Betika and Sofapaka’s five-year collaboration comes to an end

Betika and Sofapaka’s five-year collaboration comes to an end.
Betting firm Betika has ended a two-year partnership with Sofapaka Football Club.
Betika and Sofapaka first entered into partnership in 2017, signing a two-year contract which has been renewed subsequently to 2022.
The leading online gaming firm has opted not to renew their five-year cumulative partnership with the club upon the expiry of the current running contract in August 2022.
Sofapaka management would like to thank Betika for their support throughout the years and wish them well in future endeavors.

ULINZI BEAT SOFAPAKA AT ANNEX

Enos Ochieng’s second-half goal was the difference as Ulinzi Stars beat Sofapaka 1-0.

In the final match of the season, host Sofapaka hoped to make it three wins in a row, but their hopes were dealt a blow after Enos Ochieng’s 50th minute goal proved the difference in a closely fought match.

Sofapaka began the encounter as the hungrier side, coming close to scoring the opener in under five minutes of play after Joe Waithira worked his way into Ulinzi’s penalty area, but Boniface Onyango was rightly placed to cancel his goal bound attempt.

At the quarter-hour mark of play, the soldiers had an open chance to take the lead through Clinton Omondi. The forward collected Harun Mwale’s delivery from the right flank, but Titus Achesa reacted in time to clear Omondi’s attempt for a throw-ball.

Five minutes before the half-hour mark, Benard Nyangweso’s charges had a perfect opportunity to go ahead in the match through Clinton Omondi, but Titus Achesa made a quick reaction to make a goal line clearance.

Four minutes after the half – hour mark, Titus Achesa thought he had given Batoto Ba Mungu the lead, only for his efforts to end up hitting the crossbar.

Five minutes before the half time break, Roddy Manga and Lawrence Juma teamed up at Ulinzi Stars’ half, but the latter’s volley went into James Saruni’s arms in goal for the soldiers.

Five minutes after resumption, the visitors took the lead through Enos Ochieng. The striker won a loose ball off Geoffrey Ojunga’s feet before slotting past Simon Masaka to give the soldiers the lead in the match.

At the hour mark, Roddy Manga came close to leveling the scores, but the forward’s tap in from Sébastine Sunday’s pass had too much power going wide.

Twenty minutes from time, Nixon Omondi and Titus Achesa combined on the right flank. Achesa lifted in a teasing cross to Alex Imbusia, but Harun Mwale threw in his body to block Imbusia’s goal-bound header.

Against the run of play, a good delivery by Nixon Omondi to Roddy Manga, who in turn flicked to David Nshimirimana, but the defenders’ tap hit Brian Odiaga before a final catch by Saruni as the soldiers held on firmly for the win.

ROUND THIRTY FOUR LINEUP AGAINST ULINZI STARS FC

We play against Ulinzi fc for our round thirty four 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
Simon Masaka (99) (GK)
David Nshimirimana (6)
Roy Okal (10)
Geoffrey Ojunga (13)
Joseph Waithira (16)
Roddy Manga (19)
Titus Achesa (20)
Lawrence Juma (24) (C)
Stephen Okola (27)
David Otieno (40)
Sebastine Sunday (66)

Subs
Fredrick Odhiambo (30) (GK)
Kevin Omondi (35) (GK)
Nixon Omondi (3)
Ambrose Sifuna (11)
Jacob Onyango (12)
Alex Imbusia (17)
Elvis Ronack Otieno (22)
Hamidi Mohamed (28)
Brandon Otieno Waithira (29)
Sammy Kiplangat (32)

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

OUMA ON THE ULINZI STARS, THE UNBEATEN STREAK AND TEAM NEWS

Ouma on the Ulinzi Stars, the unbeaten streak, and team news

Coach David Ouma faced the team’s media to preview the Ulinzi Stars match.
The tactician discussed Ulinzi,unbeaten run and team news. 

Read more to get the full transcript.

On an unbeaten run.
Generally, I am pleased with the team’s performance. The effort and dedication they have shown have been immense and have translated into positive results that we have registered. We had a difficult first leg, but I am glad the lads stepped up in the final half of the season by winning matches and keeping up with consistency. 

On Ulinzi Stars:
We have one more battle to handle on Sunday against the soliders. They are a good side, and we are fully aware of their threats, but we are well prepared for the task ahead. We have had a decent run and we want to cap the season with a win.

On season target:
I am so happy with the players’ effort throughout the season. They showed immense character that really propelled us to our current status. I am delighted because we have come a long way and we are now in a respectable position. Sunday offers a chance to move up the log, and we are ready to give our best final shot.

On team news.
We have a clean bill of health ahead of tomorrow’s encounter. We had minor concerns, but all have fully recovered and are available for selection.

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.

OKOLA’S STRIKE EARNS BATOTO BA MUNGU MAXIMUM POINTS IN MBARAKI

Stephen Okola’s header in the second half earned Sofapaka maximum points in a 1-0 over Bandari Football Club.

The hosts kicked off proceedings and were the better side in the opening stages of the match. The Ugandan goalkeeper duo of Umaru Kasumba and William Wadri worked well together, but David Nshimirimana timed his clearance perfectly.

At the quarter-hour mark, the former Sofapaka forward came close yet again, but his flimsy shot went into Simon Masaka’s arm.
Six minutes later, both teams witnessed end-to-end action from both, but there was no break through from either side. 

At the half-hour, Sébastien Sunday found Rody Manga, who made a good sprint past Felly Mulumba, but the striker failed to beat Michael Wanyika.
Five months before the break, Titus Achesa laid in a long ball to Lawrence Juma, but the captain made a quick rush, shooting into Wanyika’s arm as the two teams went for the breather level. 

Two minutes after resumption, Lawrence Juma’s corner kick delivery met the on-rushing Stephen Okola, who made no mistake in heading past Wanyika to give Sofapaka the lead.

At the hour mark, Sébastien Sunday, Rody Manga, and Joe Waithera all team up in Bandari’s penalty area. The latter made a cutback pass to Ojunga Geoffrey, but the midfielder’s attempt went wide.

Twenty minutes from time, Joe Waithira made a great sprint past Brain Otieno into the hosts’ defense area before setting Roddy Manga on goal, but the striker failed to hit past Wanyika in a one-on-one situation.

With a quarter of an hour to play, Lawrence Juma almost doubled Batoto Ba Mungu’s lead after receiving a fine delivery from Ambrose Sifuna, but Brian Otieno was well placed to deny the captain from close range. 

Against the run of play, the hosts put more pressure upfront with attack after attack, but Sofapaka held firmly to collect maximum points on the road.

ROUND THIRTY THREE LINEUP AGAINST BANDARI FC

We play against Bandari fc for our round thirty three 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
Simon Masaka (99) (GK)
David Nshimirimana (6)
Roy Okal (10)
Ambrose Sifuna (11)
Geoffrey Ojunga (13)
Roddy Manga (19)
Titus Achesa (20)
Lawrence Juma (24) (C)
Stephen Okola (27)
David Otieno (40)
Sebastine Sunday (66)

Subs
Fredrick Odhiambo (30) (GK)
Kevin Omondi (35) (GK)
Nixon Omondi (3)
Jacob Onyango (12)
Joe Waithira (16)
Elvis Ronack Otieno (22)
Sammy Kiplangat (32)

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.