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Top 5 Stories From Thursday You Must Read Today

Everton FC legend, Leon Osman (2nd L), presents Gor Mahia FC officials (L to R) Zedekiah 'Zico' Otieno (Asst. Head Coach), Dylan Kerr (Head Coach) and Jolawi Obondo (Team Manager) with a signed Everton jersey in Nairobi on November 23, 2017. PHOTO/SPN
Everton FC legend, Leon Osman (2nd L), presents Gor Mahia FC officials (L to R) Zedekiah 'Zico' Otieno (Asst. Head Coach), Dylan Kerr (Head Coach) and Jolawi Obondo (Team Manager) with a signed Everton jersey in Nairobi on November 23, 2017. PHOTO/SPN

NAIROBI, Kenya- Dylan Kerr, coach of the 2017 SportPesa Premier League champions, Gor Mahia FC, has revealed that the match against English Premier League side Everton FC acted as an inspiration to his side clinching the title with games to spare.

Elsewhere, the World Boxing Council (WBC) super-bantamweight champion Fatuma Zarika, has her eyes set on making her bout against Tanzanian Catherine Phiri on December 2 a short one.

In Abu Dhabi, Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton and his Mercedes team are looking to end an already triumphant season with a bang in the final race of the season.

All this and more in the top five stories compiled by SportPesa News;

Playing Everton In Dar Inspired Gor To SPL Title-Kerr

NAIROBI, Kenya- Gor Mahia FC, head coach, Dylan Kerr, has revealed playing Everton FC in a friendly inspired his team to go on and wrap the 2017 SportPesa Premier League (SPL) title. Gor who extended their record to 16 domestic crowns, lost 1-2 to the Blues on July 13 at the National Stadium in Dar-es-Salaam before returning home to steamroll their SPL rivals to win the tile 19 points clear of second-placed Sofapaka FC. READ MORE

Champion Zarika Out To Make Short Work Of Phiri

NAIROBI, Kenya- The World Boxing Council (WBC) Super-bantamweight champion, Fatuma Zarika, is raring to make short work of number one contender, Catherine Phiri from Zambia during their December 2 title bout. Zarika made history, when she became the first Kenyan to win a WBC World title, dethroning Alicia Ashley through split points decision on October 1 last year at the Dort Federal Event Center in Flint Michigan. READ MORE

Hamilton Out For Winning Finish, Chasers Pursue Points

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates- Lewis Hamilton and his Mercedes team will be aiming to end an already-triumphant season on a high while the chasing pack scrap for points, positions and prize money at this weekend’s season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. Much more than pride will be at stake for the middle and lower order teams, as they seek to finish strongly and boost their 2018 budgets, in the twilight showdown at the Yas Marina circuit. READ MORE

Harambee Stars Drop Further In Latest FIFA Rankings

NAIROBI, Kenya-Kenya has dropped nine places to position 111 in the latest FIFA/Coca-Cola Rankings released on Thursday with 2018 World Cup bound Senegal among the biggest movers. The downward movement can be attributed to Stars’ inactivity in the last FIFA international week after Football Kenya Federation (FKF) cancelled a friendly match with Zambia citing logistical challenges. READ MORE

Tokyo Winners Kipsang, Chepchirchir Rewarded By KTB

NAIROBI, Kenya- Tokyo titleholders; Wilson Kipsang and Sarah Chepchirchir, were the first marathon champions to benefit from the Kenya Tourism Board (KTB) reward scheme launched in Nairobi on Thursday. The families of Kipsang and Chepchirchir will spend two days at the Maasai Mara National Reserve and another two days in Diani and the Kisite Mpunguti Marine Park courtesy of the arrangement where each Kenyan marathon champion will earn a fully-paid vacation to the country’s top tourist destinations. READ MORE

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