Sofapaka FC blew away a clear cut opportunity to move above table toppers Tusker FC after a lackluster performance saw them secure a point
Sofapaka blew away a chance to remain close with the leading pack after battling to a scoreless draw against Thika United in a mid-week match played on Wednesday.
It was game of two halves with Thika United dominating first half and their opponents taking charge of second half. Sofapaka were particularly dominant in second half and Thika will have to thank goalkeeper Hamza Muwonge for keeping them in the match.
In the 47th minute, Humphrey Mieno had to be content with a corner-kick after Muwonge denied him from a header. Thika had their first chance in 55th minute when David King’atua forced David Okello to make a save after he had been put through by Moses Arita.
Thika coach John Kamau then brought on Michael Olunga, Tonny Kizito and John Nairuka for Mwinyi Kibwana, Sammy Meja and Arita, while Elly Asieche and Antony Kimani came in on the Sofapaka side.
The presence of Kimani gave Sofapaka more chances upfront as he set up John Baraza in the 63rd minute but the veteran striker was denied by Muwonge in goal once again. Five minutes later, Danson Kago's goal bound shot was blocked by Liberian defender Dirkir Glay.
Sofapaka continued piling pressure and could have been rewarded in the 79th minute, but Dirkir rescued Thika with a fantastic goal line clearance from Kago's attempt and it was the last chance for Sofapaka to get something from this fixture.