Top Five Stories From Tuesday You Must Read Today

Apr 10 - by Mutwiri Mutuota for SportPesa News

Spurs, Liverpool edge their noses in front in UEFA Champions League quarters first leg, Drinkwater charged with drink driving

National cross country champion Amos Kirui savours the moment with his SPOM Trophy for February 2019 at Siwot, Keringet Town,Nakuru County. PHOTO/Courtesy

  • SportPesa Premier League (SPL) champions, Gor Mahia FC fans took to social media to hail the arrival of Uganda midfielder and immediate former Tusker FC captain, Hashim Sempala as the Brewers welcomed back 2016 double winning ace, Eugene Asike in the pick of mid-season transfer deadline day signings
  • Formula 1 marks its 1000th race on Sunday in Shanghai and as the countdown ticks, here are the 10 biggest moments of the sport that rose from humble beginnings to the crown jewel of motor sport

NAIROBI, Kenya- The quarterfinal first legs of the UEFA Champions League returned with a bang on Tuesday night with home sides Tottenham Hotspur FC and Liverpool FC fashioning advantages to carry to next week's return fixtures when they beat Manchester City FC and FC Porto 1-0 and 2-0 in that order.

SportPesa Premier League (SPL) champions, Gor Mahia FC fans took to social media to hail the arrival of Uganda midfielder and immediate former Tusker FC captain, Hashim Sempala as the Brewers welcomed back 2016 double winning ace, Eugene Asike in the pick of mid-season transfer deadline day signings.

Tuesday saw national cross champion, Amos Kirui, become the 20th recipient of the StarTimes SJAK Sports Personality of the Month award when his February 28 monumental victory at the Eldoret Sports Club in the senior men 10km showdown was feted.

Formula 1 marks its 1000th race on Sunday in Shanghai and as the countdown ticks, here are the 10 biggest moments of the sport that rose from humble beginnings to the crown jewel of motor sport.

To round off the top five stories on SportPesa News from Tuesday you must read today, you will never guess what forgotten Chelsea man, Danny Drinkwater was charged with.

Advantage Spurs, Liverpool: Son Punishes Wasteful City, Porto Sunk

LONDON, England- Tottenham ignored Harry Kane's latest injury woes as Son Heung-Min sealed a priceless 1-0 win over Manchester City after Hugo Lloris saved Sergio Aguero's penalty while Liverpool sunk FC Porto 2-0 at Anfield in a dramatic Champions League quarter-final first leg fixtures on Tuesday night.

Mauricio Pochettino's side earned a slender advantage thanks to Son's clinical strike late in the second half at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium while Naby Keita and Roberto Firmino struck inside the first 26 minutes to put the hosts in command and Liverpool's only regret may be not building a more emphatic lead to take to northern Portugal for next week's second leg. READ MORE

Gor Mahia Fans Hail Sempala's Arrival, Asike Returns To Tusker

NAIROBI, Kenya- Following the heartache of losing 0-2 to RS Berkane in their CAF Confederations Cup quarterfinal first leg in Nairobi on Sunday, Gor Mahia FC fans have cheered the arrival of Ugandan midfielder, Hashim Sempala to the club.

The SportPesa Premier League (SPL) club announced Sempala's mid-season transfer deadline signing in a statement on their website on Monday from rivals Tusker FC, with Green Army supporters hailing the new arrival on social media platforms, even going as far as pressing for a formal unveiling. READ MORE

February StarTimes/SJAK Award Wipes Off Amos Kirui's World Cross Regrets

KERICHO, Kenya- National Cross Country Champion, Amos Kirui was on Tuesday crowned the StarTimes SJAK Sports Personality of the Month for February following his sensational victory on February 28 in Eldoret.

The 2016 IAAF World Under 20 steeplechase champion who went on to finish 38th on his senior 10km debut at the World Cross in Aarhus, Denmark on March 30, floored an imposing field led by Guiyang 2015 and Kampala 2017 gold medallist, Geoffrey Kipsang Kamworor. READ MORE

Formula 1 Hits 1000: Here Are The 10 Biggest Moments In Its History

SHANGHAI, China- The Chinese Grand Prix in Shanghai on Sunday will be Formula One's 1,000th race. Here are 10 pivotal moments in the history of the sport:

1950: First Formula One world championship race held at Silverstone in England. The Alfa Romeo team dominate with Italian Giuseppe Farina winning and going on to take the inaugural world title. READ MORE

Forgotten Chelsea Man Drinkwater Charged With Guess What? Drink Driving

LONDON, England- Out-of-favour Chelsea midfielder Danny Drinkwater has been charged with drink driving after his car was involved in a crash following  a late night out.

The 29-year-old -- capped three times by England on the back of his pivotal role in Leicester's fairytale 2016 title victory -- was arrested early Monday morning after what police termed a "one-vehicle incident" on his way back to his home near Manchester following a charity event. READ MORE