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Sofapaka optimistic of second spot despite shared spoils

Despite dropping crucial points in a barren draw with Mathare United in a midweek SportPesa Premier League (SPL) clash at Narok Stadium on Wednesday, Sofapaka have refused to buy the notion that their quest for a second place finish has been left in tatters.

Sofapaka Technical Director Martin Ndagano has declared that the team has not given up hope of winding up second to Gor Mahia and that they will keep the candle aglow to achieve this dream.

“It is not over yet until it’s over. We are still fighting to be placed second in the league and if we can chalk up maximum points in our remaining three matches and our closest rivals lose, we’ll achieve what we want,” said Ndagano.

Although the latest result was not what they expected, Ndagano categorically pointed out that the general performance of the team in the Narok match was far from disappointing.

“The good thing is that we’ve been creating chances and if the strikers can go an extra mile by being a little bit keen upfront, it will be the best thing to have happened at our camp,” said Ndagano.

He gave an example of Ezekiel Okare and Edmond “Dante” Kwanya who constantly troubled Mathare United defence despite Sofapaka missing their lethal goal-poacher Umaru Kasumba who is nursing an injury.

Sofapaka next assignment is against Sony Sugar on Sunday before taking on Chemelil and Zoo Kericho to wind up the season. Meanwhile, Western Stima coach Richard Makumi has expressed concern with his team’s failure to translate chances into goals.

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