Sofapaka new signing praised after debut goal

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Elly Asieche has received praise after scoring his maiden Kenyan Premier League goal for Batoto ba Mungu on Saturday

Sofapaka new signing Elly Asieche has received praise after scoring his maiden Kenyan Premier League goal on Saturday.

Asieche, who signed from Kariobangi Sharks last January, scored the lone goal for Batoto ba Mungu in a slim 1-0 win over Kakamega Homeboyz.

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.

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“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.