Elijah Mwanzia (right) in action for Mathare United in a past game. He has been confirmed at Ulinzi Stars on a one year deal
Head coach Dunstan Nyaudo’s pursuit of Mathare United striker Elijah Mwanzia has borne fruit with the forward agreeing to a one year deal with Ulinzi Stars on Monday 18th June, just hours after securing his Mathare release.
The 24 – year old forward earned the super sub tag in the latter stages of the 2017 season when he rose from the bench to score crucial goals against Bandari and Western Stima, sparking Mathare United’s survival push, which ended in success.
He is expected to join in right away, being the second player from the 2008 champions to join the team in recent times, after Elvis Nandwa in 2013, and he is expected to add to The Don’s options in a department that has Masita Masuta and Oscar Wamalwa as the key figures.
“We are happy to have him as one of the options. His prowess, especially as a super sub will definitely be crucial for us, and we also hope to benefit from the competition he will inject in the striking department,” Nyaudo said.
The coach has also secured the services of defender Eugene Ochieng from Sony Sugar. Ochieng, an elder brother to goalkeeper Timothy Odhiambo, recently completed his military training and will be part of the team for the second leg.
“Eugene is here and has been training with us. His registration is through and we look forward to incorporating him to the team. Just like Mwanzia, he is also a quality signing and the fact he can play in multiple positions impresses me,” he added.
The coach is not yet done with transfers; ahead of the closure of the current window, he has revealed a midfielder and a striker will be added to the team’s fold.