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Sofapaka Win KP Charity Cup

Sofapaka claimed their second successive Kenya Power Charity Cup title after seeing off Mathare United 2 – 1 on post match penalties in a game that ended 1 – 1 in regular time at the Nyayo National Stadium on Sunday 2 February.


Mathare United had the first real threat on goal, that coming on the 26th minute through Edwin Ombasa who raced to meet Kenneth Wendo’s pass but Duncan Ochieng was alert and smothered the chance.

Sofa penalty

Two minutes later, Sofapaka won a penalty after Edgar Ochieng handled in the Mathare United box and veteran forward John Baraza stepped forward to successfully convert.

The holders went close again on the hour mark through Anthony Kimani’s free kick after he was fouled by Vincent Odongo but his delivery just missed the target. Thereafter Duncan Ochieng needed to be at his best to stop a Mathare United counter.

Equalizer

Gabriel Nduru then went close, shaving the Sofapaka post from a corner before Peter Odhiambo stopped a Sofapaka counter attack instigated by Maurice Odipo and on 73 minutes, Mathare United’s wait came to an end as Noah Abich netted the equalizer from a free kick after Mustafa Kasolo’s foul.

As the end – to – end attacks intensified, Enock Agwanda thought he had scored his team’s second on the 80th minute but the assistant referee’s flag was up for offside.

Spot kicks

With a tie breaker needed, the teams headed to post match penalties where both lost the first four spot kicks before Felly Mulumba and Eric Johanna scored the fifth ones to take it to sudden death where Thomas Wanyama scored his as Eric Mmata missed to hand Sofapaka the title. 

Source: www.futaa.com

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