Sofapaka coach Ken Odhiambo is wary of the threat posed by on-form Tusker ahead of their FKF Premier League match on Friday.
Batoto Ba Mungu bounced back to the winning ways with a 2-1 victory over Wazito Febraury 12 before the league took a two-week break, while the defending champions were held to a barren draw by Ulinzi Stars in their last fixture.
Sofapaka, who are currently tenth on the table standings with 24 points, six behind sixth placed Tusker, have only registered six wins out of 17 matches played this season.
“Friday’s encounter will be a massive one for us because we look on building on a Wazito win. The brewers are on some good run in the last four league encounters and this only means we will have to step up more to get the full points,” said Odhiambo.
“We had about two weeks of rest and we really utilized the fourteen-day break to strengthen our midfield supply and final third. We have progressed well and I believe we are in good shape for Friday.
“The two-week league breaks were initially meant for the cup games, but since that is not taking place, the breaks should be stopped. It is not healthy for us and I trust so too, for most teams. It slows down the momentum of the league.”
Though Sofapaka are 13 points behind league leaders Kakamega Homeboyz, the former Kenyan international is still confident of securing a top-five finish.
“Top five chances is a huge possibility for us, we are six points off it and 13 off the top spot. I believe once we get the rhythm we will be able to close in and challenge for the title, because it is not a done affair yet,” said Odhiambo.