As reported by Goal.com on Friday, Thika Utd - who are sponsored by Brooke side - also welcome back defender Dennis Odhiambo from injury for the opening fixture
Former Harambee Stars midfielders Titus Mulama and Hillary Echesa have also been included in the starting eleven by coach David Ouma. Kenya goalkeeper Duncan Ochieng will start between the posts.
As reported by Goal.com on Friday, Thika United welcome back defender Dennis Odhiambo for the fixture. Odhiambo, who makes a return after a eight months absence through injury, has been named the captain by coach James Kamau.
Sofapaka: Duncan Ochieng (GK), Thomas 'Heskey' Wanyama, Collins Kisuya, James Situma (Capt), Eugene Asike, Titus Mulama, Anthony Kimani, Hillary Echesa, Danson Kago, John Baraza, Obadiah Tarumbwa.
Thika United: Lucas Indeche (GK), Simon Mbugua, Dennis Odhiambo (Capt), Tony Kizito, Michael Luvutsi, Joseph Kuria, Wycliffe Opondo, David Kingatua, John Nairuka, Freeman Mulbah and Dirkir Glay.