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Despite trailing leaders Gor Mahia by six points, Batoto ba Mungu President Elly Kalekwa insists they they are not giving up in their quest to lift title

Sofapaka President Elly Kalekwa is optimistic that the team will win this year’s Kenya Premier League title.

Despite Sofapaka trailing leaders, Gor Mahia by six points, Kalekwa insists they are not giving up on club’s chances of lifting second league title.

“We are not going to surrender in this battle. We have a very good chance of winning the league and will fight until last day,” Kalekwa told Goal on Thursday.

“I don’t worry about other teams or care of what they are doing. Whether premier league chiefs decide to award Gor Mahia three points from abandoned fixture against Sony Sugar, we will not relent from our quest to be crowned champions.

“We are seeing the opportunity with our eyes and must grab it. Gor Mahia have tough matches coming up and will definitely drop points and that will give us the chance to capitalize.”

Sofapaka have not won the league since 2009 and this is a better record compared to Gor Mahia, who last lifted the trophy in 1995 and the flamboyant Kalekwa says they will push Gor Mahia until the end.

“We have never finished below position five in the table standings and this year will not exceptional,” added Kalekwa, who has been impressed by new coach, Sam Timbe.

"He (Timbe) is the best around and I am proud of him because he has the experience and is hungry for success. Ever since we joined top flight our focus has never changed andI believe we can win the league.”

Sofapaka are second behind Gor Mahia with 38 points and will enhance their chances of clinching the title when they entertain Sony Sugar in a mid-week clash at Kasarani on Friday.