Sofapaka FC head Coach Sam Ssimbwa has termed their Saturday’s Kenyan Premier League (KPL ) win over Kakamega Homeboyz as sweet revenge.
Batoto Ba Mungu traveled to Mumias seeking a return to winning ways following a disappointing 3-0 loss to Bandari FC on day one of the league and they were also chasing the first ever win against Homeboyz since August 2013. In last season’s encounters, They played to a goalless draw and Homeboyz won the second tie 2-1.
The 2009 champions were able to pick maximum points from the Saturday's clash, thanks to a late winner from Elly Asieche. Ssimbwa believes that pressurizing their opponents, being at the top of their game and creating more chances in the second half paid off.
“We pushed a lot in the final half and we were rewarded at the end. I am happy that after losing 3-0 in the opening league game we beat Homeboyz on road. It is a sweet revenge because we drew in the home game and lost the return leg here in Mumias,” he said.
“We had planned well because we knew how they play. We created many chances than they did and scoring in the dying minutes of the clash was crucial,” he added.
Both Sofapaka and Homeboyz have three points after two league rounds