Top Five Stories From Tuesday You Must Read Today

Mar 13 - by Louis Kalinga for SportPesa News

Gor Mahia FC resume SPL duty against Kakamega Homeboyz FC, Cristiano Ronaldo hat-trick sends Juve into UCL quarters

Gor Mahia FC captain Harun Shakava and Nicholas Kipkirui walk off the pitch after their 2-1 SPL defeat to Bandari FC at the Mbaraki Sports Complex on Saturday, December 8, 2018. PHOTO/SPN

  • Dependable striker, Michael Ogada Olunga, has been ruled out of Harambee Stars final 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Ghana
  • SportPesa Premier League (SPL) champions Gor Mahia FC return to domestic duty in a midweek clash against Kakamega Homeboyz FC with the chance to go top on goal-difference
  • Cristiano Ronaldo shot Juventus into the Champions League last eight on Tuesday with a hat-trick that saw his side overturn a two-goal first-leg deficit against Atletico Madrid with a thrilling 3-0 win in Turin

NAIROBI, Kenya- Dependable striker, Michael Ogada Olunga, has been ruled out of Harambee Stars final 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Ghana, the Football Kenya Federation (FKF) announced on Tuesday morning.

In the local league, SportPesa Premier League (SPL) champions Gor Mahia FC return to domestic duty in a midweek clash against Kakamega Homeboyz FC with the chance to go top on goal-difference with victory in a rearranged fixture on Thursday.

One man ills is another man's fortune, so the saying goes. The adage ran true for Alfred Nandwa of Railways Golf Club and David Odhiambo of Nyanza who will tee off in the prestigious 2019 Magical Kenya Open on Thursday.

Lastly, Cristiano Ronaldo shot Juventus into the Champions League last eight on Tuesday with a hat-trick that saw his side overturn a two-goal first-leg deficit against Atletico Madrid with a thrilling 3-0 win in Turin.

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

Harambee Stars Blow: Olunga Out, Were In For Ghana AFCON Qualifier

NAIROBI, Kenya- Dependable striker, Michael Ogada Olunga, has been ruled out of Harambee Stars final 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Ghana, the Football Kenya Federation (FKF) announced on Tuesday morning. In his place, French head coach, Sébastien Migné has called up former SportPesa Premier League side Tusker FC marksman Jesse Were, who plies his trade at Zambian champions Zesco United FC with the team set to report to camp on Sunday (March 17) ahead of the clash in Accra that will be played Saturday week (March 23). READ MORE

Snip! Snip! Kenya Under 20 Chipus Coach Odera Trims Squad To 35

NAIROBI, Kenya- Kenya Under 20 rugby Chipus head coach and former international, Paul Odera, narrowed his squad for the 2019 Barthes Cup to 36 players. This is ahead of the unveiling to the final list of 25 which will feature in the tournament where winners will represent Africa in the Junior World Rugby Trophy Championships later this year. READ MORE

SPL Midweek: Gor Back On Home Duty, Leopards Hunt Third Straight Win

NAIROBI, Kenya- SportPesa Premier League (SPL) champions Gor Mahia FC return to domestic duty in a midweek clash against Kakamega Homeboyz FC with the chance to go top on goal-difference with victory in a rearranged fixture on Thursday. Fourth-placed Gor (29) have two games in hand and a superior goal difference against leaders Bandari FC of +14 against the Dockers seven with the Kenyan Premier League moving the game by a day due to the late arrival of K'Ogalo from Egypt where they went down 0-4 to Zamalek FC on Sunday. READ MORE

Withdrawals See Nandwa, Odhiambo Realise Magical Kenya Open Dream

NAIROBI, Kenya- One man ills is another man's fortune, so the saying goes. The adage ran true for Alfred Nandwa of Railways Golf Club and David Odhiambo of Nyanza who will tee off in the prestigious 2019 Magical Kenya Open on Thursday. Nandwa and Odhiambo will grab the opportunity to make it count at the European Challenge Tour signature golfing showpiece when they were added to the deep field of 144 following late withdraws from the championship. READ MORE

Ronaldo! Who Else? Hat Trick Hero Sends Juventus Through

TURIN, Italy- Cristiano Ronaldo shot Juventus into the Champions League last eight on Tuesday with a hat-trick that saw his side overturn a two-goal first-leg deficit against Atletico Madrid with a thrilling 3-0 win in Turin. The Portuguese struck either side of half-time to level the aggregate scores before crashing home the decisive penalty kick four minutes from the end. READ MORE