Top Five Stories From Wednesday You Must Read Today

Dec 20 - by Mutwiri Mutuota for sportpesa news

Best of 2018 year-ending series starts, Keitany celebrates double success with an added bonus story inside

Omogi Cup Patron, Paul Waindi (Left),receives Kits For Africa boxes from SportPesa Partnerships Executive, Tom Bwana,at Aloo Gumbi High School in Kisumu on Wednesday December 19, 2018.PHOTO/SPN

  • Having produced 25 goals in eight ties, the SportPesa Premier League team of the week for round two was also rolled out as champions Riverside FC's hunt for a fourth successive Omogi Cup title for a shot in the arm as they benefited from donated kit from England alongside 23 other grassroots football sides from Kisumu East
  • New York Marathon holder, Mary Keitany had double reason to celebrate on Wednesday in Iten when she won the SJAK/StarTimes Sports Personality of the Month besides being recognised as the 2018 NYRR female runner
  • You can also catch up with what Gor Mahia FC are up to as they departed for Nigeria for the second leg of their CAF Champions League first round clash against Lobi Stars here as a bonus for the day

NAIROBI, Kenya- As an action-packed sporting 2018 comes to a close, SportPesa News launched a review of the big moments that made the year memorable on Wednesday starting with the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games that were a roller coaster for Team Kenya.

Having produced 25 goals in eight ties, the SportPesa Premier League team of the week for round two was also rolled out as champions Riverside FC's hunt for a fourth successive Omogi Cup title for a shot in the arm as they benefited from donated kit from England alongside 23 other grassroots football sides from Kisumu East.

New York Marathon holder, Mary Keitany had double reason to celebrate on Wednesday in Iten when she won the SJAK/StarTimes Sports Personality of the Month besides being recognised as the 2018 NYRR female runner.

To round off the top five stories on SportPesa News from Wednesday you must read today, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer completed his rise from super sub to interim Manchester United FC manager, taking over from the sacked Jose Mourinho.

You can also catch up with what Gor Mahia FC are up to as they departed for Nigeria for the second leg of their CAF Champions League first round clash against Lobi Stars here as a bonus for the day.

Best Of 2018: Kenya's Roller Coaster Ride At Gold Coast Commonwealth Games

NAIROBI, Kenya- In the absence of an Olympics or the IAAF World Championships, the April 4 to 15 Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games in Australia provided the global platform for the celebrated Kenyan track and field athletes to excel this year.

Having blazed to the top of the track and field medal charts during the preceding Delhi 2010 and Glasgow 2014 editions of the Club Games, Gold Coast 2018 did not go down favourably in the annals of Kenyan sporting history. READ MORE

New York Marathon Queen Keitany Basks In November StarTimes Gong

ELDORET, December 19- Beaming New York Marathon champion, Mary Keitany, has promised to gun for more distance running glory next year after being named the StarTimes/SJAK Sports Personality of the Month for November on Wednesday.

"This is quite a surprise for me, I did not expect to receive an award on Kenyan soil but I am humbled beyond words for being selected for the award," Keitany told reporters after receiving an early Christmas present of KSh100,000, a 43-inch digital television and a trophy. READ MORE

SPL Round Two: SportPesa News Team Of The Week

NAIROBI, Kenya- The second round of the 2018/19 SportPesa Premier League (SPL) produced 25 goals with only one game ending in a draw as Mathare United FC took early charge of the standings.

Bandari FC continued to make a statement in the domestic top flight with a 2-1 victory over 2009 champions Sofapaka FC, to add onto their opening day triumph against holders Gor Mahia FC. READ MORE

Riverside Pumped Up For Omogi Cup Fourth Successive Title

KISUMU, Kenya- Riverside FC's defence of the annual Omogi Cup football tournament that kicks off at Kadiju Primary School Grounds in Kisumu Town East Constituency this weekend received a shot on the arm on Wednesday when they received donated playing kit from England.

Meanwhile, organisers of the grassroots tournament have included a women’s competition for the first time in the event that has turned into a hunting ground for football scouts in the area. READ MORE

Former Man United Striker Solskjaer Appointed Caretaker Manager

MANCHESTER, United Kingdom- Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was on Wednesday named as Manchester United's caretaker manager until the end of the season following the sacking of Jose Mourinho.

The former United striker will take charge of the first team with immediate effect and will remain in place while the club looks for a new full-time manager. READ MORE