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Australia's Tim Anstee cuts through the Kenya defence on day two of the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series in Dubai on December, 2017. PHOTO/Mike Lee/KLC fotos/World Rugby
Australia's Tim Anstee cuts through the Kenya defence on day two of the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series in Dubai on December, 2017. PHOTO/Mike Lee/KLC fotos/World Rugby

NAIROBI, Kenya- The final group stage matches of the UEFA Champions League kick off on Tuesday as top teams in each group await to see their fate in the race for last 16 qualification with each team laying a marker on Monday.

Misfiring striker Romelu Lukaku continues to struggle to find the back of the net, while injury hit Kenya Rugby Sevens team, Shujaa announced Oscar Ouma, Samuel Muregi and Erick Ombasa will link up with the squad in South Africa for the Cape Town 7s.

Finally it is do or die for Thika United FC boss Nicholas Muyoti as he readies his charges for SportPesa Premier League play-off against Ushuru FC while Bandari skipper Wilson Oburu tipped Odhiambo to succeed as coach.

Here are Mondays Top Five Stories that you should read today, enjoy.

Ouma, Muregi, Ombasa To Link Up With Shujaa In Cape Town

NAIROBI, Kenya- Oscar Ouma, Samuel Muregi and Erick Ombasa will link up with Shujaa on Tuesday ahead of the second leg of the 2017/18 HSBC Sevens World Series, in Cape Town this weekend. The trio come in as cover for Dennis Ombachi (ankle) and Collins Injera (hamstring) who were ruled out of action on day one of the season opening Emirates Dubai 7s last Friday. READ MORE

Five Things To Watch Out For In Champions League

PARIS, France- Manchester United and Liverpool are among the teams bidding to book their places in the Champions League knockout stage this week, while Atletico Madrid appear set to bow out of the competition. Here, AFP Sport looks at five scenarios to keep an eye on during the final round of group-stage games on Tuesday and Wednesday: READ MORE

Misfiring Lukaku Under Pressure As Goals Dry Up

Bandari skipper Wilson Oburu. PHOTO/SPN

Bandari skipper Wilson Oburu. PHOTO/SPN

LONDON, England- With Zlatan Ibrahimovic fit again and closely scrutinising his performances from the substitutes’ bench, Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku is under pressure to rediscover his goal-scoring touch. Having scored 11 goals in his first 10 games following his £75 million ($100.8 million, 85 million euros) switch from Everton, Lukaku has found the net only once in 12 matches since. READ MORE

Bandari Skipper Oburu Tips Odhiambo To Succeed As Coach

NAIROBI, Kenya- SportPesa Premier League (SPL) side, Bandari FC skipper, Wilson Oburu has backed Ken Odhiambo to excel in his new role as the head coach of the club. Odhiambo, who served as an assistant coach under Twahir Muhiddin and Paul Nkata, was recently elevated to the position following the expiry of the latter’s one-year deal at the Mombasa-based side. READ MORE

Thika Boss Muyoti Wary Of Ushuru SPL Play-Off Threat

NAIROBI, Kenya- Thika United FC coach Nicholas Muyoti believes winning the promotion play-off against Ushuru FC to be played over two legs on December 6 and 10 could prove to be a “turning point” in his coaching career. Muyoti, who took over from James Nandwa in July, has endured a tough campaign in his first stint as head coach of a SportPesa Premier League (SPL) club. READ MORE

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