The defeat was a blow to Batoto ba Mungu, who were aiming to cut Gor Mahia’s lead at the top of the table as well as add more daylight between them and third placed Bandari and AFC Leopards, who have thirty-nine points each.
Coach Robert Matano is happy with the way his charges played, but still believes his team has to be consistent. “We came prepared, we knew it was not going to be an easy match because Sofapaka is a great team with good players.
"They beat us in the first leg, and for me to be beaten twice by the same team is rare. I knew if we stood a chance of getting a result.
“All we want is consistency, so by winning this match I think it will be a motivation for us ahead of forthcoming assignments,” Matano told Goal.
The two teams will face each other again in the Shield Cup quarter-finals next month.