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Sofapaka win Charity Cup



Sofapaka picked up their first trophy of the season after beating Gor Mahia 6-5 on post match penalties in the final of the inaugural Kenya Power Charity Cup final on Saturday.

The teams had drawn 1-1 in regulation time with Elly Asieche cancelling out Mungai Kingera’s first half effort. Nothing could separate them in the first five panlties but in sudden death, Kiongera’s penalty was saved by Duncan Ochieng to give Sofapaka the victory.

Gor started the match threatening an early goal, with the instrumental striking pair of Rama Salim and Dani Sserunkuma teaming up with new signing Kiongera to give Sofapaka keeper Duncan Ochieng a number of tense moments.

Logarusic, in his usual style, made two substitutions in the first half hour, replacing Solomon Nasio with David Otieno in the 26th minute before bringing in Kevin Omondi to replace Sserunkuma three minutes later.

On the half hour mark, defender Eugene Asike drove an elbow into face of the advancing Rama Salim. This earned Asike a yellow card and Gor a free-kick.

Kiongera stepped up to take the free-kick and he did not disappoint, beating the wall and keeper Duncan Ochieng to rest the ball in the top left corner.

In the second-half, Gor continued their dominance, exhibiting particular strength in the midfield. However, Sofapaka kept on fighting and their dedication was rewarded in the 72nd minute, with Elly Asieche sending home a clean Enock Agwanda cross, coming in from the left.

By the end of regulation time, the two teams were tied at 1-1, forcing the match into the round of penalties.

Each of the two teams netted their first batch of five penalties, calling for sudden death. Sofapaka’s Kennedy Oduor converted the first shot, as Kiongera’s counter was parried away by Duncan Ochieng, allowing Sofapaka to carry the day.

The win saw Sofapaka take home the winners’ bounty of $10,000 as Gor took home $6,000.

Gor Mahia:

Fredrick Onyango (GK), Solomon Nasio (26' David Otieno; 82’ Edwin Lavatasa), David Owino (72 Antony Gaitho), Isreal Emuge, Donald Mosoti, Antony Akumu, Joseph Njuguna (52’ Musa Mohammed), Moses Odhiambo (Cpt), Paul Kiongera, Dani Sserunkuma (29’ Kevin Omondi), Rama Salim.

Sofapaka squad:

Duncan Ochieng (GK), George Owino, Abdalla Juma, Eugine Asike, James Situma (Cpt), Osborne Monday (86’ Collins Shivachi), Danson Kago (61’ Elly Asieche), Hillary Echesa (66’ Antony Kimani), John Baraza (55’ Enock Agwanda), Titus Mulama (56’ Kennedy Oduor), Obadiah Tarumbwa (45’ Koko Kokola)

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