Top Five Stories From Friday You Must Read Today

Nov 10 - by Erick Ochieng for sportpesa news

CAF release Champions League and Confederation Cup draws, Ronaldinho visits Kenya to inspire young players

Former international football star, World Cup winner and double FIFA World Player of the Year, Brazil's Ronaldo de Assis Moreira, also known as “Ronaldinho Gaucho" waves during a press conference on November 9, 2018 in the Kenyan capital, Nairobi. PHOTO/AFP

  • SportPesa Premier League (SPL) champions Gor Mahia FC will face Nyasa Big Bullets of Malawi in the 2018/2019 Confederations of African Football (CAF)Champions League preliminary round that kicks-off on November 27
  • Brazil legend and former Barcelona FC sensation, Ronaldinho, has advised Football Kenya Federation (FKF) and the Government to put more emphasis on grassroots football if Kenya intend to qualify for FIFA World Cup
  • Leicester return to action at the King Power Stadium on Saturday with football a mere afterthought as fans prepare to pay heartfelt tribute to the man who turned their dreams into astonishing reality



NAIROBI, Kenya-  Continental football governing body, CAF, released the draw for the Champions League and Confederation Cup on Wednesday with Kenyan sides, Gor Mahia FC and Kariobangi Sharks FC pitted against Nyasa Big Bullets FC of Malawi and Arta Solar 7 SC of Djibouti in that order.

Gor, the titleholders of SportPesa Premier League, are hoping to navigate the deep waters to go past the Champions League preliminary round they reached this season.

Likewise, Sharks coach, William Muluya aims for the quarterfinals of the Confederation Cup in his debut with the SportPesa Shield winners.

Former international football star, World Cup winner and double FIFA World Player of the Year, Brazil's Ronaldo de Assis Moreira, also known as “Ronaldinho Gaucho” jetted into the country on Friday to inspire thousands of upcoming football players.

Young Everton FC duo of Nathan Broadhead and Kieran Dowell also gave reasons as to why they think scoring against Gor in SportPesa Trophy contest on Tuesday night will aid their impressive development at the club.

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

Gor Face Nyasa Bullets As K.Sharks Meet Arta Solar In CAF Draw

CAIRO, Egypt- SportPesa Premier League (SPL) champions, Gor Mahia FC, will face Nyasa Big Bullets FC of Malawi in the 2018/2019 Confederation of African Football (CAF) Champions League preliminary round that kicks-off on November 27.The draw by the continental football governing body held on Friday also pits SportPesa Shield Champions, Kariobangi Sharks FC, against Arta Solar 7 SC of Djibouti in the CAF Confederation Cup. READ MORE

Ronaldinho Tells FKF, Government To Invest In Grassroots Football

NAIROBI, Kenya- Brazil legend and former Barcelona FC sensation, Ronaldinho, has advised Football Kenya Federation (FKF) and the Government to put more emphasis on grassroots football if Kenya intend to qualify for FIFA World Cup. The 2002 FIFA World Cup winner said Brazil has managed to be a five-time champion of the global football showpiece because of the youth structures in place to develop the game in his country. READ MORE

Milwaukee Bucks Stun Golden State Warriors, Thunder Beat Rockets

LOS ANGELES, United States the Milwaukee Bucks made a statement Thursday with a 134-111 victory over the Golden State Warriors, snapping the two-time defending champions' eight-game NBA winning streak. The ever-improving Bucks imposed their will on a Warriors team that was without injured Draymond Green and lost Stephen Curry to a left adductor strain in the third quarter. READ MORE

Leicester Target Burnley In Emotive Sendoff For Vichai

LONDON, United Kingdom - Leicester return to action at the King Power Stadium on Saturday with football a mere afterthought as fans prepare to pay heartfelt tribute to the man who turned their dreams into astonishing reality. Manager Claude Puel's pre-match preparations for the game against Burnley were disrupted after he and a number of players, including Jamie Vardy and Kasper Schmeichel, travelled to Thailand to pay respects to the late Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha READ MORE.

Goalscorer Broadhead Reflects On 'Great Experience' Against Gor Mahia

MERSYSIDE, Liverpool- Nathan Broadhead believes the “great experience” of playing and scoring for Everton's first team against Gor Mahia at Goodison Park on Tuesday will aid his impressive development. Brought on with 15 minutes remaining of the SportPesa Trophy clash, the Welsh forward wasted no time in making an impact, bundling home from James McCarthy’s cross just two minutes after his introduction. READ MORE