It is quite obvious that most Kenyan soccer fans derive fascination, watching the blue and white jerseyed ‘Batoto Wa Mungu’. Sofapaka, a team that has literally risen from rags to riches, now enjoys the fast fame that it has gained in the recent past.
Since starting to participate in the Kenyan Premier League, the team has taken Kenyan soccer to another level. The teams name is an acronym drawn from unifying words, SOte kama FAmilia kwa PAmoja Kuafikia Azimio, which is a Swahili phrase directly translated as; all of us in unity as a family to attain a goal.
From its humble beginning as a church team based in Nairobi was founded in 2002 as M.A.O.S Ministries, its initial aim was to engage young men in church into sports evangelism. The team therefore took part in church tournaments from where raw talent was displayed.
In 2004, the team’s name was changed to Sofapaka football club as a result of ownership transfer to their current president, Elly Mboni Kalekwa a Congo national. He had the vision of tapping the talent while it was still in the bud and nurturing it so that it blossomed into the beautiful flower it currently is. The former street urchins traded their drugs for the ball and displayed optimism in their newly acquired pass time activity that would later see them to fame.
After a series of constant training at the Nairobi city park gardens, the team took baby steps into the nationwide league in 2006, but missed by a point to qualify for the premier league. However, their glory came in 2008 when they scooped the zone B nationwide champion’s title, therefore qualifying for the 2009 Kenyan Premiere League. They became the champions of the Kenyan Premier League in their first appearance into the league. They play their home games at the Nyayo National Stadium.
Currently, the team is taking part in the ongoing Kenyan Premier League Matches and bravely taking on formerly established teams head-on, with the hope of keeping their candle burning in the line of Kenyan soccer.
2009 KPL champions
2010 FKL cup champions
2011 KPL Super cup champions
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