Sofapaka unveil new kit amid player salary tussles

Wednesday, May 22nd, 2024 14:51 | By
Sofapaka's freshly launched home kit/PHOTO/@FC_Sofapaka/X
Sofapaka's freshly launched home kit/PHOTO/@FC_Sofapaka/X

FKFPL side Sofapaka FC have unveiled their new look team jerseys for the next season.

The kit comes in three shades, blue and white for their home matches, yellow and black for their away matches and a third kit which comes in blue.

Sofapaka home jersey

The move comes hours after Sofapaka reportedly lost the official team bus to auctioneers after former players Michael Kibwage and Paul Kiongera sought orders to sell the team's bus to collect their salary arrears.

β€œThe disputes could have been handled better but that is a thing of the past. The most important thing is the lessons learnt from it and how future disputes should be resolved amicably. We will have to revise our player signing policy and live within our means,” the team's CEO RonaldOkoth said.

Sofapaka away jersey. PHOTO/@FC_Sofapaka/X
Sofapaka away jersey. PHOTO/@FC_Sofapaka/X

In a statement by the club, Okoth said the club is aggressively seeking funding to replace the bus, which is presently in the ownership of Bank Repossessed, Grounded, and Auctioneers Sar Sales.

β€œThe bus has served the club for a very long time and it is unfortunate that we have lost it to auctioneers. For a very long time, the team has been planning to buy a new and modern bus and with the latest development, we will have to speed up the plan. Upgrading the means of transport is one of the objectives the new office is actively pursuing along with others like; sponsorship, membership drive and improving digital presence,” Okoth continued in the statement.

The bus is valued at slightly over Ksh1 million given the time it has been in operation for the Elly Kalekwa-owned outfit.

Relegation-threatened Sofapaka

The relegation-threatened side who are on a five-match winless streak will be keen to record positive results in their remaining fixtures if they are to maintain their FKFPL status next season.

The Nairobi-based side has only won one of their last five games, losing to Police, Shabana, and Sharks while splitting points with Bandari. Sofapaka has not been demoted from the league since 2009 when they created history by winning the league as newcomers.

Batoto ba Mungu will host Gor Mahia, and make a short trip to Nairobi City Stars before wrapping their campaign at home to an already condemned Nzoia.

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