Roddy Manga, Sébastien Sunday, Baron Oketch, and Ben Stanley goals were enough as Sofapaka thumped Mathare United in an entertaining FKF Premier League match at Ruaraka Complex.
Batoto Ba Mungu kicked off the proceedings at a high tempo, taking an early lead through Rody Manga eight minutes into the match. A long throw by Titus Achesa found Samuel Olwande on target, but the defender got tripped off the ball by Lennox Ogutu, leading to the first penalty. The Congolese forward made no mistakes from the spot to open the scoreline, netting his third goal of the season.
At the quarter-hour mark, a lovely play involving Brian Wepo and Ambrose Sifuna saw the latter finding Sébastien Sunday. The Nigerian hit a powerful volley into the far right corner of the goal post to double our lead.
Ten minutes later, the hosts came close to pulling a goal back in the game through Curtis Wekesa. The midfielder collected Agustine Kuta’s delivery but failed to direct his attempt on goal for an easier pick for Kevin Omondi.
At the half-hour mark, Ambrose Sifuna came close to scoring our third of the day, but the midfielder, after doing all the donkey work, miscalculated his steps, seeing his effort go wide.
At the stroke of halftime, Alex Imbusia made a great run into Mathares’ box before setting Roy Okal through on goal, but the midfielder blasted his shot inches wide.
Upon resumption, the slum boys almost immediately had a good restart through Alphonce Ndonye. The midfielder shot a hard low drive that forced Kevin Omondi to stretch wide and make a vital touch that saw the ball roll out for a corner, which had little impact for an easier pick.
At the hour mark, Ambrose Sifuna almost scored the third, but his clever chip over Mustapha Oduor got cleared off the line by Lennox Ogutu.
Twenty minutes from time, substitute Baron Oketch, in his first contribution of the game, dribbled past Ogutu, only for the latter to trip him down in the penalty area for the second penalty of the day. Oketch made no mistakes, slotting past Oduor to net our third of the day and his first for the club.
Five minutes before time, Kevin Omondi pulled off a massive save, denying Daniel Otieno from the spot, to keep a deserved second clean sheet of the season.
Against the run of play, Baron Oketch turned provider after beating Ogutu off the ball before setting substitute Ben Stanley through on goal. The youngster made no mistake, tapping into an empty net to make it four for the day as we held on to register our second consecutive win of the season.