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Sofapaka coach Odhiambo prepared for a tough match against KCB

Sofapaka coach Ken Odhiambo expects a tough FKF Premier League match when his side takes on KCB at Kasarani Stadium on Saturday.

With both teams coming off losses, Odhiambo says it will not be a walk in the park for the two teams.

The 12th placed Batoto Ba Mungu suffered their sixth loss of the season when they fell 2-0 to resurgent Tusker in Taita Taveta on Sunday as KCB lost 1-0 to Ulinzi Stars.

“The KCB match will be a tough match for both sides. We are coming from defeats last weekend and definitely will both be looking to get back to winning ways. However, the match offers a perfect opportunity for us to get back on our footing,” said Odhiambo.

Part of the FKF PL match between Sofapaka and Tusker. Photo: Sofapaka

Though he admitted that the they are already feeling pressure due to poor results, the former Kenyan international believes the team has what it takes to bounce back to winning ways.

“We prepare and play to win matches. Positive results are what is demanded from us and equally the playing unit all throughout. However, when we do not get the results, pressure cripples in. Currently we find ourselves in that state but we hope we will turn around the results beginning on Saturday,” said Odhiambo.

“We have not had a good run since the year began and that is not encouraging. We really wanted to have a different year. Sadly, we have had a rough start to it, but there is always a turning point and I believe the KCB match will be the perfect start. The fixture is so important for us because we need to win our remaining matches to realise our season target.

He continued: “Generally, we have a very good team, we have been compact in our play, but we have failed in converting our chances. Football is about goals and any half chance counts. We need to be more ruthless and upfront to get results beyond the reach of our opponents.”

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