A not-so-impressive campaign in 2018/19 is sure to fuel Ulinzi Stars to a better charge in 2019/20 and as the teams gets down to its paces, the club’s Officer – in – Charge, Cpt Kelvin Opuko has stated his satisfaction at the progress of the preseason training thus far.
The team reported back to training on Monday 1 July and after nine days of high intensity training he is pleased with the general mood and the work rate the charges have put in under the guidance of the technical team led by coach Benjamin Nyangweso.
With just 10 wins to show in the 2018/19 campaign, the OIC notes that a good start this time round will be key and he will also be hoping to see some consistency in the results.
“We have started preparations well; everything is running well so far and I am happy with the general mood in the team because the players are very positive and the work rate is good.
“We want to start ion a high and the boys know it too; you can see the hunger in them and also given last season we didn’t start well, they are keen on ensuring there’s no repeat this time. By the time we get to the second leg, we should be among the contenders for the league title,” he stated.
As head coach Nyangweso shapes his team for the 2019/20 assault, he will have the advantage of good continuity in his squad but a big boost will come later in the season when a number of players currently in the Recruits Training School (RTS) pass out.
“It will boost us adding these players (in RTS) to the squad. These are very good quality players and remember they have the KPL experience. The likes of Masita Masuta, and Clinton Omondi will really give us a boost,” he added, while noting that they may be considered for the second leg.
Ulinzi Stars will open the 2019/20 campaign with a game against newly promoted Kisumu All Stars in Kisumu.