Mwahila ready for former side as SportPesa Shield commences

Sunday Mwahila crosses the ball on his debut, against Sony Sugar earlier in the season

When Ulinzi Stars takes on SS Assad in one of the opening Round of 32 matches in the SportPesa Shield on Saturday 16th March at the Ukunda Showground, the clash will mean a lot more to one Sunday Mwahila.

The winger will be taking on his immediate former team mates at a pitch he used to call home just a few months ago before head coach Dunstan Nyaudo spotted him in a December 2018 preseason friendly match.

Give his best

The midfielder has already featured this season, in the win over Sony Sugar and as he guns for his second appearance, he says it feels good that it comes at a pitch that made him and he is keen to give his best, partly as a way of showing his former club that it did well in molding him.

“I am happy and ready for this game; as at now, this is my most important game, and I would say it feels good to be home and at very familiar surroundings. I am under no pressure at all and I just want to go there and enjoy myself.

“I am happy to have this opportunity because it is not only a chance for me to prove to my former team that I am at a better place, but also prove to my current coach that I have what it takes to be in this team,” he said.


Blessed with speed and versatility playing in both wings, Mwahila caught The Don’s eye in a preseason friendly game when turning out for Kwale Combined. He will not be the only former SS Assad player in the Ulinzi Stars side, Kenya U23 international Ibrahim Shambi will also be facing his former team.

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