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Sofapaka holds Gor Mahia at Kasarani.

Sofapaka held Gor Mahia to an all-draw in an FKF Premier League match played at Kasarani Stadium.

In the opening quarter of the match, we found a great opportunity to take the lead through Ambrose Sifuna. The midfielder collected Brian Wepos’ delivery, but his touch went a few inches wide.

Three minutes later, we almost went ahead in the match. A poorly cleared ball by Gor Mahia’s defense was collected by Sébastine Sunday, who quickly set Roddy Manga through on goal, but the forward blasted his effort over the bar.

In the 25th minute, Kogalo came close to taking the lead through Benson Omalla. The in-form striker collected Geoffrey Odhiambo’s pass, but Ambrose Sifuna swiftly reacted, blocking Omalla’s goal-bound attempt.

At the stroke of half an hour, Benson Omalla once again had the perfect chance to give Gor the lead after collecting Austin Odhiambo’s delivery, but the striker got denied by David Nshimirimana, who threw his body on the line for an important block.

Five minutes before the breather, Baron Oketch made a dazzling move, going through past Geoffrey Ochieng, but Philemon Otieno made a quick run to block the striker’s shot for a corner kick.

Five minutes after resumption, Baron Oketch had a great run into Kogalo’s penalty area, but goalkeeper Gad Mathews was well placed to punch away Oketch’s effect for the big save of the match.

On the hour mark, Gor Mahia attacked through Macharia, and the winger went past Samuel Olwande before finding Benson Omalla, but Kevin Omondi quickly positioned himself for an easier pick.

With a quarter of the game to go, Gor Mahia came close to breaking the deadlock through Omalla. Boniface Omondi collected Austine Odhiambo’s pass, setting Omalla through on goal, but Brian Wepo threw his body on line for a massive block to deny the forward from close range.

Against the run of play, substitute Ben Stanley came close to breaking the deadlock; his pin-point volley troubled Gad Mathews but failed to go through as the two teams settled for a point each.

Round ten lineup against Gor Mahia fc

We play against Gor Mahia fc for our round ten match, FKF premier league season 2022 – 2023, and this is how we line up to face them during our first leg meet as led by Head Coach David Ouma.

Starting Eleven
Kevin Omondi (35) (GK)
Samuel Olwande (2)
Nixon Omondi (3)
David Nshimirimana (6) 
Baron  Oketch (7)
Roddy Manga (9)
Brian Wepo (15)
Titus Achesa (20) (C)
Elvis Ronack (22)
Ambrose Sifuna (23)
Sebastine Ikekhai (66)

Subs
Simon Masaka (99) (GK)
Kevin Okoth (8)
Roy Okal (10)
Maqbul Ochola (12)
Geoffrey Ojunga (13)
Lucky Mweu (14)
Alex Imbusia (17)
David Obasanjo (18)
Jacob Onyango (19)
Stanley Omondi (24)
Stephen Okola (27)
Sammy Rono (32)
David Odhiambo (40)

Match Preview: Gor Mahia vs Sofapaka

FKF Premier League 22/23 season
Gor Mahia vs Sofapaka
Moi Kasarani
Wednesday, January 18th, 2023

Tenth-placed Sofapaka will take on third-placed Gor Mahia in the tenth round of the FKF Premier League 2022–23 season on Wednesday.

Ahead of the midweek clash set to be staged at Moi Kasarani Stadium, Batoto Ba Mungu will be keen to bounce back to winning ways after the city stars’ defeat when they take on Gor Mahia, while the Kogalo side will be hoping to make it three wins in a row. Ahead of the Wednesday fixture, Batoto Ba Mungu suffered a last-minute defeat, going down 2-1 against Nairobi City Stars, while Gor Mahia picked up maximum points in their 1-0 win over Kakamega Homeboyz.

Statistics
In the past 31 meetings between the two sides, Gor Mahia and Sofapaka registered 17 and 4 wins, respectively, while the other ten encounters ended in draws.

Head-to-head (last 5 matches)

Sofapaka 1-1 Gor Mahia
Gor Mahia 1-0 Sofapaka
Gor Mahia 1-0 Sofapaka
Sofapaka 1-2 Gor Mahia
Sofapaka 3-1 Gor Mahia

Form
Sofapaka (L, D, L, D, D, D, W, W)
Bandari 2-1 Sofapaka
Sofapaka 0-0 Posta Rangers
Nzoia Sugar 1-0 Sofapaka
Sofapaka 1-1 AFC Leopards
Ulinzi Stars 1-1 Sofapaka
Kenya Police 1-1 Sofapaka
Sofapaka 1-0 FC Talanta
Mathare United 0-4 Sofapaka
Sofapaka 1-2 City Stars

Gor Mahia (W, W, D, W, L, W, W)
Gor Mahia 1-0 Nzoia Sugar
Bidco United 1-2 Gor Mahia
Kariobangi Sharks 1-1 Gor Mahia
Gor Mahia 1-0 Bandari
KCB 1-0 Gor Mahia
Posta Rangers 0-2 Gor Mahia
K. Homeboyz 0-1 Gor Mahia

Team News
There are no fresh injury concerns for coach David Ouma ahead of Wednesday’s clash.

Reverse fixture

In the last meeting between the two sides, the former KPL champions settled on a one-all draw.

City Stars beat Sofapaka at Kasarani.

Nairobi City Stars came from a goal down to pick up maximum points in a 2-1 win over Sofapaka.

In a match staged at Kasarani Stadium, Batoto Ba Mungu grabbed an early goal in the opening twenty minutes of the tie. The Congolese striker made no mistakes from the spot, putting the ball past Jacob Osano.

Five minutes later, the visitors made a quick response from the spot after David Nshimirimana had handled the ball in the penalty area. Ezekiel Odera stepped up and made amends to restore parity for the visitors.

At the half-hour mark, Maloba came close to giving the visitors the lead, picking out a well-calculated through ball by Kevin Kimani, but the midfielder hurriedly took his shot, which went wide.

At the stroke of halftime, Ambrose Sifuna had a perfect chance to give us the lead at the breather, but the midfielder’s chip failed to beat Osano Jacob, who was rightly placed as the two teams went in for the break tied.

On resumption, City Stars were the more lively side and came close to scoring the second through Clinton Ouma, but keeper Omondi correctly judged his attempt.

At the hour mark, substitute Ben Stanely, in his first contribution, laid in a pin-point cross to David Nshimiriman, but Osano had to stretch wide to make an important save.

Twenty minutes from time, Ben Stanley had a fierce shot to trouble Osano Jacob, but Calvin Maswa dashed to make a long clearance for safety.

Five minutes later, the visitors finally found the back of the net through Andrew Kisili to take the lead in the game.

Against the run of play, Sofapaka threw bodies forward in quest for an equalizer, but the visitors remained resolute to collect their first win of the season.

Round nine lineup against Nairobi City Stars

We play against Nairobi City Stars fc for our round nine match, FKF premier league season 2022 – 2023, and this is how we line up to face them during our first leg meet as led by Head Coach David Ouma.

Starting Eleven
Kevin Omondi (35) (GK)
David Nshimirimana (6) (C)
Roddy Manga (9)
Roy Okal (10)
Ambrose Sifuna (12)
Brian Wepo (13)
Alex Imbusia (17)
Titus Achesa (20) (C)
Elvis Ronack (22)
Samuel Olwande (25)
Sebastine Ikekhai (66)

Subs
Simon Masaka (99) (GK)
Nixon Omondi (3)
Baron Oketch (6)
Maqbul Ochola (12)
Lucky Mweu (14)
Jacob Onyango (19)
Alex Imbusia (17)
Ben Stanley (24)
Sammy Rono (32)
David Odhiambo (40)

Match preview: Sofapaka vs Nairobi City Stars

FKF Premier League 22/23 season: Sofapaka vs City Stars
Moi Kasarani
Saturday, January 14th, 2023

Sofapaka will face Nairobi City Stars in the round-nine fixture of the FKF Premier League 2022–23 season on Saturday.

Ahead of the clash on Saturday at Kasarani Stadium, Batoto Ba Mungu will be keen to make it three wins in a row when they take on Nairobi City Stars, while the Nicholas Muyoti-coached side will be hoping to register their first win of the season. Ahead of Saturday’s fixture, Batoto Ba Mungu registered their second win of the campaign last weekend after a 4-0 thumping of Mathare United, while City Stars went down 4-2 in the hands of Vihiga Bullets.

Statistics
In the past 21 meetings between the two sides, Sofapaka and Mathare United registered 12 and 5 wins, respectively, while the other four encounters ended in draws.

Head-to-head (last 5 matches)

City Stars 0-2 Sofapaka
Sofapaka 3-1 City Stars
City Stars 0-3 Sofapaka
Sofapaka 1-0 City Stars
Sofapaka 5-0 City Stars
Form
Sofapaka (L, D, L, D, D, D, W, W)
Bandari 2-1 Sofapaka
Sofapaka 0-0 Posta Rangers
Nzoia Sugar 1-0 Sofapaka
Sofapaka 1-1 AFC Leopards
Ulinzi Stars 1-1 Sofapaka
Kenya Police 1-1 Sofapaka
Sofapaka 1-0 FC Talanta
Mathare United 0-4 Sofapaka

Nairobi City Stars (L, L, D, L, D, L, L)
Tusker 4-1 City Stars
City Stars 1-2 Talanta
Posta Rangers 0-0 City Stars
Nzoia Sugar 1-0 City Stars
City Stars 1-1 K. Sharks
City Stars 0-1 AFC Leopards
Vihiga Bullets 4-2 City Stars

Team News
There are only two injury concerns for coach David Ouma ahead of Sunday’s clash. Stephen Okola and Raphael Asudi will be expected to be back in a week’s time.

Reverse fixture

In the last meeting between the two sides, Sofapaka managed a 2-0 win over NRB City Stars.

Batoto Ba Mungu baptizes helpless slum boys.

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.

Round eight lineup against Mathare United fc

We play against Mathare United fc for our round eight match, FKF premier league season 2022 – 2023, and this is how we line up to face them during our first leg meet as led by Head Coach David Ouma.

Starting Eleven
Kevin Omondi (35) (GK)
David Nshimirimana (6) (C)
Roddy Manga (9)
Roy Okal (10)
Ambrose Sifuna (12)
Brian Wepo (13)
Alex Imbusia (17)
Titus Achesa (20) (C)
Elvis Ronack (22)
Samuel Olwande (25)
Sebastine Ikekhai (66)

Subs
Simon Masaka (99) (GK)
Nixon Omondi (3)
Baron Oketch (6)
Maqbul Ochola (12)
Lucky Mweu (14)
Jacob Onyango (19)
Alex Imbusia (17)
Ben Stanley (24)
David Odhiambo (40)

Match preview: Mathare United vs Sofapaka

FKF Premier League 22/23 season
Mathare United vs Sofapaka
Ruaraka Complex
Sunday, January 8th, 2023

Mathare United will be at home when they take on Sofapaka in the second match of the new year on Sunday at Kasarani Annex.

Ahead of the eighth match of the FKF Premier League 2022/23 season, Batoto Ba Mungu will be keen to make it two wins in a row when they take on Mathare United, while the Slum Boys side will be hoping to register their first win of the campaign in what will be their third match of the campaign. In the new year’s fixtures, Ambrose Sifuna’s first strike was enough as Batoto Ba Mungu saw off Talanta to register their first win of the season, while the slum boys suffered a 3-0 thrashing by Ulinzi Stars.

Statistics
In the past 28 meetings between the two sides, Sofapaka and Mathare United registered 16 and 8 wins, respectively, while the other eight encounters ended in draws.

Head-to-head (last 6 matches)

Sofapaka 1-2 Mathare United
Mathare United 2-1 Sofapaka
Sofapaka 4-2 Mathare United
Mathare United 1-1 Sofapaka
Mathare United 0-1 Sofapaka
Sofapaka 2-2 Mathare United
Form
Sofapaka (L, D, L, D, D, D, W)
Bandari 2-1 Sofapaka
Sofapaka 0-0 Posta Rangers
Nzoia Sugar 1-0 Sofapaka
Sofapaka 1-1 AFC Leopards
Ulinzi Stars 1-1 Sofapaka
Kenya Police 1-1 Sofapaka
Sofapaka 1-0 FC Talanta

Mathare United (L, L)
Mathare United: 1-2 Nzoia Sugar
Ulinzi Stars 3-0 Mathare United

Team News
There are no injury concerns for coach David Ouma ahead of Sunday’s clash.

Reverse fixture

In the last meeting between the two sides, Mathare United managed a 2-1 win over Sofapaka.

Musyoki elated at his first team experience

Sofapaka youngster Lucky Musyoki has revealed he is delighted with his first-team experience and looks forward to repaying the trust bestowed on him by giving his best on the pitch.

“I am so happy for the matches I have been able to play in. “I missed the first match of the season and came in as a substitute against Posta Rangers and Nzoia Sugar, but since then I have been able to start every other match, which has greatly improved my confidence levels.” Said Musyoki

I feel so confident in taking part in any match when called upon, and I am currently focusing on providing more assists and scoring goals as well. It will be my greatest fulfillment to achieve all this along the way and help the team realize its targets. He added

“The league is very competitive, and I am getting to learn and adjust along the way.” I hope to quickly and completely settle in and be able to be more valuable to the team. We won our first match of the season, and it was such a great feeling to finally taste victory at the top level. “I’m hopeful we can carry the momentum into upcoming fixtures.” Concluded Musyoki

The former Migori Youth winger will be hopeful to make his fifth start of the season on Sunday.