Top Five Stories From Wednesday You Must Read Today

Feb 21 - by Erick Ochieng for SportPesa News

National Olympics Committee-Kenya (NOCK) apologise over Rio 2016 Games fiasco, Manchester City edge Schalke 3-2 in the UEFA Champions League knockout first leg

Muthaiga Golf Club’s Greg Snow with the three trophies he won in the Safari Golf Tour Series to top the circuit.PHOTO/SPN

  • City were in real trouble with 22 minutes left when Nicolas Otamendi, who gave away the controversial first penalty, was sent off for a second yellow card before Sane's moment of brilliance and Sterling's winner
  • Former NOCK chiefs, Pius Ochieng (First Vice-president), Ben Ekumbo (Second Vice-president), Francis Kinyili Paul (Secretary General) and Stephen arap Soi (Executive Officer) who was also the Chef-de-Mission for Team Kenya for Rio 2016 are out on bail after being charged with offences related to the fiasco
  • Athletics South Africa is extremely concerned about the basis upon which the regulations have been formulated by the IAAF and will argue that the DSD Regulations: discriminate against certain female athletes on the basis of (a) natural physical characteristics

NAIROBI, Kenya- The National Olympics Committee-Kenya (NOCK) on Wednesday apologised for the Rio 2016 Games scandal, almost three years after the shameful fiasco hit global headlines and saw some of its top officials dragged in court to face charges.

It was also a day that nine local professionals, led by Greg Snow of Muthaiga Golf Club, got the nod to fly the national flag at the 2019 Magical Kenya Open Golf Championship slated for Karen Golf and Country Club on March 14 to 17.

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

At Last, At Long Last: NOCK Apologise For Shameful Rio 2016 Olympics Scandal

NAIROBI, Kenya- The National Olympics Committee-Kenya (NOCK) has finally apologised for the Rio 2016 Games scandal, almost three years after the shameful fiasco hit global headlines and saw some of its top officials dragged in court to face charges. In a press statement dispatched to newsrooms on Wednesday, NOCK took full responsibility for the scam where money and kit belonging to Team Kenya was misappropriated amid claims that high handed officials also mistreated the heroes who brought home six gold, six silver and a bronze. READ MORE

Here Are The 9 Local Pros Who Will Fly Our Flag At Magical Kenya Open

NAIROBI, Kenya- Safari Tour Golf Series champion, Greg Snow is among the nine local professionals who got the nod to to fly the national flag at the 2019 Magical Kenya Open Golf Championship. At the same time, Windsor Golf Hotel and Country Club’s Rizwan Charania returned a 1-under par 71 score on the final round of the Series at his home course to win with a score of 3-under par 218 to finish third overall behind Snow and long-hitting Dismas Indiza. READ MORE

Murunga Hands Exciting Youngster Edmund Anya Shujaa Debut

NAIROBI, Kenya- Former Kenyan Under 19 international and Strathmore RFC youngster Edmund Anya is set to debut for national team Shujaa with Michael Agevi returning to the side in the four changes made in the team by head coach Paul Murunga for the forthcoming HSBC Word Sevens Series legs in Las Vegas and Vancouver. Herman Humwa and Charles Owino also make a return to the team with the quartet taking the places of injured pair, Harold Aduvate and Mark Wandeto as well as the rested duo of Eliakim Kochoi and Mark Wandeto. READ MORE

Ten-Man City Stage Late Dramatic Comeback To Edge Schalke

GELSENKIRCHEN, Germany- Raheem Sterling sealed a dramatic 3-2 Champions League win for 10-man Manchester City at Schalke on Wednesday as the English champions scored twice in the last five minutes. Sterling tucked away the winner at the Veltins Arena in the 90th minute just after substitute Leroy Sane fired home a stunning free-kick for the Premier League leaders against his former club in the last 16, first leg.  READ MORE

Athletics South Africa Enlists Top Experts To Argue For Semenya

NAIROBI, Kenya- Athletics South Africa (ASA) has assembled a formidable team of predominantly legal and medical experts to challenge the IAAF’s case to impose its highly contentious regulations relating to the eligibility of females athletes with higher than normal testosterone levels to compete in international events. This information has been released as a result of the IAAF having revealed details relating to the experts on its team in apparent contravention of a confidentiality order imposed upon the parties not to release any information relating to this case according to ASA. READ MORE