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KSHARKS VS SOFAPAKA MATCH REPORT

Sofapaka were the brighter side in the opening stages of the match. Barely two minutes into the encounter, youngsters Brandon Obiero and Jacob Onyango combined well at Sharks penalty area but custodian Brandon Obiero reacted on time to punch out Onyango’s delivery.

Three minutes later Said Tsuma and Lawrence Juma linked up well, the captain hit a long-range effort but his goal bound attempt hit the crossbar to Sharks safety.

At the tenth minute, the host came close to net the opener through Eric Mata. The striker picked up a loose ball by keeper Fredrick Odhiambo but Daniel Guya was well placed heading Mata’s attempt back to play.

Two minutes past the quarter-hour mark, center back Boniface Onyango gave Kariobangi Sharks the lead from the spot after a foul play by Brandon Otieno.

Ten minutes later, David Otieno and Brandon Otieno on the left-wing combined well, Otieno delivered in a long ball but Okola Stephen’s header went wide.

At the half hour mark, Ojunga Geoffrey laid through a low delivery to Jacob Onyango, the forward dribbled past Boniface Onyango but his effort went straight into Obiero’s arm.

Five minutes before break Sharks came close to double their lead but a swift reaction from Stephen Okola saved situation heading out Momanyi’s effort.

On resumption for second half, Coach Ken Odhiambo introduced Joe Waithira for Said Tsuma. Waithira added pressure upfront but a resolute Sharks defense proved hard to crack.

At the hour mark David Otieno delivered in a dangerous ball into penalty area, Guya connected but his header narrowly missed the target.

Eight minutes on,Lawrence Juma set a short ball to Geoffrey Ojunga but the midfielder’s shot hit Masaba back to play.

Ten minutes from time Kariobangi Sharks scored two quick goals in the 81st and 86th minute to hand Sofapaka fourth loss of the season.

ROUND SIXTEEN MATCH LINEUP AGAINST KSHARKS

We play Ksharks fc for our second leg fkf premier league 2021 – 2022 season. The match will be played today on 23rd January 2022 at Kasarani Annex from 1pm and this is how we lineup as headed by coach Ken Odhiambo.

Starting Eleven
Fredrick Odhiambo (30) (GK)
Daniel Guya (5)
Said Tsuma (8)
Jacob Onyango (12)
Geoffrey Ojunga (13)
Titus Achesa (20)
Lawrence Juma (24) (C)
Stephen Okola (27)
Brandon Otieno (29)
Sammy Kiplangat (32)
David Otieno (40)
Sebastine Sunday (66)

SUBS
Kevin Omondi (35) (GK)
David Kingátua (2)
Robert Karisa Kahindi (9)
Roy Okal (10)
Victor Kioko (14)
Joseph Waithira (16)
Alex Imbusia (17)
Hamidi Mohamed (28)
Sammy Kiplangat (32)

KSHARKS VS SOFAPAKA MATCH PREVIEW

Kariobangi Sharks will on Sunday host Sofapaka in a return leg tie on Sunday the 23rd of January in round 16 of the 21/22 FKF-Premier League fixture.

Heading in to Sunday’s fixture, below is all you need to know ahead of match day 16 clash.

Numbers

The two team’s have met in eleven occasions in which the 2018 Gotv shield and 2009 League champions won three and one respectively while seven other matches ended in draws

Form
Ahead of Sunday’s return leg fixture. Sharks boost a five point lead over Sofapaka. They are placed fifth and tenth on the log respectively.

Target men
Lawrence Juma and Felix Oluoch will be key for both sides in quest for goals upfront.

Goals
A sum of 12 goals has been scored in the past nine meetings between the two sides with an average of two goals per match.

Team News
No injury concerns for Sofapaka though our opponents will miss the services of captain Samuel Olwande who was sent off on Wednesday

Reverse fixture
In last the last meeting on Wednesday, the two sides battled out to a barren draw in an entertaining match at Utalii Grounds.

The match is will be played at Kasarani Annex stadium

SOFAPAKA AND SHARKS SHARE SPOILS IN UTALII

Sofapaka and Kariobangi Sharks battled out to barren draw in round 15 of the FKF-Premier League fixture.

In an early fixture staged at Utalii Grounds, Sofapaka failed to capitalize on a ten man Kariobangi Sharks side to settle for a point at home.

Sofapaka kicked off proceedings on a high tempo to get an early goal into the match. Five mintues into the match,Geoffrey Ojunga made a promising drive into Sharks defense but went over the bar.

At the quarter-hour mark Lawrence Juma and Randy Manga both had a good run into Sharks defense, the latter was well positioned but hurriedly took his shot missing the target from a close range.

Six mintues later, the visitors had a perfect chance to go ahead but keeper Fredrick Odhiambo reacted in time to fingertip Patilla Omoto’s volley out for safety.

At the half hour mark, the slum boys had another attempt at goal, Eric Mata picked out Felix Ochieng but the striker score past Odhiambo

Ten minutes later, Randy Manga flicked Achesa’s ball to Said Tsuma but the midfielder failed to beat Obiero in-goal.

On resumption, Sofapaka continued with their first urge, Hamid Mohammad had his first chance at goal but the youngster blasted his effort wide.

At the half hour mark, Alex Imbusia received Ojunga’s delivery, dribbled through into the opponent’s defense but his effort lacked enough power for an easier pick for Obiero Brandon.

Ten minutes later another attack at Shark’s goal, substitutes David Kingatua and Roy Okal had a beautiful exchange, Okola delivered in a dangerous ball Hamid Mohammad connected but his header went off target.

Ten minutes from time, the host piled pressure upfront Lawrence Juma and Jacob Onyango had a good move into the visitors penalty area but the youthful striker failed to connect past Brandon Obiero.

Against the run of play, Hamid Mohammad thought he had won the match for the 2009 champions but his last-minute shot missed the target with an empty net to score.

ROUND FIFTEEN LINEUP AGAINST KSHARKS

We host Kariobangi Sharks this afternoon for our round fifteen match at Utalii grounds and this is our lineup as presented by Coach Ken Odhiambo.

Starting Eleven

  1. Fredrick Odhiambo (30)
  2. Daniel Guya (5)
  3. Hansel Ochieng (7)
  4. Said Tsuma (8)
  5. Geoffrey Ojunga (13)
  6. Roddy Manga (19)
  7. Titus Achesa (20)
  8. Elvis Ronack Otieno (22)
  9. Lawrence Juma (24) (C)
  10. Stephen Okola (27)
  11. David Otieno (40)
  12. Sebastine Sunday (66)

Substitutes

  1. Kevin Omondi (35)
  2. David Kingátua (2)
  3. Nixon Omondi Mboha (3)
  4. Robert Karisa Kahindi (9)
  5. Roy Okal (10)
  6. Jacob Onyango (12)
  7. Alex Imbusia (17)
  8. Hamidi Mohamed (28)
  9. Brandon Otieno (29)

 

 

SOFAPAKA VS KSHARKS MATCH PREVIEW

Sofapaka will host Kariobangi Sharks on Wednesday the 19th of January in round 15 of the 21/22 FKF-Premier League fixture.

Heading in to the mid-week fixture, below is all you need to know ahead of match day 15 clash.

Numbers

The two team’s have met in ten occasions in which the 2018 Gotv shield and 2009 League champions won three and one respectively while six other matches ended in draws

Form
Kariobangi Sharks head into the match the best side after huge win over Leopards on Saturday. Two wins and a loss put Shark’s fifth on 24 points, they boost a six point lead over Sofapaka who are in the 10th position on 19 points.

Target men
Coach Ken Odhiambo will bank on captain Lawrence Juma goal scoring prowess to lead his side to victory while Felix Olouch will be vital for William Muluya coached side.

Goals
A sum of 12 goals has been scored in the past eight meetings between the two sides with an average of two goals per match.

Team News
No injury concerns except for Wilberforce Lugogo who is recuperating from a knee surgery. However the team has been boosted by the return of midfielder Said Tsuma from suspension.

Reverse fixture
In last season’s meeting between the sides,Shark’s amassed four points from the two-legged fixtures,winning 2-1 in Wundayi before battling out to a barren draw on the final day at Utalii Grounds.

The match is will be played at Utalii Grounds, Nairobi.

ODHIAMBO THANKFUL FOR APOINT, EYES SHARKS WIN

Sofapaka will host Kariobangi Sharks on Wednesday in round 15 of the FKF Premier League fixture.
Ahead of the mid-week match, Odhiambo has termed the fixture a must win whilst thankful for a hard-fought draw against Bidco United, here is what the manager said;

On a point against Bidco United
We did not have a proper first half on Sunday, we were sluggish, did not take in instructions and it was just a matter of time before we got punished by Bidco.

In the second we had to make drastic changes and am glad we had a perfect response through Lawrence Juma. I believe we should have carried the day in the dying minutes of the counter but we were just unlucky.

On Hamid Mohammad, Geoffrey Ojunga and Brandon Obiero second half performance.
I am truly impressed by the three young players, we brought them on in the second half and they did a perfect job. This gives us the confidence that we have a strong bench of players who are able to come in and do the work.

On facing Sharks in 48 hours time.
We have a tight fixture and we have to honor the matches. We have been training well and I believe the lads are in good shape to face Kariobangi Sharks on Wednesday despite the short time.

On facing inform Sharks side
They are a good side and on some good run but we shall face them as every other team we have met in our past matches. The match is critical for us because it is has been while now since our last win in Kakamega. Getting back to winning ways is our main come Wednesday.

On team news
We missed Said Tsuma services on Sunday but we are glad to have him back after serving his one match suspension. We have no injury concern except for a few knocks that will be taken care of by Wednesday.

BIDCO AND SOFAPAKA SHARE SPOILS

2009 champions, Sofapaka came from a goal down to rescue a point in a FKF Premier League match.

Lawrence Juma wonder goal was enough as Sofapaka came from a goal down to collect a point against Bidco United.

Host Bidco began the match on high tempo and almost scored the opener ten minutes into the match, Stephen Waruru’s low drive missed the target going out for goal kick.

Ten minutes later Lawrence Juma set through Hansel Ochieng, the striker dribbled past Lambert Oyugi hit a hard one at goal but keeper Mukolwe reacted to clear out the danger.

Three minutes later the host took the lead through Gathu Zacharia from a goal mouth mêlée after a poor clearance by Stephen Okola.

At the half hour mark, Bidco came close to double their lead but Ronack Otieno reacted in time to clear Stephen Waruru’s goal bound attempt

Five minutes later Joe Waithira and Hansel Ochieng combined upfront but the latter’s volley beat the side net for goal kick

On resumption coach Ken Odhiambo made a triple change bringing on Geoffrey Ojunga, Hamid Mohammad and Alex Imbusia for Ronack Otieno, Nixon Omondi and Joe Waithera. The move sparkled change in the attack.

Six minutes later captain Lawrence Juma scored a thunderbolt to draw Sofapaka level.

Ten minutes later, Hamid Mohammad came close to put Sofapaka ahead but the midfielder’s low shot hit the crossbar much to Bidco’s relief.

Fifteen minutes from time Hansel Ochieng and Alex Imbusia had a decent combination, but the winger’s low drive missed the target rolling past Mukolwe for goal kick.

Against the run of play, Sébastien Sunday thought he had given Sofapaka the lead but the midfielder failed to score past custodian Mukolwe Edwin with his attempt narrowly missing the target as the two teams shared a point apiece.

ROUND FOURTEEN LINEUP AGAINST BIDCO

We play against Bidco United fc at Nyayo National Stadium, on 16th January 2022 for our round fourteen match under the FKF caretaker committee. And this is how we lineup to face them, as headed by our coach Ken Odhiambo.

STARTING ELEVEN INCLUDE:

Fredrick Odhiambo .30 (GK)
Nixon Ouma .3
Daniel Guya .5
Hansel Ochieng .7
Roy Okal .10
Joseph Waithira .16
Titus Achesa .20
Ronack Elvis Otieno .22
Lawrence Juma .24 (C)
Stephen Okola .27
Sebastine Sunday .66

SUBS
Kevin Omondi .35
David Kingatua .2
Ambrose Sifuna .11
Jacob Onyango .12
Alex Imbusia .17
Roddy Dianzenza Managa .19
Hamidi Mohammed .28
Brandon Otieno .29

BIDCO VS SOFAPAKA MATCH PREVIEW

Sofapaka will be back at Nyayo National Stadium for the first time in nearly five years when they take on Thika based side Bidco United in round 14 of the FKF-Premier League fixture.

Ahead of matchday 14, below is preview of all you need to know ahead of Sunday evening fixture.

Numbers
The two teams have met twice which ended in barren draws

Form
Ahead of Sunday encounter, Sofapaka head into the match on a better form than their opponents. In the last three fixtures, the 2009 champions have won,drawn and lost apiece while Bidco have lost twice and won one. Two points separates the two teams with Sofapaka in tenth place on 18 points while Bidco in 13th spot on 16 points.

Key men
Coach Odhiambo will bank on Lawrence Juma, Hansel Ochieng and Joe Waithera goal scoring form for maximum points while our opponents will be hopeful Collins Neto, Brain Nyakan and David Orem will net the goals upfront.

Goals
In the our last two meeting a total of two goals were scored with an average of two goals per match.

Team News
Alex Imbusia and David Otieno have recovered in time for the clash.

Reverse fixture
In a closely contested match in the last fixture, the two teams shared the spoils in a match staged at the Thika Municipal Stadium

The match is will be played at Nyayo National Stadium.