Sofapaka FC was formed fourteen years ago to help the youth identify and nurture their soccer talent. Initially the immediate target was to give an opportunity for street boys who had lost any hope in life to identify their soccer talent and earn a living through the sport.
But the urge to succeed and create employment for the youth saw the club officials led by its Chairman Elly Kalekwa register the team for the Nairobi Provincial League.
Over the last fourteen years, the club has risen to become one of the top sides in the Kenyan Premier League thanks to the sound management at the club.
In 2007, Sofapaka became the first club from the lower Division to win a National title-the President’s Cup and with it an opportunity to represent the country in the Africa Cup Winners Cup. However due to financial difficulties, the club could not manage to carry the country’s flag in the competition.
The following year, Sofapaka emerged winners of the Nationwide League earning promotion to the Kenya Premier League. In our first attempt, the club is now one of the most respected in the competition and has climbed to the top of the league. Our vision is to win the competition on our debut appearance.
The club is based in Nairobi but has a huge following across the country and in East and Central Africa thanks to its unique name which means “Coming Together” in Congolese.
Sofapaka is a self supporting club drawing its funds from members and gate collection. During the time the club has been in the Kenyan Premier League, it has continued to attract a huge fan base thanks to their performance on the pitch and the discipline of the players who act as role models to the Youth in our Society. The club has managed to send several players to join leading clubs in Africa.
To become one of the most formidable and well established football clubs in the country, East Africa and the entire continent by winning all the football accolades in the competitions that we feature in and a transparent management.
To manage football in a professional and efficient way as well as to identify and nurture football talents and acquire peak performance from all the players, consequently achieving the best possible results.
Batoto ba Mungu
1. Faith in God
7. Team work