Top Five Stories From Wednesday You Must Read Today

Feb 14 - by Mutwiri Mutuota for SportPesa News

Gor go down in Luanda to blow Confed Cup group open, Tottenham run riot in UEFA Champions League

Doha 2019 IAAF World Championships in Athletics Mascot unveiled on Wednesday, February 13, 2019. PHOTO/IAAF

  • Hours later, round of 16 knockout phase of the UEFA Champions League action took centre stage with holders Real Madrid CF coming away with a 2-1 victory at Ajax Amsterdam despite being second best for most of the contest
  • On the domestic front, Sofapaka FC head coach, John Baraza, is felt bullish enough to put Gor on notice ahead of their tantalising SPL clash on Saturday while 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup winning head coach, Gary Kirsten, will arrive in the country in April in an effort to revive the ailing local game
  • Find out whether the Court of Arbitration for Sports ruled in favour of Malaysian Karim Ibrahim's appeal against the decision last year to remove him from the powerful IAAF Council

NAIROBI, Kenya- Group D of the 2018/19 CAF Confederations Cup was thrown wide open on Wednesday night when SportPesa Premier League champions, Gor Mahia FC went down 1-2 to Petro Atletico de Luanda in Angola.

Hours later, round of 16 knockout phase of the UEFA Champions League action took centre stage with holders Real Madrid CF coming away with a 2-1 victory at Ajax Amsterdam despite being second best for most of the contest.

But the headlines were made at the iconic Wembley Stadium in England where Tottenham Hotspur FC ripped German Bundesliga leaders Borrusia Dortmund to apart in an emphatic 3-0 victory.

On the domestic front, Sofapaka FC head coach, John Baraza, is felt bullish enough to put Gor on notice ahead of their tantalising SPL clash on Saturday while 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup winning head coach, Gary Kirsten, will arrive in the country in April in an effort to revive the ailing local game.

To round off the top five stories on SportPesa News from Wednesday you must read today, find out whether the Court of Arbitration for Sports ruled in favour of Malaysian Karim Ibrahim's appeal against the decision last year to remove him from the powerful IAAF Council.  

Gor Go Down To Petro Atletico, Leaves CAF Confed Cup Group Wide Open

NAIROBI, Kenya- SportPesa Premier League (SPL) champions Gor Mahia FC surrendered to a 2-1 defeat to Petro Atletico de Luanda at the November 11 Stadium in Angola on Wednesday night to throw Group D of the CAF Confederations Cup wide open.

Gor however, remain top of the pool on goal difference ahead of Petro pending the outcome of the Zamalek FC of Egypt clash against Algerian side NA Hussein Dey later in the night following their shocking 4-2 opening round victory over the Cairo giants in Nairobi on Sunday, February 3. READ MORE

Son Shines As Clinical Tottenham Crush Dortmund In Wembley

LONDON, United Kingdom- Tottenham took a huge step towards reaching the Champions League quarter-finals as Son Heung-min inspired their 3-0 win over Borussia Dortmund in the last 16 first leg on Wednesday.

Mauricio Pochettino's side had been under the cosh as Dortmund dominated the first half at Wembley, but Hugo Lloris kept them level with a series of fine saves. READ MORE

Bring On Gor! Sofapaka Coach Baraza Says After Mathare Thumping

NAIROBI, Kenya- Sofapaka FC head coach John Baraza charged his players are eying the prized scalp of SportPesa Premier League (SPL) champions Gor Mahia FC after a scintillating performance on Tuesday at the MISC Kasarani Stadium which left the former winners in a position to challenge for the title.

The 2009 title holders thrashed log leaders Mathare United FC 4-1 to move up to third on the SPL table with 23 points, two shy of the front runners as they relegated the record 17-time league winners to fourth. READ MORE

Ailing Kenyan Cricket Set For World Cup Winning Coach Kirsten Lift

NAIROBI, Kenya- South African cricket legend and World Cup winning head coach, Gary Kirsten will embark on a promotional drive to develop the ailing sport in Kenya starting this April.

Kirsten who led India to glory at the 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup on home soil signed a deal with a local cricket promotion firm, Star Field Sports, in Nairobi on Wednesday. READ MORE

CAS Rejects Karim IAAF Council Appeal, Doha 2019 Worlds Mascot Unveiled

MONACO, Principality of Monaco- The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has dismissed Malaysian Karim Ibrahim's appeal against the decision last year to remove him from the IAAF Council which is the top decision making organ of the world athletics governing body.

In a decision last August, the IAAF Vetting Panel found Ibrahim was not eligible (within the meaning of the IAAF Constitution and IAAF Vetting Rules) to hold office as a Council Member. READ MORE