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Wamalwa ruled out for season remainder

Oscar Wamalwa will not be taking part in the season any more after suffering an acromioclavicular joint dislocation (basically a dislocation in the shoulder) in the Ulinzi Stars match against AFC Leopards on Sunday 2nd February. Oscar went down on his shoulder after a contest with AFC Leopards defender Collins Shivachi in the 90th minute and would not rise as Ulinzi Stars won a throw in. He was immediately examined by Team Medic John Imboywa at the

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Brian returns, Njuguna starts in team to face Tusker

Head coach Benjamin Nyangweso has named the team that will be doing duty against Tusker in the Match Day 18 clash at the Ruaraka Stadium on Sunday 26th January. After a four-match absence, defender Brian Birgen is back in the team and gets to start on the right flank, replacing Byron Odiaga, who has been named on the bench. Joint top scorer Oscar Wamalwa is out of the game on suspension, which sees Ibrahim Shambi handed a start after coming on to

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Injury news: Two stay out ahead of Ruaraka clash

Two players will be unavailable for selection when Ulinzi Stars heads to Ruaraka Stadium for the 18th match of the season, against Tusker FC on Sunday 26th January. Team doctor John Imboywa has confirmed Mark Barasa Bikokwa and goalkeeper Timothy Odhiambo are still weeks away from action, and will be the only players not considered for selection by head coach Benjamin Nyangweso. Both players are nursing hamstring injuries sustained earlier in the

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Mwale returns, Omondi starts as Nyangweso names team to face Stima

A few changes will be spotted in the squad for the game against Western Stima when head coach Benjamin Nyangweso sends out his charges for the Match Day 17 clash at Afraha Stadium on Sunday 12th January. Harun Mwale has served his one-match ban and he will be back to the starting team for the match, replacing Ali Swaleh, who held brief for the Wazito FC clash. Boniface Okinyi is also in the starting team, replacing Bernard Ongoma, who is rested after

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Odiaga handed first start in team to face Rangers

Head coach Benjamin Nyangweso has named his team that will do duty against Posta Rangers in the Kenyan Premier League (KPL) Match Day 15 clash on Sunday 5th January at Kenyatta Stadium, Machakos. Byron Odiaga will get his first appearance in the squad for the season, and gets to start in the right back position, with Brian Birgen out with a knee injury sustained in training ahead of the game. Oscar Wamalwa, Enosh Ochieng and John Njuguna, all who

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Mbongi redeployed, set to miss season remainder

As the second half of the 2019/2020 Kenyan Premier League (KPL) season gets underway, head coach Benjamin Nyangweso will have to do some restructuring to the team in reaction to some omissions in the playing unit. Defender Omar Mbongi has been redeployed by his unit in the Kenya Defence Forces and as a consequence, will not be with the team for the second leg, the club CEO Maj. Godwin Baraza has confirmed. Mbongi, a left-back, has been a key member

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Exercise caution against Chemelil, Nyangweso warns

Head coach Benjamin Nyangweso has warned his charges against getting complacent when Ulinzi Stars faces Chemelil Sugar in the Wednesday 11th December Kenyan Premier League (KPL) clash at the Muhoroni Stadium. The match will be the team’s first for the month of December and coming off a good run, the coach observes that facing the team currently at the bottom of the standings and without a win so far in the season could pose a problem. In both legs

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Boraafya, Shambi available for selection

Head coach Benjamin Nyangweso will have more options available for his selection as he prepares the team for the midweek clash against Chemelil Sugar set for Wednesday 11th December at the Muhoroni Stadium. Midfielders Omar Boraafya and Ibrahim Shambi are both available after staying out with injury and they participated well in training on Sunday. Boraafya missed the game against Gor Mahia in the team’s last outing as he had a back injury, sustained

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Push to make Ulinzi great the biggest motivation for Timothy

Being in the frame as Ulinzi Stars goalkeeper is always a big task, and especially for a 23 – year old. Taking on the role once played by the likes of Francis Onyiso, Francis Ochieng and currently James Saruni can prove too daunting, and goalkeeper Timothy Odhiambo confirms just as much. Towards the start of the season, Timothy wasn’t sure 11 matches into the 2019/20 campaign, he’d be the man manning the posts after Saruni picked an ankle injury,

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Nyangweso warms up to Indeche, Omondi, Masuta boost

Head coach Benjamin Nyangweso has more options to explore after getting three more players added to his squad, with the arrivals of defender Quintine Indeche, midfielder Clinton Omondi and striker Masita Masuta. The three fresh graduates from the Recruits Training School in Eldoret, trained with the team on Tuesday and were also present in the Wednesday morning session. In his assessment, Nyangweso termed them very good players as he explores means

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