Mwanzia ready to fight for place in team

Elijah Mwanzia in a past training session. He is expected to play a crucial role at the team in the second leg

New signing Elijah Mwanzia says he has settled well in the team and is all set to battle for a regular place in the side after getting his debut in the loss to Gor Mahia in the last match.

Mwanzia had a good ending to the 2017 season with Mathare United, scoring a number of crucial goals that aided in the team’s survival and he is hoping that rubs in at Ulinzi Stars.

He says the transition from the 2008 champions to Ulinzi has been smooth, heavily aided by a nice welcome from both his new team mates and the coach, and hopes he can get enough playtime, to be able to repay the faith.

Enjoying training

“I did not struggle to settle in, despite the fact that I had to move to a different town and I was used to Nairobi. The coach has been kind, same as my fellow players and every day I am enjoying training. I hope I can translate the same to the coming matches.

“I left Mathare because I wanted more play time and here the coach has promised me that so I just want to repay the faith. I know I have to fight for my place and I am ready for it,” he said.

Mwanzia joins just when the team is going through a rough patch, which has seen the side drop to seventh on the log and he admits the team belongs to a higher placing on the log.

“Ulinzi is a big team and we deserve to be higher on the log, at least in third place and as players we know we are in a big team and we have to do more to improve on the recent results,” he added.

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