Termed a force to reckon with due to marque signings at the start of the season, Sofapaka have found it difficult to get the much-needed results.
Currently on 22 points and off the Betking Premier League title race, the Ken Odhiambo coached side woes deepened after being eliminated from the FKF Betway Cup.
Striker, Pistone Mutamba has attributed the poor run to rebuilding and transition which he says has contributed to their struggles in the league.
“The team is entirely new, we have around six players from the previous season, and this what’s affecting us currently. The team signed quality players capable of performing but for a group that hasn’t stayed compact for given period results won’t come as quickly as we expect.
” It takes time and patience is needed. We are currently on a transition, we got to gel and once we get compact then results will flow,” he explained.
The former Bidco United forward says he’s not under pressure having not found the back of the net yet.
“As a forward your main work is to score goals. However, since rejoining the team it has not been easy for me. It is a challenge and a concern but am not worried because this a new team and we are getting to understand each other.
“I believe it is just a matter of time before we get the rhythm and the goals will come.”
Mutamba concludes by saying despite the poor run a top-five finish will be welcome.
“It has been a torrid path for us, now we want to focus on getting off the midtable place then fight to finish among the five best because we are a big team.”
Sofapaka will next take on AFC Leopards when the league resumes on June 16.