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MAGONYA, OMUTERE TO UNDER GO KNEE SURGERIES

Sofapaka players Brian Magonya and Tevin Omutere are scheduled to under go knee surgery to enable return to action.
The duo have not featured for the team this season due to the injuries, as Magonya has been nursing a left knee injury and Omutere who graduated from the team’s academy, has been nursing a right knee injury.
“Magonya had a doctor’s appointment today after which we will know when he will under go the surgery and Omutere was to take an MRI scan today for us to know the seriousness of the injury before we take him for surgery,” said team manager Hillary Echesa.
Magonya was very influential in the heart of the team’s midfield last season and his absence this season have been noticed during key midfield battles.

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SOFAPAKA TO MISS TIMONA AGAINST MATHARE IN MIDWEEK CLASH

Former league champions Sofapaka will miss the services of utility player Timonah Wanyonyi when they face title rivals Mathare United at Kasarani Stadium in one of the five Kenyan Premier League mid week matches lined-up for tomorrow.
According to team manager, Timona who is currently recovering from malaria, is the only regular player not available for tomorrow’s crucial match.
“All the other players apart from Timona Wanyonyi are available for selection and we expect a good match against the 2008 champions,” said Echesa.
Though Mathare currently enjoys a better run in the league than Sofapaka, having gone for eight matches without a loss, winning four and drawing four, Sofapaka who have had mixed results in their last eight matches where they have won three duels, lost three and drew
two, enjoy a better head-to-head record over their hosts.
The last time Mathare United beat Sofapaka was in February 18, 2018 and that was the second time the Slum Boys beat Batoto Ba Mungu in the last eight meetings.

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SOFAPAKA FC LINEUP AGAINST WAZITO FC

We host Wazito fc at Narok Stadium on Sunday 10th November 2019, for our round nine KPL 2019/2020 league and this is our lineup as presented by our Head Coach John Baraza and the technical bench.

Starting eleven include:

Isima Watenga .1
Willis Obayi .3 
Faina Jacobs .6
Timonah Wanyonyi .7
George Maelo .8 (C)
Peter Lwasa .11
Brian Nyakan .14
Elli Asieche .16
Titus Achesa .20
Allan Katwe .33
Kepha Aswani .50

SUBSTITUTES
Richard Aimo .32
Philip Muchuma .9
Cersidy Okeyo .10
Cornelius Juma .13
Samuel Mutiria .17
Sammy Imbuye .25
Muhammed Kasirye .27

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SOFAPAKA FC LINEUP AGAINST KAKAMEGA HOMEBOYZ FC

We play Kakamega Homeboyz fc at Bukhungu Stadium on Sunday 03rd November 2019, for our round eight KPL 2019/2020 league and this is our lineup as presented by our Head Coach Divaldo Alves and the technical bench.

Starting eleven include:

Isima Watenga .1
Willis Obayi .3 
Faina Jacobs .6
George Maelo .8 (C)
Cersidy Okeyo .10
Peter Lwasa .11
Brian Nyakan .14
Elli Asieche .16
Titus Achesa .20
Ronald Okoth .23
Allan Katwe .33

SUBSTITUTES
Richard Aimo .32
Mohammed Kilume .4
Musa Malunda .5
Timonah Wanyonyi .7
Philip Muchuma .9
Cornelius Juma .13
Sammy Imbuye .25

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COACH ALVES RALLIES CHARGES AHEAD OF HOMEBOYZ TIE

Head coach Divaldo Alves says the team’s mental strength is not broken despite a tough spell that has seen them lose two games on the trot. The tactician says the team is well framed to bounce back ahead of Sunday afternoon’s away tie against Kakamega Homeboyz.

“It is very normal that after losing two matches, the mental level drops, but for us I think we are still strong. We have worked hard in training to get the players focus back and we have overcome the mental issue. We are improving as a team and a unit and everything looks good,” stated the coach.

He added; “I have very good players with experience and they know what to do to get themselves out of this situation and we are here as coaches to support and push them.”

On Homeboyz, the coach says he is prepared for a very tough game.

“They are a very strong team. They move well in attack and we are aware on how they work and how we can try and block them as well as explore their weakness. We have prepared a good game plan and I remain confident we can get something,” he noted.

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TM ECHESA ENCOURAGES PLAYERS TO SHOW MORE CHARACTER

Team manager Hillary Echesa has called on the players to show more character and bounce back in the next match after back to back losses slumped the team to 12th in the Kenyan Premier League standings.

Echesa, a former Kenyan international and Sofapaka captain believes the team has enough quality to respond to the slow start and post positive results especially in the next assignment away to Kakamega Homeboyz on Sunday.

“We really have to show our character as a team especially the players. We have to fight and bounce back because where we are is not where we should be. Losing two games back to back is not a good thing and we need to make a response,” Echesa noted.

He added; “We know that we are facing a tough match next, going away to Homeboyz. But this is the kind of game where we can get a win to boost our confidence. I know we have a very good squad and the players are capable of doing their best.”

Echesa has further urged on the players to ensure the recent results do not affect their motivation, saying their mentality should remain strong and focus on the task ahead than the results behind.

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SOFAPAKA FC LINEUP AGAINST AFC LEOPARDS

We host AFC Leopards at Narok Stadium on Sunday 27th October 2019, for our round seven KPL 2019/2020 league and this is our lineup as presented by our Head Coach Divaldo Alves and the technical bench.

Starting eleven include:

Richard Aimo .32
Willis Obayi .3 (C)
Mohammed Kilume .4
Faina Jacobs .6
Cersidy Okeyo .10
Peter Lwasa .11
Brian Nyakan .14
Elli Asieche .16
Titus Achesa .20
Sammy Imbuye .25
Kepha Aswani .50

SUBSTITUTES
Isaiah Wakasala .30
Musa Malunda .5
Timonah Wanyonyi .7
George Maelo .8
Ronald Okoth .23
Muhammed Kasirye .27
Allan Katwe .33

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SOFAPAKA FC LINEUP AGAINST NZOIA FC

We play Nzoia fc at Sudi Stadium, Bungoma on Saturday 19th October 2019, for our round six KPL 2019/2020 league and this is our lineup as presented by our Head Coach Divaldo Alves and the technical bench.

Starting eleven include:

Isima Watenga .1
Willis Obayi .3
Mohammed Kilume .4
Faina Jacobs .6
George Maelo .8 (C)
Philip Muchuma .9
Cersidy Okeyo .10
Peter Lwasa .11
Brian Nyakan .14
Elli Asieche .16
Titus Achesa .20

SUBSTITUTES
Richard Aimo .32
Timonah Wanyonyi .7
Samuel Mutiria .17
Ronald Okoth .23
Sammy Imbuye .25
Muhammed Kasirye .27
Allan Katwe .33

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ACHESA RALLIES MATES TO KEEP WINNING RUN GOING

Left back Titus Achesa has rallied his teammates to ensure they continue the winning run when they take on Nzoia Sugar away in Bungoma on Saturday. Sofapaka beat Bandari 2-1 before the international break two weeks ago.

“We played very well in our last game and picked up a lot of motivation and morale with the win. We are counting on that bounce to go to Nzoia and win and we want to continue with the same form. We are going for three points and nothing less,” the left back stated.

He further stated that the team has had marked improvement since the season began and believes they can only get better as they play more matches.

“Compared to how we started against Posta, there has been a lot of improvement in each game. The way we play and our ball handling has greatly improved and we will get better as the season wears on,” stated the defender.

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COACH ALVES AWARE OF NZOIA’S ATTACKING THREAT

Head coach Divaldo Alves says the team expects a highly attacking Nzoia Sugar when they face the sugar millers at their Sudi home ground in Bungoma on Saturday afternoon.

Alves says having analyzed Nzoia, he knows their strengths and weaknesses and the team has prepared aptly to ensure they contain them and go for a precious away victory.

“We are well aware of how they play. They have dangerous wingers with very high creativity with the wingers and fullbacks who love to join the attack. They are very fast and we need to be prepared well to go there and lock them not to play their usual games,” Alves said.

On how the win against Bandari has motivated the team Alves said; “It was very important in terms of points because we want to ensure that we are not far away from the top. It also gave us a boost of motivation and now the players believe that we can go to the top.”

Meanwhile the coach has given an update on who is available for the game against Nzoia.

Striker Kepha Aswani will be unavailable after only returning to training on Thursday following a bout of sickness. Midfielder Brian Magonya continues his rehabilitation after injuring his ACL early in the season.

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