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FKF Premier League: Sofapaka coach Odhiambo dares Gor Mahia

FOOTBALL By Washington Onyango | May 20th 2021
Gor Mahia FC Clifton Miheso and City Stars' Kevin Okumu (left) during an FKF Premier League match at Utalii Sports Club on Sunday, May 16, 2021. [Jonah Onyango, The Standard]

Sofapaka are upbeat about toppling Gor Mahia when they entertain the defending champions in a Football Kenya Federation Premier League match on Wednesday at Wundanyi Stadium in Taita Taveta.

Sofapaka sit ninth on the standings on 19 points from 15 matches knowing that victory will see them move level on points with sixth-placed K’Ogalo, a fete Sofapaka head coach Ken Odhiambo is keen to achieve.

Speaking to The Standard Sports, Odhiambo said he trusts his players to maintain their winning form when they face Gor Mahia.

Riding high on the back of a commanding 2-0 victory over Wazito 2-0, Odhiambo believes players will be motivated when they face the champions.

“The match against Gor will be very tricky considering the talent they have in the team. Despite that, we are ready for them. My boys are psyched up and raring to go and we can’t wait to hit the field,” Odhiambo said.

Sofapaka FC forward Promise Chinonso (L) celebrates with teammates after scoring against Gor Mahia FC during their Kenyan Premier League match at Narok stadium on February 08, 2020. [File, Standard]

Regarding Caf Champions League, Odhiambo said their focus is on their match against Gor Mahia and their matches to follow.

“Today we focus on Gor. Tomorrow we look at who is next in line. Our main objective as a tea is to win games, each at a time and then we will see how it goes when June 30 reaches,” Odhiambo added.

Gor are sixth in the standings with 22 points, 12 points behind leaders Tusker, a gap Gor assistant coach Sammy Omollo believes they can close.

“I believe everything is achievable in football and to be top of the standings by the end of June is very much possible for us. Gor is a team with wealth in quality players and we are banking on them to lift the team up in the coming run of matches,” said the former KCB coach.

“Sofapaka is a good team and we will have to be cautious too. I believe we had a good win against City Stars that will give players a boost today and we expect nothing but all three points,” Omollo added.

Thursday FKF Premier League Fixture

Sofapaka vs Gor Mahia-3pm (Wundanyi Stadium)

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