Forgot Password

 

Register

 

Create your Connect ID

This will allow you to login to all DStv websites & applications




or
Login using
x

Email Reset

 




Loading...
Loading Live Scoring...
*All times CAT (GMT+2)

Football | Kenya

Osborne Monday @ SS com

Sofapaka aim for top five



This will be the last week of action in the Tusker Premier League and 2009 champions Sofapaka will be in a battle to finish among the top five teams on the standings.

Sofapaka are currently in fourth spot but tied on points with fifth and sixth-placed Ulinzi Stars and Thika United respectively.

A loss in the last match could therefore see them drop to as low as the sixth spot on the standings if Thika United win against Gor Mahia and Ulinzi Stars register a similar result against KCB.

The club will, however, have to shake off the poor recent streak of results that saw them slip out of title contention. Batoto Ba Mungu have won one of their last ten matches this season, an occurrence that was capped by the sudden departure of the coach Stewart Hall after barely two months at the helm.

Karuturi Sports on the other hand have also had one of their worst ever seasons having suffered a raft of injuries.

The team was also locked out of their training grounds after a court dispute but they have continued to fight gamely.

The flower men have managed to survive relegation but will take part in neither the Top 8 tournament, nor be among the top ten teams as they are stuck in 12th spot on the table.

The club, through the coach Michael Nam, has welcomed any point against Sofapaka terming it as a step in the right direction for them. Karuturi have also revealed that they are unlikely to ring the changes in the upcoming match.

Probable lineups:

Sofapaka: Duncan Ochieng (GK), Thomas Wanyama, Abdalla Juma, Edgar Ochieng, Eugene Asike, James Situma (cpt), George Owino, Elli Asieche, Joseph Nyaga, Anthony Kimani, Bob Mugalia.

Subs: David Okello (GK), Robert Binja, Felly Mulumba, Danson Kago, John Njoroge, Heritier Luvualu, Collins Shivachi.

Karuturi: Michael Wanyika (GK), Simon Pierre, Samuel Olare, Titus Wamalwa (cpt), Andrew Mbwabi, Mustapha Mohamed, Abdul Mohamed, Kennedy Oduor, Victor Majid, Zzinda Hussein, Allan Otindo.

Subs: Noah Ayuko (GK), Yusuf Siruma, Joshua Okeyo, Peter Juma, Mohamed Mwachiponi, Alfred Chole, Geoffrey Msiebe.

Shop

Gerrard: My Autobiography
Steven Gerrard is a hero to millions, not only as the inspirational captain of Liverpool FC, but as a key member of the England team.
R152.00
Rafa: My Story
Revelatory memoir from the greatest sportsman in the world today.
R182.00
FIFA 14
Xbox 360
R549.00
Mitre Ultimatch Soccer Ball - White
A high quality football, offering high performance at both training and during football matches.
R252.00


Comments

More expert analysis and opinion from Sport24
The opinions expressed by Sport24 experts and bloggers are theirs alone, and do not necessarily represent those of SuperSport

Live Video Streaming

Pre Season Friendly SuperSport H\L - Toronto Fc v Tottenham Hotspur
Thu, 24 Jul @ 05:00
Thu, 24 Jul @ 06:00

Sports Talk



Dr Errol Sweeney
World Cup refs return home ‘battered and bruised’
The World Cup is over for another four years and already the post mortem has started into some...

Sunday Oliseh
What Germany did to become champs
The 2002 Japan and South Korea World Cup saw the Germans lose in the Finals to Brazil, thanks to...

Collins Okinyo
Amrouche is his own worst enemy
Thunder has struck twice with news of Harambee Stars coach Adel Amrouche being slapped with a...

Claudia Ekai
Save our Stars
First and foremost, it is not all over for Harambee Stars in the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations...

Carol Radull
The Harambee Stars' secrets
A week ago Kenya’s Harambee Stars hosted Burundi in our first international friendly this year. I...

Emeka Enyadike
Joachim Loew: German lessons for Africa
How do you win the World Cup? How do you prepare a team for the greatest show on earth? How do you...