Top Five Stories From Wednesday You Must Read Today

Jan 17 - by Mutwiri Mutuota for SportPesa News

Evolution of SportPesa Cup revisited as Kenyan football mourns Riverside attack victim Odu Cobra

James Radido – lovingly known as Odu Cobra amongst his family, friends and colleagues who was tragically slain at the January 15, 2019 14 Riverside attacks in Nairobi. PHOTO/Courtesy

  • Also sharing the headlines was the football fraternity in Kenya coming together to mourn the tragic death of LG Electronics employer, James Radido- popularly known as Odu Cobra- who was mowed on the eve of his birthday on Tuesday in the 14 Riverside terrorist attack in Nairobi
  • A high-level delegation from the athletics world governing body arrived in Nairobi for a site visit as preparations for next year's IAAF World Under-20 Championships kicked up a notch
  • To round off the top five stories on SportPesa News from Wednesday you must read today, KCB RFC winger, Jacob Ojee, hailed his appointment as the captain of Shujaa for their forthcoming tour of New Zealand and Australia

DAR-ES-SALAAM, Tanzania- With less than a week to go before the start of the 2019 SportPesa Cup in Tanzania on January 22, the evolution of the tournament that has become a celebration of East African football was the top story of the day on Wednesday.

Also sharing the headlines was the football fraternity in Kenya coming together to mourn the tragic death of LG Electronics employer, James Radido- popularly known as Odu Cobra- who was mowed on the eve of his birthday on Tuesday in the 14 Riverside terrorist attack in Nairobi.

A high-level delegation from the athletics world governing body arrived in Nairobi for a site visit as preparations for next year's IAAF World Under-20 Championships kicked up a notch.

SportPesa Premier League champions Gor Mahia FC produced the first hat-trick scorer of the season when Uganda forward and new signing Erisa Sekisambu plundered a treble in their 4-1 rout of Mt. Kenya FC in an encounter where Dennis Oliech notched his second goal for the champions and claimed an assist.

To round off the top five stories on SportPesa News from Wednesday you must read today, KCB RFC winger, Jacob Ojee, hailed his appointment as the captain of Shujaa for their forthcoming tour of New Zealand and Australia

The Evolution Of SportPesa Cup: A Celebration Of East African Football

DAR-ES-SALAAM, Tanzania- Its game set, match as the 2019 SportPesa Cup kick off on Tuesday in Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania looms large over the eight teams who will battle for supremacy at the National Main Stadium.

A joint team from event facilitators and leading bookmakers SportPesa, Tanzania Football Federation and Football Kenya Federation are burning the mid night oil to ensure the third edition of the regional knockout showpiece lifts off without a hitch on January 22. READ MORE

A Giant Gone Too Soon At Riverside: Football Mourns 'Odu Cobra'

NAIROBI, Kenya- Heartfelt tributes flooded online on Wednesday as the local football fraternity mourned the tragic passing on of James Radido- popularly known as Odu Cobra- following the terrorist attack at Nairobi’s 14 Riverside Park a day before he celebrated his birthday.

At the same time, Football Kenya Federation (FKF) later in the day directed all weekend domestic matches to observe a minute of applause in honour of the victims of the atrocity that claimed 14 lives according to President Uhuru Kenyatta. READ MORE

IAAF Delegation In Kenya As World Under-20 Championships Preparation Continues

NAIROBI, Kenya- A from the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) arrived high-level delegation in Nairobi for a site visit as preparations for next year's IAAF World Under-20 Championships kick up a notch.

The team of 14 will have day-long meetings today (Wednesday) and Thursday to assess Kenya's readiness for the world championships to be held in July next year. READ MORE

Erisa Ssekisambu Hat-Trick Inspires Gor Mahia's Rout Of Mt. Kenya

NAIROBI, Kenya- Ugandan forward Erisa Ssekisambu’s hat-trick stole the show from another Dennis Oliech goal as he inspired Gor Mahia FC to a resounding 4-1 victory over bottom side Mt. Kenya United FC on Wednesday afternoon.

The victory lifted Gor into fourth on the SportPesa Premier League (SPL) standings with 13 points from seven games, whilst Mt. Kenya remain rock bottom with only two points to their name from eight matches. READ MORE

Ojee Honored To Be Shujaa Captain For Hamilton, Sydney 7s Legs

NAIROBI, Kenya- Kenya Commercial Bank (KCB) RFC winger, Jacob Ojee, will skipper Kenya Shujaa in the forthcoming 2018/2019 HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series legs in Hamilton (New Zealand) and Sydney (Australia).

Ojee has replaced Kenya Harlequin’s fly half,Eden Agero, who captained the side in the Dubai and Cape Town Sevens that were held in December. READ MORE