Top Five Stories From Wednesday You Must Read Today

Jul 11 - by Mutwiri Mutuota for SportPesa News

Sharks boss Muluya rallies side to challenge for SPL title, Everton midfielder Gana Gueye fires Senegal to AFCON semis

Kenya prop Andrew Siminyu charges at the defence in their World Rugby U20 Trophy 2019 Pool A match with Uruguay at the Estadio Martins Pereira in São Jose dos Campos, Brazil, on July 9, 2019. PHOTO/Brasil Rugby/Fotojump

  • SPL champions, Gor Mahia FC secured passage to the quarters of the 2019 Cecafa Club Championships in Rwanda with a game to spare in Group D when they sunk stubborn AS Port of Djibouti 2-0 with a second half salvo earlier in the day
  • Kenya can at last look forward to the confirmation of the country's comeback to the World Rally Championship (WRC) in 2020 later this week following the resounding success of the Candidate Event 2019 Safari Rally
  • To complete the bumper top five stories on SportPesa News from Wednesday you must read today, find out the lessons national under 20 rugby side Chipu learned from their World Rugby Under 20 Trophy defeat to Uruguay

NAIROBI, Kenya- Kariobangi Sharks FC head coach, William Muluya rallied his side to use the momentum generated by their polished performance against visiting Everton FC last Sunday to mount a SportPesa Premier League (SPL) challenge in the forthcoming season as the first semi finalist of the Egypt 2019 AFCON emerged on Wednesday night.

SPL champions, Gor Mahia FC secured passage to the quarters of the 2019 Cecafa Club Championships in Rwanda with a game to spare in Group D when they sunk stubborn AS Port of Djibouti 2-0 with a second half salvo earlier in the day.

Speaking of Everton, Blues midfielder Idrassa Gana Gueye was the hero for the Lions of Teranga when he roared with the winner in Senegal's 1-0 defeat of Benin to end the Squirrel's dream AFCON run in the first quarterfinal of the day before Dutch-born defender William Troost-Ekong bundled home a late winner for Nigeria in a 2-1 win over South Africa as the winners booked their place in the semis in Cairo.

Kenya can at last look forward to the confirmation of the country's comeback to the World Rally Championship (WRC) in 2020 later this week following the resounding success of the Candidate Event 2019 Safari Rally.

To complete the bumper top five stories on SportPesa News from Wednesday you must read today, find out the lessons national under 20 rugby side Chipu learned from their World Rugby Under 20 Trophy defeat to Uruguay.

Everton Show Should Inspire SPL Title Charge, Sharks Coach Muluya Roars

NAIROBI, Kenya- Kariobangi Sharks FC head coach William Muluya has urged his players to use their commendable performance over visiting English heavyweights Everton FC as inspiration to gun for a maiden SportPesa Premier League (SPL) title in the forthcoming season.

Muluya was impressed with the effort his charges displayed when they held the might of the nine-time English league winners last Sunday in front of a record crowd at the Kasarani Stadium to a 1-1 draw before edging a subsequent shootout 4-3 to lift the SportPesa Trophy. READ MORE

Everton's Gana Gueye Magic Steers Senegal Past Benin To AFCON Semis

CAIRO, Egypt- Everton FC midfielder, Idrissa Gana Gueye produced a moment of magic to inspire Senegal to the semi finals of the Egypt 2019 CAF Africa Cup of Nations on Wednesday evening in a 1-0 victory over Benin at the June 30 Stadium in Cairo.

Everton midfielder Gueye struck on 70 minutes, side-footing the ball into the net from close range after being set up by Liverpool star Sadio Mane to send the Lions of Teranga to the first AFCON semi since 2006. READ MORE

Omondi, New Man Oalo On Target As Gor Romp To CECAFA Quarters

RUBAVU, Rwanda- SportPesa Premier League (SPL) champions booked a place in the ongoing 2019 Council of East and Central Africa Football Associations (CECAFA) Club Championships quarterfinals with a game to spare when they sunk stubborn AS Port of Djibouti 2-0 on Tuesday in Rubavu, Rwanda.

A superlative second hals display from the record 18-time Kenyan league winners and titleholders saw K'Ogalo take charge of Group D of the competition following a frustrating 0-0 stalemate at the break. READ MORE

Safari Rally Long-Awaited WRC Return Set To Be Confirmed This Week

NAIROBI, Kenya- Kenya can at last look forward to the confirmation of the country's comeback to the World Rally Championship (WRC) in 2020 later this week following the resounding success of the Candidate Event 2019 Safari Rally.

The country last hosted a WRC round in July 2002 when the event then known as the Inmarsat Safari Rally was won by British legend and former world champion, the late Collin McRae who was navigated by Nicky Grist in a Ford Focus. READ MORE

Chastened Chipus To Draw Lessons From Uruguay World U20 Trophy Defeat

NAIROBI, Kenya- Head coach Paul Odera has identified the areas his side needs to work on following Kenya's chastening 11-63 loss to Uruguay in their World Rugby Under 20 Trophy opener in Brazil on Tuesday night at the Estadio Martins Pereira in Sao Jose Dos Campos.

Chipus as the national under 20 rugby 15s outfit is known found themselves under the cosh from early on when Uruguay dotted down for the first of their nine tries in the second minute of the match with Sonneveld Malleret crossing the whitewash. READ MORE