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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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Saruni, Shambi blows ahead of Sony Sugar visit, Birgen set to resume

After the disappointing outing against Mathare United on Match Day 3, head coach Benjamin Nyangweso will have more unwanted news to deal with in the run up to the match against Sony Sugar on Saturday 28 September. The Doctor’s Injury Report as the team resumed training on Tuesday 24 September has skipper James Saruni and midfielder Ibrahim Shambi listed among the players set to miss the weekend clash. Saruni, who was not in the squad for the loss

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We have to build on Sofapaka draw, Nyangweso calls

Head coach Benjamin Nyangweso has welcomed the point picked in the Saturday 14th September Kenyan Premier League (KPL) match against Sofapaka, as he called on his charges to pick the positives from it going to the next assignment. Ulinzi Stars had a dominant game at the Afraha Stadium but all that came to a share of the spoils as the two former KPL champions shared a point a piece. The team will face Mathare United next, and going to the game at

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Mbongi setback for Nyangweso as Birgen stays out of Sofapaka game

After missing the win over Kisumu All Stars in the 2019/20 Kenyan Premier League (KPL) season opening weekend, two key men – defenders Brian Birgen and Omar Mbongi will still sit out the Sofapaka game in Week 2 of the campaign. While Mbongi recovered from the shin injury that locked him out of the opening match in Kisumu, he suffered a bout of malaria and may only resume training on Thursday 12 September, two days before the team faces Sofapaka.

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Indeche, Odiaga, Aguero make cut as final squad is released

The final squad list for the first leg of the 2019/20 season has been released, with five new players making the cut as seven leave for various reasons. Among the new players in the team, is defender Quintine Indeche, who was a member of the Ulinzi Stars Youth team in 2016. Indeche is currently finishing up his time at the Recruits Training School in Eldoret and will join the team in the course of the month. Clinton Aguero Omondi is also on the list,

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Enosh starts, trio looks to make debut against Kisumu All Stars

Head coach Benjamin Nyangweso has made his pick for the opening game of the 2019/20 season against Kisumu All Stars on Saturday, with Enosh Ochieng set to complement a forward line led by Oscar Wamalwa. For the1400hrs kickoff, three players will be looking to make their debuts – midfielders Kelvin Thairu who was acquired from Mount Kenya United and Edgar Mukolwe who was scouted from the 2019 CDF Cup. Defender Cyril Nasiali will also be hoping to

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Team shifts base for high altitude training

After weeks of preseason training in Nakuru, Ulinzi Stars’ base has shifted to Nanyuki in the Mount Kenya region, where head coach Benjamin Nyangweso is set to shape up his charges for the 2019/20 season. The team set base in Nanyuki on Sunday 14th July. The high altitude training is aimed at developing the players’ endurance as the target for the new season remains to better the 2018/19 performance and as the team sets camp there, the Officer-in-Charge,

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Thairu the first signing as Nyangweso gets down to work

Preparations for the 2019/2020 season have kicked off and head coach Benjamin Nyangweso will have a boost in his playing unit with the acquisition of midfielder Kelvin Thairu, who is officially confirmed as the first new signing. Up until the end of the 2018/19 Kenyan Premier League (KPL) season, Thairu was attached to Mount Kenya United, and started in both games as the team, which was eventually relegated, played Ulinzi Stars. Head coach Nyangweso

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OIC hails positivity in camp as team eyes better season

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

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