Top Five Stories From Wednesday You Must Read Today

Nov 01 - by Mutwiri Mutuota for sportpesa news

Gor midfielder Mieno believes club can withstand cold British weather at Everton, PSG star Neymar risks jail

Sports Principal Secretary Kirimi Kaberia (right) and Sports Kenya Chairman, Fred Muteti, during inspection on Nyayo National Stadium in Nairobi on Tuesday October 30, 2018.PHOTO/ SPN

  • Refurbishment of the Nyayo National Stadium that had dragged on for over a year should be complete in time to host SportPesa Premier League matches in December
  • Wayne Rooney, challenged the current stars at Old Trafford to show respect to the club after a difficult start to the season
  • The race for World Number 1 in tennis is on between Novak Djokovic and holder Rafael Nadal at the Paris Masters

NAIROBI, Kenya- Local and international football dominated news on Wednesday, with seasoned midfielder, Humphrey Mieno, proclaiming the UK chill will not dampen Gor Mahia FC’s resolve to force a result at Goodison Park when they face Everton FC.

Refurbishment of the Nyayo National Stadium that had dragged on for over a year should be complete in time to host SportPesa Premier League matches in December, the Principal Secretary in the Ministry of Sports and Heritage, Kirimi Kaberia.

Brazil captain and Paris St. Germain star, Neymar risks six years in jail, find out why as former Manchester United FC captain, Wayne Rooney, challenged the current stars at Old Trafford to show respect to the club after a difficult start to the season.

In the only non-football news on the five picks from SportPesa News from Wednesday you must read today, the race for World Number 1 in tennis is on between Novak Djokovic and holder Rafael Nadal at the Paris Masters.

Mieno: English Cold Will Not Stop Gor Against Everton

NAIROBI, Kenya- Having scored on his last visit to England, Gor Mahia FC midfielder Humphrey Mieno maintains freezing weather in the United Kingdom (UK) will not hinder the Kenyan champions from putting on a brave performance against Everton FC. The 30-year old midfielder joined Gor at the beginning of the 2018 SportPesa Premier League (SPL) campaign after two seasons with domestic rivals Tusker FC and made history in February last year when he notched the consolation for SportPesa All Stars in their 1-2 loss to Hull City FC Select XI. READ MORE

SPL To Resume At Nyayo Stadium In December- Ministry

NAIROBI, Kenya- SportPesa Premier League (SPL) games are set to resume at Nyayo National Stadium in Nairobi following Government announcement that the facility would be ready for use by Jamhuri Day (December 12). The 2018/2019 SPL season is scheduled to kick-off on December 8 with fifth place finishers, Sofapaka FC taking on Nakumatt FC who sunk second division side, Ushuru FC 3-0 on aggregate in the SPL/NSL play off at Moi International Sports Centre, Kasarani last Sunday. READ MORE

PSG Star Neymar Could Face Up To Six Years In Prison

MADRID, Spain- A Spanish magistrate leading an investigation into alleged irregularities in Neymar's move to Barcelona in 2013 said Wednesday the Brazilian superstar could face up to six years in prison. "The term imposed, in principle, could be between four and six years," said a decree issued by judge Jose Maria Vazquez Honrubia, a copy of which was seen by AFP. READ MORE

Show Respect, Rooney Challenges Man United Star Flops

LONDON, England- Wayne Rooney has urged Manchester United's under-achieving stars to show more respect for their troubled club. United are languishing in eighth place in the Premier League and have made a slow start to their Champions League campaign. READ MORE
Djokovic Aces Paris Opener, Federer Turns Down Saudi Cash

PARIS, France- Novak Djokovic stepped up his pursuit of the world number one ranking with a 7-5, 6-1 win over Joao Sousa at the Paris Masters on Tuesday, while Roger Federer confirmed he will play at the event for the first time since 2015. Djokovic can regain top spot from Rafael Nadal this week if he betters the Spaniard's performance in the French capital, where the Serb is a four-time winner of the indoor tournament. READ MORE