Sofapaka disarm Red Berets
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Are Sofapaka back to their best form of last season? It certainly looked so Saturday when they tore to shreds Red Berets 4-0 in a Kenyan Premier League match at Karuturi Stadium in Naivasha.

John Baraza scored a brace to bring his league leading tally to nine goals while Bob Mugalia and Abdi Simba added one each to emphatically announce Sofapaka’s return to the favourites list.

Featuring Kenya internationals Allan Wanga and George Owino, the former for the first time, the champions were rarely troubled by the never-say-die paramilitary side. They put up a composed performance that will certainly make the likes of Tusker and Mathare take real notice.

The three points pushed Sofapaka to third on the league table, their best placing so far this season.

Baraza got the reigning champions going, sending Berets goalkeeper Evans Adache the wrong way from the penalty spot after Allan Situma had been brought down in the box by Nyabira Nyangicha in the 10th minute.

Almost doubled the score

Wanga, whose hopeful ball into the box led to the penalty incident, saw plenty of action early on.

He squeezed into the danger area and played Anthony Kimani right on the goal post. But it proved too elaborate when Kimani fed Mudda Mussa for a weak shot to the keeper.

Bob Mugalia almost doubled the score in the 29th minute beating Adache to the ball put his seemingly fortuitous back heel just bounced wide.
As Sofapaka dictated proceedings it was always a question of when they would double their lead.

It duly happened two minutes before half time when Baraza won the race for Situma’s long punt up field, rounded Gideon Ogude before feeding the charging Bob Mugalia for a rather untidy finish.

Baraza got his double with a typical predatory strike, taking ruthless advantage of Red Berets’ failure to deal with Kimani’s hanging cross to head home from the near post.

At three up it looked all over for Berets. But Sofapaka were not done yet and another raid led by Mugalia on the right wing freed substitute Simba to score a rare league goal with aplomb late in the game.

Berets, to their credit, tried to salvage the game but most of their efforts were thwarted by Sofapaka’s defence with the rock solid Owino prominent.

Fierce long range shot

Their best effort of the match was a fierce long range shot from Gabriel Ndura that shaved the upright with the rarely tested Wilson Oburu in goal no where near it.

By Charles Nyende

Source:Daily Nation




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mbugua aka sofapaka  - Fantastic football     | |2009-05-13 08:09:09
Hi guyz ,this is the team we want where were you all the daiz ,but finally you
are.We need speedy strikers like Bob mugalia and "Petit" the
National team... otws Bravo premier league ni yetu..............phil 4:13
mbugua aka sofapaka  - BRAVO     | |2009-05-13 08:12:11
and prayers
Walter Bruce  - kudos   | |2009-05-14 01:53:53
Thanks for sharing a vision of many,Go boys go!!!!!!1
Beatrice Wanjohi  - Fan   | |2009-05-15 01:13:47
I wish you all the best in your team. This will really encourage many young
christians who think that sports are secular. The Lord Lead you, Protect each
one of you from injuries and more so fill your leaders with Wisdom to do only
what is pleasing to God.
name  - fast,focust and reliable you are as a club   | |2009-06-09 07:04:24
I wish you as a club all the best in your endeavor to raise funds wisely.No
football club in Kenya ,can match your marketing strategies and soon enough in
the future we are looking forward to find some of our team's mechandise:tea
mugs,scaffs,tracksuits and many more in the supermarket's shelves.Hop
Mr.President and Mr.Markerter will take this seriously.
Yours die -hard fan
wilberforce Musalia
BONFACE GICHANGI  - KUDOS     | |2009-06-09 07:42:15
Kudos u guys for bringing a change to soccer in kenya we were tired of same old
for such a great period n i bet ur a solution to kenyans clubs quest for the
AFRICA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE n we look forward to u lifting the trophy .Tuko nanyi
mpaka mwisho n no slip up these time round league ni yetu KUDOS
jimmy muchemi   | |2009-06-28 02:50:39
all the best we have every reason to follow our own premier
league.entertain us to the fullest.!!!!
law   |Registered |2009-09-07 08:54:06
Lord is watching these boys that why thy wi winwinwinwinwinwin which ever team
they play with ,
to prove it let them play harambee stars ,
see results............harambee 0 sofa 2 go boys go ........
samuel bridge  - sign the players for next season kpl league and ca   | |2009-11-13 01:54:09
congratulations to Sofapaka for winning the kpl 2009 title.I would like robert
matano to consider signing up three players:edgar ochieng,ibrahim kitawi and
George odhiambo to strengthen the squad.
Rosemary  - SEAL IT IN STYLE!!   |Registered |2009-11-20 05:53:43
Yes guys you have done it!!! You have made it to the top!!!! You are the
champions!!! You have made us all proud! Now on sato let us seal it with style
yaani mabaaaooo tuwaonyeshe yaaani sisi ni MACHAMPIONS!!!!!!
Kenn brainz  - Yela yela   | |2010-02-13 02:04:04
Viva le sofapaka
mo morientes opiyo  - impressed   | |2010-02-26 11:36:36
am so impressed with the batoto ba mungua.k.a sofapakaS game,wit God all things
are possible the face of african football is changing,and with the boys having
more self confidence in themselves i think ismailia is just a kawa team,go boys
Abiyah Pascal (mubiri)   | |2010-02-27 08:07:09
Go SOFAPAKA GO and show them how we move mountains as children of the one above
all gods> we need ma baoz
Abiyah Pascal (mubiri)   | |2010-02-27 08:08:59
Sofapaka, You rock my world keep on shaking the opponent's bones
Abiyah Pascal (mubiri)   | |2010-02-27 08:10:59
BoB Mugalia Mubiri needs some scores so that he can keep on celebrating with his
school mates as Sofapaka fans....WE LUV YOU BIGGGGGGGGG
Abiyah Pascal (mubiri)   | |2010-02-27 08:14:58
Abiyah Pascal (mubiri)   | |2010-02-27 08:17:10
I have to go back in class but as I leave know that we are still together in the
battle field> from KINYUI HIGH SCHOOL BOY
Anonymous   | |2010-03-01 05:43:40
wasee wasahau arsenal,man-u na chelsea.sofa wanacheza game poa kuwaliko
nick khamati  - data   | |2010-05-28 19:58:09
sofapaka u are heroes go go go john baraza
Ademba  - Gor Mahia Gaffe   | |2010-07-14 01:45:45
Gor is waiting for safamiauu. We are going to bury you this time around.
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