Mathare was a real test, a point is welcome, says The Don

Head coach Dunstan Nyaudo issues instructions from the bench during the game against Mathare United

Head coach Dunstan Nyaudo has welcomed the point earned from the barren draw with Mathare United on Saturday 22nd December, as the team also secured its first clean sheet of the 2018/19 campaign.

In the opening two matches, Ulinzi Stars had faced Vihiga United and newly promoted KCB and heading to the third game, The Don was sending his troops out to face a side on two straight wins and the best defensive and attacking record.

He admitted after the game that it was a real test for his charges and embraced the point earned though there were a number of missed chances in the second half that should have helped the team bag three points.

First real test

“This season this was the first real test for Ulinzi Stars; in the opening two matches we played teams that finished below us. As much as I respect the two sides we played earlier, this is the first real test we had and I am happy with the draw because apart from the fact we were playing away, it is not easy playing a team coming to the game with good form like Mathare,” he said.

He refused to throw any criticism for the result, nor the missed chances, only picking the positives from the game as he guns for a better result in the Match Day 4 assignment, against Sofapaka on 29th.

“We missed a couple of chances but I can’t opt for criticizing the players; the best part is that we are creating the chances, and we will work on the finishing. In the next game I hope we will do better in attack.

“We have another match against Sofapaka on 29th so we will not fully break for Christmas. We will continue training and sharpening the team,” he added.

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