Category: NEWS

ROUND TWENTY ONE MATCH LINEUP AGAINST GOR MAHIA

We play against Gor Mahia fc at Thika stadium on 20th June 2021 for our round 21 match Betking Premier League. And this is how we lineup to face them, as headed by our coach Ken Odhiambo.

STARTING ELEVEN INCLUDE:

Kevin Omondi .35
Mohammed Kilume .4
David Nshimirimana .6
Pistone Mutamba .9
Roy Okal .10
Ambrose Sifuna .11
Michael Kibwage .12
Titus Achesa .20
Lawrence Juma .24 (C)
Sammy Imbuye .25
Nixon Omondi .28

Subs
Aigba Moubarak .30
Brian Magonya .2
Amissi Bizimana .13
Alex Imbusia .19
Michael Bodo .22
Stephen Okola .27
David Kingatua .40
Kefa Aswani .50
Sebastine Sunday .66

ROUND TWENTY LINEUP AGAINST AFC LEOPARDS

We host AFC Leopards fc at Wundanyi stadium on 16th June 2021 for our round 20 match Betking Premier League. And this is how we lineup to face them, as headed by our coach Ken Odhiambo.

STARTING ELEVEN INCLUDE:

Kevin Omondi .35
Mohammed Kilume .4
David Nshimirimana .6
Pistone Mutamba .9
Roy Okal .10
Ambrose Sifuna .11
Michael Kibwage .12 (C)
Titus Achesa .20
Lawrence Juma .24
Sammy Imbuye .25
Nixon Omondi .28

Subs
Simon Masaka .99
Brian Magonya .2
Willis Obayi .3
Collins Wakhungu .7
Amissi Bizimana .13
Joseph Waithira .16
Stephen Okola .27
Kefa Aswani .50
Sebastine Sunday .66

SOFAPAKA 0 – 2 ULINZI MATCH REPORT

Ulinzi Stars beat Sofapaka 2-0 in the FKF Betway Cup round 32 knockout tournament in a match staged at Wundanyi.

Both teams started brightly with the intent to make an early statement but it was the visitors who took the lead through Njuguna John with six minutes into play.

The soldiers were forced to make an early change into the match, Njuguna the goal scorer got stretched off for Oscar Wamalwa.
Three minutes to halftime, the visitors doubled their lead through substitute Wamalwa. The striker connected well to a Harun Mwale’s delivery.

Upon resumption, coach Odhiambo made quick changes, Joe Waithira and Roy Okal paved the way for Brian Magonya and Nixon Omondi. The changes punched life into our attack but the soldiers kept dirty at the back to win the match.

The results mean we bow out of the tournament.

BETWAY CUP ROUND OF 32 LINEUP AGAINST ULINZI

We play against Ulinzi fc at Wundanyi stadium on 2nd June 2021 for our FKF Betway Cup round of 32 match. And this is how we lineup to face them, as headed by our coach Ken Odhiambo.

STARTING ELEVEN INCLUDE:

Kevin Omondi .35
Mohammed Kilume .4
David Nshimirimana .6
Roy Okal .10
Ambrose Sifuna .11
Michael Kibwage .12 (C)
Joseph Waithira .16
Alex Imbusia .17
Titus Achesa 20
Isaac Mitima .23
David Kingátua 40

Subs
Simon Masaka .99
Brian Magonya .2
Pistone Mutamba .9
Lawrence Juma .24
Sammy Imbuye .25
Nixon Omondi .28
Kefa Aswani .50
Paul Kiongera .55
Sebastine Sunday .66

SOFAPAKA -ULINZI MATCH PREVIEW

We shall take on Ulinzi Stars in the FKF Betway Cup match on Wednesday in Wundanyi.

Ahead of the match, below is a preview of all you need to know about the mid-week cup fixture.

Match Stats;
26 matches have been played between the two teams, sofapaka has won eight duels while our opponents have won 9, the remaining 9 encounters ended in a draw. In the last meeting between the two teams, the match ended in a 2-0 draw in favor of the soldiers.

Team News
Timothy Otieno: Knee Injury
Otieno will miss the Ulinzi Stars match as he continues with recovery.

Benard Muiruri:
Muiruri is fully back, the youngster resumed group training as he aims towards match fitness.

When: Wednesday 2nd June
Venue: Wundanyi
Time: 3:00PM.

ODHIAMBO: SHIELD CUP A MUST WIN TIE

Sofapaka will take on Ulinzi Stars on Wednesday in an FKF Betway Shield Cup at Wundanyi Stadium.

Ahead of the clash head coach Ken Odhiambo has expressed confidence whilst terming the tie must win.

On facing Ulinzi Stars
“It’s a knockout game and a lot is at stake. We going to approach the match as a final because we want to proceed to the finals and win the cup. Winning the trophy will allow us to grace continental football which is a priority for the club. ”

Whether Ulinzi match must win;
“It’s a knockout match and yes it’s a must-win match for us. We want to win the cup and for us to achieve that we have to start by winning Wednesday’s encounter. ”

On team news;
“Clean bill of health for us, we have no fresh injuries to worry about. Everyone is fit and ready for the fight on Wednesday. We are happy to finally have Benard Muiruri back. He joined the rest in full training.”

The match will be staged in Wundanyi Stadium

KCB 0 – 1 SOFAPAKA MATCH REPORT

Sofapaka beat league leaders 1-0 in a betking premier league match played at Ruaraka on Saturday.

Lawrence Juma’s beauty in the first half was all Sofapaka needed to pick maximum points against the Bankers. Juma picked up Kilume’s delivery and with his first touch curled the ball past Joseph Okoth into the back of the net.

Omondi’s save
After the break host came blazing in search of an equalizer, Kevin Omondi was brought into action to save Wekesa’s goal-bound attempt.

Juma’s attempt
Lawrence Juma came close to double our lead with 20 minutes of play remaining, his volley almost beat Okoth but the custodian reacted on time to deny juma.
The bankers kept pressing but a solid defense at the back defended well to ensure we collect the maximum points.

ROUND NINTEEN MATCH LINEUP AGAINST KCB FC

We play against KCB fc at Ruaraka grounds on 29th May 2021 for our round 19 match Betking Premier League. And this is how we lineup to face them, as headed by our coach Ken Odhiambo.

STARTING ELEVEN INCLUDE:

Kevin Omondi .35
Mohammed Kilume .4
David Nshimirimana .6
Pitstone Mutamba .9
Roy Okal .10
Ambrose Sifuna .11
Michael Kibwage .12
Alex Imbusia .17
Titus Achesa .20
Isaac Mitima .23
Lawrence Juma .24 (C)

Subs
Simon Masaka .99
Collins Wakhungu .7
Joe Waithira .16
Sammy Imbuye .25
Nixon Omondi .28
David Kingatua .40
Kefa Aswani .50
Paul Kiongera .55
Sebastine Ikekhai .66

KCB – SOFAPAKA MATCH PREVIEW

We shall take on league leaders KCB in a Betking Premier League match on Saturday at Ruaraka Grounds.

Ahead of the match that will be our second game of the second leg campaign, below is a preview of all you need to know about Saturday’s fixture.

Match Stats
18 league fixtures have been played between the two teams, sofapaka has won 10 duels while our opponents won four, the remaining four encounters ended in a draw. In the last meeting between the two teams, the match ended in a 2-2 draw.

Form guide
17 points separate us from our opponents. We are on 19 points and 12th on the log while the Bankers top the table on 36 points. Recent form has KCB on a good run winning the previous two fixtures while it’s the complete contrast with BatotoBaMungu who have lost both matches.

Team News
Timothy Otieno: Knee Injury
Timothy Otieno has been ruled out due to a knee injury for at least three weeks. The striker suffered the setback during Monday’s match against City Stars

Aigba Moubaraka: Suspension
Custodian Abdoul Moubaraka will be out due to suspension. The keeper was red-carded during the Nairobi City Stars match.

Benard Muiruri: Groin
Youngster Benard Muiruri is continuing with his recovery.

When: Saturday 29th May
Venue: Ruaraka Grounds
Time: 3:00PM.
Live on Startimes TV

ODHIAMBO ON KCB TIE AND TEAM NEWS

Sofapaka will take on KCB on Saturday in Betking Premier League Matchday 19 at Ruaraka Sports Ground.

Addressing the club’s media ahead of Saturday’s fixture, the manager has termed the Bankers match a perfect chance to bring to a halt to the current poor results. This what the tactician had to say.

On facing on form Bankers coming from huge defeat on Monday;
“We have put City Stars defeat behind us, we want to forget it as fast as possible to have everyone in the right mindset come Saturday. We are facing an on-form side but this game is so important to us. A win is our priority in this fixture to bring an end to our poor form. The team has depth and quality to compete, we got 15 matches to go and so I believe we shall find our way up the log.”

On mounting pressure after back to back losses;
“In football, any loss mounts pressure and so has been our case. Yes, we feel the pressure because expectations are high but we are calm because we understand we are simply out of form. We haven’t had the best of results but we believe we shall soon overturn the results.”

On team news
“We have been dealt two huge setbacks, striker Timothy Otieno has been ruled out due to a knee injury while custodian Aigba Moubarak will miss the game due to suspension after being sent off against City Stars.”

The match is slated for Saturday at Ruaraka Sports Ground.