Top Five Stories From Thursday You Must Read Today

Mar 01 - by Erick Ochieng for SportPesa News

Former captain Dennis Oliech missing in Harambee Stars provisional squad to face Ghana, national champion Kirui promises a podium finish at the forthcoming World Cross-Country Championships in Denmark

Eric Bengi during the test drive in Stoni Athi.PHOTO/SPN

  • "Puma's partnership with City Football Group is the largest deal that we have ever done - both in scope and ambition," said Bjorn Gulden, CEO of Puma
  • Duke Abuya who won the 2019 SportPesa Cup with Kariobangi Sharks FC last month and SPL Golden Gloves winner Faruok Shikhalo of Bandari FC have also gotten the coach’s nod. The team is set to hit camp on March 17 in Nairobi ahead of the clash against Ghana
  • However, 17-time major winner Nadal was furious with Kyrgios who at one stage complained of being sick, served underarm late in the match before cupping his ear to the boos of the crowd at the conclusion of the second round tie

NAIROBI, Kenya- Crawley Town FC defender David Sessay is among the new inclusion in the 24-man provisional squad released by Harambee Stars head coach Sébastien Migné on Thursday to face Black Stars of Ghana in the final 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifiers in Accra on March 22.

It was also a day that former world Under 20 steeplechase champion, Amos Kirui, promised to run to the podium after winning the national senior men 10km title to led Kenya's queue to the 43rd edition of IAAF World Cross Country Championships to be held in Aarhus, Denmark on March 30.

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

No Oliech Again In Migne Provisional Harambee Squad For Ghana

NAIROBI, Kenya- Crawley Town FC defender David Sessay is among the new inclusion in the 24-man provisional squad released by Harambee Stars head coach Sébastien Migné on Thursday afternoon to face Black Stars of Ghana in the final 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifiers in Accra on March 22. The Frenchman once again declined to include Kenya's record scorer, Dennis Oliech, who has impressed since returning to football with SportPesa Premier League (SPL) champions, Gor Mahia FC. READ MORE

Kenya Champion Amos Kirui Promises World Cross Medal In Denmark

NAIROBI, Kenya- Former world Under 20 steeplechase champion, Amos Kirui, has promised to run to the podium after winning the national senior men 10km title to led Kenya's queue to the 43rd edition of IAAF World Cross Country Championships to be held in Aarhus, Denmark on March 30. Japan based Kirui breezed to the tape to floor a deep field of 105 participants during the Athletics Kenya (AK) National Cross Country Championships held at the packed Eldoret Sports Club last Saturday winning the signature race of the afternoon in 29:51. READ MORE

Varese Set For Bow, Onkar Rai Out To Shift Gears In Kajiado Rally

NAIROBI, Kenya- Former Two Wheel Drive champion, Eric Bengi will be first off the ramp in the second leg of the 2019 KCB Kenya National Rally Championship (KNRC) in Kajiado County this weekend. He is set to battle Onkar Rai who delivered unprecedented victory in the season opening leg in Nakuru early this month.  READ MORE

Nadal Tears Into Kyrgios After Mexico Open Defeat

ACAPULCO, Mexico- Rafael Nadal accused Nick Kyrgios of lacking respect "for the public, the opponent and himself" after a stormy defeat to the Australian firebrand at the Mexico Open. Kyrgios survived three match points to beat top-seeded Nadal 3-6, 7-6 (7/2), 7-6 (8/6) on Wednesday and reach the quarter-finals. READ MORE

Bye Nike: Manchester City, Puma Announce 'Largest Ever' Kit Deal

MANCHESTER, England- German sports equipment and clothing company Puma scored a significant goal on Thursday by announcing a global partnership deal with City Football Group, who own Premier League champions Manchester City. Puma will kit out the men's, women's and youth football teams of Pep Guardiola's giants Man City. READ MORE