Top Five Stories From Wednesday You Must Read Today

5th September 2019

Kits For Africa visit inspires former Gor Mahia Youth striker Otieno, Bandari defender Otieno replaces Okumu ahead of Harambee Stars Uganda friendly

Kits For Africa is a programme launched by technology and entertainment business SportPesa and their European football partners where players and fans donate kits that are ferried to grassroots teams in the continent as a foundation of developing the game. PHOTO/ SPN
Kits For Africa is a programme launched by technology and entertainment business SportPesa and their European football partners where players and fans donate kits that are ferried to grassroots teams in the continent as a foundation of developing the game. PHOTO/ SPN
SUMMARY
  • The former goal-keeper turned striker was later poached by Football Kenya Federation (FKF) side UEFA FC who were by then plying trade in the Nairobi Regional League
  • Resolution Impala Saracens RFC headline Pool C and will tussle with Nondescripts, Strathmore Leos and Northern SuburbsĀ 
  • Head coach Francis Kimanzi noted that Okumu is unavailable for the game after joining Swedish side IF Elfsborg last week

NAIROBI, Kenya- National Sevens Circuit leaders Kenya Commercial Bank (KCB) RFC were on Wednesday seeded top in the season ending Driftwood Sevens slated for Mombasa Sports Club this weekend.

Bandari FC defender Brian Otieno replaced former Real Monarchs FC defender Joseph Okumu ahead of Harambee Stars friendly against Uganda at MISC Kasarani in Nairobi this Sunday.

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

Kits For Africa Visit Revives Career Of Former Gor Mahia Youth Striker Otieno

NAIROBI, Kenya- Brian Otieno has had a dream of playing for the national team Harambee Stars since childhood. The passion saw him work toward his goal with determination, including making it to the starting 11 while in Form Three at Ngere High School in Kisumu County in 2014. READ MORE

Harambee Stars: Bandari Defender Otieno Replaces Okumu In Uganda Friendly

NAIROBI, Kenya- Bandari FC defender Brian Otieno has replaced former Real Monarchs FC defender Joseph Okumu ahead of Harambee Stars friendly against Uganda at MISC Kasarani in Nairobi this Sunday. Head coach Francis Kimanzi noted that Okumu is unavailable for the game after joining Swedish side IF Elfsborg last week. READ MORE

Series Leaders KCB Face Stiff Challenge From Mwamba, Top Fry In Driftwood Sevens

NAIROBI, Kenya- National Sevens Circuit leaders Kenya Commercial Bank (KCB) RFC have been seeded top in the season ending Driftwood Sevens slated for Mombasa Sports Club this weekend. The bankers will face stiff challenge from Stanbic Mwamba RFC and Top Fry Nakuru RFC who are also title contenders. READ MORE

Short Dominicans Defy Size To Reach Basketball World Cup Second Round

SHANGHAI, China- They are the joint-shortest team at the Basketball World Cup in China but the Dominican Republic are proving that size isn't everything after winning both of their opening matches. The Caribbean nation surged into the second round of the tournament on Tuesday with a gutsy 70-68 victory over the more fancied Germany, to go with an opening 80-76 win over Jordan. READ MORE

Dimitrov Shocks Federer To Reach US Open Semi-Finals

NEW YORK, United States- Grigor Dimitrov rallied for a shocking upset of 20-time Grand Slam champion Roger Federer at the US Open on Tuesday, the lowest-ranked New York semi-finalist in 28 years advancing to face Daniil Medvedev.The 78th-ranked Bulgarian, who had dropped all seven prior meetings with Federer, made a dramatic fightback to defeat the Swiss third seed 3-6, 6-4, 3-6, 6-4, 6-2 at Arthur Ashe Stadium and will face Russian fifth seed Medvedev in Friday's semis. READ MORE