Sofapaka rises back to winning ways

We ended our winless streak with a 1-0 win over Mathare United.

Alex Imbusia’s second-half strike was all that mattered in picking up three points against the slum boys.

We began the match on a high with a sixth-minute attempt by Rody Manga. New signing Simon Abuko collected Brian Wepo’s long throw delivery and dribbled into the visitors’ penalty Are made a cut-back pass to Rody Manga, but the striker failed to burry the ball behind the net with the keeper to beat with his tapping going wide.

Five minutes after the quarter-hour mark, we came close to drawing first blood. Brian Wepo’s long throw was flicked on by Rody Manga to Stephen Okola, but the defender’s shot missed the target by inches.

At the half-hour mark, Baron Oketch dribbled into the visitors’ penalty area before setting Rodgers Okuse through on goal, but the striker blasted his efforts wide.

At the stroke of halftime, the slum boys came close to netting the opener through Curtis Wekesa. The speedy winger went past Wepo, but David Nshimirimana timely reacted to intercept his goal-bound attempt.

Eight minutes upon restart substitute Alex Imbusia on his first contribution of the match hit a thunderbolt shot that proved so powerful for keeper Brian Opiyo to give us the lead after being set through by Roddy Manga

Twenty minutes later, we had another chance to double our lead through Ben Stanely. The younger player collected a perfectly laid pass by Simon Abuko, but his shot went inches wide.

With a quarter of an hour to play, Mathare came close to equalizing through Khalid Jumaa. The midfielder curled in a volley, but goalkeeper Simon Masaka quickly reacted to collect.

Against the run of time, Simon Abuko came close to netting his first for the club, but his shot missed the target by a whisker as we went ahead to collect maximum points at home.

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