Sofapaka warm up for KPL clash with friendly win

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Ugandan striker Umaru Kasumba was on target as Batoto ba Mungu cruised past Nairobi City Stars in a build up

Umaru Kasumba was on target for the second consecutive match as Sofapaka beat Nairobi City Stars in a friendly.

The Ugandan, who promised to end his long drought for Batoto ba Mungu in their GOtv Shield match against Kariobangi Sharks last Sunday, found his sixth goal in a 2-1 win at Eastleigh grounds on Wednesday.

Kasumba scored four goals in his debut for Sofapaka in a GOtv match last June but the triumphant entry into Kenyan football was followed by a short dry spell, something that was causing ripples within Sofapaka rank until he broke his duck last weekend and made it two goals in two matches just three days later.

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Ali Feni scored Sofapaka’s second goal before the break, with Victor Ochieng pulling a consolation for City Stars in the second half. Sofapaka used the match as a warm up for the weekend’s Kenyan Premier League match against Muhoroni Youth.

Sofapaka are sixth on the log with 24 points from 16 matches.

Sofapaka XI: Juma Reuben (GK), Willis Ouma, Rodgers Aloro, Jonathan Mugabi, Humphrey Okoti, Hillary Echesa (captain), Hansel Ochieng, Bernard Mang'oli, Umaru Kasumba, Ali Feni, Ezekiel Okare.

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