Head coach Dunstan Nyaudo follows proceedings during the game against Vihiga United at Bukhungu Stadium on Sunday 9th December
Head coach Dunstan Nyaudo has promised better days lie ahead for the team, after the 0 – 2 loss in the opening game of the season, against Vihiga United at Bukhungu Stadium on Sunday 9th December.
First half goals from Victor Ademba and Steven Wakhanya sunk Ulinzi Stars at Bukhungu Stadium, making it the second time Vihiga have beaten Ulinzi in the first leg, after the 1 – 0 win at Afraha Stadium last season.
Will get better
Ulinzi Stars had a bad start to the match but recovered well in the second though they still couldn’t break a determined Vihiga side and the coach is confident things will get better starting with the second game, against KCB, at Afraha Stadium.
He also rued the absence of a number of his key players, including assistant captain Hassan Mohamed (compassionate leave), Omar Mbongi (Illness) and Bernard Ongoma (injury). While he awaits information on the three, the coach is sure of having Brian Birgen and Boniface Onyango back after their return from advanced military training.
“We were just unlucky but our biggest problem at the moment is that I am missing my regulars; the absence of Rio (Hassan Mohamed), Mbongi and Ongoma is seriously a big gap in the team but there is hope for the KCB game. We will have Boniface Onyango, Brian Birgen for the match,” he said.
The coach knows just what to work on going to the second match of the season and hopes to get his new players more involved, having fielded Robert Oyuyo, Ezekiel Okare and John Njuguna in the opening game.
“We created a lot of chances upfront but our finishing was really wanting. We will work on our crosses, and our shots also were too feeble to trouble the opponents. We fielded three new players and as much as there were issues with communication, they showed some good promise,” he added.
The team resumes training on Tuesday 11th December ahead of the Sunday clash.