Sofapaka FC have declared that they remain focused ahead of Saturday’s Kenyan Premier League (KPL) match against Bandari in Mombasa despite the odds of missing three key players.
Sofapaka will make do without injured duo of Humphrey Okoti and Bernard Mang’oli who are nursing groin and toe injuries respectively.
Another player who will miss out is inspirational defender Willis Ouma who has accumulated five yellow cards, but the team’s deputy coach John Baraza is unfazed by the set-back.
“Obviously, missing three of our dependable players is a blow but that doesn’t mean that we are disillusioned. We have several replacements and I can assure you that we are determined to give Bandari a run for their money,” said Baraza.
He added:’’ Bandari may be playing at home before their fans but I have the feeling that Sofapaka has the pedigree to win anywhere. We are physically and psychologically prepared and if we can chalk up three points in Mombasa it will increase our chances of winding up among the top teams in the league,” said Baraza.
In a nutshell, Baraza said their ultimate aim is to finish at least in the second position, adding that this is achievable if the teams win its remaining fixtures.
“I cannot deny that our work is cut out but we need to summon willpower and confidence and the rest shall fall in place. A second place is not too much to ask and we need to continue working hard to make the dream a reality,” said Baraza.