Baraza credits lady luck after slim win

Sofapaka head coach John Baraza has admitted his team’s 1 – 0 win over KCB in the Round 16 Kenyan Premier League (KPL) match at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos on Sunday 3 March was down to luck.

Umaru Kasumba’s stoppage time spot kick bagged the three points for Baraza’s side in a game that saw really few open goal scoring chances, with KCB creating the best scoring opportunities, with Moussa Omar at one point forced to a goal line clearance.

Not a surprise

Baraza noted after the match that it was not a surprise the game turned out the way it did; he did not expect it easy and he lauded the Bankers too for their effort.

“We expected it to be tough; we knew the chances would come but they were few because KCB is also a tough team. We were lucky to win today. The game was well balanced; I can’t crucify my boys for what they did or failed to do, but I have to laud KCB for the good game they showed. They were just unlucky today,” he noted.

Avire misses

John Avire was particularly culpable of misses, with well powered shots but all wayward and Baraza stuck out for his forward.

“Avire has a powerful shot and it is an asset to us. We keep encouraging him to shoot and with good aim he can score. It is unfortunate today most of them went off target,” he added.

The win saw Sofapaka scale up to fourth on the log with 27 points.