Top Five Stories From Wednesday You Must Read Today

Jan 03 - by Mutwiri Mutuota for SportPesa News

Oliech completes Gor move as Mathare remain in charge of SportPesa Premier League

Mathare United players celebrate after scoring in a past SPL match. PHOTO/Goal

  • The record 17-time domestic titleholders welcomed the news with a much needed 2-0 victory over Chemelil Sugar FC to break into the top 10 in their second victory of the nascent SPL campaign in a day that also witnessed bitter rivals AFC Leopards SC notch their first win of the campaign
  • Away from the SPL, organisers of the 2018 Soya Awards rolled out the five nominees of the Coach of the Year category with 2016 winner, Jos Openda, among those queuing up for the accolade after another resounding season with local hockey giants Telkom Orange
  • Wednesday night saw another round of the English Premier League and a record start for Manchester United FC interim manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer who masterminded a 2-0 victory away to a stubborn Newcastle United FC with the super sub making super substitutions that eventually unlocked the well-drilled hosts

NAIROBI, Kenya- The 2018/19 SportPesa Premier League continued apace on Wednesday with Mathare United FC retaining top spot but the signing of Harambee Stars legend, Dennis 'The Menace' Oliech with champions Gor Mahia FC made the biggest headlines.

The record 17-time domestic titleholders welcomed the news with a much needed 2-0 victory over Chemelil Sugar FC to break into the top 10 in their second victory of the nascent SPL campaign in a day that also witnessed bitter rivals AFC Leopards SC notch their first win of the campaign.

Away from the SPL, organisers of the 2018 Soya Awards rolled out the five nominees of the Coach of the Year category with 2016 winner, Jos Openda, among those queuing up for the accolade after another resounding season with local hockey giants Telkom Orange.

Wednesday night saw another round of the English Premier League and a record start for Manchester United FC interim manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer who masterminded a 2-0 victory away to a stubborn Newcastle United FC with the super sub making super substitutions that eventually unlocked the well-drilled hosts.

The build-up to the Australia Open, the first tennis Gland Slam of the year is in full gear at the Brisbane Open and in this round up of the top five stories on SportPesa News from Wednesday you must read today, find out how former winner Andy Murray fared.

He's Back! Dennis 'The Menace' Oliech Officially Signs For Gor Mahia

NAIROBI, Kenya- Former Harambee Stars captain Dennis Oliech is set to become the highest paid player in the SportPesa Premier League (SPL) after officially signing for record domestic league champions Gor Mahia FC on Wednesday afternoon.

Oliech, who remains Kenya’s all-time record goal-scorer with 34 goals, will earn KSHs 350,000 a month, with his signing fee reported to be worth a whopping KSHs 3.5 million to be paid in two instalments, the first expected to be cleared this month. READ MORE

Mathare Go Two Points Clear, AFC Leopards Get First SPL Win

NAIROBI, Kenya- Mathare United FC remained in charge of the SportPesa Premier League (SPL) standings with a comfortable 2-1 victory over KCB FC on Wednesday afternoon.

Francis Kimanzi’s charges continued their perfect start to the 2018 SPL season courtesy of first half goals from their star performers Cliff Nyakeya and Clifford Alwanga. READ MORE

SOYAS 2018: Telkom Tactician Openda Gunning For Second Award

NAIROBI, Kenya- Telkom hockey team head coach, Jos Openda, is among the five team managers in the race for the Coach of the Year Award at the 2018 Safaricom Sports Personality of the Year Awards (Soya) slated for Mombasa on January 11.

Openda, who won the award in 2016, is back in the race after steering  his charges to lift the Kenya Hockey Union League title unbeaten last season. READ MORE

Solskjaer In Man United Record Books As Winning Streak Continues

NEWCASTLE, United Kingdom- Ole Gunnar Solskjaer joined Matt Busby in the Manchester United record books on Wednesday as his inspirational decision to bring on Romelu Lukaku as a substitute paid immediate dividends in a 2-0 victory against Newcastle.

The victory, secured after Lukaku scored with his first touch of the game in the 64th minute, clinched a fourth win in as many games for United's interim manager. READ MORE

Medvedev Beats Former Number One Murray In Straight Sets

BRISBANE, Australia- Russia's Daniil Medvedev showed Andy Murray just how much work he still has to do, when he beat the former world number one in straight sets in the Brisbane International on Wednesday.

Murray is making a comeback to the sport after a disastrous 2018, during which he played just six tournaments and was out of the game for 11 months with a hip injury. READ MORE