Just over a week remains before the East African Community Military Games commence, with Kenya playing host and ahead of the competition, which Ulinzi Stars will be representing Kenya, head coach Benjamin Nyangweso has termed the tournament very timely.
The games commence on Tuesday 13th August and will run up to August 23rd.
The team is currently in preseason and with high targets set for the coming season, Nyangweso says his players will gain massively from the tournament in terms of fitness and gelling well ahead of the Kenyan Premier League (KPL) campaign.
Fitness and coordination
“The games come at a very good time for us; just when we are preparing for the KPL season and I am happy because it will help us in terms of fitness and getting to improve the coordination between players,” he said.
Ulinzi Stars head to the tournament looking to defend the title and playing at home, Nyangweso says retaining it will be a top agenda.
“We are playing at home; we have that advantage and we must make use of it. To win this title willbe our top target and it will be an additional motivation for us going to the new season,” he added.
The Moi International Sports Center (MISC) Kasarani will be the premier venue for the games.