Sofapaka FC's players: owner, stadium, players, trophies, world rankings

Sofapaka FC's players: owner, stadium, players, trophies, world rankings

Claudia Kogi
updated at April 12, 2023 at 7:56 PM

Football has become the continent's most loved sport today. Unlike the ancient days, where the only sports were athletics, sky-diving, boat surfing, and so forth, soccer has taken the most in the sports world. In fact, according to stats, every country participates in soccer, and Kenya is not an exception. While there are many sub-side teams and their players in the country, Sofapaka FC's players are sought-after today.

Sofapaka FC
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Does Sofapaka FC have any nicknames? Yes, the players are often dubbed Batoto ba Mungu. This is because the name means the children of God. So what else is there to know about Sofapaka Football Club? Have a look at this article and find more information about Sofapaka FC's legends, current squad, captain, social media presence, and much more.

Sofapaka FC's profile summary

  • Full name: Sote kama Familia kwa Pamoja Kuafikia Azimio
  • Nickname: Batoto ba Mungu
  • Founded: 2004
  • Based in: Wundanyi, Taita Taveta County.
  • Stadium: Wundanyi Stadium
  • Capacity: 1000
  • League: FKF Premier League
  • Colours: Black and white
  • Chairman: Elly Kalekwa
  • Sponsor(s): BetikaKe
  • Sofapaka FC's coach: Ken Odhiambo
  • Captain: Ellie Asieche
  • Sofapaka FC's Instagram: @fc_sofapaka
  • Facebook: @sofapakafamilia
  • Total market value: Approximately $113,000

Sofapaka FC's history

Talking of the oldest soccer clubs in Kenya? You sure have Sofapaka on the list. So, when was the football club founded? It was founded in 2004. It initially originates from the men's fellowship of the MAOS Ministries football team, which was founded in 2002. The team is based in Wundanyi, Taita Taveta County.

Sofapaka FC's history
The players flaunt their white games skits after winning a match against Bidco Football Club. Photo: @fc_sofapaka
Source: Instagram

What does Sofapaka stand for?

For Sofapaka Football Club, the founders named the club according to the first initials of the entire sentence, Sote kama Familia kwa Pamoja Kuafikia Azimio. It means, 'we as a family together to achieve a goal.'

Sofapaka FC's management

Who is Sofapaka FC's owner? Elly Kalekwa is the owner of the football club. He is often dubbed Prezda, and he is a Congolese national. He took over the club in 2004 and eventually registered it in the Nationwide League.

Not only is he rated among the wealthiest football club owners in Kenya, but also he has been credited for obtaining considerable changes in the soccer scene by introducing experienced contracts, selling players, and purchasing buses for the club.

Sofapaka FC's squad

Who is Sofapaka FC's captain? The club's president recently appointed a new captain, Elli Asieche. He is 29 year old who has been playing for the team for around four years before his appointment. In an interview with Goal, he said,

I am happy about this new capacity and challenge. It shows a lot of trust and faith in me, from the head coach and the entire team. I look forward to leading and helping the club in the right way.

Following his appointment, the club's president, Elly Kalekwa, also appointed him two assistants, Willis Obayi and Michael Kibwage, as his first and second assistants, respectively.

Here is a list of the club's players:


  • Justin Ndikumana
  • Richard Aimo
  • Isaiah Wakasala


Sofapaka FC's squad
Defender Stephen Okola controls the ball in a match against Bidco Football Club. Photo: @fc_sofapaka
Source: Instagram
  • Pistone Mutamba
  • Umaru Kasumba
  • Stephen Waruru
  • Karamor Tubor Michael
  • Kepha Aswani
  • Jeroen Vijverberg


  • Mohammed Kilume
  • Ikekhai Sebastian Sunday
  • Cornelius Juma
  • Mico Justin
  • Micheal Oduor
  • Sammy Imbuye
  • Dennis Odhiambo
  • Elli Asieche
  • Tevin Omutere
  • Ibrahim Kajuba
  • Brian Magonya
  • Samson Eshikumo
  • Ibrahim Kitawi
  • Tom Adwar
  • Cliff Kasuti


  • George Maelo
  • Willis Ouma
  • Moussa Omar
  • Samuel Mutiria
  • Titus Achesa
  • Humphrey Okoti
  • Soter Kayumba

Sofapaka FC's achievements

Has Sofapaka FC won any trophies? Well, there is nothing more refreshing than victory, especially in the soccer scene. Batoto ba Mungu has won several cups. Have a look.

  • (2018) The Jamhuri Cup - Winners
  • (2018) The Sportpesa Shield Cup - 2nd position
  • (2018) The Kenyan Premier League - 5th position
  • (2017) The Mashujaa Cup- Winners
  • (2017) Kenyan Premier League - 2nd position
  • (2009) Kenyan Premier League - Winners
  • (2007, 2010, 2014) Kenyan President's Cup - 3rd position
  • (2010, 2011) Kenyan Super Cup - 2nd position

Sofapaka FC's stadium

Batoto ba Mungu is privileged to have their own grounds, the Wundanyi Stadium, also known as Dawson Mwanyumba Stadium. The building has a capacity for 1000 people.

Sofapaka FC's trophies
Batoto ba Mungu plays against Kariobangi Sharks at their home grounds. Photo: @fc_sofapaka
Source: Instagram

Sofapaka FC's net worth

According to sources, its alleged market value as of 2022 is $113,000.

Sofapaka FC's world ranking

Although the team is yet to participate in big matches, it sits at position 12 in the country and 1112 globally.

What is the saga between Sofapaka FC and Gor Mahia

In 2019 during the Kenyan Premier League match, Batoto ba Mungu was allegedly mishandled and mistreated by K'Ogalo stewards before the game against Gor Mahia. As a result, the club's president, Elly Kalekwa, swore never to take his games in Kisumu. In an interview with Goal, he said,

I will not play in Kisumu again. Even if they want to take the points away from us, let them do it. My players were treated like dogs. It was an awful scene that I will never want to see with my eyes happening again.
The stewards started attacking my players even before the match had started. How do you expect players to give 100 percent on the pitch with such mistreatment? Furthermore, the stewards were armed with water mixed with pepper, and they used it to wash my player direct to their eyes.
As if not enough, they moved to attack my coach and the team manager when they went to ask what was happening. The two and the players were being chased around the pitch like dogs. If you want to win, win on the field but not by using force.
Sofapaka FC's Instagram
Defender Fadhella Okola controls the ball at Wundanyi Stadium. Photo: @fc_sofapaka
Source: Instagram

Is Batoto ba Mungu on Instagram?

Yes, the club has a verified account that has amassed over 6.2k followers as of February 2022. Additionally, they are on Facebook with over 29k followers as of Feb 2022.

The Sofapaka FC's players have become sought-after personalities since they debuted in the football scene. Although they have not participated in big matches yet, they are optimistic about bringing the Cup home someday. Victory awaits!

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Claudia Kogi is a Kenyan content creator with over 3 years of experience. Claudia joined as a writer in January 2022, covering sports and relatable content.