Top Five Stories From Tuesday You Must Read Today

Mar 27 - by Louis Kalinga for SportPesa News

Zarika rules out any possibility of a Catherine Phiri rematch, Gor Mahia FC take on Zoo FC as they aim to return to SPL summit

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

  • World Boxing Council (WBC) Women Super Bantamweight champion Fatuma ‘Iron Fist’ Zarika has ruled out a rematch with her fierce rival Catherine Phiri of Zambia
  • SportPesa Premier League (SPL) champions Gor Mahia FC resume domestic duty on Wednesday with the chance to go top of the standings as they take on Zoo FC at the Kericho Green Stadium
  • National Under 23 football team, Emerging Stars dream of making the Tokyo 2020 Olympics ended on Tuesday afternoon when they were forced to a 0-0 draw in Nairobi by Sudan during the return leg of their qualifier

NAIROBI, Kenya- World Boxing Council (WBC) Women Super Bantamweight champion Fatuma ‘Iron Fist’ Zarika has ruled out a rematch with her fierce rival Catherine Phiri of Zambia. 

In football, SportPesa Premier League (SPL) champions Gor Mahia FC resume domestic duty on Wednesday with the chance to go top of the standings as they take on Zoo FC at the Kericho Green Stadium.

The most successful team in the history of the IAAF World Cross- Kenya- will depart on Wednesday night for Aarhus, Denmark for the global event on Saturday (March 30) seeking to hold on or add to the four individual and one team gold they minted from the last edition in Kampala, Uganda.

National Under 23 football team, Emerging Stars dream of making the Tokyo 2020 Olympics ended on Tuesday afternoon when they were forced to a 0-0 draw in Nairobi by Sudan during the return leg of their qualifier.

Mixed martial arts star Conor McGregor said Monday he had retired from the sport, vowing to hang up his gloves for the second time in three years.

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

Zarika: I Have No More Business Left With Phiri

NAIROBI, Kenya- World Boxing Council (WBC) Women Super Bantamweight champion Fatuma ‘Iron Fist’ Zarika has ruled out a rematch with her fierce rival Catherine Phiri of Zambia. Zarika who successfully defended the crown for the third time in a row after she defeated the Zambian at Kenyatta International Convention Center in Nairobi on Saturday night, said she will now go for unifying her crown with International Boxing Federation and the World Boxing Association belts. READ MORE

Gor Battle Zoo Aiming For SPL Top Spot, Vihiga Host Leopards

NAIROBI, Kenya- SportPesa Premier League (SPL) champions Gor Mahia FC resume domestic duty on Wednesday with the chance to go top of the standings as they take on Zoo FC at the Kericho Green Stadium. Gor’s last SPL assignment was a remarkable 2-1 comeback victory over Kakamega Homeboyz FC at the Kenyatta Stadium on March 14, with Boniface Omondi and Francis Mustapha finding the back of the net. READ MORE

IAAF World Cross: Medal Hungry Team Kenya Set To Depart For Denmark

NAIROBI, Kenya- The most successful team in the history of the IAAF World Cross- Kenya- will depart on Wednesday night for Aarhus, Denmark for the global event on Saturday (March 30) seeking to hold on or add to the four individual and one team gold they minted from the last edition in Kampala, Uganda. Geoffrey Kipsang Kamworor (senior men 10km), Irene Chebet Cheptai (senior women 10km), Mixed Relay and senior women teams wrought the top medals in Uganda for Kenya. READ MORE

Emerging Stars Tokyo 2020 Dream Shattered By Stubborn Sudan

NAIROBI, Kenya- National Under 23 football team, Emerging Stars dream of making the Tokyo 2020 Olympics ended on Tuesday afternoon when they were forced to a 0-0 draw in Nairobi by Sudan during the return leg of their qualifier. Francis Kimanzi's needed to overturn a 0-2 deficit from the first leg of their second round Africa Under 23 Cup of Nations qualifier and after wasting numerous scoring chances at the Moi International Sports Centre, Kasarani, bowed out of the competition by the same score on aggregate. READ MORE

Trash-Talking Conor McGreggor Announces Retirement From MMA

LOS ANGELES, United States- Mixed martial arts star Conor McGregor said Monday he had retired from the sport, vowing to hang up his gloves for the second time in three years. The trash-talking Irish star of the Ultimate Fighting Championship wrote on Twitter that he had decided to call time on his career inside the octagon. READ MORE