Top Five Stories From Wednesday You Must Read Today

Jan 10 - by Erick Ochieng for sportpesa news

Oliech scores his first goal for Gor Mahia FC on his return to football after a two-year break, Sharks tell Yanga FC of Tanzania to brace for a tough show in their forthcoming SportPesa Cup contest

Gor Mahia FC captain Dennis Oliech in action during a SportPesa Premier League (SPL) match against Posta Rangers FC at the Kasarani Stadium on Wednesday, January 9, 2019. Gor won the match 2-1. PHOTO/SPN

  • Playing in his first SPL start of the season Oliech, who returned to domestic football with Gor after a two-year hiatus in football ensured all the headlines will be all about him in the only way he knows how when he found the target in first half stoppage time
  • Sharks beat Sofapaka FC 3-2 in an enthralling encounter at the Kasarani Stadium on Saturday, October 20, 2018 to win the Shield- a maiden cup for the SPL side
  • Salah netted 44 goals in all competitions for Liverpool last season -- his first with the Anfield club -- and has bagged 13 Premier League goals so far this season

 NAIROBI, Kenya- Former Harambee Stars captain, Dennis Oliech, graced the headlines on Wednesday  after scoring his first goal for SportPesa Premier League defending champions, Gor Mahia FC, against Posta Rangers FC at Kasarani Stadium in Nairobi on his return to football after a two-year hiatus.

SportPesa Shield champions, Kariobangi Sharks FC, also indicated they will be out to go past the quarterfinals stage in the third edition of SportPesa Cup  that  gets underway at the National Stadium in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania from January 23.

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

Oliech Dream Winner Powers SPL Champions Gor Past Rangers

NAIROBI, Kenya- The perfect Hollywood script was written at the iconic Moi International Sports Centre, Kasarani on Wednesday afternoon when record Kenya international goal scorer, Dennis Oliech popped up with the winner for SportPesa Premier League (SPL) champions Gor Mahia FC in their 2-1 victory over Posta Rangers FC.Playing in his first SPL start of the season Oliech, who returned to domestic football with Gor after a two-year hiatus in football ensured all the headlines will be all about him in the only way he knows how when he found the target in first half stoppage time. READ MORE

World Number One Simona Halep Stunned In Sydney

SYDNEY, Australia- World number one Simona Halep's preparations for next week's Australian Open suffered a huge setback Wednesday when she was bundled out of the Sydney International at the first hurdle.The Romanian hadn't played since withdrawing from the WTA Finals in October with a herniated disc, and was no match for fast-rising Australian Ashleigh Barty, who scored the biggest win of her career 6-4, 6-4. READ MORE

Sharks Itch For A Bite Of SportPesa Cup Glory Ahead Of Electrifying Yanga Clash

NAIROBI, Kenya- Kariobangi Sharks FC are aiming to go deeper than last year when they play in their second SportPesa Cup tournament later this month, first setting sights on upsetting home favourites and record Tanzania league winner Yanga SC in the quarterfinals.This will be their second-successive run in the eight-team knockout competition having seen their debut last year in the Kenyan lakeside of Nakuru ended at the first hurdle when Yanga arch rivals Simba SC knocked them out in the last eight at Afraha Stadium. READ MORE

Liverpool Forward Salah Is African Footballer Of The Year

DAKAR, Senegal- Mohamed Salah completed a memorable day for Egyptian football by retaining his African Player of the Year award in Senegal Tuesday.The 26-year-old Liverpool star finished first with club-mate Senegalese Sadio Mane and Arsenal and Gabon striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang the other finalists.READ MORE

Obiri Named Team Kenya Chef-de-Mission To Genocide Games In Rwanda

NAIROBI, Kenya- World women 5000m champion and Rio 2016 Olympics silver medallist, Hellen Obiri has been appointed the Team Kenya Chef-de-Mission to the 1st ANOCA Zone V Genocide Memorial Games in Kigali, Rwanda.The event will run from April 2 to 6 where 11 countries- Kenya, Rwanda, Burundi, Tanzania, Uganda, Eritrea, Ethiopia, South Sudan, Sudan, Somalia and Egypt are expected to compete in five sporting codes with 39 medals on offer. READ MORE