Sofapaka now shift attention to finishing second
Sofapaka head coach John Baraza says the team will now focus on trying to finish second after conceding the title to Gor Mahia having lost to the league leaders on Sunday. Sofapaka are 10 points away from Gor and just one victory for K’Ogalo is enough to knock them out of running.
And now, Baraza says they will put their efforts in sealing second spot for a second consecutive season.
“I think my boys have had a good campaign and now it is up for us to go and regroup and try to finish number two. We wanted to win title its gone, but now we have to try and finish as high as possible,” Baraza said after his side’s loss to Gor.
He admitted the team lost its’s title to Gor after winning only one of their opening eight games of the campaign and he says this was their biggest let down as far as the title chase was concerned.
“I think that is where we lost the title but my boys really tried to catch up. The gap was big and we had to work extra hard to reduce the gap. Working all the way to finish number two is no mean feat and we need to ensure we stay there,” he said.
He added; “We now know better and we should plan ourselves better for next season.”
Sofapaka started the season with a new coach, Melis Medo, but he struggled to assert himself before resigning after eight games.
Baraza took charge and just like he did in 2017 when Sam Ssimbwa was sacked stabilized the ship and only lost twice, against Gor Mahia.