Head coach Dunstan Nyaudo in a half time pep talk in a past match. He is eyeing a win over Gor Mahia in the Saturday 23rd June encounter
After being rescheduled on 13th May, the clash against Gor Mahia is finally on and the Soldiers will be taking on the champions at Afraha Stadium on Saturday 23rd June, a clash that promises to tilt the title race.
Head coach Dunstan The Don Nyaudo will head to the game calm and collected after what he termed good preparation for his team and has promised a good game as he plots to be the first to hand Gor Mahia defeat this season.
The two sides will head to the game on two different slates, Ulinzi Stars hoping for the first win after four winless outings and heading to the game, The Don acknowledges the tough but achievable task.
“We are on for a very tough game, but we are ready for it. We have prepared well and the mood in camp is great; there is no better challenge for my players than the prospect of facing the champions so my promise is we will have a good game out there tomorrow,” he said.
Gor have been invincible on home soil so far in the season and while that draws The Don’s admiration, he notes that it could also be their source of pressure heading to the game.
“We have tasted defeat and we have drawn in the last four matches. Somehow, that eases pressure on us whereas for them, they want to keep their unbeaten run so they will be under pressure to protect that.
“The fact that they haven’t lost so far in the season makes them favorites but we will also go out there to play,” he assured.
The coach may however have to do without the services of two key players – Masita Masuta and Cliff Kasuti for the game. Masita was withdrawn in the draw with Bandari after suffering a nasal breakage, which saw him left out of the midweek game against Kakamega Homeboyz, even though the opponents failed to turn up.
Meanwhile, Kasuti sustained a suspected ankle injury in Friday training and left the pitch limping.