Top Five Stories From Friday You Must Read Today

Dec 15 - by Louis Kalinga for SportPesa News

David Rudisha motivates Kariobangi Sharks ahead of CAF fixture, Man City face Everton in acid EPL encounter

Former England and Manchester United FC center back, Rio Ferdinand,during a press conference in Nairobi on December 14, 2018.PHOTO/SPN

  • Kariobangi Sharks FC have been motivated by Olympics men’s 800m champion, David Rudisha, ahead of their CAF Confederation Cup first round clash with Asante Kotoko FC
  • James Harden's monster 50-point triple-double powered the Houston Rockets to a 126-111 NBA victory over LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers
  • Jose Mourinho faces a quandary as he prepares Manchester United for a trip to Premier League leaders Liverpool while Manchester City will be keen to show that last week's Chelsea defeat was just a blip

NAIROBI, Kenya- Kariobangi Sharks FC have been motivated by Olympics men’s 800m champion, David Rudisha, ahead of their CAF Confederation Cup first round clash with Asante Kotoko FC of Ghana at Moi International Sports Centre, Kasarani, in Nairobi on Saturday.

Former England and Manchester United FC center back, Rio Ferdinand, will conduct a football clinic at Ruaraka Stadium in Nairobi on Saturday.

James Harden's monster 50-point triple-double powered the Houston Rockets to a 126-111 NBA victory over LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers on Thursday.

Champions Juventus tackle city rivals Torino with pride at stake as Italy's top teams return to the home comforts of Serie A this weekend licking their wounds after a bruising week in Europe.

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

Rudisha Motivates Sharks Ahead Of CAF Clash With Kotoko

NAIROBI, Kenya- Kariobangi Sharks FC have been motivated by Olympics men’s 800m champion, David Rudisha, ahead of their CAF Confederation Cup first round clash with Asante Kotoko FC of Ghana at Moi International Sports Centre, Kasarani, in Nairobi on Saturday. The 2010 IAAF World Athlete of the Year encouraged the  players to  believe in themselves as they scale the heights of the continental football showpiece. READ MORE

Former United Defender Ferdinand For Football Clinic At Ruaraka

NAIROBI, Kenya- Former England and Manchester United FC center back, Rio Ferdinand, will conduct a football clinic at Ruaraka Stadium in Nairobi on Saturday. The training involving football  basics will be attended by young players from selected four estate clubs that are based in the city. READ MORE

Liverpool Host United In EPL As City Tackle Everton

LONDON, United Kingdom- Jose Mourinho faces a quandary as he prepares Manchester United for a trip to Premier League leaders Liverpool while Manchester City will be keen to show that last week's Chelsea defeat was just a blip. United have an impressive recent record against Liverpool, unbeaten in eight league games, but away fans will travel with a sense of trepidation to Anfield. READ MORE

NBA Most Valuable Player Harden Powers Rockets Over Lakers

LOS ANGELES, United States- James Harden's monster 50-point triple-double powered the Houston Rockets to a 126-111 NBA victory over LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers on Thursday. Harden, the reigning NBA Most Valuable player, added 11 assists and 10 rebounds for his second triple-double of the season and his second 50-point game of what has been a frustrating campaign for the Rockets so far. READ MORE

Juventus Face Torino After UCL Humbling By Young Boys

MILAN, Italy- Champions Juventus tackle city rivals Torino with pride at stake as Italy's top teams return to the home comforts of Serie A this weekend licking their wounds after a bruising week in Europe. Juventus travel cross-town to the Stadio Olimpico looking to maintain their eight-point advantage at the top of Serie A after their year-long unbeaten record away from home ended with a shock 2-1 Champions League defeat by Young Boys in Bern. READ MORE