In what promises to be a thrilling Kenyan Premier League match, Sofapaka is set to host Tusker FC at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos County. The stage Is set for a nail-biting encounter that could potentially change the course of both teams.
Sofapaka is coming into this match with a glimmer of hope following their solitary goal victory over Kenya Police FC in their previous outing at their new home stadium in Machakos . This will be the second time they play at their new fortress, and they are eager to secure a vital win.
The hosts find themselves in a precarious situation currently languishing in the relegation zone. With only four points from seven matches , they are acutely aware of the urgency to collect points and climb the league table.
Tusker on the other hand is a formidable team with a rich history having secured the Kenyan premier league title a record13 times. However they are yet to have it all their way this season , as they lie 12th with 8 points. The brewers are determined to bounce back after suffering a shocking 1-0 defeat at the hands of gor Mahia in their previous outing
The history between these two teams shows that tusker fc has had the upper hand. In the previous season, the Ruaraka based side outshined the hosts in both home and away clashes. They won the first leg 1-0 and followed it up with a convincing 2-0 victory in the second leg.
Though they come to this game as underdogs, the hosts are determined to reverse their fortunes in this encounter.
Batoto ba Mungu recently bolstered their technical bench by bringing on board former Mara Sugar head coach Francis Xavier who will be assisting coach Ezekiel Akwana.
During his unveiling Xavier said his sole mission is to ensure that he helps Akwana win all the remaining fixtures starting with Tusker in order to get themselves out of the danger zone and finish the league at a favorable position.
“ We plan to start winning from tusker’s game going forward, if we are to get ourselves from the relegation zone we must win most of our upcoming fixtures,” quipped Xavier.