Top Five Stories From Saturday You Must Read Today

Oct 07 - by Mutwiri Mutuota for sportpesa news

United save Mourinho's job in stirring comeback, Stars boss Migne leaves for Addis Ababa with five players

The men's national football team, Harambee Stars. PHOTO/FKF

  • Amalemba made a flying start at the Mulala Super Cup on Saturday in grassroots football news
  • Lewis Hamilton served notice of intent when he grabbed his 80th pole in the Japanese Grand Prix
  • IAAF announced a raft of new rules to govern big races including the introduction of the Platinum Label classification 

NAIROBI, Kenya- Manchester United FC manager Jose Mourinho survived a harsh inquest on his future at the English giants when his side fought from 0-2 down to beat Newcastle United FC 3-2 at Old Trafford in the biggest sporting story of Saturday.

Earlier Saturday, Harambee Stars head coach, Sebastian Migne departed for Ethiopia with only five players as he hailed the return of captain Victor Wanyama to the squad ahead of their Wednesday 2019 AFCON qualifier against the Walya Antelopes.

Amalemba made a flying start at the Malala Super Cup on Saturday in grassroots football news.

Lewis Hamilton served notice of intent when he grabbed his 80th pole in the Japanese Grand Prix as the IAAF announced a raft of new rules to govern big races including the introduction of the Platinum Label classification in the round up of top five stories on SportPesa News from Saturday you must read today.

Migne Optimistic As He Jets Out With First Batch Of Players

NAIROBI, Kenya- Head coach Sebastian Migne is upbeat that Kenya will give a good account of themselves as he alongside five players jetted out to Ethiopia for the first of their back to back 2019 Africa Cup of Nations Qualifiers. The French tactician also went ahead to state that captain Victor Wanyama’s inclusion is a big boost to the team’s pursuit for a second appearance at the continental showpiece. READ MORE

Late United Comeback Win Eases Mourinho Pressure

MANCHESTER, United Kingdom- Under-pressure Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho saw his side score three goals, including a late winner, as they beat lowly Newcastle 3-2 at Old Trafford in the Premier League on Saturday. Amid newspaper speculation he could be sacked this weekend, Mourinho's side fell 2-0 behind as early as the 10th minute after goals from Kenedy and Yoshinori Muto fired the visitors -- who haven't won in the league this season -- into a shock lead. READ MORE

Amalemba Off To A Flying Start At Malala Super Cup

MUMIAS, Kenya- Amalemba FC edged Mumias West FC 1-0 at the start of Senator Cleophas Malala Super Cup football tournament at Bomani Grounds in Mumias on Saturday. The solitary goal was scored in the 12th minute by pacey striker, Daniel Sakari, who looped the ball past Mumias West custodian, Abubakar Wesonga, at the top right corner of the post. READ MORE

Hamilton Basks In 80th Pole Glory, Vettel Stumbles

SUZUKA, Japan- World champion Lewis Hamilton roared to pole position for the Japanese Grand Prix as Ferrari rival Sebastian Vettel slumped to ninth after a horror showing in Saturday's qualifying. Lewis, who leads Vettel by 50 points with five races left this season, led a Mercedes front-row lockout and will start as the hot favourite to tighten his stranglehold on the Formula One championship in Sunday's race at Suzuka. READ MORE

IAAF Releases New Rules For Road Races Plus 'Platinum Label'

MONACO, Principality Of Monaco- Significant changes have been made to the regulations for IAAF Label road races from 2019 to improve the quality of events for the athletes who take part and the fans that follow them. The IAAF Label Road Races programme gathers the world’s leading road races. An IAAF Label denotes high standards in event organisation, full application of the IAAF competition rules, complete support from authorities for the event, a commitment by the organiser to the advancement of the sport, and concrete steps in the global fight against doping. READ MORE