Top Five Stories From Thursday You Must Read Today

Nov 02 - by Erick Ochieng for sportpesa news

Batambuze backed to play key role for Gor in Goodison,Italian goalkeeping legend will replace Areola in goal

Gor Mahia FC left back, Shafik Batambuze ( with dreadlocks) tussle for the ball at the team’s training at Camp Toyoyo Grounds in Nairobi on Wednesday October 31, 2018.PHOTO:SPN

  • K’Ogalo snapped up fellow Ugandan and former SPL rivals Tusker FC’s left back from Tanzanian top flight side Singida United FC in the close season with Batambuze the only new signing in line to feature for Gor against Everton on Tuesday night (November 6)
  • Djokovic extended his sequence of consecutive winning sets to 30, passing his previous best mark of 29 from 2015
  • Kipkoech who held on to his 2016 half marathon crown during last year’s running of the same event in 1:07:47 will however, step down the distance to the 10K



NAIROBI, Kenya- History will be made when 17 times SportPesa Premier League champions, Gor Mahia FC, takes on nine times English Premier League winners, Everton FC at Goodison Park next week.

It’s on this note that Gor assistant head coach and former skipper, Zedekiah ‘Zico’ Otieno on Thursday backed new signing and Uganda left back, Shafik Batambuze, to play a key role for team in the clash in England.

As K’Ogalo cruise to Europe, two-time Under 20 African silver winner, Sandrafelis Chebet and champion Isaac Kipkoech revealed their interest to take part at the forthcoming 2018 Lotto Foundation Baringo Road Race on Sunday at the Kabarnet Museum Grounds.

In international tennis, Novak Djokovic celebrated his elevation to world number one by reaching a new personal landmark to reach the Paris Masters quarter-finals on Thursday.

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

Otieno Backs Batambuze To Play Key Role For Gor At Everton

NAIROBI, Kenya- New signing Shafik Batambuze has been backed quickly fit into the role vacated by Uganda international, Godfrey Walusimbi and play a key role when SportPesa Premier League winners, Gor Mahia FC take on Everton FC at Goodison Park.K’Ogalo snapped up fellow Ugandan and former SPL rivals Tusker FC’s left back from Tanzanian top flight side Singida United FC in the close season with Batambuze the only new signing in line to feature for Gor against Everton on Tuesday night (November 6).READ MORE

Africa Under 20 Ace Chebet, Titleholder Kipkoech Headline Baringo Half

NAIROBI, Kenya- Two-time Under 20 African silver winner, Sandrafelis Chebet and champion Isaac Kipkoech will be the leading lights at the 2018 Lotto Foundation Baringo Road Race on Sunday at the Kabarnet Museum Grounds.Kipkoech who held on to his 2016 half marathon crown during last year’s running of the same event in 1:07:47 will however, step down the distance to the 10K race where he is hoping to ascend to the middle step of the podium for the third time in succession. READ MORE

Buffon To Start, Cavani Rallies PSG Super Stars To United

PARIS, France- Italian goalkeeping "legend" Gianluigi Buffon will start for Paris Saint-Germain when they face Lille and Napoli in the coming days, PSG coach Thomas Tuchel said Thursday.Buffon, who joined the Ligue 1 giants in the summer from Juventus, last played for PSG in a 5-0 league win over Lyon on October 7 as he alternates with French shot-stopper Alphonse Areola.READ MORE

Djokovic In Tough Quarters Against Cilic At Paris Masters

PARIS, France- Novak Djokovic celebrated his elevation to world number one by reaching a new personal landmark to reach the Paris Masters quarter-finals on Thursday. The Serb won his last 16 tie with Damir Dzumhur after the Bosnian was forced to retire trailing 6-1, 2-1 at Bercy.READ MORE

Napoli To Clash With Empoli Ahead Of UCL Blockbuster

MILAN, Italy- Napoli will be looking to hit struggling Empoli hard in Friday's early Serie A match to keep touch with leaders Juventus before next week's Champions League blockbuster against Paris Saint-Germain.Carlo Ancelotti knows well that at home against Empoli, his side have to get back on track for the title after last Sunday's 1-1 draw against Roma, thanks to Dries Mertens' late equaliser. READ MORE