Category: PRE MATCH ANALYSIS

SOFAPAKA VS BIDCO UNITED MATCH PREVIEW

Sofapaka vs Bidco United: Preview, stats, and team news.
In round 30, Batoto Ba Mungu faces Anthony Akhahulia’s Bidco United on Saturday May 14th in the FKF Premier League fixture.
The two teams last faced off in January 2022 at Nyayo National Stadium, in a game in which the two teams settled for a 1-1 draw.
Below is a sneak preview of all you need to know ahead of the Match Day 30
Form guide.
Heading into match day 30, David Ouma’s side is eleventh on the table with 39 points, a six-point difference with Bidco, who are 13th in the standings. In the last three fixtures, Ouma’s charges have registered nine points from a possible nine, while Anthony Akhahulia’s side have managed four points.
Numbers
Both teams have played three matches between them. All the matches ended in draws.
Team News.
Ahead of the match Day 30, David Ouma’s Sofapaka will do without captain Lawrence Juma, who will be serving his last match ban while he will be boosted with a full squad to select from.
Key men
Lawrence Juma, Joe Waithera, David Orem, and Peter Nzuki will be key men trusted to get the work done for the two sides.
Reverse fixture.
In the reverse fixture at Nyayo National Stadium, Lawrence Juma’s header wasn’t enough as the two teams settled for a point each.
The match will be staged at Kasarani Annex, Nairobi.

Mathare United vs Sofapaka : Preview, stats, and team news.

In round 28, Batoto Ba Mungu faces John Kamaua’s Mathare United on Friday May 5th in the FKF Premier League fixture. 

The two teams last faced off in December 2021, at Thika Municipal Stadium in which the slum boys emerged 2-1 winners.

Below is a sneak preview of all you need to know ahead of the Match Day 29

Form guide.
Heading into match day 29, David Ouma’s side is eleventh on the table with 36 points, a 24 point difference with Nzoia, who are rooted 18th. In the last three fixtures, Ouma’s charges have registered seven points from a possible nine, while John Kamau side have managed only a point.  

Numbers
Both teams have played 27 matches between them. Sofapaka have been the better side, winning thirteen and Mathare United six, while eight other fixtures ended in draws.

Team News.
Ahead of the match day 29,David Ouma’s Sofapaka will do without captain Lawrence Juma who will be serving one match ban.
Key men
Lawrence Juma, Joe Waithera, Daniel Otieno and Danson Kago will be key men trusted to get the work done for the two sides.

Reverse fixture.
In the last outing staged at Thika Municipal Stadium between the two sides, Joe Waithera’s goal was not enough as the slum boys emerged 2-1 winners.

The match will be staged at Moi International Sports Center Kasarani, Nairobi.

Ouma on Mathare United, Lawrence Juma and consistency.

Coach David Ouma faced the club’s media for a preview of match number 30 against Mathare United.

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Back-to-back victories
It is a huge plus for the team and a perfect morale booster for the players. We have been working and I am glad we are finally getting the results. I only want the lads to continue giving their best. 

On the Mathare United duel
Playing a team like Mathare United at the moment is a very tricky match because they are in a position where they are fighting for their lives to stay in the top flight and this will make the match a hard one for us. Nevertheless, we have picked up well in the past two fixtures and we only want to keep up with the momentum. Mathare United’s tie offers another opportunity to move places in the standings. 

Regarding Lawrence Juma
Captain Lawrence Juma has been a consistent and key player for the team over the past two seasons. He is a player that gives you confidence, but sadly, we will have to do without his services on Friday due to suspension after being sent off in the dying minutes against Nzoia Sugar. Despite his absence, we have other players who are equal to the task, and we hope they will get the work done. 

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.

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.

SOFAPAKA VS KK HOMEBOYZ: PREVIEW, STATS AND TEAM NEWS

In round 26, Batoto Ba Mungu faces Benard Mwalala’s Kakamega Homeboyz on Sunday in the FKF Premier League fixture. 

The two teams last faced off on April 7th, 2022, at Kasarani Annex Stadium in an encounter in which Kakamega Homeboyz and Sofapaka shared the spoils in a closely fought encounter.

Below is a sneak preview of all you need to know ahead of the Match Day 26

Form guide.
Heading into match day 26, Benard Mwalala’s side sit at the top of the table on 53 points, a 24 point difference with Sofapaka, who are 12th. 

Numbers
Both teams have played 14 matches, with both sides winning four matches apiece, while six other fixtures ended in draws.

Team News. 
Ahead of the matchday 25 tie, both sides have no injury concerns to worry about as both sets of players are all fit and available for selection. 

Key men. 
Homeboyz will rely on David Odhiambo and Yema Mwana, 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 upfront. 

Reverse fixture. 
The Sunday fixture will be the 15th meeting between the two sides. In the reverse encounter last Sunday, Joe Waithera’s second-half strike earned Batoto Ba Mungu a point as the two teams battled out to a one-all draw.
The match will be staged at the Bukhungu Stadium, Kakamega.

Ouma Bouyant ahead of the Homeboyz test.

Head coach David Ouma faced the club’s media for a preview of the Kakamega Homeboyz clash.
 
The tactician talked about the Homeboyz match, the latest on team news and preparations. 
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On how crucial the Homeboyz tie is:
Each game is important to us moving forward. We understand they are a good side and have some momentum, but we take each game at a time and we are working progressively towards maximum points on Sunday.

On facing the Homeboyz test:
We understand that Kakamega Homeboyz is a good side who for two seasons has challenged for the title. They have really mastered the act of direct power play and have some experienced players. Nonetheless, it is a home fixture, and we have to go all out for the maximum points. It won’t be an easy task on Sunday, but I believe we will have a positive outcome. We have prepared well. We began with a draw last weekend, and we don’t want to slip up in the future. 

On team news:
We have trained well, and I am glad that we have a clean bill of health. Personally, as a coach, it gives me the confidence to choose from a pool of fully fit players.