John Kago and Enosh Ochieng celebrate after the latter’s second goal in the game against Sony Sugar on Wednesday 27th March
Head coach Benjamin Nyangweso will be leading the team in his second game when it faces Kakamega Homeboyz on Wednesday 3rd April and after the opening win against Sony Sugar, he wants his charges to replicate the performance at the Bukhungu Stadium.
Homeboyz has been on a fine run in recent times and the coach admits it will be a much tougher than the Sony clash, more so the fact that Homeboyz will be playing at home but he is confident his charges will be well aware of what they are supposed to do.
He is confident with the preparations the team has had and is eyeing a finish as high as possible, thus acknowledges that avoiding defeat in Kakamega will be a big boost.
“We have had good preparations and the morale is high as we go to the Homeboyz game. We want to build on the win over Sony Sugar but we know it will be different against Homeboyz. They are doing well this season and they won’t want to let their home fans down.
“They are above us in the standings and definitely that shows their quality but we will plan well for the game and try to secure three more points to boost our campaign,” he said.
The coach will miss a pillar in defence, with defender Omar Mbongi suspended. It is a big blow, the coach said, but remained optimistic of a good performance from whoever will be picked as replacement.
“Mbongi is an exceptional player and he is also very experienced. We will definitely miss him but we will not lack options to replace. I believe the player coming in is equally good,” he added.
The two sides played to a barren draw in the first leg at Afraha Stadium. In the corresponding fixture last season, Masita Masuta rose off the bench to score the lone goal at Bukhungu Stadium, aiding Ulinzi Stars pick three points in Kakamega.