Before the sacking of former head coach Salim Ali, I don't think Sofapaka were performing poorly, in fact it was just lack of consistency or luck if I may use that word.
I remember very well Ali's last match as the head coach of Sofapaka; a draw against Nairobi City Stars at the Hope Centre in Kawangware.
For sure, they did not play too well, but considering where they were in the standings, they would have the chance to improve and compete for the title, that is my take, or was his sacking based on personal issues and not performance?those are some of the questions that don't have answers yet.
Coveted foreign coach
I think that Sofapaka took the decision to sack Ali and quickly hire a foreign coach probably because foreign tacticians are doing well at Gor Mahia and AFC Leopards.
In no way am I saying that their recently acquired British coach is not of high quality. he is.
We all saw him how he performed as a coach of Tanzanian club Azam, but in my opinion, Sofapaka should just have given Salim Ali enough time or if not so, settled on a local coach just as their counterparts Tusker FC did and wait until next season before hiring a foreign coach.
If anything, their results would not have been as bad as they currently are.
By doing so, I think Batoto ba Mungu would be among the top three clubs in the league.