Captain Opuko returns, Nyaudo is promoted in Technical Bench changes

Dunstan Nyaudo will be the new Technical Director in one of the changes made at the team

Three changes have been effected at the club, two of them on the technical bench, in a bid to turn the team’s fortunes for the remainder of the season and they take effect ahead of the Kenyan Premier League (KPL) game against Sony Sugar set for this Wednesday, 27th March, at Afraha Stadium.

At the management level, Captain Kelvin Opuko resumes his roles as the Officer in Charge (OIC) having returned from official military duty. He takes over from Lt Calvince Ogweno who has been in charge for the last eight months.

On the TB

On the technical Bench, Dunstan Nyaudo, who has been in charge of the team since the start of 2018, has been promoted to the role of Technical Director and also takes charge immediately, while Benjamin Nyangweso is back for another stint and will be the new head coach.

While confirming the changes, in the coaching department, club chairman Lt Col Erick Oloo stated his belief that with Nyaudo’s and Nyangweso’s technical know – how, the tide is bound to change for the team after a tough season so far, which has seen the team pick four wins and 10 draws in 17 matches.

Back to glory

“Nyangweso has a decorated history with Ulinzi Stars and as a coach we are all aware of what he has done with the team. He is a good game – reader and very tactical; he will also find it very easy to settle in at the team, having been with us before.

“Nyaudo on the other hand is gifted technically and is among the top coaches we have in the country. These two working together is definitely a plus at the club and we believe that they will lead the team back to glory,” he said.

Experience

Nyaudo replaced Nyangweso after the 2017 campaign and guided the team to a fourth place finish in his first season in the top flight. He went on to emerge second best coach for the 2018 season, behind then Gor Mahia coach Dylan Kerr.

Under Nyaudo, a number of players at the team have flourished individually, including Elvis Nandwa, Enosh Ochieng, Ibrahim Shambi and more.

Meanwhile, Nyangweso, who in the past year has been the head coach at Kahawa Barracks, will want to evoke memories of the 2010 league win, and 2011 Top 8 Cup win, during which he was the Ulinzi Stars head coach.

Former Harambee Stars defender James Mulinge will continue in his role as Nyangweso’s assistant.

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