Top Five Stories From Wednesday You Must Read Today

Mar 14 - by Erick Ochieng for SportPesa News

SportPesa Racing Point Team upbeat ahead of 2019 F1 season, Liverpool beat Bayern to sail into Champions League quarterfinals

Sadio Mane of Liverpool celebrates after scoring his team's first goal during the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 Second Leg match between FC Bayern Muenchen and Liverpool at Allianz Arena on March 13, 2019 in Munich, Germany. PHOTO/GettyImages

  • The F1 season customarily begins in Australia, with action set to begin on Friday with the practice sessions before qualifying rounds the following day and the main race takes center stage on Sunday
  • Sadio Mane scored twice to steer Liverpool into the Champions League quarterfinals on Wednesday after a 3-1 win at Bayern Munich dumped out the German champions
  • To round off the day's action, Chemelil Sugar FC (17) recovered from their handsome 0-3 defeat to Batoto ba Mungu over the weekend to stun high-flying Western Stima FC 2-0 at the Moi Stadium in Kisumu to surge past Leopards (16) and Posta Rangers FC (16) in the table to land in position 13

NAIROBI, Kenya- Sofapaka FC shot to the top of the SportPesa Premier League (SPL) standings after battling to a slim 1-0 victory over AFC Leopards SC as Kariobangi Sharks FC stayed put in the top five by sinking visiting Nzoia Sugar FC by the same score on Wednesday afternoon.

The newly revamped SportPesa Racing Point Formula One (F1) team indicated on the  day that they are  in high spirits and full of confidence as they prepare to kick-start the season at the Albert Park Grand Prix Circuit in Melbourne this weekend.

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

SportPesa Racing Point Team Revved Up For 2019 F1 Season

NAIROBI, Kenya- The newly revamped SportPesa Racing Point Formula One (F1) team is in high spirits and full of confidence as they prepare to kick-start the season at the Albert Park Grand Prix Circuit in Melbourne this weekend. The F1 season customarily begins in Australia, with action set to begin on Friday with the practice sessions before qualifying rounds the following day and the main race takes center stage on Sunday. READ MORE

Sofapaka Down Leopards To Go Top Of SPL, Sharks Claw Nzoia

NAIROBI, Kenya- Sofapaka FC shot to the top of the SportPesa Premier League (SPL) standings after battling to a slim 1-0 victory over AFC Leopards SC as Kariobangi Sharks FC stayed put in the top five by sinking visiting Nzoia Sugar FC by the same score on Wednesday afternoon. To round off the day's action, Chemelil Sugar FC (17) recovered from their handsome 0-3 defeat to Batoto ba Mungu over the weekend to stun high-flying Western Stima FC 2-0 at the Moi Stadium in Kisumu to surge past Leopards (16) and Posta Rangers FC (16) in the table to land in position 13. READ MORE

Top Pro Snow Paired With Ex-Ryder Captain Bjorn In Magical Kenya Open Tee Off

NAIROBI, Kenya- Safari Tour Series winner and top ranked local professional, Greg Snow, has been paired with former Ryder Cup captain, Thomas Bjorn and last week's Qatar Open champion Justin Harding in the the Magical Kenya Open presented by Absa tee-off on Thursday at Nairobi's Karen Country Club. The trio will start their hunt for glory at 1pm local time (+3GMT) with Snow who swept through the domestic series leading the Kenyan hunt for the elusive title at the PGA Europe Tour event where top foreign talent such as Harding and Bjorn are in pursuit of the Road to Dubai points. READ MORE

Mane Talks! Liverpool Crush Bayern To Book Spot In UCL Quarters

MUNICH, Germany- Sadio Mane scored twice to steer Liverpool into the Champions League quarterfinals on Wednesday after a 3-1 win at Bayern Munich dumped out the German champions. Having missed the goalless first leg at Anfield three weeks ago through suspension, Virgil van Dijk's long pass led to Mane's superb first-half goal at the Allianz Arena. READ MORE

World Number One Osaka, Halep Bundled Out Of Indian Wells

INDIAN WELLS, United States- World number one Naomi Osaka crashed out of Indian Wells on Tuesday, routed by Belinda Bencic on a day that saw second-ranked Simona Halep sent packing too. Bencic, ranked 23rd in the world, defeated Osaka 6-3, 6-1 to reach the quarter-finals of the prestigious WTA premier mandatory event, where Osaka won her first tour title last year. READ MORE