Coach John Baraza: It is a Draw that We Did Not Deserve
Kenya Premier League– Sofapaka FC head coach John Baraza believes his side deserved to walk away with all three points against Gor Mahia on Sunday.
The Batoto Ba Mungu were forced to share the spoils with K’Ogalo, after a late goal by Innocent Wafula in a thrilling 3-3 draw.
Baraza says he believes that Batoto Ba Mungu deserved to claim all three points on the day and their opponents did not deserve to get anything out of the match.
[perfectpullquote align=”full” cite=”” link=”” color=”” class=”” size=””]“They (Gor Mahia), did not deserve to get anything from the game, they were fortunate to go home with that point. The way we played was unexpected,”[/perfectpullquote]
“We are still in the title race and we are going to continue giving our best.”
In the match, Meddie Kagere and Bernard Ondiek scored in the first half, but Sofapaka came back spirited in the second half with Kepha Aswani pulling one back while substitute Ezekiel Okare scored two in the final five minutes of the game.
Despite the outcome, the sixteen-time league champions are still leading the table with thirty-one points and three matches behind.
In another development, Baraza has admitted that his team are chasing for the signature of free- agent Musa Mohammed in mid-season transfer widow.
The Kenyan international has been clubless after parting ways with Albanian second division side, club FC Tirana.
“He is a very good player and I would be very happy if we can land him. I have told the management and hopefully they can initiate the talks. We intend to be very competitive and fight for the league crown so we need to be strong as a team,” Baraza noted.
So far Mohammed has been a subject of interest from several clubs in and around the country since leaving Albania.
Sofapaka sit fifth in the standings with 25 points, six behind Gor Mahia who have a three-match deficit.
Featured Photo: Sofapaka head coach John Baraza (Photo credit: Standard)