Category: PRE MATCH ANALYSIS

PREVIEW, STATS AND TEAM NEWS FOR SOFAPAKA VS ULINZI STARS

In round 33, David Ouma faces Benjamin Nyangweso’s coached side Ulinzi Stars on Sunday June 12th in the FKF Premier League fixture. 

Below is a sneak preview of all you need to know ahead of the Match Day 33

Form guide.
Sofapaka are seventh on the log with 46 points, a nine-point difference against Ulinzi, who are 13th. In the last six league fixtures, David Ouma’s charges registered five wins and a draw, while Benjamin Nyangweso’s troops have won and drawn three matches apiece. 

Numbers
An examination of the prior encounters shows that Sofapaka and Bandari have met on 27 occasions. The soldiers have registered nine direct wins while Batoto Ba Mungu has registered eight wins. Ten other matches ended in stalemates. 

Team News.
Ahead of the match on Day 33, there is no injury concern for David Ouma’s side. The manager has a fully fit squad for selection.

Key men
Roddy Manga, Lawrence Juma, Daniel Waweru, and Oscar Wamalwa will be the key men tasked with goals upfront for both sides.

Reverse fixture.
The first leg tie failed to take place after the host failed to avail a fully equipped ambulance.

The match will be staged at Kasarani Annex, Nairobi.

3 p.m. kick-off

OKOLA ELATED ON GOAL, CHUFFED AHEAD OF THE ULINZI STARS TIE

Stephen Okola is happy with the win against Bandari and hopes for a strong finish on Sunday when Sofapaka takes on Ulinzi Stars.

About the win in Mbaraki:
The Bandari match was a very important tie for us. There was a lot at stake, and we knew a win was vital in achieving our season target. We literally gave our best in the match, and I am so happy we crowned our effort with a win.

On his lone goal of the match:
It was a great feeling to be on the scoresheet on Saturday and, more importantly, to help the team secure maximum points and achieve its season target. It has been a long time since I found the back of the net and I am glad I was able to get my second of the season. As a defender, it is a plus as the season culminates.

Ulinzi Stars:
It is not yet a fully done affair, and we have an opportunity to cement our current position or move up the log. We have one final match to fight for on Sunday when we face Ulinzi Stars, and I feel it is yet another chance to make it three in a row. They will definitely give us a good test, but I am confident we will carry the day.

BANDARI VS SOFAPAKA PREVIEW, STATS AND TEAM NEWS.

In round 33, David Ouma faces Anthony Kimani’s coached side Bandari Football Club on Saturday June 4th in the FKF Premier League fixture.
The two teams last faced off in January at Danson Mwanyumba Stadium, Wundayi. Bandari emerged victorious, winning 1-0.

Below is a sneak preview of all you need to know ahead of the Match Day 33

Form guide.
The hosts are third on the log with 54 points, eleven points ahead of Sofapaka, who are seventh with 43 points. In the last six league fixtures, both teams have registered similar results, winning five and drawing one respectively. 

Numbers
An examination of the prior encounters shows that Sofapaka and Bandari have met on 22 occasions. Both sides registered eight direct wins, while six other matches ended in stalemates. 

Team News.
Ahead of the match Day 33, there is one fresh injury concern for David Ouma’s side. The club will do without the services of Brandon Obiero, while Hamid Mohammad and Alex Imbusia will miss the tie due to loan agreements between the two clubs and family issues respectively.

Key men
Rody Manga, Lawrence Juma, Abdallah Hassan, and John Mwita will be the key men tasked with goals upfront for both sides. 

Reverse fixture.
In the first leg tie, Danson Chetambe’s second half volley earned the Dockers a 1-0 in a match played at Danson Mwanyumba Stadium, Wundanyi. 

The match will be staged at Mbaraki Sports Club
3 p.m. kick-off.

OUMA IS PUMPED UP AHEAD OF THE BANDARI CLASH

Coach David Ouma held his pre-match press conference and discussed the Bandari tie, team news and Hamidi Mohamed.

Read on for the full transcript.
On getting back to winning ways
We have been doing well in our recent matches. We had a good run until the one-all draw against Posta Rangers. The draw slowed down our momentum, but I am glad the lads gave a good fight last weekend against a tough opponent.

Irrespective of the score line, I am pleased we bounced back to winning ways, and this was much needed heading into Saturday’s encounter.
On the Bandari match:

Our opponents have been on a good run, which is very commendable. We are facing a side that is tactical and clinical in goal, but we have really prepared well because Saturday’s tie is the season finale for us and we want to give it our best shot. It won’t be an easy task, but we are ready to battle for the three points.

Brandon Otieno:
We have one injury concern with Brandon Obiero, who suffered a knock on his right ankle while in training.

Team news:
Hamid Mohammad will miss the tie due to the loan agreement between the two clubs, while Alex Imbusia is out of the clash due to family issues. Despite missing the trio, I have full confidence in the rest of the squad and I trust they will give us victory on Saturday.

SOFAPAKA VS VIHIGA BULLETS PREVIEW, STATS AND TEAM NEWS

In round 31, Batoto Ba Mungu faces Abdallah Juma’s Vihiga Bullets coached side on Saturday May 28th in the FKF Premier League fixture. 

The two teams last faced off in December 2021 at Bukhungu Stadium in a game in which Sofapaka won 2-1.

Below is a sneak preview of all you need to know ahead of the Match Day 32

Form guide.
Heading into match day 32, Batoto Ba Mungu, who are 10th in the standings with an 18 point difference, In the last four fixtures, Ouma’s charges have registered ten points, while Abdallah Juma’s side have managed four points.

Numbers
An examination of the prior encounter shows that Sofapaka won with a 2-1 goal margin in the only league match played between the two sides. 

Team News.
Ahead of the match Day 32, there are no fresh injuries for David Ouma’s side, who have a fully fit squad to select from. 

Key men
Rody Manga and Lawrence Juma will be relied on by Batoto Ba Mungu, who are in good form, while Martin Oduor and Robert Arrot will be crucial for the Bullets.

Reverse fixture.
Batoto Ba Mungu earned maximum points in Kakamega thanks to goals from Lawrence Juma and Hansel Ochieng in either half.

The match will be staged at Kasarani Annex, Nairobi. 

3 p.m. kick-off

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.

Continue reading to get the full article.

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.