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'Dube': Sofapaka ready to battle for KPL title

07:45 GMT 17/03/2017
MOSES ODHIAMBOFREDRICK SHIMONYO
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Sofapaka veteran midfielder Moses 'Dube' Odhiambo is adamant they are ready to take part in this year's Kenyan Premier League.

Until Wednesday, the 2009 champions were in limbo concerning their participation, which was confirmed later in the day by the Sports Disputes Tribunal. The midfielder is happy that justice has finally been served.

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"I welcome the ruling with both hands, it was clear on sporting merit we had qualified to take part in the league despite our struggles. The good thing is that we have been reinstated and we can fully focus on our game without having divided attention, our target being a positive and consistent run," 'Dube' told Goal.

"Yes, we are ready for the league and everyone is psyched up, and we want to start this weekend on a high note."

Batoto ba Mungu will start their campaign at home against Sony Sugar on Sunday.

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Collated fixtures: Saturday, March 18Gor Mahia v Zoo (Moi Stadium, 2pm), Chemelil Sugar v Kakamega Homeboyz (Chemelil Stadium, 3pm), Nzoia Sugar v Mathare United (Sudi Stadium, 3pm), Posta Rangers v Bandari (Thika County Stadium, 3pm).

Sunday, March 19: Thika United v Tusker (Thika County Stadium, 2pm), Nakumatt v AFC Leopards (Thika County Stadium, 4.15pm), Muhoroni Youth v Kariobangi Sharks (Muhoroni Stadium, 3pm), Sofapaka v Sony Sugar (Afraha Stadium, 3.45pm).