Top Five Stories From Thursday You Must Read Today

Dec 07 - by Erick Ochieng for SportPesa News

Harambee Stars opting to set camp in France ahead of AFCON,Mwongeli wins Sports Personality of the Month for October

Sasha Mwongeli poses with her trophy and smart television following the presentation of the StarTimes/SJAK Sports Personality of the Month for October on Thursday, October 5, 2018. PHOTO/Courtesy

  • Jamaica played in their first and only World Cup final in 1998 when a merry-band of dancing players such as Ricardo Gardener, Robbie Earl and Theodore Whitmore illuminated France 98 as they brought the reggae flavour to the tournament
  • Curry, looking fully recovered in his third game back from a groin injury that sidelined him for 11 games, added nine rebounds and seven assists. Durant pulled down 10 rebounds and handed out nine assists
  • Mwongeli's exploits saw her win a 42-inch digital television courtesy of StarTimes as well as KSh100,000 and a trophy. And the accolades left the third-year Actuarial Science major quite surprised

NAIROBI, Kenya- Football Kenya Federation (FKF) announced on Thursday that it has lined  up four international  friendlies for national team Harambee Stars ahead of African Nations Cup  slated for June 15 to July 13, 2019.

One of the high profile matches  will be against the 1998 World Cup finalists- the Reggae Boyz of Jamaica-to be held in London.

FKF president, Nick Mwendwa, added that the  team has been set a target of making the second round of the expanded 24-nation continental showpiece.

Internationally, Stephen Curry scored 42 points to lead the Golden State Warriors to a 129-105 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers in the National Basketball Association League.

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

Harambee Stars Line-Up Jamaica Reggae Boyz Pre-AFCON Friendly

NAIROBI, Kenya- National team Harambee Stars has lined up 1998 World Cup finalists- the Reggae Boyz of Jamaica- in one of the four friendly matches planned ahead of their 2019 CAF Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) campaign next year.Making the announcement on Thursday at a press conference, Football Kenya Federation president, Nick Mwendwa, also set the team headed by Frenchman Sebastien Migne a target of reaching the second round when the competition kicks off at a venue that is yet to be decided by the Confederation of African Football (CAF).READ MORE

Curry Turns The Heat On Hapless Cavs, Thunder Rip Nets

LOS ANGELES, United States- Stephen Curry scored 42 points to lead the Golden State Warriors to a 129-105 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Wednesday in an NBA Finals rematch in name only.Curry drained nine three-pointers and Kevin Durant added 25 points on nine of 16 shooting as the Warriors pulled away in the second half against a Cleveland team that bears little resemblance to the LeBron James-led Cavs that battled the Warriors in the last four championship series.READ MORE

Chess Ace Mwongeli Stunned By Sports Personality Of The Month Award

NAIROBI, Kenya- University student Sasha Mongeli is the StarTimes/SJAK 2018.Mongeli beat Equity Hawks player Belinda Okoth, tennis sensation Angela Okuyoti and Abraham Kiptum for the accolade. READ MORE

Spicy Icardi, Ronaldo Shootout Looms When Inter Host Juventus

MILAN, Italy-  Mauro Icardi said he was relishing the chance to measure himself against Cristiano Ronaldo for the first time as Inter Milan travel to Turin on Friday looking to inflict the first defeat of the season on Italian champions Juventus and keep the Serie A title race alive.Juventus have set a frenetic pace this season since signing Ronaldo, making a record start with 40 points after the first 14 games in Serie A.READ MORE

Caterine Ibarguen: The Hop, Step And Jump To The Top Of The World

MONACO, Principality of Monaco- Caterine Ibarguen had an unpleasant surprise on Tuesday as she discovered that, while she had safely arrived at Nice airport, her luggage had not.A few hours later – just long enough for her to race around the centre of Monte Carlo in search of a suitably glitzy dress and then to attend a last-minute press conference – Colombia’s golden girl of the jumps had a surprise of a different kind as she was presented with the IAAF Female Athlete of the Year award.READ MORE