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SOFAPAKA VS BIDCO UNITED POST MATCH ANALYSIS

Bidco United held Sofapaka to a barren draw in a Betking Premier League match played on Saturday at Wundanyi Stadium.

Bidco’s half
Visitors Bidco had a brilliant first half, they had numerous chances to convert but were denied by a well-organized Batoto Ba Mungu defense. Former Tusker and Sofapaka forward Peter Nzuki and Stephen Waruru came so close for Bidco but their attempts were well dealt with by keeper Kevin Omondi.

Hosts half
The second half witnessed a strong final half from the team. A series of counterattacks from both the left and right wings proved dangerous but a strong Bidco defense frustrated our attempts. Towards the final minutes of the game, Lawrence Juma would have scored the decisive goal but lack of composure would see him blast his shot off target.

Sifuna shines
Young star Ambrose Sifuna continued to prove a point, the former Soy United winger had a decent game proving a thorn at Bidco’s defense. The youngster had four dangerous solo attempts but was saved.

New signings feature
Our deadline day signings are all featured in the encounter. A second-half appearance for the trio of Mutamba, David King’atua, and Alex Imbusia

Coach’s comment
“Bidco had a good first half, they were on top but we defended well. The second half was ours to get the maximum points but sadly we picked a point.”

On whether Bidco draw is a disappointment;
“Honestly yes we feel disappointed especially when playing at home. We came for the three points in the game but then a point out of it. We welcome the point and shift our focus to the next fixture against Kakamega Homeboyz.”

On new signings ;
“Today we had all our deadline day signings feature in the game. Am happy we have players in every position and it’s only a matter of time for the team to gel. Once we achieve that then we shall be good to go.” The coach concluded.

Sofapaka next faces Kakamega Homeboyz.

SOFAPAKA – BIDCO SHARES SPOILS

Bidco held host Sofapaka 0-0 in a tightly contested Betking Premier League enencounter.

Half of chances
First half of the match witnessed a host of missed chances from both sides, we came close through Otieno a quick counter the left flank, Achesa delivered a low dangerous cross but Otieno failed to tap in with keeper well beaten. Bidco would then come close through Waruru, the former Sofapaka striker beat Achesa to the ball but his final third hit the side net.

Omondi’s twin save
Bidco once again came close through Nzuki, the former Tusker skipper had his two attempts on goal saved by keeper Kevin Omondi.

Close half

Final half of the game would have couple of chances missed by both sides. Sofapaka was more dangerous in push for the decisive goal, Juma had a perfect chance but his volley went too high. The draw puts Batoto Ba Mungu at 19 points on the log.

Up next we shall hit the road to Kakamega to face Kakamega Homeboyz

ROUND FOURTEEN LINEUP AGAINST BIDCO UNITED

We host Bidco fc at Wundanyi stadium on 6th March 2021 for our round 14 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
Mohamed Kilume .4
David Nshimirimana .6
Roy Okal .10
Ambrose Sifuna .11
Michael Kibwage .12
Amissi Bizimana .13
Timothy Otieno .15
Titus Achesa .20
Isaac Mitima .23
Lawrence Juma .24

Subs
Simon Masaka .9
Pistone Mutamba .9
Alex Imbusia .17
Michael Bodo .22
Stephen Okolla .27
Nixom Omondi .28
David Kingátua .40
Paul Kiongera .55

MUST WIN: COACH ODHIAMBO ON BIDCO UNITED MATCH

Sofapaka host Bidco United on Saturday 6th March in a Betking Premier League fixture.

Ahead of the clash, Head coach Ken Odhiambo gave his thoughts on the match, and this what he had to say.

On facing Bidco United ;

“We are meeting for the first time in a competitive fixture, definitely it will be an interesting encounter with maximum points at stake. We are going to face Bidco on a different approach with the sole aim of emerging victorious on Saturday.”

On whether Bidco’s form a worry ;

” Football is a game of chances and moments, they Bidco are on a good momentum having won four out four. But it’s not a big worry to us we are giving it an approach just as any other match, we have to be compact and decisive upfront.”

On whether a must-win tie;

” Definitely yes we are playing at home and it comes with its pressure to deliver. We are targeting the three points and we want to win this tie to get our first back-to-back win of the season.”

On whether new signings to feature on Saturday

” Yes a few new faces may feature on Saturday but that’s a decision we shall make on the match day.”

On injuries;

“We have keeper Aigba Moubarak who is undergoing recovery, he should be well come next week. We have Sebastine Sunday who unfortunately fell ill Thursday night and he too will miss Bidco tie.” The coach concluded.

The match will kick-off at 3 pm EAT at Stadium.

TEAM NEWS: SOFAPAKA VS BIDCO

Our medical team has provided the latest on injuries and recoveries ahead of Bidco United tie.

Injury :
Aigba Moubarak
Shoulder: Moubarak is the only injury concern. The custodian resumed light training as he speeds up on his recovery.

Recoveries :
Michael Bodo
Groin: Bodo has fully recovered. The defender has had full training sessions with the team and will be available for selection for Saturday’s match.

Stephen Okola
Back Injury – Okola has shaken off a back knock that has put him out for the last two outings. The young defender had full training session with the team and will be available for selection ahead of Bidco clash.

The match will be played on Saturday 6th in Wundanyi.

SOFAPAKA VS BIDCO MATCH PREVIEW

Sofapaka will play Bidco United on Saturday 6th March in a Betking Premier League match.

Ahead of Saturday’s clash, below is a preview of all you need to know about the match.

Match Stats
We haven’t played our opponents before in any competitive duel and this will be our very first meeting.

Form guide
Our opponents are currently on good form having won four in their last four outings. On the other hand, we’ve won twice while drawing and losing respectively.

We are placed 9th on eighteen points while our opponents Bidco United are seventh on twenty points.

Team News
Aigba Moubarak
Shoulder Injury: Keeper Aigba will once again miss the Bidco tie. Togo International has resumed light training.

Michael Bodo
Groin Injury: Michael Bodo has fully recovered and resumed full training, the defender will be available for selection for the Bidco game.

When: Saturday 6th March
Venue: Wundanyi Stadium, Taveta
Time: 3:00PM

MID SEASON TRANSFERS

SOFAPAKA FC MID SEASON TRANSFER BUSINESS

Sofapaka FC full mid-season transfer business.

The Football Kenya Federation (FKF) mid-season transfer window closed on Monday 1st March 2021.
During the one-month-long transfer window, the club managed to complete the signing of nine players while releasing the same number of players.

In a very busy transfer business, Aigba Moubarak, Timothy Otieno, Amissi Bizimana, David Nshimirimana, Alex Imbusia, David King’atua and Joe Waithira were our biggest catch while Pistone Mutamba made a return to the club.

Here is our full transfer business.

Ins
Joseph Waithira (Wazito)
Timothy Otieno (Napsa FC – Zambia) 🇿🇲
Pistone Mutamba (Bidco United)
Aigba Moubarak (I’AS OTR FC – Togo) 🇹🇬
David Kinga’tua (Bandari FC)
Bizimana Amissi (Rukinzo – Burundi) 🇧🇮
David Nshimirimana (Buildcon FC – Zambia) 🇿🇲
Alex Imbusia (Vihiga United)
Benard Muiruri (Taveta Sisal)

Out
Richard Aimo (Western Stima)
Michael Karamor (Western Stima)
Promise Chinonso (Western Stima)
Elli Asieche (Wazito)
Jacobs Faina (Posta Rangers)
David Simiyu (Mathare United)
Isaiah Wakasala
Jedinak Nana
Bryson Juma

We wish our former employees the best ahead.

ALEX IMBUSIA SIGNS

Sofapaka Football Club can confirm the signing of Alex Imbusia.

Imbusia joins Batoto Ba Mungu from Vihiga United Football Club.

“It feels good to join Sofapaka, this a huge step for me in my career. To sign for the club means have got a lot of potentials to keep improving and grow. Am so delighted and I look forward to a good stay at the club.”

Imbusia has inked a two-year contract at the club and marks the end of our transfer business.

Congratulations Alex and welcome!

MUTAMBA, KIN’GATUA JOIN SOFAPAKA.

Sofapaka Football Club has finalized the signing of Pistone Mutamba and David Kin’gatua.

Kin’gatua joins the club from coastal-based side Bandari Football Club while Mutamba rejoins the club from Bidco United.

Mutamba on rejoining the team;
“It feels great to be here once more. Sofapaka to me is home and I don’t feel all too new here. Am glad the coach has shown confidence in me and am looking forward to rewarding his trust in me by performing.”

Kin’gatua upon signing;
“It’s a pleasure to join such a big club with ambitions to prosper. I equally feel good reuniting with the head coach and I look forward to a good time at the club.”

The duo have put pen to paper to a two-year contract at the club

Congratulations Mutamba and Kin’gatua. Welcome!

SOFAPAKA BOUNCE BACK TO WINNING WAYS

Sofapaka beat Posta Rangers 2-1 in a Betking Premier League on Sunday 28th February

First half goals from Titus Achesa and Lawrence Juma were enough to put Sofapaka back to winning ways on the road.

Achesa’s opener
Titus Achesa scored our opening goal after 20 minutes of play after being set through by Bizimana Amissi.

Juma’s goal
Fifteen minutes later after our opener Lawrence Juma scored our second of the game heading in a good delivery by Achesa Titus.

Posta pull one back
In the second half, host Posta Rangers pull one back through Jackson Dwang. A series of attacks from Posta went unfruitful as we held on well to pick maximum points on the road.

Up next Sofapaka will face Bidco United