Top Five Stories From Wednesday You Must Read Today

Dec 13 - by Erick Ochieng for sportpesa news

Gor bounced back in their quest for SPL title defence, Juventus,United felled by minnows in the night

Eliud Kipchoge poses with his 2018 IAAF Athlete of the Year Award at the World Gala in Monaco on December 4, 2018. PHOTO/AFP

  • Erisa Ssekisambu added the gross with a fourth and his first since arriving in the club in the 72nd before both sides were reduced to 10 men when Francis Kahata and Zoo’s Dennis Otieno Kawanga received their marching orders following an altercation
  • On a day when the country celebrated 55 years of statehood, Kenyans reacted with online uproar when the name of 2018 IAAF Male World Athlete of the Year Eliud Kipchoge on President Uhuru Kenyatta’s honours list on Wednesday
  • CSKA Moscow stunned a much-changed Real Madrid with a 3-0 victory at the Santiago Bernabeu on Wednesday, but still finished bottom of Champions League Group G as Viktoria Plzen beat Roma

NAIROBI, Kenya- After a shaky start against Bandari FC on December 8, SportPesa SportPesa Premier League (SPL) holders Gor Mahia FC bounced on Wednesday evening to hammer Zoo Kericho FC 4-0 to get their defence of their crown off the ground at the Moi International Sports Centre, Kasarani.

It was also the day in which President Uhuru was slammed by Kenyans on social networking sites for snubbing 2018 IAAF Male Athlete of the Year in his roll of those to be celebrated as the nation marked 55 years of independence.

Internationally, lots of upsets occurred in the night which saw various giants failed to click in the last round of UEFA Champions League encounters.

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

Oktay Off The Mark: Gor Crush Zoo In Jamhuri Day SPL Showdown

NAIROBI, Kenya- SportPesa Premier League (SPL) holders Gor Mahia FC bounced back from opening day defeat to hammer Zoo Kericho FC 4-0 on (Wednesday) to get their defence of their crown off the ground at the Moi International Sports Centre, Kasarani.A first half brace from Ephrem Guikan set the champions on the way to the romp with Samuel Onyango adding a third three minutes to the breather to set up a second win in eight SPL outings for the local giants.READ MORE

Online Fury Greets Kipchoge's Omission From Jamhuri Day Honours

NAIROBI, Kenya- "A prophet is not without honour except in his own town, among his relatives and in his own home,” so reads a passage on Biblical New Testament book of Mark 6, Chapter 4 in a quote attributed to Jesus Christ.On a day when the country celebrated 55 years of statehood, Kenyans reacted with online uproar when the name of 2018 IAAF Male World Athlete of the Year Eliud Kipchoge on President Uhuru Kenyatta’s honours list on Wednesday.READ MORE

United, Juventus Through Despite Defeats By Valencia, Young Boys

VALENCIA, Spain- Manchester United squandered the chance to win their Champions League group on Wednesday after a lacklustre display got what it deserved in a 2-1 defeat to Valencia.Already through to the last 16, Jose Mourinho made eight changes at the Mestalla, including a return for Paul Pogba, but United were largely outplayed by their Spanish opponents, who sit 15th in La Liga.READ MORE

Wallabies Legend Burke Calls For The Head Of Coach Cheika

SYDNEY, Australia- Wallabies legend Matt Burke has urged Rugby Australia to axe Michael Cheika along with his coaching staff after a review was announced into their positions less than a year before the World Cup.The two-time world champions have won just four Tests this year and slipped to sixth in the world rankings, heaping pressure on Cheika as a sense of turmoil engulfs the national side.READ MORE

Real Top UCL Group G Despite Loss To CSKA

PARIS, France- CSKA Moscow stunned a much-changed Real Madrid with a 3-0 victory at the Santiago Bernabeu on Wednesday, but still finished bottom of Champions League Group G as Viktoria Plzen beat Roma.The Russian side, who also downed Real 1-0 in the reverse fixture, had to better Plzen's result to finish third and qualify for the Europa League.READ MORE