Kenyan international Lawrence Juma scored a hatrick as Sofapaka FC defeated Mathare United 4-2 in a matchday 7 BetKing Premier League (BPL) encounter played at the Wundanyi Stadium on Saturday 9 January.
The midfielder had a hand in all four goals as he also assisted Nixon Omondi for his Sofa debut goal.
Daniel Otieno and Chris Oduor scored the consolations for Mathare, who were playing their first game of the season after the end to a long protracted legal battle between the club and the league organizers in regards to the league’s tv rights.
Mathare handed six players their debuts in Wundanyi with the entire backline consisting of players making their first appearances for the club.
Below is how both teams lined-up;
Starting XI: Kevin Omondi (GK), Willis Obayi, Michael Kibwage, Nixon Omondi, Michael Bodo, Mohammed Kilume, Sunday Sebastian, Promise Chinonso (R.Okal), Lawrence Juma, Titus Achesa, Collins Wakhungu (A.Sifuna/P.Kiongera)
Unused Subs: Simon Mwambigha (GK), Brian Magonya, Jacob Faina, Brian Nyakan, Elli Asieche, Tubor Karamor, Sammy Imbunye, Kepha Aswani,
Starting XI: Job Ochieng (GK), Austin Ochieng, David Ochieng, Martin Werunga, Norman Ogolla, Cersidy Okeyo (A.Ndonye), Chris Oduor, Danson Kago (D.Otieno), James Kinyanjui, Tyson Otieno (J.Mwangi), Klinsman Omulanga (D.Lual)
Unused Subs: David Okello (GK), Eugene Wethuli, Khalid Jumaan, Boniface Akenga, Anthony Otieno