Sofapaka boss John Baraza could not hide his excited as his team narrowly escaped relegation at the expense of Ken Kenyatta’s Ushuru.
Ushuru were leading Sofapaka by three points, as the league headed into the final round of matches, on Saturday 19 November, and needed a either draw or for Sofapaka to lose for them to survive.
Sofapaka, who had a superior goal difference to Ushuru’s, needed to win their match and hope that Ushuru lost theirs to overcome the chop.
Things went Sofapaka’s way as they beat Thika United 5-1 as Ushuru lost to 3-1 to Posta Rangers.
Speaking after the match, Baraza attributed their success to hard work and committed prayers.
“We really prepared well for the match and God also came through for us to help us survive. I am really proud of my team and I know that next season we will give a much better performance,” said Baraza.
Sofapaka was promoted to the top tier in 2008 and went on to win the 2009 season. They have, however, been registering a dwindling performance, occasioned in part by a lack of sponsorship and an uncontrolled exit of players.