Top Five Stories From Tuesday You Must Read Today

Jun 12 - by Erick Ochieng for SportPesa News

Head coach Sébastien Migné names final squad for Egypt 2019 AFCON, Warriors edge Raptors to set NBA game six

Harambee Stars head coach Sebastien Migne in training at the team's base in France. PHOTO/Courtesy/FKF

  • Former Harambee Stars heroes; Mike Origi Okoth- whose son Divock Origi made global headlines when he scored for Liverpool FC in the UEFA Champions League final- Henry Motego and the late Henry Nyandoro who earned 102 caps for the national team are some of the notables from the region
  • Defenders Musa Mohamed and Abud Omar, who picked up knocks in their 1-0 friendly win over Madagascar last week also made the team that will be captained by Tottenham Hotspur midfielder, Victor Wanyama
  • Pogba also responded to critics  who say he has not justified his then world record 89.3 million pounds (USD113.5 million) move from Juventus in 2016

NAIROBI, Kenya- Portugal-based winger Clifton Miheso and fellow midfielder, Anthony Akumu were on Tuesday axed by head coach Sébastien Migné from the final 23-man Harambee Stars squad that will represent Kenya at the Egypt 2019 CAF Africa Cup of Nations.

It was also the day that Golden State Warriors, seeking a third consecutive NBA title and fourth in five seasons, forced a sixth game Thursday in Oakland against Toronto Raptors with a seventh game if needed on Sunday in Canada.

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

Special Feature: How Kits For Africa Is Giving Forgotten Talent A Voice

NAIROBI, Kenya- In decades gone by, the Gusii highlands region in south-western Kenya was a production line of football talent that produced some of the most famous players in the country’s history. Former Harambee Stars heroes; Mike Origi Okoth- whose son Divock Origi made global headlines when he scored for Liverpool FC in the UEFA Champions League final- Henry Motego and the late Henry Nyandoro who earned 102 caps for the national team are some of the notables from the region. READ MORE

Migne's Final AFCON 2019 Squad: Miheso, Akumu Out; Masud Juma In

PARIS, France- Portugal-based winger Clifton Miheso and fellow midfielder, Anthony Akumu have been axed by head coach Sébastien Migné from the final 23-man Harambee Stars squad that will represent Kenya at the Egypt 2019 CAF Africa Cup of Nations. Injured duo, defender Brian Mandela and young forward, Christopher Mbamba also failed to make the list where striker Masud Juma, who has been the subject of intense debate since he was selected in Migné's first preliminary squad in May nailing a place in the final team. READ MORE

SportPesa News Transfer Juice: Mourinho Eyes 3rd Chelsea Term, Sampdoria Reject Arsenal Double Swoop

NAIROBI, Kenya- With the summer market somewhat cooling as the world waits for the next mega deal to be announced, SportPesa News transfer juice was forced to scrape the barrel to fish out new tasty rumours. However, the same names, Chelsea FC, Paul Pogba, Manchester United FC and Arsenal FC turned up from the tittle-tattle machine on Tuesday. READ MORE

Champagne On Ice: Warriors Deny Raptors NBA Title Glory By Half A Basket

TORONTO, Canada- Having come within seconds and a single shot of winning their first NBA title, the Toronto Raptors must cope with the near-miss and a resurgence from defending champions Golden State. Warriors forward Draymond Green blocked a corner 3-point shot by Kyle Lowry at the final buzzer to preserve Golden State's 106-105 victory over Toronto, trimming the Raptors' lead to 3-2 in the best-of-seven NBA Finals. READ MORE

Pogba: Love Me Or Hate Me, I will Always Remain The Same Paul

LONDON, England- Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba said the best way to quell racist spectators is to perform well on the pitch not as some suggest walk off if there is racial abuse. The 26-year-old was a pivotal figure as France won the World Cup last year and said in an interview with The Times that nothing wins people around better than success. READ MORE