Sofapaka Big Winners Over Thika United

Sofapaka FC thrashed Thika United 3-0 and brought their eight match Kenyan Premier League unbeaten run to an end at Afraha stadium in Nakuru County.

Thika held Sofapaka to a barren draw in the first leg played two months ago, but assistant coach John Baraza paraded a strong side, skippered by Maurice Odipo, to claim three points over the resilient Thika.

Sofapaka was the first side to test their opponent’s goal but the three chances of Ezekiel Okare, Umaru Kasumba and Kennedy Odour went over Allan Owiny’s goal post.

Indeed there was nothing to smile about for both sides at halftime as the 45 minutes ended even, Thika’s chance that landed to Onwoudi Chibueze went off the target. The hosts managed to put the ball in the net in the 54th minute when Umaru Kasumba capitalized on a Thika United defender’s mistake who failed to clear the ball out of danger, only for the Ugandan to slither it past a helpless Allan Owiny. Four minutes later, Baraza’s charges were at it again when Hillary Echesa tapped inside the box and doubled the lead.

The third goal saw central defender Rodgers Modest Aloro with a brilliant free kick that went straight to the back of the net in the 76th minute and took Sofapaka to a 3-0 lead. JB was leading Sofapaka in the absence of head coach Sam Ssimbwa, who was away in Uganda for on compassionate leave.

Sofapaka XI

  • Mathias Kigonya (GK)
  • Willis Ouma
  • Maurice Odipo (c)
  • Rodgers Aloro
  • Jonathan Mugabi
  • Mohammed Kilume
  • Kennedy Odour
  • Umaru Kasumba (Meshack Karani)
  • Ali Feni
  • Morven Otinya (Wesley Onguso)
  • Okare Ezekiel

Unused Subs

  • Juma Reuben (GK)
  • Brian Dayo Magonya
  • Humphrey Okoti
  • Hillary Echesa
  • Bernard Mang’oli.

Thika XI

  • Allan Owiny
  • Sammy Meja
  • Christopher Oruchum
  • Suleiman Ngotho
  • Wycliffe Anekeya
  • Dennis Odhiambo (Capt)
  • Michael Mutinda
  • Dennis Lewa
  • Eugene Mukangula (Francis Muturi)
  • Shami Kibwana
  • Onwoudi Chibueze (Edmond Adem)

Unused Subs

  • Emase Eluid
  • Samuel Mwanje
  • Musa
  • Said Tsuma
  • Sosthenes Idah

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