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Football | Kenya

John Njoroge @ SS com

Sofapaka book final spot



Sofapaka booked their place in the final of the Football Kenya Federation President’s Cup alongside Gor Mahia after beating league champions Tusker FC 1-0 on Sunday.

As the match got underway, each side aimed at hogging the ball possession. However, Sofapaka ruled most of the first half, constantly keeping Tusker on the chase.

In the 53th minute, Patrick Kagogo committed a foul on Abdalla Juma inches outside of the box. Humphrey Mieno stepped up to take the free-kick, driving it past the wall and into the net.

The sheer force of the kick saw the ball emerge from the other side of the net.

The goal was denied, with later explanation from the floor indicating that the shot was supposed to be indirect.

Two minutes later, Tusker’s Kenneth Wendo had a break on the right but he was flagged offside seconds after sending a shot into the net.

Sofapaka finally scored the decisive winning goal in the 74th minute, through a well-structured move that saw Joseph Nyaga release a left-footed shot from 20 yards out into the back of the net.

The win ushered Sofapaka into the final of the tournament where they are set to meet Gor Mahia.

Enroute to the semi-final, Sofapaka beat Division One sides Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) and Mahakama FC, as well as fellow Premier League side Ulinzi Stars.

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