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ROUND TWENTY EIGHT LINEUP AGAINST NZOIA SUGAR FC

We play host to Nzoia Sugar fc for our round twenty eight match, FKF premier league season 2021-2022, and this is how we line up to face them during our second leg meet, led by the head coach David Ouma

Starting Eleven
Fredrick Odhiambo (30) (GK)
Nixon Omondi (3)
Daniel Guya (5)
David Nshimirimana (6)
Roy Okal (10)
Joe Waithira (16)
Titus Achesa (20)
Lawrence Juma (24) (C)
Stephen Okola (27)
David Otieno (40)
Sebastine Sunday (66)

Subs
Simon Masaka (99) (GK)
Ambrose Sifuna (11)
Geoffrey Ojunga (13)
Alex Imbusia (17)
Roddy Manga (19)
Elvis Ronack Otieno (22)
Hamidi Mohamed (28)
Brandon Otieno (29)
Kevin Omondi (35)

OUMA ON NZOIA SUGAR, TEAM NEWS AND CONSISTENCY

Head coach David Ouma faced the club’s media for a preview of the Nzoia Sugar match on Sunday. 

Read more for a full transcript of the manager’s pre-match interview.

On getting back to winning ways:
It has been a collective responsibility of everyone at the club. We have been pushing harder in our past matches than we have been unlucky, but I knew it was only a matter of time. 

On how important a City Stars win is to the team:
Facing a strong team and getting maximum points from a side that has been doing well in the league is a morale booster for the squad. The Sunday win was important because we really needed to get back to winning ways because we have a target of finishing the league in some respectable position. 

On the Nzoia Sugar tie:
We are facing a revitalized side who have made it difficult for their opponents to collect full points. They are solid at the back and equally dangerous on the attack. I know we’ll have limited space because they’ll sit back and try to hit us on the counter, but we’ll handle the millers the same way we’ve handled our previous opponents. Nzoia will not be easy, but we hope to make it two out of two on Sunday.

On consistency
Football is about making use of your chances and being consistent with your performance. We have been drawing, but we finally got back to winning ways, and there is no better feeling than winning more matches. This will only call for more responsibility from the players and utilizing all the chances that come our way. I believe if we can work on the consistency bit, then we will achieve our target by the end of the season. 

On team news
Reports from our medical department indicate that we have two injury concerns ahead of Sunday’s fixture. David Kingatua continues with his rehabilitation while Kelvin Otieno joins him on the sidelines having suffered a groin injury.

Sofapaka vs Nzoia Sugar FC: Preview, stats, and team news.

In round 27, Batoto Ba Mungu faces Salim Babu’s Nzoia Sugar FC on Sunday, May 1st in the FKF Premier League fixture. 

The two teams last faced off in October 2021, at Sudi Stadium, Bungoma, in which both sides settled for a point each. 

Below is a sneak preview of all you need to know ahead of the Match Day 28

Form guide.
Heading into match day 28, David Ouma’s side is eleventh on the table with 33 points, a five-point difference with Nzoia, who is 14th. In the last three fixtures, Ouma’s charges have registered five points from a possible nine, while Salim Babu’s have managed only two points. 

Numbers
Both teams have played 11 matches between them. Sofapaka have been the better side, winning four and Nozia Sugar three, while four other fixtures ended in draws. A total of twenty goals have been scored between the two sides in the past eleven meetings.

Team News.
Ahead of the matchday 28 tie, David Ouma’s side will miss the services of David Kingatua and Kelvin Otieno. The duo are out due to meniscus and groin injuries, respectively. 

Key men
Lawrence Juma, Joe Waithera, and Levi’s Okello, who are on nine and eight, respectively, will be key for the two sides in their quest for maximum points on Sunday. 

Reverse fixture.
The Sunday fixture will see the two teams battle for bragging rights. In the last encounter in Bungoma, the two teams settled for a point each in a match that ended in a barren draw.

The match will be staged at Kasarani Annex in Nairobi.

SOFAPAKA CLAWS NAIROBI CITY STARS

Clinical Sofapaka stunned the high-flying Nairobi City Stars with a 2-0 win at Ruaraka Complex.

Goals from Lawrence Juma and Titus Achesa in the final half earned coach David Ouma his first win after four games in charge.

The match kicked off with end-to-end action from both sides with the intention of scoring the opener, but nothing was to be seen after a quarter hour of play.

Five minutes into the game, Sofapaka had their first attempt on goal through Rody Manga from a Titus Achesa delivery, but Sven Yidah did well to intercept the attack and return to play.

At the half-hour mark, Ezekiel Odera bounced on a lost ball by Stephen Okola, but his shot lacked enough power to go straight into Fredrick Odhiambo’s arm.

Five minutes before the break, captain Lawrence Juma had a chance to give Batoto Ba Mungu the lead, but the midfielder hurriedly shot on goal, going inches wide as the two teams went into the break level. 

Coach David Ouma made three changes, bringing on Alex Imbusia, Geoffrey Ojunga, and Joe Waithera. Three minutes into the second half, Titus Achesa earned Sofapaka a penalty after being brought down in the penalty area. Lawrence Juma made no mistakes, converting from the spot to give Sofapaka the lead.

Five minutes later, City Stars almost leveled the score through Calvin Masawa, but David Otieno reacted well, putting his body on the line and sending the ball back to play.

At the stroke of the hour mark, Titus Achesa doubled Sofapaka’s lead, connecting off Alex Imbusia’s perfect cut back delivery.

Twenty minutes from time, Joe Waithira had a perfect chance to net the third goal of the game, but the striker failed to properly shoot on goal for an easier pick for Osano Job.

Against the run of play, another chance went begging. Substitute Ambrose Sifuna lifted a volley into the City Stars defense to Nixon Omondi, who connected, but his header lacked enough power for an easy clearence by Lennox Ogutu as Sofapaka held on for a massive win and their second of the year.

ROUND TWENTY SEVEN LINEUP AGAINST NAIROBI CITY STARS

We play against Nairobi City Stars fc for our round twenty seven match, FKF premier league season 2021-2022, and this is how we line up to face them during our second leg meet, led by the head coach David Ouma

Starting Eleven
Fredrick Odhiambo (30) (GK)
Nixon Omondi (3)
David Nshimirimana (6)
Said Tsuma (8)
Roy Okal (10)
Roddy Manga (19)
Titus Achesa (20)
Lawrence Juma (24) (C)
Stephen Okola (27)
David Otieno (40)
Sebastine Sunday (66)

Subs
Kevin Omondi (35) (GK)
Daniel Guya (5)
Geoffrey Ojunga (13)
Joe Waithira (16)
Alex Imbusia (17)
Elvis Ronack Otieno (22)
Simon Masaka (99)

NAIROBI CITY STARS VS SOFAPAKA FC MATCH PREVIEW

Nairobi City Stars vs Sofapaka: Preview, stats, and team news. 

In round 27, Batoto Ba Mungu faces Nicholas Muyoti’s Nairobi City Stars on Saturday in the FKF Premier League fixture. 

The two teams last faced off on December 2021, at Danson Mwanyumba Stadium in an encounter. Sofapaka thrashed City Stars 3-1.

Below is a sneak preview of all you need to know ahead of the Match Day 27

Form guide. 
Heading into match day 27, Nicholas Muyoti’s side is third on the table with 45 points, a 15-point difference with Sofapaka, who is 12th. In the last three fixtures, Muyoti’s charges have registered seven points from a possible nine, while Sofapaka have managed three points. 

Numbers
Both teams have played 20 matches between them. Sofapaka have been the better side, winning 11 and City Stars five, while four other fixtures ended in draws. 


Team News. 
Ahead of the matchday 27 tie, David Ouma’s side will miss the services of David Kingatua, who is out after suffering a meniscus injury. 

Key men. 
City Stars will rely on Ezekiel Odera and Anthony Kimani, who have been deadly in front of goal and will be tasked with scoring early on, while Sofapaka will bank on Joseph Waithera and Lawrence Juma for goals. 

Reverse fixture. 
The Saturday fixture will be the 21st meeting between the two sides. In the reverse encounter in December, Joe Waithera, Alex Imbusia, and Lawrence Juma’s second-half goals earned Batoto Ba Mungu a convincing 3-1 win at Danson Mwanyumba Stadium. 

The match will be staged at the Ruaraka Complex in Nairobi.

OUMA ON THE CITY STARS’ WINLESS STREAK AND DAVID KINGATUA

Coach David Ouma faced the club’s media to preview the Nairobi City Stars match.

Read more for a full transcript of the tactician’s interview.

On a winless streak
We have really done well so far in the last three outings in which we have faced strong opponents. The team has generally improved and played well, but luck has not been on our side. The winless streak is a concern but not a worry because I believe we will get the results pretty soon.

Regarding the City Stars tie:
We are going to face yet another strong opponent on Saturday. They are currently second on the log and in good form, but going with our style of play and the level of improvement that we have gained, I am optimistic that this is going to be our turning point. We respect our opponents, but if we can convert our chances into goals, then I have no doubt we will carry the day.

On top, half chances.
The league is competitive because the point gap is not wide. One simply has to take full advantage of their opportunities, and I believe this has been our main undoing because we haven’t been as clinical as we should be in the final third. I am optimistic that once my players take more personal responsibility by converting the numerous chances that we will create in the remaining nine matches, then a top-half finish is very much possible. 

Injury Status Report:
We have one injury concern with David Kingatua ahead of Saturday. He suffered a meniscus injury, and we hope to have him back soon.

OUMA LAMENTS ON MISSED OPPORTUNITIES AGAINST HOMEBOYZ

Ouma laments on missed opportunity against the Homeboyz.

David Ouma on the Homeboyz draw, dropped points, and winless streak

Coach David Ouma faced the club’s media to give his post-match analysis, and below is the full transcript of the manager’s interview. 

On a point in Bukhungu
It was a good match and a good display from both teams. We gave a good account of ourselves and we really wanted the three points. Unfortunately, we had to settle for a point.

On the players’ input:
I am delighted with the way my players played on Sunday. They were compact, contained the host and forced our opponents into their own half. They played according to instructions, and that gives me confidence moving into future games. 

On the league standings,
We have not made any progress on the log despite the three consecutive draws. We had a perfect opportunity the last two weekends to make strides in the standings, but we failed to utilize our chances. We had a golden chance from the spot to register our second win of the year, but we failed to convert. My player should have taken more responsibility for such a direct chance. 

On the winless streak
It is a concern for us because we have been doing well in all areas, and that is evident from our display. Our only undoing has been the final third, and I feel we have been so unlucky, but we hope we will get it right moving forward.

HOMEBOYZ – SOFAPAKA SHARE POINTS IN BUKHUNGU

Goals from Lawrence Juma and David Odhiambo in each half were the difference as the two teams settled for a point each.

In an entertaining match at the Bukhungu Stadium, the hosts were the better side in the opening quarter of the first half. David Odhiambo had his first attempt on the host from the right flank, but Fredrick Odhiambo reacted just in time to make a decent save.

At the quarter-hour mark, Odhiambo, the most troubling player for the host, came close to giving the host the lead, but Fredrick Odhiambo was well placed to clear the ball for a corner kick.

Five minutes on, a long ball from Titus Achesa to Joseph Waithera, the striker, went past Geoffrey Oputi, but the custodian brought down Waithira for a penalty kick. Lawrence Juma steeped up and made no mistake in converting from the spot.

At the half-hour mark, Fredrick Odhiambo, the busiest custodian of the two, was yet again called to action to finger tip out Moses Mudavadi’s long range shot.

Three minutes before halftime, David Odhiambo leveled the scores for the hosts with a 25-yard set piece fierce shot that went right past Sofapaka goalkeeper Fredrick Odhiambo.

Upon resumption for the final half at the hour mark, Homeboyz had a chance to go ahead through Raymond Onyango. The striker collected Collins Odhiambo’s delivery, but the forward’s header went straight into Odhiambo’s arms.

Ten minutes into the second half, substitute Hansel Ochieng had an opportunity to put Sofapaka ahead after being set through by Nixon Omondi, but the forward blasted his effort wide.

Fifteen minutes from time, Hansel Ochieng had an open chance from the spot to put the game beyond Homeboyz’s reach, but the striker failed to convert, shooting straight into Geoffrey Oputi’s arm.

Against the run of play, Rody Manga’s overhead kick attempt beat Oputi in goal, but Collins Odhiambo reacted to clear the ball off the line as the two teams settled for a point each.

ROUND TWENTY SIX LINEUP AGAINST KK HOMEBOYZ

We play against KK Homeboyz fc for our round twenty six match, FKF premier league season 2021-2022, and this is how we line up to face them during our second leg meet, led by the head coach David Ouma

Starting Eleven
Fredrick Odhiambo (30) (GK)
David Nshimirimana (6)
Said Tsuma (8)
Roy Okal (10)
Ambrose Sifuna (11)
Joe Waithira (16)
Titus Achesa (20)
Lawrence Juma (24) (C)
Stephen Okola (27)
David Otieno (40)
Sebastine Sunday (66)

Subs
Kevin Omondi (35) (GK)
Nixon Omondi (3)
Hansel Ochieng (7)
Geoffrey Ojunga (13)
Alex Imbusia (17)
Roddy Manga (19)
Elvis Ronack Otieno (22)