Top Five Stories From Thursday You Must Read Today

Apr 12 - by Erick Ochieng for SportPesa News

Tusker beat KCB in Machakos SPL tie, Arsenal win first leg of Europa quarterfinals against Napoli at the Emirates

Sofapaka FC head coach John Baraza during a past SportPesa Premier League match. PHOTO/SPN

  • Three budding Kenyan Muay Thai fighters landed in Phuket, Thailand on Thursday morning ready to live, train and fight at the home of the sport in the bid to secure a ticket to represent their country at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics
  • At The Emirates, Ramsey opened the scoring with a cool finish to cap a flowing move and the Gunners were further ahead before half-time when Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly deflected Lucas Torreira's shot into his own net
  • Tusker FC edged Kenya Commercial Bank FC (KCB) 1-0 in a SportPesa Premier League match played at Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos on Thursday afternoon to move to sixth in the standings

NAIROBI, Kenya – Tusker FC edged Kenya Commercial Bank FC (KCB) 1-0 in a SportPesa Premier League match played at Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos on Thursday afternoon to move to sixth in the standings.

Arsenal look in good shape to reach the Europa League semi-finals after deservedly beating Napoli in the first leg of their last-eight tie in the night as a Marcus Alonso late goal handed Chelsea a precious 1-0 away victory at Slavia Prague.

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

Kenyan Muay Thai Trio Land In Thailand To Pursue Tokyo 2020 Olympics Dream

NAIROBI, Kenya - Three budding Kenyan Muay Thai fighters landed in Phuket, Thailand on Thursday morning ready to live, train and fight at the home of the sport in the bid to secure a ticket to represent their country at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. Hailing from disadvantaged backgrounds in the sprawling slums of Nairobi, Brian Serete (18), Martin Achebi (18) and Javan Buyu (20) departed Jomo Kenyatta International Airport on Wednesday evening to Thailand where they aspire to get battle-hardened for the forthcoming Tokyo 2020 qualifiers. READ MORE

SportPesa Rewards Fans As Champions League Drama Grips Nairobi

NAIROBI, Kenya- The tension, drama and suspense around the 2018/19 UEFA Champions League has heightened as the competition entered its quarterfinal stage this week and SportPesa has not been left out of the fanfare. On Wednesday night, revellers at the popular entertainment Nairobi nightspot, Tamasha in Hurlingham along Argwings Kodhek hosted the latest football viewing experience brought by the technology and entertainment business. READ MORE

Tusker Break KCB Vault To Climb To Sixth In SPL, Nzoia Hit Vihiga

NAIROBI, Kenya – Tusker FC edged Kenya Commercial Bank FC (KCB) 1-0 in a SportPesa Premier League match played at Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos on Thursday afternoon to move to sixth in the standings. Boniface Muchiri gave the brewers the solitary goal in the 51st minute after the rivals battled to a barren draw in the first half. READ MORE

Fidelity/SJAK Award: Sofapaka Tactician John Baraza Is March Finest

NAIROBI, Kenya- Sofapaka FC head coach John Baraza is the Fidelity Insurance /Sports Journalist Association of Kenya (SJAK) Coach of the Month for March 2019. Baraza, who was presented with the prestigious award on Thursday, guided his side to four victories in the month, in the SportPesa Premier League (SPL) where they are currently placed second on the log with 41 points after 22 games. READ MORE

Ramsey Strike Inspires Arsenal Past Napoli, Late Alonso Goal Lifts Chelsea

LONDON, England- Arsenal look in good shape to reach the Europa League semi-finals after deservedly beating Napoli in the first leg of their last-eight tie as a Marcus Alonso late goal handed Chelsea a precious 1-0 away victory at Slavia Prague. At The Emirates, Ramsey opened the scoring with a cool finish to cap a flowing move and the Gunners were further ahead before half-time when Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly deflected Lucas Torreira's shot into his own net. READ MORE