Top Five Stories From Friday You Must Read Today

Apr 13 - by Erick Ochieng for SportPesa News

Harambee Stars to battle rivals Taifa Stars in 2019 AFCON, Gor depart for Morocco for their CAF Confederation Cup tie against RS Berkane

Gor Mahia FC striker Jacques Tuyisenge in action against Petro Atletico de Luanda at the Kasarani Stadium on Sunday, March 17, 2019. Gor Mahia won the game 1-0 to qualify for the CAF Confederations Cup quarterfinals. PHOTO/KellyAyodi

  • Harambee Stars (seven points) qualified for the continental football showpiece after finishing second behind Black Stars of Ghana (nine) in Group F that also had Walywa Antelopes of Ethiopia who were last on one
  • For what will be the 1,000th Formula One race, the four-time world champion clocked a best time of one minute 33.911 seconds, with Mercedes' reigning title-holder Lewis Hamilton 0.207 secs behind
  • The 1-0 defeat at Spurs in Tuesday's first leg of their Champions League quarter-final snapped a 14-game winning streak and means Guardiola has huge calls to make with his team selection this weekend

CAIRO, Egypt- Kenya landed in Group C of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations tournament slated for June 21 to July 19 in Egypt following a draw conducted in Cairo on Friday night.

At the same time, SportPesa Racing Point Formula 1 duo, Sergio Perez and Lance Stroll had encouraging start in first practice at the milestone Chinese Grand Prix in Shanghai, China on the day.

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

Kenya, Tanzania Land In Group C Of 2019 AFCON Draw In Egypt

CAIRO, Egypt- Kenya landed in Group C of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations tournament slated for June 21 to July 19 in Egypt following a draw conducted in Cairo on Friday night. Kenya will battle neighbors Tanzania, Senegal and Algeria in Pool C that will be based at Air Defense Stadium in the Egyptian capital.READ MORE

Rachier Confident Gor Will Revenge On Berkane, Dispels Travelling Rumours

NAIROBI, Kenya- Gor Mahia FC chairman, Ambrose Rachier is optimistic that the team will overturn a 2-0 deficit inflicted by Moroccan cup holders RS Berkane in Nairobi last weekend when the two sides meet for the CAF Confederation Cup quarterfinals second leg in Berkane town this Sunday. Rachier said the team took time to prepare well for the game and the players are inspired for the clash whose aggregate winner will proceed for the semifinals. READ MORE

Formula 1 Hits 1000: SportPesa Racing's Perez, Stroll Rising In Shaghai, Vettel Tops

SHANGHAI, China- SportPesa Racing Point Formula 1 duo, Sergio Perez and Lance Stroll had encouraging start in first practice at the milestone Chinese Grand Prix in Shanghai, China on Friday. Stroll, who overcame a minor spin, clocked 1:35.466 to finish ninth in the contest where he outclassed 13th placed Lando Norris McLaren (1:35.631) of Great Britain while Perez timed 1:35.820 to end the session in 17th. READ MORE

Augusta National: Koepka, DeChambeau Command Masters Leaderboard, Woods In The Hunt

AUGUSTA, United States- Brooks Koepka and Bryson DeChambeau burst out of the crowd Thursday at Augusta National, firing six-under par 66s to share a one-shot lead over Phil Mickelson after the first round of the Masters. Hours after 14-time major champion Tiger Woods electrified fans by briefly putting his name atop the leaderboard, Koepka lit up the fabled course with five birdies in the space of six holes to break free atop a crowded leaderboard that at one point saw nine players sharing the lead. READ MORE

Title Chasing Man City, Liverpool Bracing For Challenging Weekend Fixtures

LONDON, United Kingdom- Manchester City and Liverpool resume their epic battle for the Premier League title on Sunday after a midweek of contrasting Champions League fortunes, with both sides facing perilous fixtures. City travel to Crystal Palace trailing Jurgen Klopp's men by two points, but still with the title in their hands thanks to a game in hand. READ MORE