Top Five Stories From Friday You Must Read Today

Dec 01 - by Erick Ochieng for sportpesa news

Harambee Stars nominated for CAF Awards, Mohammad Ali and George Foreman among Olympic boxing greats

National team, Harambee Stars PHOTO/SPN

  • National team Harambee Stars have been nominated for the 2018 Confederation of African Football (CAF) Awards to be held  on January 8, 2019 in Dakar, Senegal
  • Boxing is fighting for its Olympic future amid serious concerns over the governing body AIBA, threatening the participation of the sport at the Tokyo 2020 Games
  • Kawhi Leonard scored 37 points and Pascal Siakam added a career high 26 for the Raptors, who notched a seventh straight victory to improve their league-leading record to 19-4 in front of a jubilant home crowd

NAIROBI, Kenya- National team, Harambee Stars, were on Friday nominated for the 2018 Confederation of African Football (CAF) Awards to be held  on January 8, 2019 in Dakar, Senegal.

The news was welcomed by Football Kenya Federation who indicated that  the team deserved  the gesture after a commenadble  perfomance in the  2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) Qualifiers and in the Hero Intercontinental Cup Challenge in India.

Internationally, we explored on the  English Premier League derbies coming this weekend.We delved  on  what to expect when Arsenal welcome Tottenham at the Emirates as Liverpool  host Everton at Anfield.

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

Harambee Stars Nominated For Confederation Of African Football Awards

CAIRO, Egypt- National team Harambee Stars have been nominated for the 2018 Confederation of African Football (CAF) Awards to be held  on January 8, 2019 in Dakar, Senegal.Stars will battle it out in the men’s national team of the year category alongside Guinea Bissau, Madagascar , Mauritania, Uganda and Zimbabwe.READ MORE

Muhammad Ali, Foreman Among Top Five Olympic Boxers

TOKYO, Japan- Boxing is fighting for its Olympic future amid serious concerns over the governing body AIBA, threatening the participation of the sport at the Tokyo 2020 Games.The so-called "Sport of Kings" has a proud Olympic history and can chart its involvement back to the Ancient Games in 688 B.C.READ MORE

‘King’ James Guides Lakers Over Pacers,Raptors Shred Warriors

LOS ANGELES, United States- The Toronto Raptors withstood a 51-point performance from Kevin Durant to beat two-time defending champions Golden State 131-128 in overtime Thursday in a game billed as a possible NBA Finals preview.Kawhi Leonard scored 37 points and Pascal Siakam added a career high 26 for the Raptors, who notched a seventh straight victory to improve their league-leading record to 19-4 in front of a jubilant home crowd.READ MORE

Weekend Derbies: Liverpool Face Everton As Arsenal Welcome Spurs

LONDON, United Kingdom- Liverpool face a derby clash against Everton as they lick their Champions League wounds while Tottenham travel to Arsenal with a spring in their step on a weekend of big-city derbies.Jurgen Klopp's team lost 2-1 to Paris Saint-Germain in midweek, meaning their bid to reach the knockout stages in Europe will go to the last game against Napoli, while Spurs face the daunting task of beating Barcelona to progress.READ MORE

Wilder, Fury Fierce Verbal Exchange Ahead Of WBC Fight

LOS ANGELES, United States- Deontay Wilder will aim to rekindle America's love affair with heavyweight boxing on Saturday when he faces Britain's Tyson Fury in a high-stakes showdown of undefeated fighters.As the reigning World Boxing Council champion, Wilder is the latest custodian of a belt which has been worn by some of the heavyweight division's most iconic names stretching back over more than 50 years.READ MORE