Sofapaka new signing Elly Asieche has received praise after scoring his maiden Kenyan Premier League goal on Saturday.
That effort was noticed by one of the club's senior-most players, Maurice Odipo, who believes that the goal will not only inspire the new catch, but also the entire squad after a poor start to the season.
“Scoring on his debut will inspire him (Asieche) going forward. I believe other new players would also wish to have their names inscribed on the score sheet,” Odipo told the club's official portal.
Odipo attributed the hard-fought win to hard work and diligence after Sofapaka picked themselves up from a 3-0 defeat in the hands of Bandari on the opening day.
“Obviously, we did not expect to have a smooth ride since away matches are always difficult. Losing to Bandari in our first match was really a sad epitaph to us and we had declared that there is no room for another error."
But coach Sam Ssimbwa, who is away in Uganda, will have a lot of ground to cover in sharpening his blunt striking force.