Nicholas Muyoti has parted ways with Sportpesa Premier League (SPL) side Nzoia Sugar FC and joined Kakamega Homeboyz FC in the same capacity, the club confirmed Tuesday
  • Last season’s SportPesa Premier League (SPL) runners-up Bandari FC took charge of the standings after the 14th round of matches over the weekend after earning revenge on Kariobangi Sharks FC

NAIROBI, Kenya- Olympic champion and world marathon record holder, Eliud Kipchoge, added another feather to his decorated cap when he received the Academy Exceptional Achievement prize at the star-studded 2018 Laureus World Sports Awards in Monaco on Monday night.

In international football, Liverpool's undermanned defence held out for a precious clean sheet but Bayern Munich will also be confident of progress to the Champions League quarter-finals after a 0-0 draw in the first leg of their last 16 tie at Anfield on Tuesday night.

Locally, Nicholas Muyoti has parted ways with Sportpesa Premier League (SPL) side Nzoia Sugar FC and joined Kakamega Homeboyz FC in the same capacity, the club confirmed Tuesday.

Last season’s SportPesa Premier League (SPL) runners-up Bandari FC took charge of the standings after the 14th round of matches over the weekend after earning revenge on Kariobangi Sharks FC in what is an evolving bitter rivalry in domestic football.

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

Marathon King Eliud Kipchoge Bags Laureus Exceptional Achievement Award

NAIROBI, Kenya- Olympic champion and world marathon record holder, Eliud Kipchoge, added another feather to his decorated cap when he received the Academy Exceptional Achievement prize at the star-studded 2018 Laureus World Sports Awards in Monaco on Monday night. The Kenyan distance running icon was honoured for his exceptional feat of lowering the world record in the classic distance on September 16, 2018 where he ran 2:01:39 at the Berlin Marathon. READ MORE

Liverpool, Bayern Last 16 Clash Finally Poised After Anfield Stalemate

LIVERPOOL, England- Liverpool's undermanned defence held out for a precious clean sheet but Bayern Munich will also be confident of progress to the Champions League quarter-finals after a 0-0 draw in the first leg of their last 16 tie at Anfield on Tuesday night. Sadio Mane wasted the best chance for the hosts when the Senegalese forward fired wide during an open first 45 minutes, but a cagey second half left it all to be decided when the sides meet again in Munich on March 13. READ MORE

Muyoti Takes Over From Interim Boss Allan Wanga At Kakamega Homeboyz

KAKAMEGA, Kenya- Nicholas Muyoti has parted ways with Sportpesa Premier League (SPL) side Nzoia Sugar FC and joined Kakamega Homeboyz FC in the same capacity, the club confirmed Tuesday. The youthful tactician had been in talks with the Kakamega County based outfit for weeks and has finally  joined the club on a one-year deal. READ MORE

SPL Round 14: SportPesa News Team Of The Week

NAIROBI, Kenya- Last season’s SportPesa Premier League (SPL) runners-up Bandari FC took charge of the standings after the 14th round of matches over the weekend after earning revenge on Kariobangi Sharks FC in what is an evolving bitter rivalry in domestic football. Bernard Mwalala’s edged the SportPesa Cup champions 1-0 at the Kasarani Stadium on Saturday afternoon, condemning them to their second defeat of the 2018/19 campaign to open a two point lead at the top on 28 points from 13 games. READ MORE

Oriol Romeu Believes Tenerife Camp Crucial To Southampton's Season

SOUTHAMPTON, United Kingdom- Oriol Romeu believes the work the players conducted on Southampton's training camp in Tenerife will prove extremely valuable in what will be a huge few months for the team. Manager Ralph Hasenhüttl took his squad to the Spanish island for five days this week, as he put them through some intense on-pitch sessions and a series of team and individual meetings to prepare them for the final 12 games of the season. READ MORE