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Enosh starts, Mbongi, Bikokwa picked for Gor Mahia game

Head coach Benjamin Nyangweso has made a few changes to the team ahead of the game against Gor Mahia at Moi Stadium, Kisumu, on Match Day 12 of the Kenyan Premier League (KPL). Enosh Ochieng is available after missing four matches with injury and he gets to start upfront alongside Oscar Wamalwa, who has had a good run in the month of November. Omar Mbongi, who has been out injured is also set to make a return, but will start from the bench, along

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Timothy wins Player of the Month award

Ulinzi Stars goalkeeper, Timothy Odhiambo has been named the best player for the month of October by the Sports Journalists Association of Kenya (SJAK) and was duly awarded for his performance in the month in a short ceremony at Afraha Stadium on Friday 29th November. The goalkeeper has been in great form this season and in the 11 matches he has played, he helped the team to seven clean sheets. Three of his seven clean sheets came in the month of

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Push to make Ulinzi great the biggest motivation for Timothy

Being in the frame as Ulinzi Stars goalkeeper is always a big task, and especially for a 23 – year old. Taking on the role once played by the likes of Francis Onyiso, Francis Ochieng and currently James Saruni can prove too daunting, and goalkeeper Timothy Odhiambo confirms just as much. Towards the start of the season, Timothy wasn’t sure 11 matches into the 2019/20 campaign, he’d be the man manning the posts after Saruni picked an ankle injury,

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No change in team to face Nzoia

  Head coach Benjamin Nyangweso will make no change to his 18-man team for the game against Nzoia Sugar in Kenyan Premier League (KPL) Round 11. In the game at Afraha Stadium on Sunday 24 November, Bernard Ongoma will keep the armband. Harun Mwale, who netted his first goal for the team in the last match, keeps his place in the left back position and Elvis Nandwa, who also scored in the Kariobangi Sharks game, gets to start in midfield. Oscar

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Nandwa returns as team to face Sharks is named

Head coach Benjamin Nyangweso has released the team to face Kariobangi Sharks in the Match Day 10 clash at Moi International Sports Center (MISC) on Thursday 21st November with one change made. Elvis Nandwa is back in the team after missing the Bandari game and he starts in place of Ibrahim Shambi who limped off early in the win over Bandari. Shambi is off the team and out of action for at least a weak and as Nandwa returns, Thairu, who replaced

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Massive injury boost ahead of Sharks clash

Head coach Benjamin Nyangweso will have more options to choose from when he sends out his charges for the Kenyan Premier League (KPL) Round 10 match against Kariobangi Sharks on Thursday 21st November, with four players coming back from injury. Skipper James Saruni is back to full training, as are Enosh Ochieng, Omar Mbongi and Cyril Nasiali. Goalkeeper Saruni and defender Nasiali have not played this season as they nursed ankle injuries while Enosh,

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NMG pays Ulinzi Stars courtesy call

As a part of explorative measures put in place to expand the Ulinzi Stars touch, the club on Monday 18 November welcomed special guests, Nation Media Group, at the team’s training base in Nairobi - 30 Special Forces Camp. The courtesy call from the broadcast giants came two days after a friendly match between the two sides at St. Mary’s School, with NMG Sports Editor Elias Makori and the group’s CEO Stephen Gitagama gracing the event alongside

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Thairu on the mark as Ulinzi Stars sink Nation Media FC

Head coach Benjamin Nyangweso’s training programme for Saturday 16 November was a friendly match against Nation Media FC, a team that takes part in the Corporate League – Left Foot Sports, and the boys did well to register a 3 – 1 win. Kelvin Thairu, who has really been on the rise lately, scored the opening goal for Ulinzi Stars but Simon Mwema would soon level matters from the penalty spot after a foul from Harun Mwale, to see the game head

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Shambi returns as team to face Bandari is named

  Head coach Benjamin Nyangweso has named his team that will take on Bandari FC in the Match Day 9 Kenyan Premier League (KPL) clash at Afraha Stadium on Sunday 10 November. In the team, Ibrahim Shambi marks a return after a seven – game absence with injury. He replaces Elvis Nandwa who picked a slight knock in training and will be out of the team for the first time this season. Boraafya starts Omar Boraafya also earns a starting berth, replacing

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Injury report: Duo back in training, four remain out

As Ulinzi Stars prepare for the ninth match of the season, this Sunday 10 November, against Bandari FC at the Afraha Stadium, head coach Benjamin Nyangweso will have mixed injury news to deal with. The good news ahead of the game is that midfielder Boniface Okinyi, who has missed the last two matches with a knee injury is back and he will be joined by defender George Omondi. The two have trained well in the week, according to Team Doctor John Imboywa.

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