Top Five Stories From Wednesday You Must Read Today

Mar 21 - by Erick Ochieng for SportPesa News

Gor to battle Renaissance Sportive (RS) de Berkane of Morocco in CAF Confederation Cup quarters, Kasumba wins February player of the month award

Sofapaka FC striker Umaru Kasumba poses with his SportPesa/SJAK February Player of the Month Award at the Eastleigh High School on Wednesday, March 20, 2019. PHOTO/SPN

  • Gor who finished runners-up in Pool D of the group phase of the secondary continental competition, will play the Morocco domestic cup holders who won Pool A over two legs on April 7 and 14 where the winner on aggregate will advance to the semis
  • The pugilist who shot to fame after he floored British boxer, Sam Egginton, on September 8, 2018, has assured his legion of fans back in his home town of Tanga, located on the west of Indian Ocean, that he will not let them down  in his slug-fest with Gonzalez
  • Organisers of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics on Wednesday unveiled a cherry-blossom shaped torch for the Games as the city prepares for the famed flower season to begin in coming days

NAIROBI, Kenya- SportPesa Premier League (SPL) champions, Gor Mahia FC will face Moroccan opposition for the first time ever in CAF competition after being drawn to face Renaissance Sportive (RS) de Berkane in the quarterfinal draw of the Confederations Cup on Wednesday evening.

At the same time, Tanzania rising boxing star, Hassan ‘Champez’ Mwakinyo told his Argentine opponent, Sergio Eduardo ‘El Tigre’ Gonzalez on the day to expect a knock-out in their main under-card Super Welteweight bout slated for Kenyatta International Convention Center in Nairobi on Saturday.

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

History-Chasing Gor Land RS Berkane In CAF Confed Cup Quarters

NAIROBI, Kenya- SportPesa Premier League (SPL) champions, Gor Mahia FC will face Moroccan opposition for the first time ever in CAF competition after being drawn to face Renaissance Sportive (RS) de Berkane in the quarterfinal draw of the Confederations Cup on Wednesday evening. Gor who finished runners-up in Pool D of the group phase of the secondary continental competition, will play the Morocco domestic cup holders who won Pool A over two legs on April 7 and 14 where the winner on aggregate will advance to the semis. READ MORE

Asbel Kiprop Leaves For London Hoping Doping Nightmare Will End

NAIROBI, Kenya- Beijing 2008 Olympic and three-time men 1500m champion Asbel Kiprop is hoping his doping nightmare will finally end on Thursday when the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) is expected to deliver a final ruling on the case that stunned the sport in London. Speaking ahead of his departure from Nairobi on Wednesday, Kiprop yet again maintained his innocence after the AIU confirmed in May last year that his samples from an out-of-competition test conducted in his home in Iten on November 27, 2017 had returned adverse finding for banned blood booster EPO. READ MORE

February Toast Of SPL, Kasumba Sets Sights On Uganda Cranes

NAIROBI, Kenya- Sofapaka FC forward Umaru Kasumba has set sights on breaking into the Uganda Cranes national team as well as ending the season as the SportPesa Premier League (SPL) Golden Boot winner. He was speaking on Tuesday after accepting the SportPesa/Sports Journalists Association of Kenya Player of the Month Award for February at Eastleigh High School in Nairobi. READ MORE

Mwakinyo To Gonzalez: I Will Knock You Out Cold

NAIROBI, Kenya- Tanzania rising boxing star, Hassan ‘Champez’ Mwakinyo has told his Argentine opponent, Sergio Eduardo ‘El Tigre’ Gonzalez to expect a knock-out in their main under-card Super Welteweight bout slated for Kenyatta International Convention Center in Nairobi on Saturday. The 24 year-old has predicted the fight will not go beyond the fourth round as he has prepared well and is ready to execute his plan to the letter. READ MORE

Tokyo Unveil Cherry-Blossom Shaped Olympic Torch

TOKYO, Japan- Organisers of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics on Wednesday unveiled a cherry-blossom shaped torch for the Games as the city prepares for the famed flower season to begin in coming days. The top part of the torch is shaped in the traditional emblem of the sakura, or cherry blossom using the same cutting-edge technology as in production of Japan's bullet trains, the organisers said. READ MORE