Top Five Stories From Thursday You Must Read Today

Aug 10 - by Louis Kalinga for sportpesa news

Harun Shakava urges Gor Mahia to be prepared for Rangers test, Courtois pleased to join Madrid

Gor Mahia FC captain, Harun Shakava, in action during their SportPesa Premier League Mashemeji Derby against AFC Leopards SC on July 22, 2018 at the MISC Kasarani. PHOTO/SPN

  • Gor Mahia FC captain, Harun Shakava, has rallied his teammates to draw lessons from their first domestic loss of the season and focus on getting their groove back with a win against Posta Rangers FC on Friday. 
  • Thibaut Courtois said his move to Real Madrid from Chelsea was a "dream come true", as he was unveiled by the European champions at the Santiago Bernabeu on Thursday.
  • Kenya 7s star Willy Ambaka will make his Test debut after making the Simbas starting 15 for their 2018 Rugby Africa Gold Cup tie against Tunisia at the RFUEA Grounds in Nairobi on Saturday.

Shakava Rallies His Smarting Gor Troops To Hunt Rangers Down

NAIROBI, Kenya- Gor Mahia FC captain, Harun Shakava, has rallied his teammates to draw lessons from their first domestic loss of the season and focus on getting their groove back with a win against Posta Rangers FC on Friday.  The SportPesa Premier League (SPL) champions went down 2-1 to Bandari FC at Mbaraki Grounds in Mombasa on Tuesday afternoon, a win that saw the hosts move up to second place.

Real Move A 'Dream Come True', Courtois Declares

MADRID, Spain- Thibaut Courtois said his move to Real Madrid from Chelsea was a "dream come true", as he was unveiled by the European champions at the Santiago Bernabeu on Thursday. The 26-year-old goalkeeper joined Real for a reported fee of 35 million euros ($40.6 million) on a six-year deal, with midfielder Mateo Kovacic departing Madrid for Stamford Bridge on a season-long loan.

Ambitious Everton Seal Deadline Day Triple Swoop

LONDON, England- Everton completed the signings of Yerry Mina and Andre Gomes from Barcelona and Brazilian free-agent winger Bernard on Thursday in a triple deadline-day swoop for the Premier League club.
Mina, a 23-year-old central defender who scored three goals in three games for Colombia at the World Cup, will move to Goodison Park in a 30.25 million euro (£27 million, $35 million) deal with the Catalan giants, plus 1.5 million more in add ons.

Bett Burial Set For Next Friday As Tributes Continue To Pour In

NAIROBI, Kenya- Plans to accord departed Beijing 2015 men 400m Hurdles champion and trailblazer Nicholas Bett, a heroic send-off begun on Thursday in Nairobi and Eldoret with the family identifying next Friday (July 17) as the date for the burial. Funeral arrangements for the first Kenyan to win a sprint world title are being coordinated between Kenya Police Service, Athletics Kenya (AK), county governments of Nandi and Uasin Gishu and his peers who continued to reel in shock a day after he perished in a road accident at Sochoi along the Eldoret-Kapsabet road.

Snook Turns To Shujaa Star Ambaka Power In Tunisia Test

NAIROBI, Kenya- Kenya 7s star Willy Ambaka will make his Test debut after making the Simbas starting 15 for their 2018 Rugby Africa Gold Cup tie against Tunisia at the RFUEA Grounds in Nairobi on Saturday. The former LOU Rugby, Western Province and Manawatu man who is a regular fixture for Shujaa and a household name in the HSBC World Sevens Series will start on the wing as Kenya targets a third successive victory on the trot to keep in touch with pool leaders Namibia.