Sofapaka’s title hopes dented

Sofapaka’s Kenyan Premier League title hopes suffered a major blow yesterday after they were held to barren draw by Kariobangi Sharks, at Kenyatta Stadium, Machakos.

Batoto Ba Mungu are second in the standings with 42 points, eight behind 15 time champions Gor Mahia who face Thika United today.

K’Ogalo have two games in hand, but with nine matches to go Sofapaka assistant coach John Baraza is refusing to concede defeat in title race.

“It was a tough match and both teams created chances, but failed to utilise them. It is not yet over. The league is a marathon and there are still plenty of points to fight for which can determine the ultimate champion,” Baraza told The Standard Sports after the match.

“We have to keep fighting because anything can happen. Our focus is on the Kakamega Homeboyz game.”

Meanwhile, Dylan Kerr’s Gor Mahia will be hoping to open an eleven point gap at the top when they face relegation threatened Thika in a late kick off match of an action packed day.

This match will come after a 2pm encounter between Posta Rangers and Ulinzi Stars.